Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine | Meet Our Team

We are one of the largest adolescent/young adult medical practices in the nation with a diverse clinical team and staff that includes 40 health professionals - physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, nutritionists, HIV counselors and mental health clinicians.

Practice Doctors

Catherine Gordon, MD, MS

Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc

Chief, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine; Director, Bone Health Program Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
S. Jean Emans

S. Jean Emans, MD

Chief Emeritus, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine; Co-Director, Center for Young Women's Health Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Elizabeth Woods, MD, MPH

Elizabeth R. Woods, MD, MPH

Associate Chief, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine; Chair, Asthma Quality Improvement Program; Director, Community Asthma Initiative; Attending Physician Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Sara Forman, MD

Sara Forman, MD

Clinical Chief, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine; Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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Jessica Addison, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Co Medical Director, Boston HAPPENS Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Joshua Borus, MD, MPH

Joshua Borus, MD, MPH

Director, Medical Student and Resident Training in Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine; Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Traci L.  Brooks

Traci L. Brooks, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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Joanne Cox, MD

Associate Chief, Division of General Pediatrics; Director, Boston Children's Primary Care Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Amy Desrochers DiVasta, MD, MMSc

Amy Desrochers DiVasta, MD, MMSc

Director, Young Women's Health Research; Co-Director, Adolescent Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Program; Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Sara Forman, MD

Shannon Fitzgerald, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Carly Guss, MD

Carly Guss, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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Areej Hassan, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Jonathan Mansbach

Jonathan Mansbach, MD, MPH

Chief, Children's Hospital Inpatient Service; Associate Chief, Division of General Pediatrics Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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Rebecca O'Brien, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Andrea Pettinato, MD

Andrea Pettinato, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Sarah Pitts, MD

Sarah Pitts, MD

Director, Adolescent/Young Adult Medical Fellowship; Co-Director, Adolescent Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Program, Attending Physician Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Frinny Polanco Walters, MD

Frinny Polanco Walters, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Michael Rich, MD, MPH

Michael Rich, MD, MPH

Director, Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH); Director, Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA); Attending Physician
Tracy Richmond

Tracy Richmond, MD, MPH

Director, Eating Disorder Program; Director, STEP Program; Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Lydia Shrier

Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH

Director, Clinic-Based Research; Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Gabriela Vargas, MD

Gabriela Vargas, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Fellows

Amanda Bryson, MD

Amanda Bryson, MD

Medical Fellow, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Alexandra Edwards, MD

Medical Fellow, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Sydney Hartman-Munick, MD

Medical Fellow, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Jessica Lin, MD

Medical Fellow, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Cameron Nereim, MD

Clinical Fellow, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Susan Wiener, MD

Clinical Fellow, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine

Nurses

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Aubrey Boruck-Fried, RN

Regiestered Nurse, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Sandra Dickie, NP

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Susan Fitzgerald, RN, MSN, CPNP

Susan Fitzgerald, RN, MSN, CPNP

Program Director, Boston HIV Adolescent Provider and Peer Education Network for Services (HAPPENS); Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Jennifer Norton, NP

Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Bridget Murphy, BSN, RN

Bridget Murphy, BSN, RN-BC

Staff Nurse II, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Tamara Prudent, BSN, RN

Ambulatory Staff Nurse, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Kelly Robinson, BSN, RN

Staff Nurse, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Erin Towler, BSN, RN

Erin Towler, BSN, RN

Staff Nurse II, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Kathleen Waddicor, RN, BSN, CPN

Kathleen Waddicor, RN, BSN, CPN

Nursing Clinical Coordinator, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine

Nutritionists

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Ester Awnetwant, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutritionist, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Lauren Cullity

Lauren Cullity, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Specialist II, Division of Adolescent Medicine
 Lisa Mancini, MS, RD, LDN

Lisa Mancini, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutritionist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Katrina Smith, RD, LDN

Katrina Schroeder Smith, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutritionist, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine

Social Workers

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Nanci Ginty Butler, LICSW

Director of Mental Health Services, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine; Director of Social Work Training for the LEAH Fellowship Program Lecturer of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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Haidee Cano, LCSW

Social Work Fellow, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Honora Einhorn, MSW, LCSW

Honora Einhorn, MSW, LICSW, MA

Mental Health Director, Boston HAPPENS, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Anna Gitlin, LICSW

Anna Gitlin, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Breana Marchwinski, MSW

Social Work Fellow, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Cailin Ryrie, MSW, LICSW

Cailin Ryrie, MSW, LICSW

Social Worker, Division of Adolescent Medicine

Psychology/Psychiatry

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Jessica Daniel, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Melissa Freizinger, PhD

Melissa Freizinger, PhD

Associate Director, Eating Disorder Program Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Grace Jhe, PhD

Grace Jhe, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Division of Adolescent Medicine Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Emily Pluhar, PhD

Emily Pluhar, PhD

Co-Director of the LEAH Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship, Division of Adolescent Medicine Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
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Rachael Spisak, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Michael Tsappis, MD

Michael Tsappis, MD

Director of Psychiatric Services, Pediatric Health Care Associates Instructor of Psychiatry, Part-time, Harvard Medical School