Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center | Meet Our Team

Here at Boston Children’s, your child will be treated by a collaborative team of doctors who are the world’s leading experts in esophageal airway disorders such as esophageal atresia.

Working collaboratively to diagnose, treat and care for your child, our experts have one goal in mind: to help each and every child achieve a healthy esophagus and eat and swallow normally.

Nowhere else in the world will you find a team with as much depth of experience and extraordinary success at treating these rare disorders.

Meet the Esophageal and Airway Team at Boston Children’s Hospital

Clinical Leadership

Russell Jennings, Director, EAT Center

John Foker, MD, Scientific Director, EAT Center

Michael Manfredi, MD, Co-director, EAT Center

Dori Gallagher, RN, Clinical Coordinator, EAT Center


Christopher Baird, MD

Sigrid Bairdain, MD, MPH, MBA

Sukgi Choi, MD

David Clendenin, MD

Thomas  Hamilton, MD

Kayla Hernandez

Carlos Munoz, MD

Peter Ngo, MD

Roger Nuss, MD

Melissa Putman, MD

Reza Rahbar, MD

Lawrence Rhein, MD

C Jason Smithers, MD

Cornelius Arthur Sullivan, MD

Gary Visner, MD

Speech Language Pathology

Kathryn Davidson, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Kayla Hernandez, MS, CCC-SLP

Physician Assistant

Susannah J Clark, PA-C


Kimberly Chamberlain, MSN, CPNP

Leah Frain, FNP-C

Kelly Gillette-Merkerian, PNP

Nicole Palumbo, PNP

Social Work

Lauren Camuso, LCSW


Jane Riebold, MS, RD, LDN


Michelle Walton, M.Ed.

Taylor Friedwald

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment or speak with a member of our team, please call 617-355-3038.

International Patients

For families residing outside of the United States, please call Boston Children's International Health Services at +01-617-355-5209.