Undergraduate Degree

  • Duke University , 1981 , Durham , NC

Medical School

  • McGill University , 1985 , Montreal , Quebec, Canada


  • Tufts Medical Center , 1986 , Boston , MA


  • Tufts Medical Center , 1988 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

SM, Epidemiology
  • Harvard School of Public Health , 1991 , Boston , MA


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program , 2016 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

In the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) our philosophy is to ensure that every patient receives the best care for the best possible outcomes. We consider our “patient” to be the baby and the family; we are constantly striving to serve the needs of both. This requires a team based approach with all members being essential.


As a pediatrician specializing in newborn care, I have been very fortunate to be involved caring for children right from the beginning in the newborn intensive care unit and then to be rewarded by following them over the first 3 years of life. My interests are in neurodevelopment, early vision, hearing and language and communication development. I am committed to helping families do all they can to provide the support and resources that will help their children thrive and develop to their very best potential. I am committed to providing medical and emotional support for the whole family and to empowering families to be knowledgeable advocates for their children. Listening to each family’s story and their hopes for their child is always so interesting and important in understanding what will work best for them.