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Who We Are

The mission of the Tufts Women in Medicine and Science Committee is to promote the professional and personal development of women in medicine and science and to advocate for parity for women at our institution

Neha Sharma, DO

Neha Sharma, DO

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist; Director, CAP Residency Program; Chair, Women in Medicine and Science Committee (WiMS)
Department(s): Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5731
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Child and adolescent psychiatry, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, intercultural hardships, gender identity difficulties

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Monika Roychowdhury, MD

Monika Roychowdhury, MD

Title(s): Cytopathologist; Surgical Pathologist; Chair elect, Women in Medicine and Science(WiMS); Co-Chair, Wellness Subcommittee, Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS); Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5829
Fax #: 617-636-8302

Surgical pathology, cytopathology, molecular genetic pathology

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Deborah Green-LaRoche, MD

Deborah Green-LaRoche, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director of Clinical Research, Department of Neurology; Neurointensivist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4948
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Neurocritical care, vascular neurology

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Deborah Blazey-Martin, MD, MPH

Deborah Blazey-Martin, MD, MPH

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Chief, Internal Medicine and Primary Care; Attending Physician; Chair, Salary and Benefits Subcommittee, Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS); Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5400
Fax #: 617-636-9712

Internal medicine, urgent care, quality, adult primary care, medical ethics

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Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH

Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Adolescent Medicine Specialist; Pediatrician; Chair, Career Development Subcommittee, Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS)
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719

Adolescent and young adult primary care, contraception services including long-acting reversible contraception, menstrual disorders, acne management including Accutane, opioid addiction including buprenorphine/naloxone maintenance (South Boston Behavioral Health Center only), sexually transmitted infections, high-risk behaviors including substance abuse, violence, sexual activity, school failure or truancy, self-harming behaviors

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Monika Pilichowska, MD, PhD

Monika Pilichowska, MD, PhD

Title(s): Director, Hematopathology and Hematology Laboratory; Chair, Leadership Subcommittee, Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS); Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7216
Fax #: 617-636-7128

Hematology and hematopathology, flow cytometry, surgical pathology and cytology, renal pathology (medical renal disease)

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Lori Lyn Price, MAS

Lori Lyn Price, MAS

Title(s): Co-Chair, Wellness Committee, Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS); Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center
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Statistical analysis, study design

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Laura Baecher-Lind, MD, MPH
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Laura Baecher-Lind, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Women's Care of Tufts Medical Center; Obstetrician and Gynecologist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2229
Fax #: 617-636-0751

Obstetrics and gynecology, clinical research, contraception, cervical dysplasia and colposcopy, medical and public health ethics, postmenopause issues

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Bushra Afzal, MD

Bushra Afzal, MD

Title(s): Neonatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Newborn medicine

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Laura Arvidson-Guzman, MD

Laura Arvidson-Guzman, MD

Title(s): General Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719

general pediatrics

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Rachel J. Buchsbaum, MD

Rachel J. Buchsbaum, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Dr. Jane F. Desforges Chair in Hematology/Oncology; Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology; Fellowship Program Director; Physician, Breast Health Center; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5757
Fax #: 617-636-2342

Breast cancer therapy, risk assessment and prevention

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Sabrina D. Craigo, MD

Sabrina D. Craigo, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Vice Chair, Obstetrics; Director, Fellowship Program; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine (High-Risk Pregnancy)
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4549
Fax #: 617-636-4202

Prenatal diagnosis, medical complications in pregnancy, cervical incompetence, multiple gestations

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Christiane E. L. Dammann, MD

Christiane E. L. Dammann, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neonatologist; Director, Newborn Medicine Fellowship Program; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Prevention of the development of long-term respiratory disability and disease in preterm infants

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Karen Freund, MD, MPH

Karen Freund, MD, MPH

Title(s): Interim Physician-in-Chief; Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Quality Improvement; Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care; Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5400
Fax #: 617-636-9712

Adult primary care, women's health, breast cancer screening

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Anita Kumar, MD, MS

Anita Kumar, MD, MS

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Medical Oncologist
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Acute leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative disorders

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Nora M.V. Laver, MD

Nora M.V. Laver, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Ophthalmic Pathology and Cytopathology; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ophthalmology
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General surgical pathology, cytology, thin needle aspiration cytology, ocular pathology, head and neck pathology

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Anne-Olivia A Raulli, MD

Anne-Olivia A Raulli, MD

Title(s): Resident
Department(s): Radiology, Diagnostic radiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-0040
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Diagnostic radiology

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Angie Mae Rodday, PhD, MS

Angie Mae Rodday, PhD, MS

Title(s): Assistant Professor
Department(s): Medicine, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
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Design and analysis of health services and patient-reported outcomes research

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Cindy Varga, MD

Cindy Varga, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Medical Oncologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6227
Fax #: 617-636-8538

Malignant hematology (plasma cell dyscrasia, leukemia, lymphoma)

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Natalie M Sajkowicz, MD

Natalie M Sajkowicz, MD

Title(s): Resident Physician
Department(s): Physical Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5631
Fax #: 617-636-2551

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

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Elizabeth Yen, MD

Elizabeth Yen, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neonatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Newborn medicine, neonatal resuscitation training

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Andrea L. Zuckerman, MD

Andrea L. Zuckerman, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology; Vice Chair of Gynecology; Obstetrician and Gynecologist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Care, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2229
Fax #: 617-636-0751

Pediatric and adolescent gynecology, adult obstetrics and gynecology

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WiMS Sub-Committees:

Sub-committees have been organized to advance activities and agendas that are central to achieving the overarching WiMS Committee mission. 

  • The Salary/Benefits Sub-committee (led by Deborah Blazey-Martin) aims to promote salary equity and a benefits package that is appealing for recruitment, and addresses needs of current women faculty.
  • The Work-life Balance and Wellness Sub-committee (co-led by Lori Lynn Price and Monika Roychowdhury) aims to foster policies and programs which allow women to maximize professional capacity while being mindful of physical and mental health.
  • The Career Development Sub-committee (led by Laura Grubb) aims to promote career development of women in medical sciences at different career stages through mentorship and sponsorship to increase academic parity at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.
  • The Public Relations and Networking Sub-committee aims to promote and support the overall WiMS mission and agenda, and to communicate the committee’s activities to internal and external stakeholders.
  • The Leadership Sub-committee (led by Monica Pilichowska) aims to provide a framework for development of leadership skills needed for success in organizational and academic medicine and science.

Past committee members:

Jess Paulus

Lillian Chen

Tanaz Ferzandi

Iris Jaffe

Priya Garg


Questions about the WiMS Committee? 

Email wims@tuftsmedicalcenter.org