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

Elizabeth Yen, MD

Elizabeth Yen, MD

Accepting New Patients

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

Newborn medicine, neonatal abstinence syndrome, neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, early intervention follow up, neurodevelopmental outcomes

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Monika Roychowdhury, MD

Monika Roychowdhury, MD

Title(s): Medical Director of Cytopathology; Cytopathologist; Surgical Pathologist; Outgoing Chair, Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS); 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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Neha Sharma, DO

Neha Sharma, DO

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist; Director, CAP Residency Program; Past 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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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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Rachel J. Buchsbaum, MD

Rachel J. Buchsbaum, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director of the Cancer Center; Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology; Hematologist/Oncologist in the Breast Health Center; Fellowship Program Director; Professor of Medicine and the Dr. Jane F. Desforges, MD, Chair in Hematology/Oncology, Tufts University School of Medicine; Professor of Genetics, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 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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Tamara Vesel, MD

Tamara Vesel, MD

Title(s): Chief of Division of Palliative Care; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Palliative Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7957
Fax #: 617-636-9080

Pain and non-pain symptom management, communication, interdisciplinary medical education, clinical hypnosis, end of life care, medical education and capacity building in low resource settings (Nepal, India, Bhutan)

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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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Senada Arabelovic, DO

Senada Arabelovic, DO

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Rheumatologist; Chair Elect, Women in Medicine Committee (WiMS), Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, transitioning young adults with autoimmune diseases to the adult rheumatology clinic, pregnancy in rheumatologic disease

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Laura Arvidson-Guzman, MD

Laura Arvidson-Guzman, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Associate Medical Director, Pediatric Complex Care Program; General Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719

general pediatrics, newborn medicine, complex medical conditions

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Laura Baecher-Lind, MD, MPH

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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Rina M. Bloch, MD

Rina M. Bloch, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Adult Physiatrist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5631
Fax #: 617-636-2551

Adult and geriatric rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, brain injury, stroke, rheumatological management, spine care

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Alissa Dangel, MD

Alissa Dangel, MD

Title(s): TL1 Clinical Research Fellow
Department(s): Clinical and Translational Science
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2229
Fax #: 617-636-0751

OB/GYN

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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; Emeritus, WiMS Committee
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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Deborah Green-LaRoche, MD

Deborah Green-LaRoche, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director of Clinical Research, Department of Neurology; Neurointensivist; Ex-chair, Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS); 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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Aarti Grover, MD

Aarti Grover, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Medical Director, Center for Sleep Medicine; Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship; Sleep Attending and Intensivist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7689
Fax #: 617-636-1649

General pulmonary, critical care medicine, Adult and pediatric sleep medicine, sleep disordered breathing, insomnia, narcolepsy

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Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH

Laura K. Grubb, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Adolescent Medicine Specialist; Pediatrician; Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, TUSM
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 isotretinoin, opioid addiction including buprenorphine/naloxone maintenance (South Boston Behavioral Health Center only), sexually transmitted infections, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), high-risk behaviors including substance abuse, violence, sexual activity, school failure or truancy, and self-harming behaviors.

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H. Ozlem Kasaroglu, MD

H. Ozlem Kasaroglu, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Neonatology, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Neonatal infections, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)

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picture of Raghava Kavalla, MBBS, MPH

Raghava Kavalla, MBBS, MPH

Title(s): Fellow, Newborn Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Tara A Lavelle, PhD

Tara A Lavelle, PhD

Title(s): Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR)
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Cost and value of health care services delivered in the United States

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Perrie O'Tierney-Ginn, PhD

Perrie O'Tierney-Ginn, PhD

Title(s): Principal Investigator, Mother Infant Research Institute; Research Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Mother Infant Research Institute
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Placental nutrient transport and metabolism, Maternal obesity, Fetal growth

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Jessica Paulus, ScD

Jessica Paulus, ScD

Title(s): Investigator, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Studies; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine; Emeritus, WiMS Committee
Department(s): Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts CTSI Graduate Program; Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center
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Chronic disease epidemiology, novel application of epidemiologic methods to clinical and translational science

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Monika Pilichowska, MD, PhD

Monika Pilichowska, MD, PhD

Title(s): Director, Clinical Hematology and Hematopathology; Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program; 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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Dallas Reed, MD

Dallas Reed, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief of Genetics; Obstetrician/Gynecologist; Medical Geneticist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Care; Pediatrics, Genetics + Metabolism
Appt. Phone: Obstetrics and Gynecology: 617-636-2229
Fax #: 617-636-0751

Obstetrics/gynecology, medical genetics

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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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Maria Rodriguez Berrios, ND

Maria Rodriguez Berrios, ND

Title(s): Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Department(s): Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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Naturopathic Medicine
Integrative Medicine

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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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Tishi Shah, MD

Tishi Shah, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Attending Physician, Pediatric Hematology Oncology; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5535
Fax #: 617-636-7738

Pediatric hematology oncology, vascular anomalies

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