LGBTQ Health Services

Doctors + Care Team

While all clinicians at Tufts Medical Center are committed to providing high quality patient-centered care with respect to our patients’ customs and beliefs, the following providers have been identified as having LGBTQ-specific training or experience.

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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Diego  S. Illanes, MD, FACOG, FACS

Diego S. Illanes, MD, FACOG, FACS

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Chief, Division of Urogynecology; Urogynecologist; Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery/Urogynecology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5890
Fax #: 617-636-3258

Obstetrics and Gynecology and urogynecology

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Ireen  Ahmed, MD

Ireen Ahmed, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Psychiatrist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8768
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Child and adolescent psychiatry, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders

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Gabriela M. Andujar Vazquez, MD

Gabriela M. Andujar Vazquez, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

General and transplant infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, infection control and travel medicine

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Marissa  B. Avolio, MD

Marissa B. Avolio, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Pediatric Endocrinologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University Medical Center
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-0535

Diabetes, thyroid disorders, adrenal disorders, short stature, delayed and precocious puberty, pituitary disorders.

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Elena Byhoff, MD, MSc

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Adult Primary Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5400
Fax #:

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Jose A. Caro, MD

Jose A. Caro, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-8525

HIV/AIDS, PrEP, human papilloma virus and anal dysplasia, sexually transmitted infections, general infectious diseases

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Brian D. W. Chow, MD

Brian D. W. Chow, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Attending Physician; Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

HIV, transplant, tick-borne disease, travel medicine, general infectious disease, periodic fever syndromes, LGBTQ Health, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

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Alice Connors-Kellgren, PhD

Alice Connors-Kellgren, PhD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Appt. Phone:
Fax #:

Trauma, complex trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, dissociation

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Christina Cruz, MD

Christina Cruz, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Allergist; Clinical Assistant Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5333
Fax #: 617-636-4843

Allergy, Immunology

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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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Charles (Chas) Hannum, MD

Charles (Chas) Hannum, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): General Pediatrician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719

Pediatrics, general pediatrics and adolescent medicine, newborn medicine

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Kristin  Huang, MD

Kristin Huang, MD

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Primary Care Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5400
Fax #: 617-636-1384

Internal medicine, adult primary care

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Julia Kajen, PT, DPT

Julia Kajen, PT, DPT

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Physical Therapist
Department(s): Physical and Occupational Therapy
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5632
Fax #: 617-636-4722

Women’s health and pelvic floor rehabilitation, preoperative and postoperative care for gender-confirming surgeries

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Laura Kogelman, MD

Laura Kogelman, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Director, Infectious Diseases Clinic; Director, Traveler's Health Service; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, post-exposure prophylaxis for blood-borne pathogens, traveler's health and tropical medicine, general infectious diseases

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Jacqueline T. Kung, MD

Jacqueline T. Kung, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Director, Thyroid Disease Clinic; Endocrinologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689
Fax #: 617-636-8187

Thyroid disease, neck ultrasound, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy

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Paul Plasky, MD, PhD

Paul Plasky, MD, PhD

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Attending Psychiatrist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry
Appt. Phone:
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Inpatient psychiatry

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Danielle M. Roncari, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Director of Family Planning; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2229
Fax #: 617-636-0751

General gynecology, family planning, complex contraception

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Kinjalika Sathi, MD

Kinjalika Sathi, MD

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Assistant Director of Residency Education; Primary Care Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Internal Medicine and Primary Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5400
Fax #: 617-636-1384

Internal medicine, adult primary care, hospital medicine

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Kimberly Schelling, MD

Kimberly Schelling, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Director of Inpatient Services; Primary Care Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5400
Fax #: 617-636-1384

Primary care, internal medicine

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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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Laura K. Snydman, MD

Laura K. Snydman, MD

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Director of Medical Student Clerkships; Primary Care Physician; Associate 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, adult primary care, medical education, medical weight management

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Julie  L. Tishler, MD

Julie L. Tishler, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Director of Quality, Primary Care; Primary Care Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5400
Fax #: 617-636-1384

Internal medicine, adult primary care, quality

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John B. Wong, MD

John B. Wong, MD

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Interim Chief Scientific Officer; Chief, Division of Clinical Decision Making; Primary Care Physician; Director, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Tufts Clinical Translational Science Institute; Principal Investigator, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Decision Making, Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5400
Fax #: 617-636-9712

Internal medicine, adult primary care, clinical decision making, cost-effectiveness, quality of life, evidence-based medicine, health technology assessment, shared decision making

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Alysse Wurcel, MD, MS

Alysse Wurcel, MD, MS

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

Infectious diseases, HIV, hepatitis C, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, sexually transmitted diseases

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