Providers

Adult and Pediatric Dental Care at South Boston Community Health Center

Ema Bimbli, DMD

Medical school: 
Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry
Board certification: 
General Dentistry
Residency: 
University of Tirana
Special interests: 
Prosthodontics, Endodonties
Languages: 
Albanian, English

Jennifer Soncini, DMD

Medical school: 
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Board certification: 
Pediatric Dentistry
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Carla Kontax, DMD

Medical school: 
University of Florida College of Dentistry
Board certification: 
General Dentistry
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Adult Medicine at South Boston Community Health Center

Carlissa Foy, NP

Nursing school: 
Seattle University
Board certification: 
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Special interests: 
Hep C, Liver Disease
Languages: 
English

Mohamed Azzam Mehssen, MD

Medical school: 
University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine
Board certification: 
Internal Medicine
Residency: 
Carney Hospital
Languages: 
Arabic, English

Suru Lin, MD

Medical school: 
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Internal Medicine
Residency: 
Boston Medical Center
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Alison Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP

Nursing school: 
Yale University
Board certification: 
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Special interests: 
Women's Health, Teen Health
Languages: 
English

Linda Paniszyn, MD

Board certification: 
Internal Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Internal Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English

Joan Savage, MD

Medical school: 
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Internal Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English, French, Spanish

Asaf Maoz, MD

Medical school: 
Hadassah Medical School
Residency: 
Boston University Internal Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
Spanish, French, English, German, Hebrew

Matthew Cozzolino, MD

Board certification: 
Internal Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Internal Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English

Theofanis Kalathas, MD

Board certification: 
Internal Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Internal Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English

Rebecca Green, MD

Residency: 
Boston University Internal Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English

Brian Schwartz, MD

Board certification: 
Internal Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Internal Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English

Laura Falkiewicz, FNP

Nursing school: 
Simmons College
Board certification: 
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Languages: 
English

Sheel Saxena, MD

Medical school: 
Tufts University School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Internal Medicine
Residency: 
Boston Medical Center
Special interests: 
Sports Medicine
Languages: 
English, Hindi

Sarah Sloan, MD

Medical school: 
Boston University School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Internal Medicine
Residency: 
Boston Medical Center
Special interests: 
Women's Health, Community Health
Languages: 
English

Megan Chapman, NP

Nursing school: 
Boston College
Board certification: 
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Languages: 
English

Elizabeth Temple, FNP

Nursing school: 
Simmons College
Board certification: 
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Languages: 
English

Katherine Zeitler, MD

Medical school: 
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Residency: 
Boston University Internal Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English

Pamela Cattel, MD

Medical school: 
Boston University School Medicine
Board certification: 
Internal Medicine
Residency: 
Boston Medical Center
Special interests: 
Geriatrics, Women's Health
Languages: 
English

Leah Decoste, MD

Medical school: 
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: 
Boston University Internal Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English

Cardiology

Sheilah Bernard, MD

Medical school: 
Chicago Medical School
Board certification: 
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Residency: 
New England Medical Center
Special interests: 
Pregnancy and Heart Disease, Echocardiography/Valvular Disease
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Dermatology

Emmy Graber, MD

Medical school: 
Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Board certification: 
Dermatology
Residency: 
Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Languages: 
English

Jean S. McGee, MD, PhD

Medical school: 
Rutgers University, Princeton University
Board certification: 
American Board of Dermatology
Residency: 
Boston University, Boston Medical Center
Languages: 
English, Korean

Eye Care at South Boston Community Health Center

Joseph Kane, Jr., OD

Medical school: 
New England College of Optometry
Special interests: 
Ocular manifestations of systemic disease, ocular imaging and advanced diagnostics, glaucoma, retinal disease, and neuro-ophthalmic disease.
Languages: 
English

Alexis Malkin, OD

Medical school: 
New England College of Optometry
Residency: 
Northport VA Hospital; Fellowship: Vision Rehabilitation at John Hopkins
Special interests: 
Low vision rehabilitation
Languages: 
English

Elena Biffi, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Medical school: 
New England College of Optometry
Residency: 
SUNY State College of Optometry
Special interests: 
Occular disease, diagnostic testing, primary care optometry
Languages: 
English

Judith Darrow, O.D.

Medical school: 
New England College of Optometry
Special interests: 
Pediatrics, Primary care optometry
Languages: 
English

Susannah Rowe, MD, MPH

Medical school: 
John Hopkins University
Residency: 
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Special interests: 
Quality Eye Care to Underserved Populations
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Meng Meng Xu, F.A.A.O., O.D.

Medical school: 
University of Montreal
Residency: 
Eye Institute at Salus University
Special interests: 
Ocular disease, Public health, Primary care optometry
Languages: 
English

Family Medicine at South Boston Community Health Center

Stephanie Gove-Yin, MD

Medical school: 
Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English, Mandarin, Spanish

Heather Miselis, MD

Medical school: 
Boston University School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Medical Center
Languages: 
English

Evelyne Chiakpo, MD

Medical school: 
University of Ibadan
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
St. Joseph's Hospital
Languages: 
English, French, German

Jaime Skrekas, FNP, BC

Nursing school: 
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Board certification: 
Certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
Languages: 
English

Joseph Peppe, MD

Medical school: 
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
Boston Medical Center
Languages: 
English

Laura Goldman, MD

Medical school: 
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
Brown University Family Medicine Residency Program
Special interests: 
Women's Health, Geriatrics
Languages: 
English

Thomas Hines, MD

Medical school: 
Tufts School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Special interests: 
Families and Health, Graduate medical education
Languages: 
English

Aram Kaligian, MD

Medical school: 
Tufts University
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English

David McCarthy, MD

Medical school: 
University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English

Carolyn Arnold, MD

Medical school: 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
Spanish, French, English

Christian Rose, MD

Medical school: 
University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Special interests: 
Sports Medicine
Languages: 
English

Alison Presti, MD

Medical school: 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English

Jennifer Leahy, MD

Medical school: 
Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Special interests: 
Women's Health
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Heather Ross, MD

Medical school: 
Jacobs School of Medicine/Biomedical Sciences at University Buffalo
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
French, English

James Winer, MD

Medical school: 
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
Spanish, English

Katherine Standish, MD

Medical school: 
Yale School of Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Adi Rattner, MD

Medical school: 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Katrina Ciraldo, MD

Medical school: 
Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Julia Randall, MD

Medical school: 
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Lidya Wlasiuk, MD

Medical school: 
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English

Afi Mansa Semenya, MD

Medical school: 
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Family Medicine
Special interests: 
Chronic disease management, health disparities in women's health
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Alexandra Gast, MD

Medical school: 
Harvard Medical School
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Gastroenterology

Uri Avissar, MD

Medical school: 
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Board certification: 
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Residency: 
University of Pittsburgh Internal Medicine Residency Program
Special interests: 
Gastroenterology; Hepatology; Liver transplant
Languages: 
English

OB/GYN at South Boston Community Health Center

Thao Thieu, MD

Medical school: 
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Residency: 
Tufts Medical Center
Languages: 
English, French

David Harrison, MD

Medical school: 
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Board certification: 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Residency: 
Stamford Hospital
Special interests: 
Colposcopy, LEEP, External Cephalic Version
Languages: 
English

Pediatrics at South Boston Community Health Center

Audrey DiMauro, MD

Medical school: 
Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: 
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Languages: 
English

Ryan Kilpatrick, MD

Medical school: 
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Residency: 
Tufts Floating Hospital for Children
Languages: 
English

Amelia Fisher, MD, MPH

Medical school: 
University of California, San Francisco
Board certification: 
Pediatrics
Residency: 
University of Vermont Medical Center
Languages: 
English

Priya Mishra, MD

Residency: 
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Languages: 
English

Alison Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP

Nursing school: 
Yale University
Board certification: 
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Special interests: 
Women's Health, Teen Health
Languages: 
English

Laura Falkiewicz, FNP

Nursing school: 
Simmons College
Board certification: 
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Languages: 
English

Nisha Thakrar, MD

Medical school: 
Emory School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Pediatrics
Residency: 
Children's Hospital of Boston
Languages: 
English, Gujrati, Hindi

Jocelyn Guggenheim, CPNP

Nursing school: 
Northeastern University
Board certification: 
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Languages: 
English

Elizabeth Temple, FNP

Nursing school: 
Simmons College
Board certification: 
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Languages: 
English

Thomas Schuch, MD

Medical school: 
Tufts University School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Pediatrics
Residency: 
Children's Memorial Hospital
Languages: 
English, Spanish

Pulmonology

John Berk, MD

Medical school: 
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Board certification: 
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care
Residency: 
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Special interests: 
Pulmonary Manifestations of Amyloidosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis
Languages: 
English

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Aram Kaligian, MD

Medical school: 
Tufts University
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
Boston University Family Medicine Residency Program
Languages: 
English

Meenakshi Kumar, MD

Medical school: 
Manipal Academy, Karnataka, India
Board certification: 
Family Medicine
Residency: 
Family Medicine at Resurrection Health Care, Evanston, IL; Fellowship-Palliative Medicine
Special interests: 
Functional Medicine, Integrative Health, Palliative Care, Ayurveda, Nutrition-Food as Medicine, Mind-Body Medicine, Allergies, Telemedicine, Stress, Meditation, Sleep, Chronic Fatigue, IBS, Lyme, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Genomics
Languages: 
English, Hindi, Spanish

Elizabeth Temple, FNP

Nursing school: 
Simmons College
Board certification: 
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Languages: 
English

Laura Falkiewicz, FNP

Nursing school: 
Simmons College
Board certification: 
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Languages: 
English