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Pediatrics – Grow Clinic

Our Team

Our staff provides outreach services that go above and beyond the traditional medical treatment model. We address not only the medical problem of Failure To Thrive, but also the socioeconomic challenges that parallel the disease of malnutrition within a family.

The Grow Clinic's multidisciplinary approach to health care is unique and very successful. Our team consists of medical professionals, community outreach workers, social workers, nutritionists and staff that help run our programs, development and volunteer activities.

Deborah A. Frank, MD

Faculty Physicians
Alan Meyers, MD
Caroline Kistin, MD
Megan T. Sandel, MD
Lynn Hironaka, MD

Social Work
Tania Altidor, LICSW
Patience Sampson, LICSW

Mary Mitchell, RD
Katherine Truscott, RD
Emily Cook, RD,

Administrative Associate Director
LaKeisha M. Gandy

Administrative Coordinator
Rhaissa Germano

Team Associate
Kiara Velasquez 

Haitian-Creole Family Outreach Worker
Simeon Damas 

Vietnamese Family Outreach Worker
Hong Mabington

Hispanic Family Outreach Worker
Olga Elias

For Patients

Call: 617.414.5251
Fax:  617.414.7047


Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
The Grow Clinic for Children
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
6th Floor
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118


Satellite Clinic

Call: 508.559.6699
Fax:  508.583.4649

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
63 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301

For Appointments or to Refer a Patient

Call: 617.414.5251
Fax:  617.414.7047

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