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The Breast Health Center Team

Surgical Providers


Michael R Cassidy, MD, Breast Health Center at Boston Medical Center
Medical Director, Belkin Breast Health Center, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests:

Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer, Melanoma, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Malignancies


Andrea L Merrill, MD, Breast Health Center at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Breast Cancer, Thyroid Nodules, Thyroid Cancer, Parathyroid Adenoma, Parathyroid Hyperplasia

Medical Providers


Tracy A Battaglia, MD, MPH, Breast Health Center at Boston Medical Center
Associate Director, Belkin Breast Health Center
Director, Women's Health Unit, General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Primary Care, Women's Health, Breast Health


Chava E Chapman, MB, BCh, Breast Health Center at Boston Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine Director, Care Coordination Program (CCP) (Program to assist uninsured and underinsured women ages 40-64 obtain screening and preventive services for breast, cervical, and colon cancer)
Special Interests: Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Breast Disease, Women's Health

Azadeh Nasseh, MD, MSc, Breast Health Center at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Amy L Fitzpatrick, MD, Breast Health Center at Boston Medical Center
General Internal Medicine Physician
Special Interests: Addiction Medicine, Women's Health, Primary Care

Christine A Prifti, MD, Breast Health Center at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Women's Health, Contraception, Menopause, Diabetes

Patient Navigators

Janice DeBrito
Boston Medical Center


Breast Imagers

Mirela Andoni- Patient Navigator

 Marsela Demo- Nurse Navigator

Kim Hartfield-Lead Technologist

Anna Patrusheva-Operations Manager


Michael D Fishman, MD, Breast Health Center at Boston Medical Center
Section Chief, Breast Imaging, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Breast Imaging

Anna F Rives, MD, PhD, Breast Health Center at Boston Medical Center
Fellowship Director, Breast Imaging
Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Breast Imaging
Special Interests: Breast Imaging

Kitt Shaffer, MD, PhD, Breast Health Center at Boston Medical Center
Vice-Chair for Education, Department of Radiology Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Breast Imaging, Thoracic Imaging, Medical Education, Oncologic Imaging, Anatomy

Bernadette V Jakomin, MD, Breast Health Center at Boston Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Breast Imaging
Special Interests: Breast Tomosynthesis, Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound, Mammograms, Breast Cancer Detection & Diagnosis

Leah E Schafer, MD, Breast Health Center at Boston Medical Center
Co-Director, Radiology Quality & Safety;
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Breast Cancer, Breast Imaging, Reproductive Health, Genitourniary Diseases, Women's Health, Obstetrical Imaging

Priscilla J Slanetz, MD, Breast Health Center at Boston Medical Center
Vice Chairman, Faculty Development
Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Co-Associate Director, Radiology Residency
Breast Imaging
Special Interests: Medical education