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The General Internal Medicine Team

Physicians and Nurse Practitioners


Daniel P Alford, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit
Director, Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) Program
Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests:

Chronic pain


Sarah M Bagley, MD
Instructor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Addiction Medicine

Thomas W Barber, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Internal Medicine, Primary Care, HIV Infection, Transgender care

Jonathan P Berz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests:

Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine & Nutrition




Sheila E Chapman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: HIV- Related Diseases, Addiction Medicine

Daniel C Chen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Medical student and resident education


Sondra S Crosby, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Refugee Health, Internal Medicine

Ricardo Cruz, MD
Instructor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care , Latino Health

Joanna L D'Afflitti, MD
Associate Medical Director, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Internal Medicine

Gertha M Dabady, NP
Special Interests: Internal Medicine, Diabetes Care

Julien J Dedier, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Internal Medicine

Melissa D DiPetrillo, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Internal Medicine


Cleopatra P Ferrao, FNP
Special Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Education



Jessica R Gray, MD
Instructor of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts
Special Interests:

primary care for children, adults and pregnant women, colposcopy


Warren Y Hershman, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Elaine M Hylek, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Internal Medicine

Angela H Jackson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Internal Medicine, Medical Education

Melissa C Jacobs, NP
Special Interests: Primary Care


Priya P Joshi, MD
Special Interests: Internal Medicine

Sarah L Kimball, MD
Special Interests: Refugee health, Social justice, Complex care management , Human rights, Primary care

Bernard E Kreger, MD
Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Adult primary care, Preventive Medicine, Cardiovascular risk evaluation/reduction


Marc R LaRochelle, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care, Addiction Medicine

Karen E Lasser, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Hepatitis C, hypertension, depression, diabetes, smoking cessation

Annie C Lee, NP
Special Interests: Primary Care, LGBT Health, HIV, Hepatitis C


Sandra S Looby-Gordon, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine

Mitchell A Medow, MD
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA.
Special Interests: Primary Care

Patricia M Meehan, NP
Special Interests: Primary Care

Unique Michaud, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Geriatric Medicine

Rebecca G Mishuris, MD
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests:

adult primary care, adult general internal medicine



Joanne M Murabito, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care

Daniel P Newman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care, Medical Informatics

Alana Victoria Ngo, NP
Special Interests: Primary Care, Adult and Geriatric Care, Cardiovascular Health, Diabetes Care, Health Education and Literacy

Vina P Nguyen, MD
Instructor of Medicine

Craig F Noronha, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Internal Medicine, Perioperative medicine, Primary care

Michael K Paasche-Orlow, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care, Health Literacy, Ethics and Culture

Christine A Pace, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests:

Primary Care, Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health


Christine E Phillips, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care, Medical Education

Susan L Phillips, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care, Medical Education


Janice A Quan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Internal Medicine, Primary Care


Richard Saitz, MD, MPH
Chairman, Department of Community Health Sciences; Professor of Community Health Sciences and Medicine, Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine
Special Interests:

Addiction medicine, primary care, risky alcohol and other drug use, integration of addiction and medical care


Jeffrey H Samet, MD, MA, MPH
Vice Chairman for Public Health; Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Professor of Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Special Interests: Primary Care, Addiction Medicine, HIV

Jennifer R Siegel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Women's Health, LGBT Health, Hepatitis C Treatment, Addiction Medicine, Medical Education

Lisa E Skowronek, MD
Instructor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Urgent Care

Robert L Sokolove, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Chronic Pain , Smoking Cessation, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Brielle M Spataro, MD
Special Interests: Women's Health, Contraception



Zoe M Weinstein, MD
Instructor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care, Substance Use

Robert A Witzburg, MD
Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Services, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Geriatrics


Jason M Worcester, MD
Associate Medical Director
Special Interests:

Primary Care Medicine, Preventative Health, General Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Medical Consultation


Charlotte A Wu, MD
Special Interests: Quality improvement; health system transformation

Laura Wung, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care, Latino Health, Medical Education

Xiuhuan Yan, NP
Special Interests: Primary Care


Alexandra N Yurkovic, MD
Special Interests: Instructor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

All of the physicians are board-certified in Internal Medicine and have faculty appointments at Boston University School of Medicine. Several have additional certifications and expertise in sub-specialty areas, such as Public Health, Infectious Diseases and Substance Abuse.

Lori Arena, PharmD
Megan Bergstrom, PharmD
Irina Dauphinee, NP
Marshall Fleurant, MD
Susan Morrissey, NP

In addition to physicians, a Clinical Pharmacist is on site full time. The pharmacist assists physicians to provide excellent care and is involved extensively in helping patients understand their medical conditions and medications. The practice also includes residents and fellows, medical assistants, behavioral health professionals, social workers and registered nurses who supervise all clinical nursing activities.

Multilingual Staff

In addition to English, staff members speak Arabic, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese Creole and Amharic. Interpreters for many other languages are available either on site or on call to assist patients who do not speak English.

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