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The General Internal Medicine Team

Physicians and Nurse Practitioners


Daniel P Alford, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
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, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Instructor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Addiction Medicine

Thomas W Barber, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
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, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine & Nutrition

Rachel S Casas, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Instructor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Women's Health

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

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

Teresa M Cheng, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Medical student and resident education

Daniel M Cottrell, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Medicine Consult, Perioperative Medicine

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

Ricardo Cruz, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Instructor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care , Latino Health

Phoebe A Cushman, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Instructor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: General Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Chronic Pain, Women's Health

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

Gertha M Dabady, NP, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Internal Medicine, Diabetes Care

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

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

Cleopatra P Ferrao, NP, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Primary Care, Diabetes Education

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

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

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

Melissa C Jacobs, NP, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Primary Care

Terrell Y Johnson, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Internal Medicine

Priya P Joshi, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Internal Medicine

Sarah L Kimball, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Refugee health, Social justice, Complex care management , Human rights, Primary care

Bernard E Kreger, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
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, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care, Addiction Medicine

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

Jane M Liebschutz, MD, MPH, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Substance Use Disorders, Women's Health, Domestic Violence

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

Mitchell A Medow, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA.
Special Interests: Primary Care

Patricia M Meehan, NP, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Primary Care

Unique Michaud, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Geriatric Medicine

Rebecca G Mishuris, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: adult primary care, adult general internal medicine

Joanne M Murabito, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care

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

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

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

Christine A Pace, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care, Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health

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

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

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

Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
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, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
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, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
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, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Instructor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Urgent Care

Robert L Sokolove, PhD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
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

Zoe M Weinstein, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Instructor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Special Interests: Primary Care, Substance Use

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

Charlotte A Wu, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Quality improvement; health system transformation

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

Jason M Worcester, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Associate Medical Director
Special Interests: Primary Care Medicine, Preventative Health, General Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Medical Consultation

Xiuhuan Yan, NP, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
Special Interests: Primary Care

Alexandra N Yurkovic, MD, General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center
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.