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Meet Our Hospitalists!

Hospitalist Program Facilitators

Ziad Alfarah, MD
Chief Quality Officer and Associate Vice President of Medical Affairs

Chetan Dodhia, MD
Medical Director, Hospitalist Program

Graciela Castro Pou, MD
Assistant Medical Director,  Hospitalist Program 

Le Dat, MD
Medical Director, Population Health

Paul Oppenheimer, MD
Medical Director, Clinical Informatics

Karina Mejias
Director, Medical Affairs


Marissa Ostrovitz, MPH
Hospitalist Program Manager


Madhuri Chandnani, MD

Tanu Duggal, MD

Karen Glatfelter, MD

Anil Jha, MD

Alphonsus Kung, MD

Fehmida Lakhi-Washwell, MD

Ryan McCaffrey, MD

Farrukh Mohammed, MD

Nyssa Melendez-Rios, MD

Faruk Obut, MD

Natalia Vilissova, MD

Ekaterina Zilberfayn, MD

Nurse Practitioners

Anita Ash, NP

Kristen Devito, NP

Jacqueline Ferrari, NP

Rebecca LaFrance, NP

Deborah Mansfield, NP

Madina Naluule
Madina Naluule, NP

 Valerie Nydam
Valerie Nydam, NP


The Medical Specialty concerned with correction or prevention of disorders of the bone and associated muscles and joints. 

Orthopedic Hospitalists

Jason Reid
Jason Reid, MD
Ortho Trauma Surgeon

Kerry Hanssen, PA-C

Maria Pollicelli
Maria Pollicelli, PA-C

Maria Pollicelli
Dawn Bollhardt, NP
Program Manager, Orthopedics, Hospitalist NP in EDOU

Palliative Care

Palliative care offers specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses, and is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work together with patients and their families for an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.

Palliative and Supportive Care Services

Maureen Couture
Maureen Couture, MSW, LICSW

Caroline Tigre
Caroline Tigere, NP

Jennifer Chrisemer
Jennifer Chrisemer, NP

Contact the Palliative Care Team

Any member of the patient’s healthcare team, or their family, may request an evaluation by calling the palliative care team:


Maureen Couture, MSW, LICSW
Lawrence General Hospital Palliative and Supportive Care Services
Office Phone: 978-683-4000 ext. 2110
Cell Phone: 978-376-6534
Fax: 978-946-8206

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

The intensive care unit is a unit in the hospital where seriously ill patients are cared for. 

ICU Nurse Practitioners

Laurice Canning, NP

Jennifer Fleming, NP

Michelle Perry, NP

ICU Physician

John Brady, MD


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Sleep Center
Spine Program
Stroke Care
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