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The Center for Youth Wellness staff is made up of a team of health professionals specializing in adolescent medicine, behavioral and mental health, nutrition, physical activity and research.

Doctors + Care Team

Lynne Karlson, MD

Lynne Karlson, MD

Title(s): Chief, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5255
Fax #: 617-636-7719

General pediatrics, diagnostic problems, lead poisoning

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Michael   Leidig, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

Michael Leidig, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

Title(s): Clinical Director, Center for Youth Wellness; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3381
Fax #: 617-636-8943

Weight management

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Natalie  Gonzalez,

Natalie Gonzalez,

Title(s): Practice Coordinator
Department(s): Center for Youth Wellness
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3381
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Jill Gordon, MA, RD, LDN

Jill Gordon, MA, RD, LDN

Title(s): Outpatient Dietitian, Center for Youth Wellness
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Center for Youth Wellness
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3381
Fax #: 617-636-8943

Weight management, health and wellness

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Kimberly Hirsch, MS, RD, LDN

Kimberly Hirsch, MS, RD, LDN

Title(s): Clinical Dietitian
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Center for Youth Wellness
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3381
Fax #: 617-636-8943

Childhood and family nutrition, picky eating, pediatric weight management

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Susan Meagher, PhD

Susan Meagher, PhD

Title(s): Psychologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Center for Youth Wellness
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5731
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Mood and anxiety disorders, connection between emotional and physical well-being, the role of developmental/family factors in health behaviors

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Sarah Reich, MD

Sarah Reich, MD

Title(s): Pediatrician
Department(s): Pediatrics, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Center for Youth Wellness
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3381
Fax #: 617-636-7719

General pediatrics, childhood obesity

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