Meet Our Specialists
Mark Zilberman, MD
Jyoti Ramakrishna, MD
Lockie S. Milner, MD
Scott A. Schroeder, MD
Anthony Rodrigues, MD, PHD
Alexandra M. Smith, MD
Sanjay K. Bansal, MD
Walter Chwals, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCCM
Cathy Rosenfield, MD
This specialty provides valuation of all congenital and acquired forms of heart disease, as well as follow-up care for children who have had cardiac surgery in Boston.
Dr. de Moor graduated from Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed his Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. de Moore’s clinical interests include the diagnosis and management of patients with congenital heart disease, including echocardiography, cardiac catheterizations and interventions in Adult Congenital Heart Disease.
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics endeavors to improve the lives of children and their families by focusing on variations, problems and disorders in children’s development.
Roula Choueiri, MD
Dr. Choueiri is a graduate of Saint Joseph Medical School in Beirut, Lebanon. She completed her postgraduate training at American University of Beirut Medical Center and at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Choueiri also completed a fellowship in child neurology at American University of Beirut and a fellowship in neurodevelopmental disabilities at Children’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Choueiri speaks three languages—English, French and Lebanese.
The biomedical field dealing with the study of electric activity in the body. Electrophysiology includes the study of the production of electrical activity and the effects of that electrical activity on the body.
Dr. Niksch is a graduate of the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, VA. She completed her postgraduate training at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital; Columbia University Medical Center; Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, UCSF. She specializes in cardiac ablation and arrhythmia management, pacemaker/ICD implantation and management, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Niksch is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology.
Mark Zilberman, MD
Dr. Zilberman is a graduate of Leningrad Pediatric Medical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia. He completed his postgraduate training at Indiana University Hospitals and Clinics, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He specializes in non-invasive diagnostics, pediatric echocardiology, fetal cardiology, and exercise physiology. Dr. Zilberman is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. He speaks English and Russian.
Endocrinology is the science of treating disorders of the endocrine system, specifically hormones.
Dr. Bansal received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies. He completed his postgraduate training at Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center; University Hospital of Stony Brook; and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bansal specializes in Pediatric endocrinology and diabetes, and is Board Certified in Pediatrics.
Dr. Sadeghi-Nejad received his medical degree from Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago and did postgraduate training at Floating Hospital for Children, University of California Medical Center in San Francisco and University of Chicago Hospitals.
Dr. Sadeghi- Nejad speaks two languages— English and Farsi—and his clinical specialties include thyroid disorders, growth and growth hormone deficiency, sexual differentiation and maturation and carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.
Gastroenterology is the medical specialty concerned with the function and disorders of the stomach, intestines, and related organs of the gastrointestinal tract.
Dr. Radano is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore Medical School. She completed her post-graduate training at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts, and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Dr. Radano’s clinical specialization is in pediatric gastroenterology.
Jyoti Ramakrishna, MD
Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Dr. Ramakrishna is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College, University Of Delhi, India. She completed her post-graduate training at Lady Hardinge Medical College & Affiliated Hospitals, New Delhi, India, and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Ramakrishna specializes in food allergies, gastroesophageal reflux disease, H. pylori, nutritional issues, and pediatric IBD. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.
General surgery is the surgical specialty that focuses on the abdominal organs. Despite the term “general,” surgeons that practice general surgery are highly skilled surgeons that typically operate on common abdominal complaints including appendicitis, hernias, gallbladder surgeries, stomach and intestinal issues.
Dr. Chwals is a graduate of Copernicus Medical Academy, Krakow, Poland. He completed his post-graduate training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center; Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; New England Deaconess Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. His clinical specialties include nutrition in post-surgical neonates, pediatric trauma, and GI inflammatory diseases in children. Dr. Chwals is Board Certified in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care.
Genetics and Metabolism
Genetics is the science of heredity and variation in living organisms. This specialty provides comprehensive medical genetic consultation and services to patients and their families in issues dealing with heredity and suspected genetic disorders, including birth defects and chromosomal abnormalities.
Dr. Kallish graduated from the School of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and did postgraduate training at Cooper University Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, and Clinical Biochemical Genetics, and holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her clinical specialties include errors of metabolism, connective tissue disorders, clinical genetics and lysosomal storage diseases.
Hematology is the science of treating blood disorders. Oncology is the science of treating cancer or tumors.
Dr. Rosenfield graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed her postgraduate training at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital and Puget Sound Blood Center. Dr. Rosenfield’s clinical specialties include hemophilia, platelet disorders, sickle cell disease, bleeding and prothrombotic states.
Alexandra M. Smith, MD Attending Neonatologist
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Dr. Smith graduated from The University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Later, she completed a fellowship in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine also at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Smith is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Board Eligible in Neonatology. She speaks English and Spanish.
Nephrology is the science of treating disorders of the kidney. This specialty provides diagnosis and treatment of kidney and urinary tract problems in children.
Lockie S. Milner, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Dr. Milner is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa. He continued his training at Johannesburg Hospital, South Africa, and Montreal Children’s Hospital/McGill University, Canada. His clinical specialties include renal failure (acute and chronic), glomerular disease, liver related renal disease, hypertension, urinary tract infection, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, acute dialysis (peritoneal, hemodialysis and hemofiltration) and transplantation.
Dr. Nicoletta received her degree from SUNY Health Center at Syracuse, completed her residency at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and her pediatric nephrology fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital/University Rochester. Her clinical specialties and interests include nephritic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, HTM, hematuria, proteinuria and kidney stones.
Dr. Randazzo-Ahern is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical School. She completed her post-graduate training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her clinical specialties include Inpatient pediatrics and pediatric nephrology. Dr. Randazzo-Ahern is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology.
Neurology is the science of treating disorders of the body’s nervous systems. This specialty provides evaluation and treatment for children with neurological disorders, including epilepsy, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, head injury, cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida, and others.
Dr. Rodrigues is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. Currently, Dr. Rodrigues is focused on understanding headache mechanisms through the action of propofol. He has plans to study MRI and EEG changes as a result of using low dose propofol to abort acute headaches or migraines. Dr. Rodriguez has authored or co-authored numerous publications centered on pain.
Ms. Padulsky completed her post-graduate training at Boston College Graduate School of Nursing. Her clinical specialties include General pediatric neurology. She holds a Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Certification.
Pulmonology and Allergy
Pulmonology is the science of treating disorders of the lungs and respiratory tract. This specialty provides comprehensive diagnosis and care for children with pulmonary (lung) conditions such as asthma, chronic cough, pneumonia, respiratory illness or respiratory disorders related to prematurity.
Scott A. Schroeder, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Pulmonolgy & Allergy
Dr. Schroeder received his degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his post-graduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schroeder’s areas of specialty include childhood asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease of infancy, and pulmonary problems in children with primary immunodeficiencies. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology.
Rheumatology is the science of treating disorders of the joints, soft tissues and connective tissues. This specialty provides diagnosis, evaluation and treatment for children with arthritis and other chronic rheumatic diseases.
Dr. Miller graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. She did her postgraduate training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Miller specializes in pediatric rheumatology and international child health.