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Meet our Team

PHYSICIANS

John E. Buster, MD.John E. Buster, MD is the associate division director at Women & Infants' Center for Reproduction and Infertility at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. He earned his medical degree from the University of California at the Los Angeles School of Medicine where he also completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology, he is a professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Buster's clinical practice focuses on infertility, assisted reproductive technology, reproductive surgery, and menopausal hormone replacement. He has special expertise and has earned international recognition for his work in preimplantation embryology, ectopic pregnancy, and female hormone replacement.

Dr. Gary FrishmanGary Frishman, MD received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at Columbia University in New York City. Following this, he completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Connecticut in Farmington. Dr. Frishman joined the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Women & Infants in 1991. Dr. Frishman's research interests include hysteroscopy and uterine surgery and medical education. He is also actively involved in resident and medical student education and research and is the Ob/Gyn Residency Program Director.

Dr. Kelly PagidasKelly Pagidas, MD is the interim director of the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Pagidas is a medical school graduate from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at McGill University, followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at McGill. Upon completion of her fellowship, Dr. Pagidas joined the faculty of McGill University in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Pagidas joined the Center for Reproduction and Infertility at Women & Infants Hospital in 1998. Dr. Pagidas has been involved in both undergraduate and graduate medical education at McGill. Her research interests include endometriosis, ovarian physiology, and IVF outcomes.

Dr. Carol WheelerCarol Wheeler, MD earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. She did her residency training in obstetrics at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, and her fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Hospital of the Univesity of Pennsylvania. She practiced in New Orleans, Louisiana prior to coming to Women & Infants in 1990. She is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology. She is the director of the Third-Party Reproduction Program and the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology clinic. She is currently the director of the Fertility Preservation Program, which assists women dealing with cancer and fertility concerns. Active in teaching of trainees at all levels, Dr. Wheeler functions as a mentor for many future obstetricians and gynecologists and is happy to share her knowledge and experience.

IVF LABORATORY 

IVF Manager
Richard Hackett, MS (IVF Manager) - Richard started the IVF Laboratory at Women and Infants Hospital in 1986 and has worked here ever since. He performed the in vitro fertilization for the first IVF baby in Rhode Island and has been part of over 10,000 more IVF cycles. Richard has brought many new procedures to the IVF laboratory and has kept the laboratory on the cutting edge of technology. His main research interests have been with steroid hormones and oocyte structure, and he has been an author on many abstracts, papers and book chapters. Richard obtained his Masters in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the University of Rhode Island.

Embryologists
Susan Casey
Julie Labreche
Linda Sousa
Benning Cao
Monique Demello
Deborah Pierce
 

NURSING STAFF

Nurse Manager
Lori Kelly, RN, BSN - Lori joined the Center for Reproduction and Infertility as a nurse manager in January 2005. She has been with Women & Infants for many years and has nursing experience in the NICU, as Administrative Director in the Infant Development Center, and served for 5 plus years as Nursing Supervisor to the entire hospital. She holds a BSN from Rhode Island College.
 
Registered Nurses

Susan Bacon, RN
Jeanne Caldarone, RN
Linda Campbell, RN
Lise McParlin, RN
Rebecca Enright, RN
Barbara Dockray, RN
Constance Ferland, RN
Deirdre Forte, RN

Lisa Kondvar, RN
Angela Matarese, RN
Sue McLinden, RN
Hithenias Merlino, RN
Barbara Oliveira, RN
Susan Pearson, RN
Diane Sharkey, RN
Susan Zullo-Byrne, RN

 
Egg Donor Nurses
Nancy Donahue, RN Kimberly Cotter, RN
 
Nurse Midwife

Lynne Browning, CNM

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Senior Division Business Manager
Kara Magiera

 

Executive Secretary
Sherri Quental

Associate Administrative Coordinator
Vy Crawford

IVF Coordinator

Teresa Correia
 
Patient Services Assistants
Heather Horton
Donna Lomax
Marissa Valente
 

Research
Kimberly Cotter, RN

Study Coordinator
Courtney Bodge, PhD

IVF Secretaries / Financial Schedule Coordinators

Carol Curtin
Teresa Deluca
Gina Faria
Elizabeth Fontes
Melanie Geer

Jean Manfredi
Loretta Quattrucci
Diane Ribeiro
Gloria Sears

Operations Coordinator
Nicole Robinson
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