- All American Academy of Pediatrics members
- All Board Certified in Pediatrics
Nurse Practitioners: 7
Physician Assistants: 1
Seven physicians and seven nurse practitioners, a physician assistant, and a nutritionist make up the clinical staff at Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics. All doctors in our practice graduated from residency programs at Boston Academic Medical Centers, are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and are Board Certified in Pediatrics.
We are all members of the Pediatric Physicians Organization at Children’s Hospital Boston (PPOC), an organization of pediatric practices working together to improve the quality and delivery of pediatric health care.
Meghan Aldrich, MSN, CPNP
Meghan joined Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics in 2012. She is a graduate of the Nurse Practitioner program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions where she earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing with a concentration in pediatrics. She is a licensed Registered Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Read More.
Kathryn Austin, CPNP
Kathryn Austin joined Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics in 2007. She graduated from the Nurse Practitioner program at Boston College and has her Masters of Science degree with a concentration in Pediatric nursing. Read More.
Tara Coleman, CPNP
Tara joined our practice in 2002. She is a graduate of the Nurse Practitioner program at Yale University and has a Master of Science degree in Nursing. Read More.
Adam Courchaine, PA-C, MPAS, BS
Adam joined us in November 2012. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1995. Read more.
Jill S. Fischer, MD
Dr. Fischer joined Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics in 2000. She graduated in 1991 from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges with a degree in Biological Anthropology. She studied at Dartmouth Medical School for two years and then spent four years at the Yale School of Medicine. Read More.
Karen Halle, MD
Karen Halle joined Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics in 1998. She was born in California, raised in Wisconsin, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Read More.
Lester J. Hartman, MD, MPH
Dr. Hartman has been a member of this practice since 1986. He is very active in developing new innovative ideas for the practice (i.e. Home Strep Test program, empowering YouTube videos, and others). He has been on the Pediatric Physicians Organization at Children’s Hospital Boston (PPOC) Board of Directors for over 8 years.
Jennifer M. Hyde, MD
Dr. Jennifer Mohr Hyde was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She lived in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan before moving to Washington, DC at the age of eight. She graduated from public high school in Montgomery County, Maryland and went on to Duke University. She graduated from Duke in 1994 with honors in Biology and a Women’s Studies double major. Read More.
Meredith Liebman, MD
Dr. Meredith Liebman grew up in Long Island, NY before moving to Boston to attend college. She graduated in 2003 from Tufts University with honors in Biology and Child Development. Read More.
Kristen McGourty, MSN, CPNP
Kristen McGourty RN, MSN, CPNP, IBCLC is a graduate from the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Simmons College, where she currently serves as a faculty member at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Dana Oliver, CPNP
Dana joined Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics in 2008. She grew up locally in Sudbury, Massachusetts then spent six years studying and living in California before returning to the east coast. Read More.
MaryAnn Ouellette, PNP-BC, MS
MaryAnn is a graduate from the Nurse Practitioner program at Regis College and joined our practice in 1998. She has a Master of Science degree with a concentration in pediatric nursing. Read More.
Mitchell S. Pozner, MD
Dr. Mitchell Pozner (also known as Dr. Mitch or Dr. P) joined Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics in 1994 when the office was located on Dr. Franklin’s (founder of the practice) property adjacent to his home. The following year the practice was relocated to its current location. Read More.
Suzanne Rostler, MS, RD, LDN
Suzanne Rostler is a registered dietitian, author, speaker and consultant. She has expertise in pediatric and adult weight management but works with patients on a range of food, nutrition and health-related conditions. Read More.
Adam Strauss, MD
Dr. Strauss joined Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics in 2003. He graduated from Yale University (where he had occasion to play soccer with former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein!) and followed this with a year of research at the National Institutes of Health. Read More.
Sandra “Sam” Ventura, CS, FNP
Sam is a graduate of the nurse practitioner program at the Massachusetts General Hospital and joined our practice in 2001. Sam also holds a degree in Nutrition and worked as a registered nutritionist prior to her becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner. Read More.