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Meet our OB/GYN Providers

Welcome to The Department of OB/GYN and Women's Health at Cambridge Health Alliance. Our department is made up of teams of dedicated obstetrician/ gynecologists, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, doulas, childbirth educators and specialty nurses who look forward to caring for you and your family.

Obstetrician/Gynecologists

Our physicians hold joint clinical appointment at both Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine. They work closely with our colleagues in primary care, newborn services, mental health, family planning, nutrition, and family medicine to provide multidisciplinary coordinated women's health care.

Kathleen Harney, MDKathleen Harney, MD

Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Berry, Robert, MD
Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge,
Patna, Manasa, MD, MPH
Cambridge, Cambridge,
Chaudhuri, Patricia, MD
Somerville, Somerville, Cambridge, Revere,
Retsinas, Jennifer, MD
Revere, Cambridge, Cambridge,
Chisholm, Andrea, MD
Cambridge, Cambridge,
Singh, Tara, MD
Cambridge, Cambridge,
Franco, Davina, MD
Somerville, Somerville, Cambridge,
Harney, Kathleen, MD
Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cambridge, Cambridge,

Certified Nurse Midwives

Our nurse midwives are trained in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery, and are certified by The American College of Nurse-Midwives. In Massachusetts, Nurse-Midwives are licensed as advanced practice nurses and are authorized to write prescriptions. Our midwives, many of whom are bicultural and bilingual, provide complete care throughout your pregnancy, labor and birth, including prenatal physical exams; lab work; individualized teaching; treatment of common health problems, referrals for amniocentesis and ultrasound; and natural childbirth.

Leslie Ludka, MSN, CNM Leslie Ludka, MSN, CNM

Director of Midwifery & Director of CHA Cambridge Birth Center

Carney, Karen, CNM, BSN
Cambridge, Cambridge,
Ludka, Leslie, MSN, CNM
Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge,
Carr, Marylou, RN, MSN, CNM
Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge,
McKenna, Fedelma, CNM, MSN
Cambridge, Cambridge,
Ewan, Jean, CNM, MPH
Cambridge, Cambridge,
McMahan, Therese, CNM
Somerville, Somerville, Cambridge, Cambridge,
Her, Phary, CNM
Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge,
McSwiggin, Maureen, CNM
Cambridge, Revere, Cambridge,
Lapowsky, Ellen, CNM, BSN
Cambridge, Cambridge,
Rowan, Kathryn, CNM
Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridge,

Physician's Assistants

Nurse Practitioners

Our Nurse Practitioners have years of experience working with expecting mothers. Like their Obstetrician/Gynecologist colleagues, our Nurse Practitioners work closely with other disciplines in Cambridge Health Alliance including primary care, newborn services, mental health, family planning, nutrition, and family medicine to provide multidisciplinary coordinated women's health care.

Bansen, Sarah, APRN
Somerville, Somerville,
Neiman, Evelyn, APRN
Somerville, Somerville,
Lefkowitz, Karen, APRN
Somerville, Somerville,

Please note that this page may not include CHA Medical Staff who occasionally see patients or do teaching at this site or service. For a complete list of medical staff and allied health providers credentialed to provide care within our system, please contact the Office of Medical Staff Services at 617-665-1616.




Meet our OB/GYN Physicians


Contact Us

Somerville Women's Health Center
Phone: 617-591-4800
Fax: 617-591-4822

Cambridge Women's Health Center
Phone: 617-665-2800
Fax: 617-665-2891

East Cambridge Health Center 
Phone: 617-665-3000
Fax: 617-665-3099

Revere Family Health Center
Phone: 781-485-8222
Fax: 781-485-8220

Cambridge Birth Center 
Phone: 617-665-2229
Fax: 617-665-1165

Special Deliveries

Midwifery locations:
Cambridge Birth Center
Cambridge Maternity Suite