Our Team at Brigham Health Family Care Associates

Family Care Associates is the medical home for all our patients. As a medical home, we work as a team and collaborate with a team of professionals and providers to deliver comprehensive care. We have an experienced staff of faculty and resident physicians. All of our faculty are Board Certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School, and are actively involved in teaching Harvard Medical School students and Brigham and Women's/Children's Hospital Boston Medicine-Pediatrics residents. Our practice is open to newborns and all pediatric patients and their families.

Announcing our two new doctors, Dr. Azang-Njaah and Dr. Threadgill

Ndang Azang-Njaah, MD

Ndang Azang-Njaah, MD

Dr. Azang-Njaah attended college at the University of Maryland at College Park and completed his MD degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. While at Pritzker, he earned his MPH degree at the University of North Carolina Gilling’s School of Global Public Health, with a concentration in public health nutrition. He completed his residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. His clinical interests include chronic disease management and prevention, community-based public health advocacy, reduction of health disparities, and mentorship for underrepresented groups in medicine.

Margaret Threadgill, MD, MBA

Margaret Threadgill, MD, MBA

Dr. Threadgill is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in biology, anthropology, and cognitive science. She then worked for five years in Boston, first in neuroscience research, then in healthcare operations and management. She learned her MD and MBA at the University of California, Los Angeles, then completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical interests and expertise revolve around caring for patients and families over their full developmental spectrums and life spans, providing intergenerational care to mother-child dyads and families, and utilizing technology and innovative modes of healthcare delivery to improve value and patient experience.

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Colleen A. Monaghan, MD

Colleen A. Monaghan, MD

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Staci Eisenberg

Staci R. Eisenberg, MD

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Leadership

  • Colleen Monaghan, MD, Medical Director
  • Jeffmie Arriaza-Morales, Nurse Flow Manager
  • Scarlett Sequeira, Practice Manager
  • Jeceyli Perez, Practice Coordinator

Behavioral Health

  • Stacy Klickstein MSW, Social Worker
  • Vilma Alvarez, Behavioral Health Specialist

Resident Physicians

  • Lao-Tzu Allan-Blitz, MD * (Other languages: Spanish)
  • Mariel Bailey, MD *
  • Christopher Calahan, MD *
  • Jacob Cedarbaum, MSEd, MD *
  • Hilary Dolstad, MD
  • Jessica Eby, MD *
  • Neha Limaye, MD * (Other languages: Spanish)
  • Amanda Lucier, MD *
  • Colin Martz, MD * (Other languages: Spanish)
  • Ian McConnell, MD *
  • Emily Murphy, MD *
  • Marcos Ortiz-Rios, MD * (Other languages: Spanish)
  • Madeline Pesec, MD, MSc (Other languages: Spanish)
  • Ronnye Rutledge, MD, MHS *
  • Kaitlyn Shank, MD *
  • Yannis Valtis, MD * (Other languages: Greek and German)

* Accepting new pediatric patients only

Coordination of Care

  • Alina O'Connell, RN
  • Maureen Larochelle, RN
  • Maria Ajanel Ziegra, RN 
  • Calisha Pizzaro
  • Niva Cruz
  • Yenith Gordillo
  • Maichelly Baez

Medical Practice Assistants

  • Noritza Ramos
  • Laura Mateo Campbell
  • Carmen Soto

Staff Articles

From our Faculty and Resident Physicians

Transition care: future directions in education, health policy, and outcomes research

Care Coordination and Comprehensive Electronic Health Records are Associated With Increased Transition Planning Activities

Sharma N, O'Hare K, O'Connor KG, Nehal U, Okumura MJ. Care Coordination and Comprehensive Electronic Health Records are Associated With Increased Transition Planning Activities. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Jan - Feb; 18(1):111-118. PMID: 28428097.

A simulator-based curriculum to promote comparative and reflective analysis in an internal medicine clerkship

McMahon GT, Monaghan C, Falchuk K, Gordon JA, Alexander EK. A simulator-based curriculum to promote comparative and reflective analysis in an internal medicine clerkship. Acad Med. 2005 Jan; 80(1):84-9. PMID: 15618101.

Perceptions of Asthma and Exercise, and Associations With Weight Status and Asthma Morbidity in Urban Children

Eisenberg SR, Jelalian E, Farrow M, Kopel SJ, Vehse N, Mitchell P, Dunsiger S, Koinis-Mitchell D. Perceptions of Asthma and Exercise, and Associations With Weight Status and Asthma Morbidity in Urban Children. Acad Pediatr. 2019 Jul 10. PMID: 31301420.

Individual factors, neighborhood social context and asthma at age 5 years.

Vo P, Bair-Merritt M, Camargo CA, Eisenberg S, Long W. Individual factors, neighborhood social context and asthma at age 5 years. J Asthma. 2017 04; 54(3):265-272. PMID: 27485524.

Maternal Report of Advice Received for Infant Care

Eisenberg SR, Bair-Merritt MH, Colson ER, Heeren TC, Geller NL, Corwin MJ. Maternal Report of Advice Received for Infant Care. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug; 136(2):e315-22. PMID: 26216322.

From our Resident Physicians

Hospital Readmission of Adolescents and Young Adults With Complex Chronic Disease

Venue-Based HIV-Testing: An Effective Screening Strategy for High-Risk Populations in Lima, Peru

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