March 27th, 2007
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The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) maintains a list of doctors with a special interest in adoption.

Maine
Lisa A. Gouldsbrough, DO, FAAP
University Health Care for Kids
295 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 201-772-KIDS

Maryland
Robin Chernoff, MD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
CMSC 145
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-614-3865
E-mail: Rchernof@jhmi.edu

Barbara W. Siskind, MD
Ch., Pediatrics
Kirk U.S.Army Health Clinic
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005
Phone: 410-278-1717
Post-Adoption Initial Evaluation, General Pediatric Followup
Care. Practice is limited to Department of Defense
dependents with TriCare Prime Health Insurance. Over 25

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years experience with domestic and international adoptees.

Massachusetts
Robert M. Abrams, MD, FAAP
19 Stanton Ave
South Hadley, MA 01075
Phone: 413-536-4373
E-mail: rabrams19@mediaone.net
Lisa M. H. Albers, MD, MPH, FAAP
Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-355-4125
Fax: 617-730-0252
E- mail: lisa.albers@childrens.harvard.edu
Multidisciplinary clinic offering pre-adoptive and postadoptive
consultations and classes for families involved with
domestic and international adoptions.
Special interest and expertise in working with child presenting
with developmental, behavioral, and learning concerns.

Laurie C. Miller, MD, FAAP
New England Medical Center
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-636-8121
Fax: 617-636-8388
E- mail: lmiller1@lifespan.org
Preadoptive counseling; seminars for preadoptive parents
every other month; clinical evaluation of internationallyadopted
(IA) children (newly arived or any time after
adoption); postadoption program for school age IA children
with behavior, learning, or emotional problems; parent
groups/conferences.

Milana Stavitsky, MD FAAP
Pediatric Health Care at Newton-Wellesley
2000 Washington Street Suite 201
Newton, MA 02464
Phone: 617-244-8664
Fax: 617-244-8674
Website: http://www.pediatrichealthcare.com
Pre-adoption reviews, counseling, review of original Russian
records, and travel advice for families adopting from the
countries of the former Soviet Union. Post-adoptive
evaluations, immunizations, and medical and psychological
management of internationally adopted children, by a
graduate of the St. Petersburg Medical Academy in Russia
with fifteen years experience as a pediatrician in the United
States.

Michigan
Leslie A Caren, MD, FAAP
5210 Highland Road
Waterford, MI 48327
Phone: 248-674-9300
E-mail: doctorlac@yahoo.com

John G. Frohna, MD, MPH
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Pediatrics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: 734-647-5670
E-mail: jfrohna@umich.edu

Toby Jacobowitz, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Pediatrics
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-971-7243
Fax: 734-971-6445
E-mail: docdreidel@aol.com
Provides evaluation and primary care of children adopted
domestically and internationally. Also provides primary care
for adults/parents of the children. Is an adoptive parent
herself.

Jerri Ann Jenista, MD, FAAP
Ann Arbor, MI
734-668-0419
Minnesota

Dana E. Johnson, MD, PhD, FAAP
University of Minnesota
MMC 211, D-136 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-1989
E-mail: johns008@umn.edu

Mississippi
Scott Needle, MD, FAAP
Bay St Louis Pediatrics
833-B Highway 90
Bay St Louis, MS 39520
Phone: 228-467-2200
Fax: 228-467-2211
E- mail: baystlouisped@bellsouth.net
General pediatrician with experience in adoption;
preadoption medical review; postadoption following and
general medical care. Particularly interested in Russia and
Former Soviet Republics

Missouri
Mary Kathryn Bowen, MD, FAAP
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
4305 Butler Hill Rd
St. Louis, MO 63128
Phone: 314-845-1780
Fax: 314-845-1781
E-mail: bowenmd99@yahoo.com
Review of medical records/videos, initial evaluation after
arrival, 6 months past arrival evaluation (these include vision,
hearing, developmental), as well as regular pediatric care and
follow-up.

Jennifer S. Ladage, MD, FAAP
St. Louis University
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, MO
Phone: 314-577-5643
Fax: 314-268-4028
E- mail: facesintl@slu.edu
Medical record reviews/video reviews; pretravel
consultations; postplacement consultations; developmental
and behavioral evaluations

Richard Lazaroff, MD, FAAP
11630 Studt Ave, Ste 200
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-567-7337
E-mail: rlazarof@essehealth.com

Elizabeth Montgomomery, MD, MPH
Director, Foreign Adoption Clinic & Educational
Services (F.A.C.E.S.)
Pediatrics Department
Saint Louis University
1465 S Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-577-5643
Fax: 314-268-4021

Montana
Sorry; there are no pediatricians listed for this
state.

One Response to “Adoption Specialty Doctors- “M” States”

  1. Chromesthesia says:

    Super useful!
    I love these blogs. They are great!

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