Meet Our Providers
John W. Bender

John W. Bender, MD

Dr. Bender is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed a pediatric residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a hematology (pediatric blood disorders) fellowship at the Children's Hospital Philadelphia. Dr. Bender is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Medical Society.

Katherine Frias

Katherine Frias, MD

Dr. Frias is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Medical School and also completed her pediatric residency there. She is board certified in Pediatrics and has been practicing locally since 2005.

Charles J. Gormley II

Charles J. Gormley II, MD

Dr. Gormley is a graduate of Tuft University School of Medicine. He completed a pediatric residency and a fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Lauren E. Hale

Lauren E. Hale, MD

Dr. Hale is a graduate of Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River and Brown University. She earned her medical degree at Penn State College of Medicine. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at Brown University/Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I. Dr. Hale is board certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hale is accepting new pediatric patients of all ages including newborns.

Gillian J. Simmons

Gillian J. Simmons, MD

Dr. Simmons is a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed pediatric residency training at Hasbro Children's Hospital/Brown University. Board certified in General Pedicatrics, she is a Candidate Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


HAWTHORN PEDIATRICS MEDICAL STAFF

Ashley Alves, NP

Melissa Botelho, CPNP-PC

posCeleste Chace, FNP

Celeste Chace, FNP, earned her undergraduate degree from Southeastern Massachusetts University and her master's degree in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has served as a staff nurse at Bradley Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital.

posLassalete Costa, NP

Lassalete Costa, PNP, earned her undergraduate degree from Stonehill College and her Master of Science degree from MGH Institute of Health Professionals at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and has served as a staff nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has clinical experience both in pediatric care and adolescent clinics.

posMichelle LeBlanc-Gaffney, FNP

Michelle LeBlanc-Gaffney, FNP, earned her undergraduate degree from Fitchburg State College and her Master of Science degree from the University of Lowell. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has concentrated on pediatric and adolescent health care for many years.

posKristen Madden, NP

Kristen Madden, PNP, earned her undergraduate degree from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. She earned her Master of Science degree from Simmons College. She is a certified Pediatrc Nurse Practitioner and has been working with Drs. Bender, Gormley and Simmons for more than 10 years.

Rebecca Moreira, NP

posKathy Silva, PA

Kathleen Silva, PAC, earned her undergraduate degree from Providence College and graduated from the Northeastern University Physician Assistant Program. She completed a pediatric residency program for Physician Assistants at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut.

posSandra Sousa, FNP

Sandra Sousa, FNP, earned her nursing degree from Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and her Master of Science degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has experience in ambultatory pediatric and adult care.