Meet our team at Walpole Pediatric Associates! Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.

At Walpole Pediatric Associates, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.

A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctors are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.

Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent medical care your child deserves.

Neal R. Patel

Peter B. Cohn

Michael A. Freiberger

Frances A. Orlando

Rachel A. Levenson-Acker

Denise R. Shiu

 

Neal R. Patel, M.D.


Education

  • 1992 - BS chemical engineering - Tufts University, Medford MA, Magna cum Laude, Tufts Senior award
  • 1997 - MD - University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Worcester, MA

Advanced Training

  • 1997-2000 - General Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

Certification

  • 2000 - American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2007 - Re-certification

Hospital Affiliations

  • Steward Norwood Hospital

Interests

  • Travel and Running

Peter B. Cohn, M.D.


Education

  • 1979 - BA - Colgate University, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1983 - MD - State University of New York, Downstate

Advanced Training

  • 1983-1986 - General Pediatrics, University of Connecticut Health Center

Certification

  • 1988 - American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliations

  • Steward Norwood Hospital

Interests

  • Running and Cooking

Michael A. Freiberger, M.D.


Education

  • 1980 - BA - St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, Magna cum Laude
  • 1984 - MD - St. Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO

Advanced Training

  • 1984-1986 - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Cincinnati, OH
  • 1986-1987 - General Pediatrics, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Certification

  • 1988 - American Board of Pediatrics
  • 1995 - Re-certification
  • 2003 - Re-certification

Hospital Affiliations

  • Steward Norwood Hospital

Interests

  • Fishing and Skiing

Frances A. Orlando, M.D.


Education

  • 2001 - BA Psychology - College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, Magna cum Laude
  • 2007 - MD - University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Advanced Training

  • 2007-2010 - General Pediatrics, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI

Certification

  • 2010-American Board of Pediatrics

Publications

  • Keane, M., Orlando, F., Varfaellie, M. (2006). Increasing the salience of fluency cues reduces the recognition memory impairment in amnesia. Neuropsychologia, 44(5): 834-839.
  • Varfaeille, M., Page, K., Orlando, F., Schacter, D. (2005). Impaired implicit memory for gist information in amnesia. Neuropsychology, 19(6): 760-769.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Steward Norwood Hospital

Interests

  • American Sign Language
  • Road Races

Rachel A. Levenson-Acker, M.D.


Education

  • 1985 - BA Biology, Mount Holyoke College
  • 1990 - MS of Physiology and Neurosciences - Brown University, Providence, RI
  • 1995 - MD - Boston University Medical School, Boston, MA

Advanced Training

  • 1995 - 1998 - General Pediatrics, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI

Certification

  • 1998 - American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliations

  • Steward Norwood Hospital

Denise R. Shiu, M.D.


Education

  • 1990 - Columbia College
  • 1995 - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Advanced Training

  • 1995-1998 - General Pediatrics, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Certification

  • 1998 - American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliations

  • Steward Norwood Hospital

Publications

  • 1990-1991 - Rockefeller University, NY, Research assistant under James P. Tam, PhD, Worked on project developing a vaccine against HIV-1 virus

Catherine Callaghan, NP
Patti Wirth-Moody, NP


Head Nurses:

Joyce Gallagher, RN
Karen Laracy, RN


Office Manager:

Joanne Levya

 

Contact Us

Walpole Pediatric Associates

(508) 668-2200
1350 Main Street Walpole, MA 02081