Dr. Kimball-Wren is a native Massachusetts resident. She earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University. After working in industry for nine years, she completed post-baccalaureate requirements at the Harvard Extension School then entered the University of Massachusetts Medical School. After graduating medical school, she then completed her internship and residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts in 2005. After working for another small private pediatric practice in Worcester for ten years, she joined Worcester Pediatrics in 2015. With Dr. Weiss’s retirement, Dr. Kimball-Wren became the new owner in January 2016. When not working, Dr. Kimball-Wren loves spending time with her husband and three children. She also enjoys reading, cooking and gardening.
Initially from upstate New York, Dr. Chaffee came to Massachusetts for college and medical school, getting her B.A. from Wellesley College, and her M.D. from Tufts University, where she was elected to AOA, the medical honor society. She did her pediatric internship and residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. After training she moved to Millersburg, Ohio to fulfill her National Health Service Corps obligation by working in this rural community with a large Amish population. She returned to Massachusetts in 1987 to work with Dr. Weiss at Worcester Pediatrics, and has remained since. Dr. Chaffee is an avid reader, and enjoys the Cape and travel with her husband and two children.
PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
Leanne Mazeika is a graduate of Fitchburg State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. While working as an in-patient pediatric nurse at UMass Medical Center for nearly ten years, she pursued her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, graduating in 1998. With an interest and commitment to primary care, she joined Worcester Pediatrics in 1999. Ms. Mazeika has an interest in comprehensive care across the ages from newborn to adolescents. When not in the office, Leanne enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She enjoys biking, waterskiing, snow skiing and taking part in competitive 5K runs.
Dr. Evans grew up in Queens, New York. She earned her undergraduate degree at St. Bonaventure University. She received her medical degree from New York Medical College. She then went on to complete her pediatric internship and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Prior to joining Worcester Pediatrics, she was a staff pediatrician at Ireland Army Hospital, and then at Cutler Army Hospital. Dr. Evans joined Worcester Pediatrics in 1990. She and her husband Jeff enjoy hiking in their free time. They especially enjoy group hiking vacations all over the world.”
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Dr. Cushman joins Worcester Pediatrics in 2016 after completing his post-graduate training at The University of Buffalo, The State University of New York. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Computer Science with honors. After working in industry as a software engineers for over a decade, he completed post-baccalaureate requirements at the Harvard Extension School and entered the University of Massachusetts Medical School and graduated with his medical degree in 2013. Dr. Cushman looks forward to working with the diverse population at Worcester Pediatrics. In his free time, he enjoys spending time traveling with his wife and two children.
Dr. Weiss founded Worcester Pediatrics in 1978. She is a graduate of the University Of Cincinnati School Of Medicine, and did her internship at Grady Hospital in Atlanta. She completed her residency at Children’s Hospital in Boston, where she concentrated on adolescent and outpatient medicine. Between internship and residency, Dr. Weiss had an interesting year serving as a co-director of the Center of Disease Control- based federal medical clinic, which served at the time the military, FBI and CDC staff. She has also worked part time several years ago as the clinic physician at Curry College in Milton, while still maintaining her full time practice in Worcester. She is bilingual in French and English, and knows a little Spanish as well. Dr. Weiss is a strong advocate of preserving native languages in immigrant families. She has also been an advocate of helping families with educational and mental health issues. In her free time, she enjoys Cape Cod with her husband, children and grandchildren. She plans to still see patients on occasion at Worcester Pediatrics during her “retirement.”