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.
Dr. Marino was born in Worcester and grew up in Southern New Hampshire. She attended Brooks School in North Andover and went on to Yale (Branford College) where she earned a B.A. with honors in Classical Civilization. After college she attended graduate school at Brown where she earned a M.A. in Classics and a Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology. Her research was centered around women’s health in the ancient world which lead to an interest in medicine that ultimately brought her to medical school at UMass in Worcester. Upon graduation she did an internship in OB/Gyn but found that she enjoyed the babies best, so she switched to pediatrics. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at UMass Memorial Children’s’ Medical Center and joined the practice immediately thereafter. She has special interests in genetics and adolescent medicine. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, reading, and watching the Patriots.
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 received her B.S. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, from St. Bonaventure University. She then went on to New York Medical College where she received her medical degree. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Prior to joining Worcester Pediatrics she was a staff pediatrician at Ireland Army Hospital, Fort Knox, KY and Cutler Army Hospital, Fort Devens, MA. Dr. Evans joined Worcester Pediatrics in 1990. In her free time Dr. Evans enjoys hiking with her husband and friends, in the Americas and Europe, as well as exploring Boston with their adult daughter who is a NP there.
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.