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Medical Evaluation Center Staff

Administrative responsibility for the Medical Evaluation Center is assumed by the Chief of the Medical Unit, along with the Center Coordinator. In addition to the Coordinator, the department's full complement of staff includes Nurse Practitioners, a Medical Secretary, and a Medical Accounts Representative/Secretary.

The nursing staff members are graduates of accredited schools of nursing and recognized nurse practitioner programs. They are licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and maintain certification by the appropriate nursing board. The department's Coordinator is responsible for the administrative functioning of the MEC and works in conjunction with the Director of Clinical Services and the Director of the MEC. The staff includes Nurse Practitioners, a Medical Transcriptionist and an Account Billing Representative.

Medical Unit staff:

Robert Hughes, M.D.
Chief, Medical Unit

Linda Belkner
Administrative Manager of Nursing

Cynthia Cooper, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Andrew Chan, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Brian Chan, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Kathleen Corey, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Carol Ehrlich, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Tamara Isakova, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Michael Jernigan, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Herbert Lin, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Hua (Jenny) Lu, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Deepak Nijhawan, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Julie Paik, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Tejas Patel, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Allan Pineda, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Elizabeth Speliotes, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

David Ting, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Jatin M. Vyas, M.D., Ph.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Ramnik Xavier, M.D.
Consultant in Internal Medicine

Eugenia Liacopulos, RN/NP
Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Neves, RN/NP
Nurse Practitioner

Diane Pietraskiewicz, RN/NP
Nurse Practitioner

Anne Desir
Account Representative/Medical Secretary

Darnell Pellecchia
Transcriptionist 

Harriet Vouriotis
Medical Center Coordinator