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Dr. MaryEllen Timmins-Finnell

I was born and raised in Quincy, Ma where I graduated from North Quincy High School. For my undergraduate degree, I attended Brown University and received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. I attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and did my residency at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children. I have been here at East Milton Pediatrics for over 20 years now and can’t imagine working any place else!

I live in Milton with my husband and our busy little Havanese puppy, Skittles. My 2 stepdaughters live nearby with their families, including our 6 adorable grandchildren who are also delightfully busy!

Outside of work, I enjoy traveling with my husband, baking and playing with our puppy. I also love spending time on Cape Cod with the whole family!

Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald

I was born and raised on the north shore of Massachusetts. I received my undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and attended University of Massachusetts Medical School. While in medical school I discovered my love of pediatrics and went on to internship and residency in general pediatrics at University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital in Worcester. I have been in practice here at East Milton Pediatrics for over 30 years, I have obviously found a home here!

Currently, I live in Boston with my husband. We have 3 grown children and are thoroughly enjoying being empty nesters. However, life will be changing again very soon as we are so excited to be expecting our first grandchild in the fall!

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, taking long walks, relaxing at the beach, biking and most recently I have taken up golf. Also, I have trained for and participated along with my family in the Pan Mass Challenge over the past several years.

Dr. Caitlin Manglardi Dr. Caitlin Mangiardi

I was born and raised as the rose between two thorns (my brothers) on Cape Cod. I graduated from Sandwich High School and headed off to the College of the Holy Cross for my undergraduate. There I was in the premed program and majored in Biology.

I spent 5 years after graduation building up my clinical and research experience at Boston Children's Hospital. I then attended University of New England for Medical School and upon graduation, moved to New Jersey for my Pediatric Residency at Robert Wood Johnson. I have been blessed with my job at East Milton Pediatrics since 2017 and I am so honored to work with such amazing people in such an outstanding community.

I now live just south of the city with my husband and two young sons. We have family and friends who we spend a lot of time gathering with all around the state of Ma and also in PA, NH, MI and Fl.

My job allows for a really wonderful work life balance, for which I am so grateful. The hobbies I foster during these times are reading, painting, spending time with family and friends, relaxing at the beach, cookouts. I enjoy sitcoms and am a fan of all things musical including karaoke and dance parties. I enjoy organizing and tidying. Mostly I love smothering my children with hugs and kisses!.

Sarah Cooper, M.D. Dr. Sarah Cooper

I grew up in a small seaside community of Winthrop, MA and attended high school in the back bay at The Newman School. After leaving the area to study at Connecticut College and Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in New York, I was excited to return to Massachusetts for my pediatric residency at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center in Worcester.

I love being a part of such a wonderful team of providers here at East Milton Pediatrics. My passion in pediatrics has always been primary care, and I strive to develop longstanding relationships with families and support children throughout their growth and development.

Outside of work, I enjoy family time with my husband and young daughter, whether we’re walking along the oceanfront in our town, exploring Boston, or traveling further afield.

 Dr. Katherine Rose Dr. Katherine Rose

I grew up on both the east and west coasts, but have considered Massachusetts my home for over 20 years now. I received my undergraduate degree from Trinity College. I attended UMass Chan Medical School and stayed at UMass to complete my residency in Pediatrics at the UMass Children's Medical Center. 

I love working in primary care Pediatrics and partnering with parents to support their child's growth and development. I also have an interest in animal-assisted therapy and its role in health care. In medical school, I helped start an animal-assisted therapy program at UMass for our Pediatric patients. 

 I live on the South Shore with my husband and two children. I enjoy going to the beach, walks, spending time with family and yoga.

Deirdre Driscoll PA-C Deirdre Driscoll PA-C

For my undergraduate degree, I attended the College of the Holy Cross and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Gerontology. After working for 5 years in administrative health care, I returned to school. I attended Northeastern University and received a Physician Assistant degree and a Masters Degree in Health Professions.

I was born and raised in Milton, Ma. My father was a Pediatrician so I was exposed to medicine from an early age. My oldest brother is also a physician. He and my father inspired me to go into medicine. Working as a Physician Assistant has allowed me to have the flexibility to attain my career goals and be a mom to 4 wonderful children.

Outside of work, I enjoy biking, skiing, hiking and yoga. In the past few years, I have trained for and participated in the Pan Mass Challenge. I also love to travel and take family vacations.

Although my background is mostly in Emergency Medicine, I am honored to be working at East Milton Pediatrics with these top notch physicians. I feel my career has come full circle as I am now working at the practice that my father started!

Julia Rafferty, MSW, LICSW Julia Rafferty, MSW, LICSW

I was raised in the Middlesex County area and have also lived in Boston and the Metro West area. I attained a Psychology degree from UMass Amherst and a Masters in Social Work from Bridgewater State University in 2013. I then earned my Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) license in 2017. 

My career path has provided me experience at acute adolescent inpatient programs, community-based mental health support for adults, intensive family therapy, and outpatient individual therapy. Much of my clinical focus has been on trauma recovery, anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, and parenting support and coaching. 

I'm passionate about guiding people to find their best state of mental wellness and empowering them to address personal, social, and systemic barriers to improve their life and that of their community. I'm excited to be a part of the East Milton Pediatrics team and your family's support network!

Outside of work I like to spend time with family, friends, and my tuxedo cat, Chief. I love music in its many forms, and spend as much time as I can singing, dancing, seeing live performances, and doing karaoke. I also enjoy hiking in the Blue Hills and listening to podcasts.

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