Adolescent and Young Women’s Care at Boston Children’s Hospital


Marc R. Laufer, M.D.
Chief of Gynecology
Boston Children’s Hospital

Marc Laufer, MD
Chief of Gynecology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1986

Residency/Fellowship:
Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1990
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Reproductive Endocrinology, 1992
Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 1992

Clinical Interests: Congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract, endometriosis, gynecologic surgery, pelvic pain

Dr. Laufer, Director of the Boston Center for Endometriosis, Co-Director of the Center for Young Women’s Health and Chief of Gynecology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is devoted to caring for young women with endometriosis and is determined to help find a cure. As a gynecologist, Dr. Laufer has treated both young and older women with endometriosis and has recognized that symptoms including; painful periods, pelvic pain, painful urination, etc, often begin during the teenage years. These symptoms are frequently misunderstood and treatment is commonly delayed when early treatment is possible. Dr. Laufer has spent most of his career not only caring for adolescent girls and adult women with endometriosis; helping to relieve their pain and preserving their fertility, but also conducting clinical research studies to help find a cure.


Lalita Haines, M.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital

Lalita Haines, MD

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1990

Residency/Fellowship:
Harvard University, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1994

Dr. Haines is a Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and has been on staff in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital since 1994. She joined the Division of Gynecology at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2008.


Amanda French, M.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital

Amanda French, MD

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, 1997

Residency/Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2001

Dr. French is a Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. She is an associate gynecologist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in the Division of Gynecology, Department of Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Merril Weitzel
Merrill Weitzel, M.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital

Merril Weitzel

Merrill Weitzel, MD

Dr. Weitzel is an instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, at Harvard Medical School. She is on the faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Division of Gynecology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Weitzel specializes in caring for children and adolescents with gynecological problems including abnormal Pap tests.


Erica Thibeault, PA-C, MPAS
Boston Children’s Hospital

Erica Thibeault, PA-C, MPAS

Erica Thibeault is a Physician Assistant in the Gynecology program at Boston Children’s Hospital. She graduated from MCPHS University Boston with special recognition for academic achievements. She provides inpatient and ambulatory gynecological patient care, and surgical assist for emergency and planned procedures. Patients enjoy her energetic and comfortable personality brought on by her past experience working in improv comedy. She has a special interest in vulvovaginal care and educating student medical practitioners.