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

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.

Jessica Shim, M.D., Attending Physician
Boston Children’s Hospital

Jessica Shim, MD, Attending Physician

Dr. Shim is a Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and in the Division of Gynecology, Department of Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Shim recognizes the serious impact that endometriosis can have on a patient’s physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. She is passionate about working together with her patients to develop individualized treatment plans and improving their quality of life. Dr. Shim also hopes to contribute to our understanding of endometriosis and improving treatments through her clinical research.