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.


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.


Katherine Hayes, M.D., Fellow
Boston Children’s Hospital

Katherine Hayes, MD, Fellow

Dr. Hayes is a clinical fellow in the Division of Gynecology. She completed her residency training at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium and then served four years as an active duty Air Force gynecologist. While in the Air Force, she specialized in caring for adult women with endometriosis, but looks forward to working with adolescents and young adults to recognize and treat endometriosis at a younger age. She hopes to contribute to our understanding of endometriosis and improved treatments through her clinical research.