Dr. Scheff graduated Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1970. He finished his residency at Penn State Hershey Center in 1975 and his Ambulatory Pediatrics Fellowship at Columbia –Presbyterian in 1976. He has practiced in Boston since 1976 and has been associated with Roslindale Pediatrics since 1998. Dr. Scheff reports he “enjoys working with a group of colleagues whom I trust, respect and like.”

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Dr. O’Connor joined Roslindale Pediatrics in January of 2010. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 2000 and then received her internship and residency training at the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics, a joint program between Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. She practiced primary care pediatrics in Fort Hood, Texas for three years before returning to Boston to complete a pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. Dr. O’Connor has returned to primary care here at Roslindale Pediatrics and is “enjoying caring for our patients from infancy through young adulthood.”



Dr. Saluti received his B.S. from the University of Connecticut in 2005. After working for a year as a research assistant for Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he went to medical school in Maine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then returned to Boston to do residency at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. After completing residency, he joined the practice in August 2013, and is happy to be working in a community neighboring the town he grew up in.

(A DO is a doctor of osteopathic medicine. Parents need to know that DO’s attend medical schools that have an equivalent curriculum to those attended by MD’s. They attend the same residency programs as MD’s and have to pass the same level qualifying exams. DO’s, however, have additional training in using their hands to diagnose and treat their patients using osteopathic manipulative treatments (OMT).)     Click here to learn more!



Dr. Viola received her Bachelor’s Degree in Science at Loyola University in Maryland in 2006. She then returned to Boston to attend medical school at Tufts University and continued her Pediatric Residency training at The Floating Hospital for Children. She joined Roslindale Pediatrics after completing residency in July of 2013 and is looking forward to providing care for children of all ages. Dr. Viola enjoys traveling and lived in Australia for six months while studying abroad. She was born and raised in the Boston suburbs and loves to spend time with her family, read, write, and cheer on her favorite Boston sports teams.



Dr. Atkinson will join Roslindale Pediatrics in November of 2017. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BS in Bioethics and then attended the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. There, he earned a PhD in the department of Cell Biology for his work in the signaling of glioblastoma multiforme brain tumors. In conjunction with his graduate work, he completed his MD and developed an interest in Pediatrics. He completed his Pediatrics residency at the Tufts Floating Hospital for Children in 2014 and has worked as a general pediatrician in the Boston area since then. He has a particular interest in dietary counseling around obesity and exercise science.

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Dr. Khettry received her BS at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004. Following this, she received her MPH at Tufts University in 2010, prior to heading to medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada. She completed her residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse in June of 2018, and now has returned home to the Boston area. She is very excited to begin working in the neighborhood she grew up in!

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Elizabeth Tisei was born and raised in Roslindale and West Roxbury. She graduated from Boston Latin School in 2000, followed by Harvard College in 2004. She then taught seventh grade at the Dexter and Southfield Schools in Brookline before attending Loyola University of Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at University of Massachusetts in Worcester in 2016. Dr. Tisei has been a pediatric primary care provider for the last 3 years. She lives in Milton with her husband and their two children.



Lisa received her B.S.N. from Boston University School of Nursing. She worked as an RN at Children’s Hospital for several years before receiving her M.S. in Maternal-Child Nursing from Boston College School of Nursing. She is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She is a Fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. Lisa serves on the Boston College Advisory Committee for Education and is an advanced practice clinical preceptor for Boston College and Northeastern University. She has been a long-term volunteer as a medical supervisor for the Pan Mass Challenge (a fund-raiser for the Jimmy Fund), and is involved in her parish health ministry.



Linda received her B.S.N./M.S. from Northeastern University where she also completed her doctorate degree. In the early days of her nursing career, Linda worked at Boston City Hospital and the Public Health Commission. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is a fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Linda is an assistant professor at Northeastern University where she teaches nurse practitioner students in the clinical and classroom setting. Linda is a long time volunteer/board member for Intercultural Nursing and travels to rural areas of the Dominican Republic each year to provide health care to the needy.



Jen received both her B.S.N. and M.S.N. from Boston College’s School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse in pediatric primary care before finishing her Master’s degree and beginning her career as a nurse practitioner. She worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care for several years before joining Roslindale Pediatrics. She is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. In addition, she has served as a clinical preceptor for Boston College. Originally from outside Chicago, Jen’s family has roots in the Boston area and she is excited to be a member of the Roslindale Pediatrics team. In her spare time, Jen enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.



Beth has been a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor for over 25 years and is also a Licensed School Adjustment Counselor. Prior to joining RPA she was a professional counselor in community mental health agencies, elementary and middle schools, private practices and a primary care practice. Beth specializes in doing cognitive behavioral treatment with children and adolescents. Additionally, she is a skilled parenting coach and taught a course for parents on how to best help children cope with divorce.

Beth feels very fortunate to be an integrated behavioral health provider because she can be part of a medical team which believes that a child's emotional health is to be treated with the same care and attention as his or her physical health. Beth evaluates and treats children and adolescents with difficulties that include anxiety, depression, ADHD, learning disabilites, school performance, oppostional/defiant behaviors, family relationships, peer relationships and grief.

When Beth is not working at RPA you can find her on her bicycle riding through the Arboretum, kayaking on the Charles River or walking around Jamaica Pond.



Dr. Stacks received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his post-graduate pediatric training at Tufts New England Medical Center (Floating Hospital) and was a staff pediatrician for two years at Jacksonville Naval Hospital in Florida while serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Dr. Stacks returned to Boston, joined Roslindale Pediatrics in 1971 and has been with the practice ever since. He was chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for thirteen years and has been Chief of Pediatrics at Faulkner Hospital since 1994. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Stacks has been named Community Pediatrician of the Year by Children’s Hospital and has been recognized as one of Boston’s Best Pediatricians. In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling and being with his family and grandchildren.

Dr. Stacks has retired from clinical practice and is no longer seeing patients. He does remain administratively involved with office.