Dr. Chodirker was born and raised in Canada. He attended University College at the University of Toronto, where he graduated with honors. He then studied medicine at the University of Toronto Medical School, graduating in 1985. After completing his internship, he then worked, studied and traveled in Israel and the Far East for a few years. After completing his training in Family Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto in 1991, he settled in the Boston area. Dr. Chodirker is board certified in Family Medicine, A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF TRAVEL MEDICINE, AND a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Chodirker founded Family Care Associates in 1997. In addition to his office practice, Dr Chodirker enjoys teaching Tufts University and UMass medical students in the art and science of Family Medicine. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University in the Department oF public Health and Family Medicine, and a member of the Department of Family Medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Chodirker has been named by Boston Magazine to be one of the “Top Doctors” in Family Medicine in the Boston area.
Dr. Chodirker’s clinical interests include comprehensive pediatric and adult primary care, preventive care, and travel medicine. He is a certificant of the International Society of Travel Medicine and offers full travel medicine consultation for WFCA’s patients.
He and his wife Shira have 4 children – Liat, Ziv, Eli, and Maayan, and reside in Newton Center, Mass.
Jonathan E. Snider M.D.
Dr. Snider was born and raised on Long Island, NY. He attended Brandeis University where he graduated magna cum laude with high honors in Chemistry. He immediately went on to complete his medical degree with induction into Alpha Omega Alpha at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.
He went on to complete his family medicine residency at UMass Worcester, serving as chief resident during his final year at the Hahnemann Family Health Center.
Dr. Snider’s clinical interests include comprehensive primary care, preventative care with a focus on the patient. In addition to the full scope of health services for the whole family, Dr. Snider also performs some common, minor surgical procedures right in his office, such as skin biopsies. He also is very interested in the use of technology to enhance the doctor – patient relationship. He loves caring for the entire family from the newborn in the nursery to the grandparent.
Dr. Snider has served as President of the Medical Staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital from 2016-2017 and currently is involved in many activities at the hospital and also with Partners Health Care at the system level. He is serving as the Medical Director of Wellesley Family Care Associates.
Dr. Snider was married to his wife Jen during his third year of medical school and has three daughters, Julia, Emily and Claudia.
They reside in Newton Centre, Mass.
Ashley Herr NP
Ashley Herr, FNP, was born and raised in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She attended Gettysburg College, where she graduated with a major in Biology. After college, Ashley worked at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Cytogenetics where she realized that she had a love of working with people instead of in a lab. Ashley then attended Columbia University in New York City obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Nursing with a specialty in family care. She received several academic honors at Columbia and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
While receiving her master’s degree, Ashley worked for 3 years as a pediatric registered nurse in acute care at the Pediatric Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx. After graduating, Ashley moved back to her home state of Massachusetts and began her career as a family nurse practitioner at North Shore Community Health in Salem, Massachusetts and then continued at Charles River Community Health in Waltham. Ashley has served as the primary care provider for thousands of patients and has focused on health promotion and disease prevention. She is passionate about taking care of families throughout the lifespan.
When she is not taking care of patients she loves outdoor activities, healthy cooking and traveling with her family. She currently resides in Wellesley with her husband Aaron and their 2 young sons.
Dr. Scott grew-up in Port Washington, New York. She attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where she majored in Dance and Classical Studies and graduated with honors. She then attended Tufts University School of Medicine, where she received several awards, including induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr. Scott obtained a Masters in Public Health during this time as well, and received several academic honors.
During her training at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency, Dr. Scott focused her elective time on pediatric care, served as Chief Resident and was the recipient of a “Teacher of the Year” award from the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians. She continues to train future physicians, serving as a core faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at Tufts. In addition to caring for children, Dr. Scott has special interest in young families, women’s health, and end of life care.
Dr. Scott lives in Brookline with her husband, Dr. Andrew Scott, a Pediatric ENT surgeon. They have 3 young daughters and a host of other family members in the Boston area.
Dr. Alana Franklin was raised in Jericho, NY. She attended Syosset High School where she competed as a JV and Varsity cheerleader and received the St. John’s University Women in Science Award for Excellence in Biology. She graduated with Distinctive Scholastic Achievement from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. During her undergraduate coursework she was the recipient of the William F. Vilas Scholarship and a member of the National Dean’s List, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the Golden Key International Honor Society. She then explored her interest in reproductive medicine and infertility as the Ovum Donation Coordinator at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York from 2004-2005.
Dr. Franklin received her medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine and was the recipient of the Leon Marienberg Family Practice Award upon graduation in 2009. She completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of California-Los Angeles where she served as Chief Resident of the in-patient service. Her research on influenza vaccination rates and pregnancy was recognized at the 28th Annual UCLA Multi-Campus Research Forum. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Franklin loves caring for the entire family with a special interest in the newborn and pediatric patient population. She is passionate about adolescent care, women’s health, and geriatrics and enjoys treating all ages with an emphasis on wellness and comprehensive preventive medicine. Dr. Franklin relocated back to the east coast to be closer to family. She currently resides in Brookline with her husband and young children.
Nimmi M. Trapasso M.D.
Dr. Trapasso was born and raised in Natick, MA. She attended Siena College in Loudonville, NY, where she received her BA in Biology, Magna Cum Laude. She received her medical degree at Albany Medical College and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She went on to stay in Albany to complete her family medicine residency where she was chief resident in her senior year. She loves taking care of the whole family and is passionate about achieving and maintaining wellness through diet, exercise, stress reduction and preventative medicine. Her interests outside of medicine include: running (after her children and for exercise), baking anything with chocolate in the title, and reading (anything from historical fiction to culinary memoirs)
Dr. Trapasso lives in Wayland with her husband, Dr. Derek Trapasso, an ER pediatrician. They have 2 young daughters and a huge Indian/ Italian family in the Boston area.
Jennifer Snider, FNP, grew up in Brookline Massachusetts. She attended Brandeis University and received a BA cum laude in Sociology. After a long career in marketing and business development and raising three daughters, she obtained her masters in nursing science from Regis College. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in family medicine and is qualified to care for the entire family. She is interested in developing patient partnerships throughout the lifespan to maximize health and wellness. She is interested in serving all ages, including pediatrics, adolescent, adult and geriatric medicine. Her practice focus is on preventative health, disease management and wellness promotion. Jen likes to run, cook, and spend time with her three daughters and husband.
Dr. Phillips understands that our health is most affected by what we do in our day-to-day lives. What we eat, how we exercise, how well we sleep, and our social lives largely determine our health. He also understands that it can be difficult to make healthy choices, and often it feels like there just isn’t enough time or energy, and life can get in the way! With this in mind, Dr. Phillips enjoys partnering with his patients, and setting shared goals for health. Most importantly, he prioritizes patients’ quality and enjoyment of life in addressing health concerns.
Dr. Phillips has experience in helping patients to “design their day” in such a way that it’s easier to make healthy choices. He has founded and facilitated wellness programs, and has been successful in helping patients reach their long-term health goals. He enjoys managing chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as depression and anxiety. He realizes that often the answer to a problem isn’t a medication, but rather a lifestyle change. He also enjoys doing urgent care visits with his patients and dealing with acute issues. Due to the current opiate epidemic, Dr. Phillips does not prescribe opiates or narcotics.
Dr. Phillips is a strong proponent that well-designed technology can help patients be healthier. He serves as a Clinical Consultant Partners Connected Health Innovation where he helps shape the team’s design, innovation, and research efforts. He also facilitates the Connected Health Innovation Fellowship, teaching fellow clinicians how to use design-thinking and technology to address needs and solve problems in healthcare. Additionally, Dr. Phillips serves as the Wellness Director for RecycleHealth, a Tufts-affiliated non-profit which provides free activity trackers to people for research and donates them to those who couldn’t otherwise afford them.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Dr. Phillips graduated from Boston University with a degree in biology. He then completed his medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical school, before attending Tufts/Cambridge Health Alliance Residency where he was elected Chief Resident. Dr. Phillips practiced for several years on the North Shore before moving to Wellesley Family Care associates. Outside of medicine, Dr. Phillips enjoys trying to practice what he preaches: He enjoys exercising, running, yoga, being outdoors, and living a full life. More than anything, he enjoys time with friends, colleagues, and his wonderful wife and daughters.