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Lynn Porter, M.D.

Dr. Lynn Porter

Dr. Porter is a Board-Certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1990. She completed 2 years of general surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts Categorical program from 1990-1992 and her pediatric residency and Chief residency at the Boston Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical center from 1995-1998. Dr Porter was subsequently hired on staff there. She was the Director of Outpatient Clinical Services and Associate Chief of the division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent medicine at Tufts Medical Center by the end of her 10 years there.

Dr Porter started her own practice in 2006 and is the Chief Medical Officer. She has been in practice for over 20 years. She teaches Medical students, residents and earned multiple teaching awards for her dedication to children.

Dr Porter is the mother of 3 girls, is an avid spinner, enjoys running and fitness. Also, is involved in programs at MIT to promote science/research in under represented high school students.

Nicole Rittershaus, M.D.

Dr. Nicole Rittershaus

Dr. Nicole Rittershaus is excited to join Porter Pediatrics. She graduated from Brown University, magna cum laude and phi beta kappa with a Bachelor's of Science in human biology. She continued on at Brown Medical school and completed residency at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children. During residency she was fortunate to have Dr Porter as her mentor. She also received an excellence in teaching citation for teaching third year medical students and the annual New England Quality Care Alliance award for a graduating resident in primary care. Her areas of interest include complex care and chronic health conditions, adolescent health and mental health. In her free time she enjoys long distance jogging and playing board games with her husband and her chihuahua Dobby.

Jesse Zaitchik, NP

Jesse Zaitchik NP

We are thrilled to welcome Jesse Zaitchik to our team at Porter Pediatrics. Jesse is a pediatric nurse practitioner who has approximately 10 years of clinical experience working with children of all ages. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and then went on to pursue his Masters in Nursing degree from the MGH School Of Health Professions. After graduating from MGH, he moved to Austin, Texas where he spent the first 7 years of his career. There, he worked in a wide variety of primary care and urgent care settings. After getting married, he and his wife moved back home to Boston where he took a full time faculty position at Boston University and Boston Medical Center. He functions as a primary care provider also helps run the urgent care service. In addition, he functions as an attending provider in the newborn nursery where he supervises interns and medical students on a regular basis. He also participated in a "mini fellowship" in pulmonology specializing in asthma management, so this is something that he is particularly passionate about.

In his free time, Jesse loves rooting for the Boston sports teams and checking out a wide variety of concerts and comedy shows. He and his wife are welcoming their first child this October!