World-Class Care to Prevent and Treat Lymphedema

BIDMC is one of the few hospitals in the world — and the only one in New England — to offer patients innovative bypass surgery to prevent lymphedema. We also offer lymph node transfer surgery for patients with chronic lymphedema.

Our multidisciplinary team

Dhruv Singhal, MD, Director of Lymphatic Surgery at BIDMC, is a world leader in this field. Dr. Singhal collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of experts at BIDMC to offer you the best possible care. This team includes plastic surgeons, surgical oncologists, vascular surgeons, general surgeons, interventional radiologists, physical therapists, and professionals in nuclear medicine and body imaging.

Meet Our Team


Dhruv Singhal, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Brett Carroll, MD

Brett Carroll, MD

Director, Vascular Medicine; Medical Director, Aortic Center

Kathy Shillue

Kathleen Shillue, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT

Clinical Director, Physical Therapist


Ted James, MD, MS, FACS

Chief, Breast Surgical Oncology; Co-Director, BreastCare Center

Daniel Jones, MD, MS, FACS

Chief, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery

Bernard T. Lee, MD, MBA, MPH, FACS

Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Ayesha Abdeen, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Jonathan F. Critchlow, MD, FACS

General Surgery

Eugene Fukudome, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Mary Houlihan

Mary Jane Houlihan, MD

Surgical Oncology; Breast Surgery

Samuel J. Lin, MD, MBA

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Nicholas E. Tawa, MD, PhD

Surgical Oncology

Mark C. Wyers, MD

Director of Endovascular Therapy


Colleen Kennedy

Colleen Kennedy, PT, GCS, CES

Physical Therapist

Stacy Potvin

Stacy Potvin, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant III

Tegan Guilfoyle, PT

Physical Therapy


Muneeb Ahmed, MD

Muneeb Ahmed, MD

Chief, Vascular & Interventional Radiology

Kevin J. Donohoe, MD

Nuclear Medicine; Molecular Imaging

Martin P. Smith, MD

Abdominal Imaging; Community Network Services

Leo Tsai, MD, PhD

Interim Director, Division of Clinical MRI; Director of Oncologic Imaging


Sarah Thomson, LPN

Serena Skiffington, NP

Research Team

Research Fellows in Surgery

Anna Rose Johnson

Andres Doval, MD


Aaron Fleishman, MPH

Clinical Research Administrator

Claire Rosenwasser, MS

Clinical Research Coordinator

Leo Magrini, BS

Clinical Research Assistant