Staff

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(listed left to right)
  • Clare McMillan, MD, FAAP
  • Cindy Klipfel, MD, FAAP
  • Peter Pogacar, MD, FAAP
  • Karen Maule, MD, FAAP
  • Claire Flanagan, MD, FAAP
  • Katherine Snape, PNP
  • Molly Lacher-Katz, PNP (not pictured)
  • Linda Hughes, BSW, MA (not pictured)

Claire Flanagan, MD, FAAP

Dr. Flanagan is a graduate of Brown University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the pediatric residency program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she served as chief resident. In practice in Massachusetts before joining East Greenwich Pediatrics in 1999, Dr. Flanagan is board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is the mother of four boys.

Clare McMillan, MD, FAAP

Dr. McMillan graduated from Brown University and then pursued further pre-medical course work at Columbia University. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and the residency program of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Board Certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. McMillan is the mother of two daughters and a son.

Peter Pogacar, MD, FAAP

Dr. Pogacar is a graduate of Tufts University and the Boston University School of Medicine. After completing his pediatric residency at the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, he was in practice for five years at naval bases in Quantico, VA and Groton, CT. Board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Pogacar is the father of two sons and a daughter.

Karen Maule, MD, FAAP

Dr. Maule is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Michigan School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and is board certified in Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Maule has been involved nationally in several injury prevention projects. Dr. Maule is the mother of one son.

Cindy Klipfel, MD, FAAP

Dr. Klipfel is a graduate of Northwestern University and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she also did her pediatric residency. She has been a pediatrician in Rhode Island, most recently working at Women and Infants Hospital where she supervised the residents in the Newborn Nursery.  Dr. Klipfel is board certified in Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Dr. Klipfel has three daughters.

Katherine Snape, PNP

Katie grew up in Rhode Island and received her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Rhode Island. She was a nurse in the Emergency Department at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence for six years and then went on to complete a Master’s degree in nursing and her pediatric nurse practitioner training at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts. Katie is the mother of one son and a daughter.

Molly Lacher-Katz, PNP

Molly received her undergraduate degrees from Brandeis University in Massachusetts and Columbia University in New York City. She was a nurse in the Emergency Department at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence for seven years and then went on to complete a Master’s degree in nursing and her pediatric nurse practitioner training at Northeastern University in Boston. Molly continues to work at the Hasbro Emergency Department as a nurse practitioner.

Linda Hughes, BSW, MA (social worker)

Linda has a degree in Social Work from Rhode Island College, a Masters’ Degree in Counseling and advanced graduate work in Educational Psychology.  She has worked at the Office of Rehabilitation Counseling, Services for the Blind for thirty years where she was responsible for services for children who are blind, visually impaired, and multiply disabled.  She continues to be the director for Camp Mauchatea, a winter and summer program for children with visual impairments.  She is the mother of five children with disabilities and has extensive experience in the field of mental health, deafness, blindness, and parenting children in the foster care system.