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Frances Catherine O'Hare, M.D.

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Dr. O'Hare is the Assistant Program Director for the BWH/BCH Medicine-Pediatrics Residency. In addition, Dr. O’Hare serves as the Director of Transition Medicine for Primary Care at Boston Children’s Hospital. She provides outpatient transition consultations and is a co-founder of the Weitzman Family BRIDGES Adult Transition Program. Dr. O’Hare is a staff physician at Brigham & Women’s Family Care Associates where she provides primary care to children and adults.

Dr. O’Hare recently completed a 2-year Innovation Fellowship at the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care. She is part of the Center’s Working Group on Primary Care Curriculum. In 2013 Dr. O’Hare received the John J.W. Fangman Mentoring Award from the Brigham & Women’s/Boston Children’s Hospital Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program.

Dr. O’Hare is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics; from 2012-14 she served as the chair of the Committee on Disabilities for the Massachusetts Chapter. She is also an advisor to the National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.

Dr. O’Hare has authored several articles on young adult transition care. Her most recent publication is a chapter on the educational needs of youth with chronic health conditions, within the text, “Care of Adults with Chronic Childhood Conditions: A Practical Guide" published by Springer in 2016.

Dr. O’Hare’s primary teaching interests include transitions from pediatric to adult care, management of children with special health care needs, and primary care quality improvement. She is the co-director of the Brigham & Women’s/Boston Children’s Hospital Transition to Adult Care Conference.

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Development of a Web-Based Resource Directory for Improving Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Transitions in the Medical Home
Summer, 06/15/15 - 07/31/15

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  1. Fazio SB, Demasi M, Farren E, Frankl S, Gottlieb B, Hoy J, Johnson A, Kasper J, Lee P, McCarthy C, Miller K, Morris J, O'Hare K, Rosales R, Simmons L, Smith B, Treadway K, Goodell K, Ogur B. Blueprint for an Undergraduate Primary Care Curriculum. Acad Med. 2016 12; 91(12):1628-1637. PMID: 27415445.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Sharma N, O'Hare K, Antonelli RC, Sawicki GS. Transition care: future directions in education, health policy, and outcomes research. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr; 14(2):120-7. PMID: 24602574.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Lemly DC, Weitzman ER, O'Hare K. Advancing healthcare transitions in the medical home: tools for providers, families and adolescents with special healthcare needs. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 25(4):439-46. PMID: 23770924.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Patel MS, O'Hare K. Residency training in transition of youth with childhood-onset chronic disease. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126 Suppl 3:S190-3. PMID: 21123485.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Mohler ER, O'Hare K, Darze ES, Townsend RR, Bridges CR, Keane MG. Cardiovascular function in normotensive offspring of persons with essential hypertension and black race. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2007 Jul; 9(7):506-12. PMID: 17617759.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.