Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric pulmonary disease
  • Asthma
  • obesity-related asthma
  • Chronic cough
  • recurrent pneumonia
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • childhood interstitial lung disease (ChILD)
  • genetic pulmonary diseases
Medical Education
  • MD, UMASS Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Nashua: Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Drenkard E*, Hibbler RM*, Gutu DA, Eaton AD, Silverio AL, Ausubel FM, Hurley BP**, Yonker LM**. Replication of the ordered, nonredundant library of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain PA14 transposon insertion mutants. Journal of Visualized Experiments. Accepted, In-press.

Yonker LM, Pazos MA, Mou H, Chu KK, Eaton AD, Bonventre JV, Tearney GJ, Rajagopal J, Hurley BP. Neutrophil-derived cytosolic PLA2α contributes to bacterial-induced neutrophil trans-epithelial migration. Journal of Immunology. J Immunol. 2017 Oct 15;199(8):2873-2884. PMID: 28887431

Yonker LM*, Mou H*, Chu KK, Pazos MA, Leung H, Cu D, Ryu J, Hibbler RM, Eaton AD, Ford TN, Falck JR, Kinane TB, Tearney GJ, Rajagopal J, Hurley BP. Development of a Primary Human Co-Culture Model of Inflamed Airway Mucosa. Scientific Reports. 2017 Aug 15;7(1):8182. PMID: 28811631

Yonker LM, Cigana C, Hurley BP, Bragonzi A. Host-pathogen interplay in the respiratory environment of cystic fibrosis. J Cystic Fibrosis. 2015 Jul;14(4):431-9

Friedman D, Linnemann RW, Altstein LL, Islam S, Bach KT, Lamb C, Volpe J, Doolittle C, St John A, O'Malley PJ, Sawicki GS, Georgiopoulos AM, Yonker LM*, Moskowitz SM*. The CF-CARES primary palliative care model: A CF-specific structured assessment of symptoms, distress, and coping. J Cyst Fibros. 2017 Mar 14. pii: S1569-1993(17)30077-2. PMID: 28302366


News & Events

  • MGHfC highlights innovations in pediatric research at 11th Annual Research Day

    This past May marked the 11th anniversary of MGHfC Research Day, an annual event that recognizes the pioneering research of investigators throughout the hospital whose discoveries help to better understand childhood health and disease. The focus of this years’ event was on innovation and taking children’s health and medicine even farther into the future with cutting edge care and research.


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Nashua, NH 03060-3925
Phone: 603-577-5360
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