Dr. Kenneth Chan has been practicing pediatrics since 2000 and joined Andover Pediatrics in 2003. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Cornell University and attended medical school at Texas Tech University. Dr. Chan received his pediatric training at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. He also worked there an extra year as chief resident.
Dr. Chan also serves as the school physician for the Andover and North Andover Public Schools. He takes particular special professional interest in food allergy, asthma and infectious diseases. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Massachusetts Medical Society.
Dr. Chan resides in Andover with this wife, Sherry, a dental physician, and their three children. He enjoys playing and coaching youth soccer, likes different types of music and plays guitar and mandolin.
Grace Clancy, PNP, BC, began her nursing career as a staff nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital in July of 1977. By 1980, she had transferred to the Neonatal ICU where her pediatric career began. In 1984, after completing the graduate Nursing Program at Boston University as a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, she was a Maternal Child Health Educator at Lawrence General Hospital. This was followed by a job as a Parent Child Clinical Specialist at Elliot Hospital before returning to MGH as a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. In this role, she provided education, consultation and clinical support to all areas caring for children with a concentration in the neonatal ICU. She was instrumental in establishing the newborn and lactation services for the MGH obstetrical program. Grace has been a certified Lactation Consultant since 1992.
Grace has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Andover Pediatrics since 1996 after completing a post graduate certificate program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She continues to provide lactation consultation in office visits as well as telephone support. Additionally, she is an Adjunct Faculty member of the MGH Institute of Health Professions and provides clinical support and education for graduate students.
Ms Clancy lives in Andover with her husband, George, and son, Colin.
Dr. Jennifer Hensley grew up in Nebraska before moving to the East Coast to attend Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She graduated with a degree in Neuroscience and went on to earn her MD from Boston University. She spent time at Andover Pediatrics while she completed her pediatric training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Massachusetts Medical Society. Dr. Hensley enjoys all areas of pediatrics, but has special interests in the care of infants and adolescents. She also enjoys working with children who have complex medical issues and is interested in healthcare technology.
Dr. Hensley lives in Winchester with her daughters Charlotte and Lucy, and their dog Harry. She enjoys baking, home improvement projects, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and spending time in Boston’s museums and restaurants.
Dr. Nancy Hurley graduated from the University of Cincinnati receiving her MS in Biological Sciences doing environmental research. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine, earning her M.D. While there, she was involved in research studies in an adolescent clinic. Since completing her residency at The Floating Hospital in Boston in 1993, Dr. Hurley has been practicing pediatrics in the Boston suburbs. She joined Andover Pediatrics in December, 2003. While enjoying all aspects of general pediatrics, Dr. Hurley maintains a special interest in adolescent medicine. She also is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy and the Mass Medical Society.
She lives in Bedford with her family. Dr Hurley is a veteran of several marathon races, including Boston, and volunteers in her community.
Amy Lynch, CPNP, earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University in 1996. After graduation, Amy began her nursing career as a staff nurse in pediatrics at New York University Medical Center in New York City. She later moved to the Boston area and continued her work as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital Boston.
Amy received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Boston College in 2001. After completing her master’s degree and passing her certification boards, Amy began working as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Young Parents’ Program at Children’s Hospital Boston. In the Young Parents’ Program Amy provided primary care to adolescent mothers and their children, and ran parenting groups for teenage mothers at Children’s Hospital Boston and at Boston Medical Center.
Amy joined Andover Pediatrics in 2007. She has special interests in adolescent female health, newborn health, asthma education, and all aspects of pediatric care.
Amy lives in Andover with her husband, Ryan, and their three children. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering in her children’s schools, cooking, and exercising.
Julia Micalizzi, PNP-PC (often goes by the nickname Julie) earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Villanova University in 2003. After graduation, she began working as a pediatric staff nurse at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. She completed a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education in 2006 from Jacksonville University. Shortly afterward, she moved to Denver, Colorado where she began specialty work in the Pulmonary Department at Children’s Hospital Colorado as the Asthma Clinic and Program Coordinator, focusing on high risk asthmatics and starting an asthma clinic for severe and high risk children as well as community asthma education programs for local health clinics. She also became certified as an asthma educator in 2007 and continues to remain active in asthma awareness and education efforts.
In 2010 she graduated from University of Colorado with a postgraduate certificate and became certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She transitioned to a role as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner within the Hospitalist Department at Children’s Hospital Colorado where she remained in that role until relocating to New England with her husband in 2012.
Julia joined Andover Pediatrics in early 2013 and continues to enjoy many aspects of primary care with special interests in asthma care and education as well as pulmonary disorders. She lives with her husband in Somerville, Massachusetts. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, running, quilting, gardening, and cheering for the New England Revolution soccer team!
Dr. Robert Nelken graduated from Rutgers University in 1970 with a B.A. in Biological Sciences and received an MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1974. Dr. Nelken did his pediatric residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY and was certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in 1979, 1988, and 2009.
He was Chief of Pediatrics at the USPHS Indian Health Hospital in Tuba City, Arizona from 1977 until 1980 when he moved to Andover. He has been in private practice since 1980 at Andover Pediatrics and a consulting pediatrician at St. Ann’s Home since 1987.
Dr. Nelken belongs to a number of organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Massachusetts Medical Society and The Helfer Society. He is actively involved with several committees relating to child abuse including the Mass Chapter AAP Committee on Child Abuse, the Essex County Child Death Review Team and the Essex County Child Advocacy Committee. Special interests include sports medicine, dermatology, and growth disorders, in addition to normal growth and development from infancy through adolescence. Dr Nelken has made several medical trips to Jamaica, Vietnam, Honduras, Venezuela and Bolivia over the years.
He lives in Andover with his wife, Velma and has two grown children and two grandchildren. His leisure pursuits include the Over-the-Hill soccer league, hiking in Utah, running and piano.
Dr. Elizabeth Pritchard graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in June, 1994. She completed her pediatric residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1997 and served an additional year as chief resident. Subsequently, she worked at Somerville Pediatrics for five years until joining Andover Pediatrics in September, 2003.
Dr. Pritchard is certified by The American Board of Pediatrics and belongs to The Mass Medical Society and The American Academy of Pediatrics. While enjoying all aspects of pediatric medicine, she especially enjoys care of the young infant, toddler and preschooler.
She lives in Andover with her two school age daughters. In her spare time she enjoys walking, biking, baking, reading, and belongs to a local church.