North End Waterfront Health Welcomes New Pediatrician

A new pediatrician just landed at North End Waterfront Health. David Tortorella, MD is a board-certified pediatrician who has immediate appointments available and is accepting patients from newborns to young adults. He is also a newly licensed pilot.

Dr. Tortorella received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, his medical degree from St. Louis University, and completed his residency in Chicago at Children’s Memorial Hospital, which is part of Northwestern University. He comes to NEW Health after four years at a primary care practice in Biddeford, Maine.

“Working with children and families is very important to me,” Dr. Tortorella says. “My favorite thing about being a pediatrician is getting to know families and watching kids grow. It’s extremely rewarding to start seeing a patient as a baby and then watching him or her grow up—it’s like you get to be part of the family.”

Dr. Tortorella joins family medicine physicians Elizabeth Turnock, MD, and Martha McLoughlin, MD. Family doctors take care of everyone from infants to grandmothers, while pediatricians focus solely on the care of newborns to young adults.

A Waltham, Mass. native, Dr. Tortorella says he is excited to work in the North End and truly get a taste of the neighborhood.

“Coming from a small town in Maine, I’m eager to work in a city like Boston,” he says. “I’m especially lucky to be working in the North End because the area has a great neighborhood feeling, so it’s like working in a smaller community. I’m also looking forward to experiencing the food and cultural heritage—and I can’t wait to go to my first feast!”

In addition to flying the friendly skies, Dr. Tortorella enjoys cooking in his free time. He will see patients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Call 617-643-8000 to schedule an appointment.