The History of Needham Pediatrics

The practice began in 1962 as a solo practice started by Dr. Christopher Salvo. Initially Dr. Salvo saw patients in the garage of his house on Great Plain Avenue! In the late 1960s, Dr. Salvo took on his first partner, Dr. Thomas Connolly. Drs. Salvo and Connolly opened an office at 111 Lincoln Street in Needham in 1967. Dr. Norman Rosin joined the practice in 1972 and worked full-time for 43 years before retiring in 2015.

We operated at 111 Lincoln Street from 1967 until March 2013. Over the years, the current providers in our practice were hired in succession:


Our prior home at 111 Lincoln St

  • 1984 -- Dr. Jane Brown
  • 1994 -- Dr. Alan Stern
  • 2000 -- Dr. Mirela Popa
  • 2004 -- Dr. David Greene's
  • 2006 -- Dr. Ruth Sakakeeny
  • 2013 -- Dr. Patricia Helm
  • 2015 -- Dr. Katie Cecala
  • 2015 -- Kate Wilk, PNP
  • 2017 -- Jessica Redon, PNP
  • 2018 -- Dr. Chris Gibson

Today Needham Pediatrics is staffed by 7 pediatricians and a nurse practitioner working in the proud tradition established by Dr. Salvo, Dr. Connolly, and Dr. Rosin. We are all board, certified pediatric specialists.

In March 2013, Needham Pediatrics moved to its current location at 145 Rosemary Street, Entry K, in Needham. With this larger and modernized space, we are well positioned for our next 50 years of service!

Visit our Providers page to learn more about our physicians and nurse practitioner, or the About Us page to learn more about our current operations.