Our Medical Team

Dr. Masa Higuchi

Medical Director

Dr. Higuchi is certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice/Palliative Medicine. MD, Nagoya City University Medical School. He received his fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center and the University of Hawaii. Dr. Higuchi has American certification in Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine; Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Jin Byung Chae

Subacute Medical Director

Dr. Chae graduated from Kyungpook National Medical School, South Korea in 2000 and completed his residency at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, NJ. He is a Hospitalist affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Metrowest Medical Center, Spaulding Hospital North Shore, Salem Hospital, and Spaulding Hospital Cambridge. Dr. Chaei is on the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Maher Tabba

Vent Unit Director

Dr. Tabba is a Pulmonologist in Boston, MA, and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Tufts Medical Center where he is Chief of Interventional Pulmonology and Thoracic Oncology, and Hallmark Health System-Melrose. Dr. Tabba is also an Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 30 years. He is one of 8 doctors at Emerson Hospital and one of 7 at Hallmark Health System-Melrose who specialize in Pulmonology.

Dr. Michael Mentakis


Michael J. Mentakis, MD, MBA, CPE, FACC, FESC-HSC is a renowned Massachusetts cardiologist in practice for more than two decades. He received his medical degree from the University of Athens and completed his internship and residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. His subspecialties include echocardiography, non-invasive cardiology and exercise physiology, and cardiac rehabilitation.

Dr. Mentakis has been honored with numerous awards for his outstanding work including Best Doctor in Massachusetts, Who is Who Best Doctor, and Top Doctor in New Jersey. He is affiliated with many area hospitals including Good Samaritan Medical Center-Brockton, MGH, and Tufts Medical Center.

Steven Ritucci Jr, D.O, FAAPMR


Steven Ritucci Jr, D.O. who is a board-certified physiatrist since 2019. He completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency through NOVA-Southeastern/ Larkin Community Hospital (Miami, FL) in 2017. He graduated from Nova Southeastern College with his D.O. in 2013.

Marcia Dumornay, RT

Respiratory Therapist

Marcia is a Respiratory Therapist for more than 19 years and has worked with acute care patients in all aspects of the respiratory field including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home care therapy. She is a graduate of the respiratory therapy program at Massasoit Community College. She is excited to be part of the new ventilator floor at North End Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, working alongside our therapy team and pulmonary doctor.

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