Project RESPECT: Obstetrics and Addiction Medicine

“Treat Addiction, Save Lives”

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Pregnancy
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center

Project RESPECT (Recovery, Empowerment, Social Services, Prenatal care, Education, Community and Treatment) is a high risk obstetrical and addiction recovery medical home at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Established in 2006, the Project RESPECT clinic provides a unique service of comprehensive obstetric and substance use disorder treatment for pregnant women and their newborns.

The Project RESPECT team members include four buprenorphine-waivered obstetric providers, a Psychiatrist specializing in mood disorders in pregnancy, an Addiction Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner, an RN case manager and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.

We offer monitored, acute substance withdrawal treatment and induction of medication assisted treatment  for pregnant woman seeking treatment for opioid use disorder.  Intensive, individualized out-patient treatment plans are outlined for each patient based on the severity of their disease and their recovery progress.  The out-patient medical home model provides on site, collaborative and multidisciplinary care for pregnant and post-partum women in recovery.

The Project RESPECT clinical team collaborates and coordinates care with the inpatient Obstetric, Pediatric, Psychiatry, Social Work, Nursing and Lactation teams at Boston Medical Center to provide supportive and informed care.

Project RESPECT works in collaboration with multiple community based organizations including local methadone clinics, residential addiction treatment centers, the Department of public Health, and the Department of Children and Families.


Welcome to Boston Medical Center’s Project RESPECT, the Treatment of Addiction in Pregnancy:

  • Recovery
  • Empowerment
  • Social Services
  • Prenatal Care
  • Education
  • Community
  • Treatment

We believe in you and your ability to make a positive change in your life, for you and your baby! Our goal is to support you in your recovery while providing you with excellent medical and obstetric care.


Treatment Team

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Kelley Saia, MD
Diplomate of American board of Addiction Medicine

Price Jordana

Jordana Price, MD
Family Medicine


Tirah Samura, MD


Michelle Sia, DO

Basilissa Teixera, MA

Ana Cecilio, RN
OB Nurse


Ingrid St. Hill, MA
Scheduling Coordinator


The Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates
Boston Medical Center
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02118

Contact Information

Monday-Friday 9AM-4:30PM

  • For questions about your pregnancy or medications: Call  617.414.4165
  • For prenatal care, social work & mental health appointments: Call  617.414.6376

After 4:30PM and weekends

  • Please call: 617.414.2000