Jennifer L. Pfau, MD

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Jennifer Pfau


Dr. Pfau practices at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center where she works with a primarily Spanish-speaking immigrant/underserved patient population. She precepts the residents at EBNHC and serves as a resident advisor. Dr. Pfau has a strong interest in maternal/child and reproductive health– she is a certified ALSO instructor and is currently the course director for the fourth year medical student MCH elective. Dr. Pfau also has an interest in international health and has traveled to Nicaragua, Peru, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Lesotho as a medical volunteer. When she is not busy working, she enjoys trying new restaurants, hiking/camping and playing with her dog (Snickers).

Expertise in maternal child health:
1) course director for the fourth year medical student Maternal Child Health elective (started in 2010).
2) 2011-2012: participated in the Centering Pregnancy focus group/steering committee at EBNHC to try and introduce/incorporate group prenatal care; ran a pilot group in 2010 with the help of a Nurse Practitioner and Medical Assistant.
3) ALSO instructor.


  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, BS


  • Published on 4/30/2021

    Choi Y, Hoffman J, Alarcon L, Pfau J, Bolourchi M. Neonatal arrhythmias in Turner syndrome: a case report and review of the literature. Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2021 Apr; 5(4):ytab160. PMID: 34124555.

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  • Published on 9/1/2007

    Quadros PS, Pfau JL, Wagner CK. Distribution of progesterone receptor immunoreactivity in the fetal and neonatal rat forebrain. J Comp Neurol. 2007 Sep 1; 504(1):42-56. PMID: 17614295.

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  • Published on 8/22/2007

    Barks JD, Liu YQ, Shangguan Y, Li J, Pfau J, Silverstein FS. Impact of indolent inflammation on neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in mice. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2008 Feb; 26(1):57-65. PMID: 17923368.

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  • Published on 11/26/2003

    Wagner CK, Xu J, Pfau JL, Quadros PS, De Vries GJ, Arnold AP. Neonatal mice possessing an Sry transgene show a masculinized pattern of progesterone receptor expression in the brain independent of sex chromosome status. Endocrinology. 2004 Mar; 145(3):1046-9. PMID: 14645115.

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  • Published on 10/1/2002

    Quadros PS, Pfau JL, Goldstein AY, De Vries GJ, Wagner CK. Sex differences in progesterone receptor expression: a potential mechanism for estradiol-mediated sexual differentiation. Endocrinology. 2002 Oct; 143(10):3727-39. PMID: 12239082.

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  • Published on 6/5/2001

    Wagner CK, Pfau JL, De Vries GJ, Merchenthaler IJ. Sex differences in progesterone receptor immunoreactivity in neonatal mouse brain depend on estrogen receptor alpha expression. J Neurobiol. 2001 Jun 5; 47(3):176-82. PMID: 11333399.

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