February 1, 2024

Lowell CHC Announces Promotions in Key Leadership Roles

Lowell Community Health Center (LOWELL CHC) is pleased to announce the promotion of three key members of our medical staff, each bringing their unique expertise and dedication to their new roles.

Dr. Natalie Bowen steps into the role of Chief of Pediatrics. Since joining LOWELL CHC in March 2020 as a primary care pediatrician, Dr. Bowen has demonstrated a deep commitment to providing comprehensive care to children. A graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and alumnus of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s pediatric residency program, she has extensive experience in various clinical settings, particularly in team-based care. Dr. Bowen’s passion for working with diverse communities and addressing health disparities aligns perfectly with LOWELL CHC’s mission. Beyond her professional pursuits, she enjoys gardening, reading, and outdoor activities with her family.

Dr. Ria Roberts has been appointed as the Medical Director for LOWELL CHC’s Program for Healthy Aging. A Yale-trained internist and Harvard-educated geriatrician, Dr. Roberts brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in geriatric care. Her approach is founded on the Geriatric “5 Ms” Framework: Mind, Mobility, Multi-Complexity, Medications, and Matters most. Dr. Roberts, who also serves as a part-time Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been a driving force behind the development of the Program for Healthy Aging, Lowell CHC’s first geriatric-focused clinic to address the complex needs of our older adults.  Her dedication to diversity in medicine, astute leadership and comprehensive care philosophy make her an invaluable asset to the Lowell community.

Dr. Flora Sadri takes on the role of Medical Director, Substance Use Services, showcasing her extensive background in both clinical practice and public health. A graduate of Boston University and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Sadri has held notable positions in family medicine and addiction treatment. Her work has focused on developing outpatient alcohol withdrawal management programs and utilizing innovative methods for treating substance use disorders. Dr. Sadri’s involvement in medical societies like the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Society of Addiction Medicine highlights her commitment to advancing addiction care. Dr. Sadri is board-certified in addiction medicine.

LOWELL CHC is excited to support Drs. Bowen, Roberts, and Sadri in their new roles and looks forward to their continued contributions to our community.