Our Medical Team

Dr. Roger Schutt, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Roger Schutt is a Board Certified Family Practitioner as well as in Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Care. He specializes in the care of patients in subacute and long term care facilities. He works for the Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare System and serves as the Medical Director for their Extended Care Community Program serving patients in assisted livings, rehab facilities and long term care facilities across greater Boston.

He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston as well as BID-Milton and BID-Needham. He received his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 61 doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton and one of 606 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who specialize in Internal/Family Medicine.


Dr. Zasif Merchant

Co-Medical Director


Dr. Sumer Verma

Psychiatrist and Medical Director of Memory Care


Dr. Verma is presently the Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Education and Fellowship Program at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. He has also held the position of the Psychiatrist in Charge of the Special Care Geriatric Unit at McLean Hospital between 1994 and 2002. His specialty and certification is in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry. In 1987, Dr. Verma received the Roeske Certificate of Excellence from the American Psychiatric Association. In 2000, he was awarded by “Psychiatric Times,” as “Teacher of the Year.” Between the years 1971 and the present, Dr. Verma has made over 1000 presentations nationally and abroad in a variety of settings and to different audiences involved in the care of the aging population. He served as Principal Investigator on a variety of clinical and research trials, and has been on a number of national and state committees and editorial boards. Dr. Verma is co-author and co-editor of the book, Depression in Later Life, published by Marcel Dekker in 2003.


Dr. Zidoon Nasser

General Surgeon


Dr. Kenneth Silverman

Cardiologist

Dr. Faisal Hamada

Pulmonologist