Our Medical Team

Dr. Roger Schutt, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Roger Schutt joined Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare 2009, after spending 15 years in family practice and geriatrics at Carney Hospital in Dorchester, MA. Dr. Schutt currently holds the position of Medical Director with the Beth Israel Lahey Performance Network. In this role, he oversees the Preferred SNF and Homecare network. Dr. Schutt earned his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME, and completed a residency in Family Medicine. He is Board Certified in Family Practice, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and an Advanced Certificate in Geriatric Medicine.

Dr. Asif Merchant

Medical Director

Dr. Asif Merchant is the Chief of Geriatrics for Extended Care with Partners Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton Massachusetts who specializes in Geriatric Medicine and Hospice/Palliative Care. Dr. Merchant is a board-certified Internist and Geriatrician who brings decades of experience in Geriatric Medicine. He is a graduate of Grant Medical College Maharashtra University of Health Services and completed his Residency at North Shore University Hospital.

Dr. Zidoon Nasser

General Surgeon

Dr. Faisal Hamada


Dr. Hamada is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist with Steward Healthcare servicing Good Sam Medical Center and Morton Hospital. He has over 40 years’ experience in the pulmonary medicine field. Dr. Hamada is a graduate of the College of Medicine University of Baghdad as of 1980. His expertise in Critical Care has been instrumental in the development of our pulmonary rehabilitation program.

Dr. Meena Sundaram