Frinny Polanco Walters, MD, MPH


Attending Physician, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Division, Boston Children’s Hospital; Faculty Assistant Director, Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

(Commonwealth Fund Fellow 2019-2021)

Frinny Polanco Walters, MD is currently an attending physician in the Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Division at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is passionate about promoting health education, safety, and violence prevention for all adolescents and young adults, especially those with developmental disabilities, and about advocating for policies that support greater access and better quality services to the underserved, including racial/ethnic minorities and those impacted by food insecurity. As a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellow, she worked with health policy experts on issues affecting disadvantaged communities. While in the DC area she worked at the National Institutes of Health doing research on the importance of minority populations’ involvement in clinical trials. Dr. Polanco Walters received her medical degree in 2014 from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, completed her pediatric residency at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston in 2017, and completed her fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2020.