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Robert M. Insoft, MD, of Boston, has recently been named senior vice president of quality and clinical effectiveness at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital. A neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Insoft most recently served as the medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Neonatal Respiratory Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, where he was also the quality officer in the NICU.

Dr. Insoft is an academic pediatrician and neonatologist whose time has been divided among patient care, clinical research, health policy, quality improvement, administration and teaching. As senior vice president of quality and clinical effectiveness, he will provide a physician’s knowledge and perspective to the administrative team, particularly in the areas of quality improvement, safety and clinical outcomes, clinical informatics, risk management, infection control and utilization review.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Insoft to Women & Infants Hospital. He brings to this job a track record of success that will help us continue to ensure that we remain the recognized leader in health care for women and newborns,” said Mark Marcantano, president and chief operating officer of Women & Infants.  

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Insoft completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, fellowships in neonatal-perinatal medicine and intensive care transport in the Department of Pediatrics and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also a scholar from the Brigham Leadership Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Business School.

“I am pleased to have had numerous opportunities to build programs, teach, investigate, lead, and collaborate. I have mentored numerous students, colleagues and staff who hopefully have benefitted from my experience in and love for newborn medicine, pediatrics, quality improvement, and inter- and intra-facility transport,” said Dr. Insoft. “This is a wonderful opportunity for me, and I am so excited to be joining Women & Infants’ team.”

Across his career, Dr. Insoft has had the opportunity to contribute to the field of critical care transport and has taught nationally and internationally in this area. He has led the Section of Transport Medicine (SOTM) of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and was the senior author on the AAP-sponsored Consensus Statement on Pediatric Transport, published in 2013 in Pediatrics.

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About Women & Infants Hospital

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the 9th largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year. A Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, U.S.News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital, in 2009 Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation’s first mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.

Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.
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