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Release Date: 03/23/2015

Renee Eger, MD, of Sharon, MA, has been named medical director for the Women’s Primary Care Center of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England Hospital. The Women's Primary Care Center (WPCC) offers a full array of health services for women of all ages, including primary and preventive health care for women of reproductive age, as well as obstetrical services and routine and specialty gynecologic services for women of all ages.

“Dr. Eger brings extensive clinical and administrative experience to the position as well as a passion for teaching and patient care. Her enthusiasm and vision for women’s health and improving health care delivery will serve our patients and community well,” said Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital, executive chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Care New England, Chair and Chace-Joukowsky Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and assistant dean for teaching and research in women's health at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and professor of epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health.

Dr. Eger has been serving the health care needs of the women of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts for more than 20 years. A graduate of Brown University and Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Eger completed her residency at Women & Infants Hospital and is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2013, she was certified by the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology.

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 12th 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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