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Women & Infants announces two additions to high-risk pregnancy program
10/01/2013

Two physicians have joined the team of specialists in Women & Infants’ Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy, New England’s only fully integrated center for the care of women with high-risk pregnancies and their developing fetuses. On October 1, obstetric medicine and infectious disease specialist Erica Hardy, MD, MA, MMSc, returns to Women & Infants and maternal-fetal medicine specialist Erika Werner, MD, MS, joins the staff.

Dr. Erica Hardy, a resident of Cranston, is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and received her medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine. She earned a masters degree in philosophy with a concentration in medical ethics at the University of Maryland, a certificate in the Program in Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard School of Public Health, and a masters of medical science degree at Harvard Medical School. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a clinical fellowship in infectious diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics and infectious diseases, Dr. Hardy’s research and clinical interests include infectious disease issues in obstetric and gynecologic patients, including congenital infection, complicated sexually transmitted infections, as well as outcomes, post-exposure prophylaxis and follow-up care of sexual assault survivors.

A resident of Barrington, Dr. Erika Werner joins the staff at Women & Infants from Johns Hopkins. A graduate of the University of Virginia with a bachelors degree and also a masters degree in environmental engineering, Dr. Werner earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. She returned to the University of Virginia for her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in maternal-fetal medicine, Dr. Werner’s research and clinical interests include obstetrical complications of obesity, gestational diabetes, operative deliveries and preterm birth. She has also published extensively on cost effective medical practices.

A service of the divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Obstetric and Consultative Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy brings together the expertise of a wide range of clinical specialists with extensive experience in the care of high-risk pregnancies to help ensure the best possible outcomes for mothers and babies.

Physicians with Women & Infants' Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy see patients in offices across southern New England, including Providence, South Kingstown, and Woonsocket, RI; and Attleboro, Fall River and North Dartmouth, MA. For information, call (401) 453-7545 or visit womenandinfants.org/highriskpregnancy.

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. The primary 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 eighth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country with nearly 8,400 deliveries per year. In 2009, Women & Infants opened the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

New England’s premier hospital for women and newborns, 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 only 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 Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health; 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 National Institutes of Health’s Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.

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