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Release Date: 02/02/2015

David A. Carcieri, MD, FACOG, has been named designated institutional official (DIO) for Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital. The DIO is responsible for the administration and oversight of all the hospital's graduate medical education programs and is responsible for assuring compliance with all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements.

Dr. Carcieri brings a great deal of experience to his new administrative role. He is the immediate past president of the medical staff of Women & Infants Hospital and currently serves on the board of Women & Infants Indemnity. In the past, Dr. Carcieri has served in a variety of leadership positions including serving as co-chair of the hospital quality committee as well as the Care New England board.

"The Designated Institutional Officer (or DIO) is crucial for the success of our graduate medical education training programs here at Women & Infants. I am extremely confident that Dr. Carcieri will provide the appropriate oversight and excellent stewardship to ensure the continued success of our world-class programs so we can attract and train the next generation of physicians," said Robert Insoft, MD, senior vice president of quality and clinical effectiveness at Women & Infants.

A native Rhode Islander, Dr. Carcieri received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University where he was an honors graduate. He completed his internship and residency at Cornell University Medical Center in New York City. In 1994, he returned to Rhode Island to join the medical staff at Women & Infants. Currently, he serves on the faculty at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University as a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology while also maintaining a private practice in North Providence, both of which he plans to continue in his new role as DIO.

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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