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Release Date: 11/19/2015

Gary N. Frishman, MD, associate director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Residency Program Director at Women & Infants Hospital, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). With more than 7,700 members from 100 countries, the AAGL is the leading association in the world in promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Frishman will begin duties later this month for a one year team. After his term as secretary/treasurer, Dr. Frishman will then ascend to vice president, and then president of the association the follow year.

Dr. Frishman currently sits on the Residency Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) overseeing all obstetric and gynecologic residency training programs in the United States. He is also deputy editor for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and serves as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). Dr. Frishman previously served on the board of directors for both the AAGL and its associated Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

Dr. Frishman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at Columbia University in New York City. Following this, he completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Connecticut in Farmington.

Dr. Frishman joined the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Women & Infants in 1991.

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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