Release Date: 01/09/2018
Erica Hardy, MD, MMSc, has been named director of the Women’s Infectious Disease Consult Service at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital. Dr. Hardy is an assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
A collaborative service of the hospital’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Medicine, as well as the Integrated Program for High-Risk Pregnancy, this service provides inpatient infectious disease consultation to all providers at Women & Infants Hospital in both obstetrics and gynecology and their respective subspecialties. Outpatient consultations are available to referring providers from throughout southern New England.
Raymond O. Powrie, MD, FRCP(C), FACP, chief of medicine at Women & Infants Hospital and executive chief of medicine at Care New England, said, “Since joining Women & Infants in 2010, Dr. Hardy has helped build a robust women’s infectious disease program here in collaboration with our Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. With this new title and role, we recognize and support Dr. Hardy as she further develops our clinical, teaching, and research program in women’s infectious disease.”
Dr. Hardy completed a residency in medicine and pediatrics at Brown University in the Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital program. She went on to complete an infectious disease fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. During fellowship, she completed a master’s of medical science at Harvard Medical School. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in philosophy with a concentration in medical ethics from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Hardy’s clinical and research interests include infectious disease issues in women, including congenital infection, complex sexually transmitted infections, as well as the medical care and follow-up of survivors of sexual assault. She has grant funding from the Center for AIDS Research to explore the female genital tract immunology after sexual assault, as well as vaginal microbiome in women initiating long-acting contraception.
Dr. Hardy is the co-director of the Women & Infants Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee. She sees inpatient and outpatient infectious disease consults and is involved in medical education. She has been presented with several teaching awards from medical students while on their ob/gyn and obstetric medicine rotation, and from ob/gyn residents.
About Women & Infants Hospital
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.