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Release Date: 01/08/2018

Kristen A. Matteson, MD, MPH, has been named director of the Division of Research for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital. Dr. Matteson, who is also an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is recognized nationally for her expertise in the field of abnormal uterine bleeding and clinical research methods.

Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, chair and Chace-Joukowsky Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and assistant dean for Teaching and Research in Women’s Health at the Warren Alpert Medical School, professor of epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health, and chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital and Care New England Health System, said, “Dr. Matteson has been a tremendous leader for the department’s research mission including promoting research among trainees, junior faculty, and colleagues. Her commitment to scholarship, mentorship, and leadership is part of everything she does from research and teaching to clinical care and committee work. Her vision for enhancing the department’s research program and supporting investigators with innovative initiatives will serve us well into the future.”

Dr. Matteson was part of the team to design and lead the department’s Resident Research Curriculum and she revitalized the Women’s Health Fellows Workshop in Clinical Research Design. Dr. Matteson serves as the research director for the NIH-funded Brown/Women & Infants Hospital Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) scholars program, and she directs a Brown-wide research career development seminar series. She continues to be instrumental in optimizing resources for conducting research and submitting grant proposals in the department.

Dr. Matteson’s research, national presentations, and publications focus on abnormal uterine bleeding, evidence-based medicine in gynecology, and research methods. Dr. Matteson is conducting a randomized clinical trial funded by the NICHD comparing two non-surgical treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding. Dr. Matteson works with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Menstrual Disorders Committee and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). She has served on the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Systematic Review Group, the editorial board of The Obstetrician and Gynecologist, and the ACOG PROLOG task force for Patient Management in the Office. In addition to several other leadership roles, Dr. Matteson is currently the chair of the ACOG Committee on Gynecologic Practice.

In addition to her research leadership, Dr. Matteson practices both obstetrics and gynecology and supervises residents and medical students in Women & Infants’ Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center (OGCC), on the labor floor, on the inpatient gynecology service, and in the operating room. She has been consistently recognized for her teaching and has been awarded outstanding teacher of the year awards since 2006. Dr. Matteson has been recognized with the national CREOG (Counsel on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology) Excellence in Teaching Award and continues to be sought after as an advisor and mentor for residents, medical students, and faculty.

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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 9th 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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