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Release Date: 12/07/2015

Susan L. Koelliker, MD, of Barrington, a radiologist with Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, and assistant professor (clinical) of Diagnostic Imaging at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been appointed the new Chief of Diagnostic Imaging beginning January 1, 2016.

“We have been very fortunate to have Dr. Koelliker on staff in the Diagnostic Imaging Department here at Women & Infants. A 20 year member of our team, I am confident she will continue the important advancements of the department in contributing to the multidisciplinary care we provide our patients,” said Mark R. Marcantano, president and chief operating officer of Women & Infants.

Dr. Koelliker has been a radiologist with Women & Infants since 1996. She received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Williams College and went on to receive her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her residency in radiology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. She then returned home to Rhode Island where she completed her fellowship in cross-sectional imaging at Rhode Island Hospital.

“I worked very closely with former chief, Dr. Patricia Spencer, over the span of her career here at Women & Infants,” said Dr. Koelliker. “I look forward to continuing the progress she has made with the profession of radiology as a whole, as well as improving quality and the patient experience within our department.”

Dr. Koelliker currently serves on multiple hospital committees including the Medical Executive Committee, Women & Infants Quality Council, and the Care New England Breast Leadership Committee. Her research interests specifically include breast health and lymph nodes.

The Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Women & Infants Hospital provides a full range of basic and specialized services for adults and newborns.

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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