Release Date: 08/14/2018Erika F. Werner, MS, MD, has been named director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital. Dr. Werner joined the division in 2013 and has been serving as interim director since March 2018.
“This appointment follows a national search, during which Dr. Werner’s prominence and expertise in the field of maternal-fetal medicine shone. Her vision for the division will focus the entire team on excellence in clinical care, research, and education,” said 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.
A member of Care New England Medical Group, Dr. Werner is also an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and associate professor of epidemiology, Research Scholar Track, at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Dr. Werner is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in maternal-fetal medicine. Her research and clinical interests include obstetrical complications of obesity, gestational diabetes, operative deliveries, and preterm birth. She has also published extensively on cost effective medical practices.
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.