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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Katharine WenstromKatharine D. Wenstrom, MA, MD, is director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM), and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Wenstrom received both her bachelor's and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, and a master's degree in pathology from Columbia University in New York. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago, followed by a fellowship in medical genetics at the University of Iowa. She is one of fewer than 50 individuals in the country who are triple board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine, and medical genetics.

Dr. Wenstrom is past president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the primary society for MFM subspecialists around the world. She has also served on the executive board of directors of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and as head of the National Institutes of Health Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Biology Subcommittee. She has authored more than 150 original papers and scholarly publications, is a coauthor of two editions of the textbook Williams Obstetrics, and is editor-in-chief for obstetrics of the journal Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. She has been listed in Guide To America's Top Physicians, Academic Keys Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education, and Castle Connolly's Top Doctors, and has been elected to "Best Doctors in America®" and "The Best Doctors for Women."

Her clinical and research interests include genetic screening, fetal diagnosis and therapy, and teratology.




Brenna AndersonBrenna L. Anderson, MD, MS, is chief of the Infectious Diseases Consult Service at Women & Infants and an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island and her medical degree from Brown University. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She also earned a master's degree in clinical research and completed a fellowship in reproductive infectious diseases and immunology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.

In 2006, Dr. Anderson was selected for the Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program at Women & Infants/Brown University, which supported her investigations of the immune system in pregnancy. In 2009, she received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Career Development Award to study mucosal immunity in the acquisition of HIV. Dr. Anderson has served as the leader of the Infectious Disease Special Interest group for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and is currently the alternate principal investigator for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Research Network at the hospital.

Her clinical and research interests focus on the ante- and intra-partum care of infectious diseases in pregnancy.




Stephen CarrStephen R. Carr, MD, is director of the Prenatal Diagnosis Center and Maternal–Fetal Medicine Diagnostic Imaging at Women & Infants, co-director of the Fetal Treatment Program, a cooperative effort of Women & Infants and Lifespan, and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Carr earned his bachelor's degree at Middlebury College and his medical degree from the University of Hawaii. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Illinois in Chicago and his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Women & Infants. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine, and is listed in Castle Connolly's Top Doctors.

Dr. Carr's clinical interests include fetal sonography and invasive diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. His research interests include evaluation and management of twin to twin transfusion syndrome. Dr. Carr is a colonel in the Rhode Island Air National Guard and is commander of the 143rd Medical Group.



  

Donald CoustanDonald R. Coustan, MD, is director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine's Prenatal Diabetes Program, and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He was chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1991 to 2008. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology summa cum laude and his medical degree at Yale University, and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale.

Dr. Coustan is a past president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, past chairman of the American Diabetes Association, and has held numerous other national positions. He has been named president-elect of the American Gynecological and Obstetrics Society (AGOS) and will assume leadership in September 2013.  He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. Dr. Coustan is an internationally recognized expert on the management of diabetes in pregnancy, and is the author of more than 200 research papers and scholarly publications, many of which deal with diabetes.




Dr. Tanya DaileyTanya Dailey, MD, is director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic at Women & Infants and a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received her bachelor's degree in human physiology from Boston University and completed both medical school and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tufts New England Medical Center.

Dr. Dailey did her maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Women & Infants, with a thesis on TGF expression in the pregnant rat cervix and its role in cervical remodeling. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as maternal-fetal medicine.

Her research interests include preterm labor and cervical insufficiency.




Dr. Barbara O'BrienBarbara M. O'Brien, MD, is director of Perinatal Genetics, co-director of Women & Infants' Prenatal Diagnosis Center, associate director of the third-year medical student core clerkship in ob/gyn, and an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received her bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross and her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine, and a fellowship in medical genetics at Tufts New England Medical Center.

Dr. O'Brien is one of fewer than 50 individuals in the country who are triple board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine, and medical genetics. Her clinical interests include fetal sonography, invasive techniques for the diagnosis of chromosomal and genetic disorders, and the diagnosis and treatment of twin to twin transfusion syndrome.

See an interview with Dr. O'Brien from WJAR-TV10.




Dr. Julie JohnsonJulie Johnson, MD, is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her medical degree from Wake Forest University. After completing her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Carolina, she came to Women & Infants for a maternal-fetal medicine fellowship.

Dr. Johnson is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and board-eligible in maternal-fetal medicine. Her research and clinical interests include fetal cardiac function in growth restricted pregnancies and mechanisms and abnormalities of labor and delivery.




Dr. Matthew EspositoMatthew Esposito, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He received his bachelor's degree in biology summa cum laude from Williams College, and a medical degree from the University of Rochester.

After completing his residency at the University of Maryland, he did a maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Women & Infants. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. Dr. Esposito is an expert in ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis, and his research interests include aspects of cesarean delivery and clinical problems in obstetrics.




Dr. Dwight RouseDwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH, is the Brown/Women & Infants principal investigator for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Research Network, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, his medical degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago, and his master's degree in public health from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.

Dr. Rouse is an author of the 23rd edition of Williams Obstetrics, a past member of the editorial board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and editor-in-chief for obstetrics of the journal Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. He has authored more than 150 original papers and scholarly publications. Through the MFMU, he has led studies on the prevention of prematurity in twins, and the prevention of cerebral palsy with magnesium sulfate. His research and clinical work are focused on clinical obstetrics, particularly labor management.


Erika Werner MDErika Werner, MD, MS, joins the staff at Women & Infants from Johns Hopkins.  A graduate of the University of Virginia with a bachelors degree and also a masters degree in environmental engineering, Dr. Werner earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University.  She returned to the University of Virginia for her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in maternal-fetal medicine, Dr. Werner's 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.


Obstetric Internists

Kenneth ChenKenneth Chen, MD, is the director of the Division of Obstetric and Consultative Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital. Dr. Chen received a MBBS degree, the equivalent of a MD degree, at the University of Sydney in Australia after which he completed a residency in internal medicine at Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney. He then completed dual fellowships in endocrinology at The Prince of Wales Hospital, University of South Wales, Sydney, and obstetric and consultative medicine at Women & Infants Hospital, Brown University. He served as a full-time staff specialist and conjoint lecturer in endocrinology and obstetric medicine at The Prince of Wales Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney from January 2010 to December 2011.

Dr. Chen's primary interests include medical disorders in pregnancy with a special expertise in diabetes, obesity and endocrine disorders in pregnancy.  He also has a special interest in the use of insulin pumps in pregnancy; polycystic ovarian syndrome and endocrine causes of infertility; and pre-conception counseling for women with chronic medical conditions.




Niharika MehtaNiharika Mehta, MD, is a board certified internal medicine specialist and attending physician at the Center for Obstetric and Consultative Medicine. An assistant professor of medicine (clinical at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Dr. Mehta received her medical degree from Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India, and completed her residency in internal medicine at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University Hospital Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She completed a fellowship in obstetric and consultative medicine at Women & Infants.




Ray Powrie MDRaymond O. Powrie, MD, is the interim chief of medicine at Women & Infants and an attending physician in the Center for Obstetric and Consultative Medicine. Dr. Powrie earned his medical degree from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine in Edmonton, Canada, where he also completed his residency in internal medicine. He completed a fellowship in obstetric and consultative medicine at Women & Infants. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Powrie is a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and an instructor for the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Powrie is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as a member of the executive committee for the International Society of Obstetric Medicine. His research and clinical interests include education, quality and safety, medical problems in pregnancy, and perioperative consultation.


Erica Hardy MDErica Hardy, MD, MA, MMSc, is associate director of the Infectious Disease Consult Service.  A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she received her medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine.  She earned a masters degree in philosophy with a concentration in medical ethics at the University of Maryland, a certificate in the Program in Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard School of Public Health, and a masters of medical science degree at Harvard Medical School.  She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a clinical fellowship in infectious diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

 

Internal Medicine

Carolyn Blackman, MD, is a graduate of Brown Medical School and completed her residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

Amy Boyer, MD, MPH, earned her medical degree at George Washington University and completed her internship and residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

Jonathan Gates, MD,
is the assistant chief of medicine at Kent Hospital. He has earned a well-deserved reputation for clinical excellence and very compassionate medical care for the citizens of Kent County. In addition, he has lead multidisciplinary teams of doctors, nurses and administrators in enhancing the quality of care patients receive. Dr. Gates is a board certified hospitalist with a subspecialty in internal medicine and is a graduate of McGill University. He completed his internship at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.

John Gelzhisher, MD,
is a graduate of the Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

Alisa Merolli, MD, is a graduate of the Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

Paari Gopalakrishnan, MD, MBA,
is the director of the Inpatient Medical Group at Kent Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas and his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at Brown University. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition he received an MBA from Bryant University.

Erin Hogan, MD, is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, where she also completed an internship and residency.

Patricia Russo-Magno, MD, is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency at Rhode Island Hospital, and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Brown University.

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