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Women & Infants Program in Women’s Oncology
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Dr. Paul DiSilvestroPaul A. DiSilvestro, MD, joined the Program in Women's Oncology in 2003. Dr. DiSilvestro earned his Medical Degree from the University of Vermont, and completed his Residency at Women & Infants in Providence, RI. He also completed a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Oklahoma.

Prior to coming to Women & Infants' Hospital, Dr. DiSilvestro was at Stony brook Hospital in Long Island, New York for 4 years where he was Principle Investigator for Gynecologic Oncology Group Research. Dr. DiSilvestro is now the Principle Investigator for Gynecologic Oncology Group for the Program in Women’s Oncology, and oversees the Research Department within the Program in Women’s Oncology.  
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Dr. GranaiCornelius O. “Skip” Granai III, MD, FACOG, FACS, director of the Program in Women’s Oncology, is an Associate Professor at Brown University. He heads a team including Residents, three Gynecologic Oncology Fellows, four Certified Oncology Nurses, three Nurse Practitioners and the multi disciplinary support of many others including Medical Students from Brown and elsewhere.

Dr. Granai received a Master’s Degree in Cell Biology from the University of Vermont in 1973 and his Medical Degree from the University of Vermont, College of Medicine in 1977. He served a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University, School of Medicine from 1978-1981 and completed a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at New England Medical Center.

Prior to joining Women & Infants Hospital and Brown University, he was on the faculty of Tufts and Harvard University and on the staffs of New England Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncologists, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, the New England Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (to which he was recently elected as President) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

In addition to serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Brown/Tufts Cancer program, he was selected as a participant of the Fetzer Institute Relationship-Centered Care Group. He serves as Co-Chair of Care New England/Lifespan Oncology Service Line Committee and was elected to the Information Committee of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.
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Dr. Robert LegareRobert D. Legare, MD, received his medical degree in 1990 from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston Massachusetts. His residency was completed in 1992 at Yale–New Haven Hospital in Connecticut and his research/clinical fellowship was completed in 1996 at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He was an Associate Physician at both Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Dana–Farber Cancer Institute and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, 1996–1997. Dr. Legare is now an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Ob–Gyn at Brown University School of Medicine.

As a medical oncologist/hematologist he is an integral part of both the Gyn–Onc Clinic and the Breast Health Center. Dr. Legare is the Medical Director of the Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention Program and the Breast Health Center within the Program in Women’s Oncology. He is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine. He is the instructor for small group sessions, Pathophysiology/Hematology (Bio281), Brown University School of Medicine. Dr. Legare received the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award from Women & Infants Hospital/Brown University in 2004 and 2005. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, Brown University Oncology Group and the author of many papers, abstracts and chapters.  
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Dr. McCourtCarolyn McCourt, MD received her BS at Creighton University 1997, and received her MD in 2001 also from the same university. Dr. McCourt completed her residency training at the University of Washington in 2005, and completed a Fellowship at Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital in 2008. Dr. McCourt is a member of the American Medical Women’s Association, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. Her current clinical areas of interest focus on minimally invasive surgery. Dr. McCourt lives with her husband, Ercan and son, Willem Finian.


Dr. Richard MooreRichard Moore, MD, FACOG, is an Assistant Professor who graduated from the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship program at Women & Infants Hospital and has joined the hospital’s full-time faculty as a Gynecologic Oncologist. He completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in 1997.

He is an integral part in the Program’s research development, working on numerous groundbreaking cancer studies - including the CA-125 Low Risk Cancer Trial and Sentinel Lymph Node research. A native of Quebec, Canada, he earned is Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alberta. His undergraduate work was done at Clarkson University, majoring in Engineering and Management. Prior to joining our staff as a first year Fellow, he worked at the Virginia Center for Women in Chesapeake, Virginia.  Publications


Dr. Tina RizakTina Rizack, MD, MPH, earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Emory University, a master’s degree in public health from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and a medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine. She completed internships in obstetrics and gynecology and internal medicine and a residency in internal medicine at The University of Chicago Hospitals. She also completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Prior to joining Women & Infants, Dr. Rizack worked as a hospitalist at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Morton Hospital and Medical Center and Sturdy Memorial Hospital, where she helped launch the hospitalist program. She is a clinical instructor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.


Dr. Katina RobisonKatina Robison, MD, is a medical oncologist and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She earned dual bachelor’s degrees in physiology and psychology, magna cum laude, from San Francisco University, and a medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology, both through Brown University at Women & Infants Hospital.

Currently, she is leading a project entitled “Prevalence of HPV and Type Distribution in Southeast Asian Women Residing in Rhode Island.” This research is protected through her status as Women & Infants’ Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) scholar. The WRHR program is funded through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to ensure that young physicians have protected time to conduct clinical research to improve women’s health.


Ashley R. Stuckey, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist and breast surgeon in the Program in Women's Oncology and an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She earned a bachelor's of arts degree in French from Davidson College, and a medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, including one year as its chief resident. In addition, she completed a month-long program as the Galloway Fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She also completed a pair of fellowships – in pelvic surgery at the Lahey Clinic and in gynecology/breast oncology at Women & Infants.




Dr. Trevor Tejada-BergesTrevor Tejada-Bergés, MD, joined the Program in July 2001 as a Gynecologic Oncology fellow. In 1990, he graduated with Great Distinction with a BS degree in Biology and an MS in Neurology/Neurosurgery in 1992, both from McGill University. Dr. Tejada-Bergés received his MD degree in 1996 at Royal Victory Hospital/McGill University where he also completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology in 2001.

His most recent research project at Women & Infants Hospital is "Evaluating the Efficacy of Therapeutic Vaccination with Tumor-Derived gp96 Peptide Complexes Using a Syngeneic Rat Model of Ovarian Cancer." He hopes to combine his interests in clinical medicine with his previous/current research experience.  Publications

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