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Release Date: 07/13/2016

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island announces the addition of Hannah A. Bansil, MD, MPH, to the staff at its Breast Health Center in the Program in Women’s Oncology.

Dr. Bansil recently completed a breast surgery fellowship at Columbia University. In addition, she completed a residency in general surgery through East Tennessee State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Covenant College, a medical degree from East Tennessee State University, and a master’s of public health in global health from Harvard School of Public Health.

She is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the Association of Women Surgeons. In addition, she has published several articles on such topics as lymphedema prevention, global health care and HIV. She completed a global health research practicum through Harvard in Nicaragua, where she worked to establish collaborative partnerships and collect data. She has also served as a volunteer physician in Ethiopia and Bangladesh.

“Dr. Bansil is intelligent and enthusiastic about improving the health of women facing breast cancer. She will be a valuable asset to our team,” says Jennifer Gass, MD, co-director of the Breast Health Center and surgeon-in-chief at Women & Infants.

Women interested in making an appointment with Dr. Bansil or other providers with the Breast Health Center at Women & Infants can call (401) 453-7520.

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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 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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