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Release Date: 01/13/2015

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has been ranked in the top five programs in the Northeast. Doximity, the largest physician network, today announced the first-ever regional residency program rankings.

In September, data on a national evaluation of residency programs was made public for the first time, in an effort to provide more transparency into the performance of residency programs and give medical students information to choose the right residency program to kickstart their career. Today these rankings are being released on a regional level. The survey included more than 50,000 peer nominations from board-certified US physicians, and evaluated 3,691 residency training programs across 20 specialties (view methodology).

Women & Infants and Brown University provide a comprehensive and integrated clinical experience and training. The department itself hosts 60 hospital-based faculty members, in addition to more than 100 community-based physicians who provide valuable contributions to the program's teaching service.

Dr. Gary Frishman, MD, director of the residency program, stated, "This recognition and honor reflects the incredible caliber of community and hospital-based faculty, the resources and support of Women & Infants Hospital and Brown University, and most importantly the remarkably gifted residents who are drawn to the residency program." Dr. Frishman has been at Women & Infants for more than 23 years and currently serves as the associate division director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Medical students and physicians can access the full list of residency programs by specialty using the free Residency Navigator tool on Doximity.

About Doximity
Launched in 2011, Doximity ( connects physicians to make them more successful and productive. With more than half of all U.S. physicians as members, collaborating across every specialty and academic medical center, Doximity is the largest secure medical network in the country. Doximity is headquartered in Silicon Valley and was created by the founders of Epocrates.

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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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