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Release Date: 08/04/2015

Following a national search, Ruben Alvero, MD, FACOG, FACS, has been appointed director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Most recently, Dr. Alvero was the division director for REI and vice chairman for education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he was also a professor of obstetrics and gynecology. He is a founding member of the University of Colorado's Center for Surgical Innovation and served on its board of directors.

"Dr. Alvero is a recognized leader in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility," said Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, executive chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Care New England Health System, Chair and Chace-Joukowsky Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and assistant dean for teaching and research in women's health at the Alpert Medical School, and professor of epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health. "Dr. Alvero has been at the forefront of new initiatives to improve patient care through quality initiatives, educational advancements and surgical innovation. We are looking forward to his inspiring leadership as he joins our incredible team of specialists in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility."

A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Alvero earned his medical degree at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the National Institutes of Health.

Named one of the Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors, Inc. since 2005, Dr. Alvero serves on the editorial boards of Reproductive Medicine Insights and Clinical Medicine: Case Reports and is a peer reviewer for The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Human Reproduction, Fertility and Sterility, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

A fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Alvero is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the International Gynecologic Society, the National Hispanic Medical Association, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and the Society for Medical Decision-Making.

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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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