Hematology/Oncology - Faculty

Howard Safran, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Interim Division Director

Undergraduate: Boston University
Medical School: Boston University
Residency: Boston University Medical Center
Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center

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Ari Birnbaum, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)

Undergraduate: Indiana University
Medical School: Medical College of Ohio
Residency: University of Minnesota
Fellowship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Rimini Breakstone, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)

Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine
Fellowship: Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine

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James N. Butera, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Medical School: University of Massachusetts-Worcester
Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Fellowship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Maria Constantinou, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Adelphi University
Medical School: Ross University
Residency: Yale University
Fellowship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Katherine Faricy-Anderson, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Fellowship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Mary Anne Fenton, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Connecticut
Medical School: University of Connecticut
Residency: University of Connecticut
Chief Residency: University of Connecticut
Fellowship: Harvard University/Beth Israel Hospital

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Nancy J. Freeman, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Fellowship: University of Massachusetts-Worcester and Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Laura Goldberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Carleton College
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Graduate School: University of Pittsburgh
Residency: University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Hina Khan, M.D.

Medical School: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education, Pondicherry, India
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY



Humera Khurshid, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)

Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College
Residency: University of Connecticut
Fellowship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Robert Legare, M.D.
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical)
Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinical)

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Yale Medical School
Fellowship: Harvard University - Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Seah Lim, M.D.

Fellowship: Queen Elizabeth Medical Center, England
Fellowship: University College, London Medical School
Fellowship: University of Cambridge, UK
Medical School: University of Aberdeen School of Medicine, UK
Residency: Aberdeen Teaching Hospitals, Scotland


Mary Lopresti, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
Fellowship: University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA

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Kalyan Mantripragada, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical School: Rangaraya Medical College - Andhra University
Residency: Bronx Lebanon Hospital, N.Y.
Fellowship: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

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Anthony E. Mega, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinical)
Associate Professor of Medicine in Surgery (Clinical)

Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Fellowship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Ahmed Nadeem, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)

Undergraduate:
Medical School: King Edward Medical College
Residency:
Fellowship:

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Adam Olszewski, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical School: The Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Residency: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Fellowship: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

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Matthew I. Quesenberry, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Medical School: University of Massachusetts-Worcester
Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Fellowship: University of Virginia

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Peter J. Quesenberry, M.D.
The Paul Calabresi, M.D., Professor of Oncology

Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency: Boston University Medical Center
Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center

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John L. Reagan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
Medical School: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Fellowship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Iole Ribizzi-Akhtar, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medical School: University of Genova, Italy
Fellowship: University of Genova, Italy
Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Fellowship: University of Massachusetts-Worcester

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Tina Rizack, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)
Assistant Professor of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Clinical)

Undergraduate: Emory University
Medical School: Emory University
Graduate School: Masters of Public Health, Emory University
Residency: The University of Chicago Hospital ( Obstetrics and Gynecology 1988-1999) and The University of Chicago Hospital (Internal Medicine 1999-2002)
Fellowship: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence RI (Hematology and Oncology Fellow. 2007-2010)

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Fred J. Schiffman, M.D.
The Sigal Family Professor of Humanistic Medicine
Vice Chairman of Medicine
Associate Physician-in-Chief, The Miriam Hospital

Undergraduate: Wagner College
Medical School: New York University
Residency: Yale University
Fellowship: Yale University

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William Sikov, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Yale University
Residency: University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship: Tufts-New England Medical Center

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Rochelle Strenger, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Barnard College
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Brigham & Women's Hospital
Fellowship: Brigham & Women's Hospital

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Angela Taber, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Fitchburg State College
Medical School: University of Massachusetts-Worcester
Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Fellowship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Anthony G. Thomas, D.O.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Temple University
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Cranston General Hospital
Residency: Brown University/Roger Williams Medical Center
Fellowship: Brown University/Roger Williams Medical Center

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Edward G. Wittels, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Fordham University
Medical School: State University of New York/Downstate
Internship: State University of New York/Downstate
Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Fellowship: New York University

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Patient Services

Members of the Department of Medicine provide both Primary Care Clinical services and Subspecialty Clinical services. Locations include community-based private physician offices, Foundation-owned group practices and the hospitals listed below.

Rhode Island Hospital, a large academic medical center.

The Miriam Hospital, a community based teaching hospital.

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a community based teaching hospital.

Women & Infants Hospital of RI, the 10th largest OB/GYN hospital in the U.S.

Providence VA Medical Center, serving a unique patient population & spectrum of illness.