Hematology/Oncology - Faculty

Peter J. Quesenberry, M.D.
The Paul Calabresi, M.D., Professor of Oncology
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology

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

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Ari Birnbaum, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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

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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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Humera Khurshid, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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

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Jodi Layton, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Austin College, Sherman, Texas
Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, TX
Residency: Tulane University Health Science Center
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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Anthony E. Mega, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine (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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Priscilla Merriam, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)

Undergraduate: Yale University, New Haven, CT
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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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Kimberly Perez, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: George Washington University
Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Fellowship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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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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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.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinical)
Associate Professor of 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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Howard Safran, M.D.
Professor of Medicine

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

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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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Eric S. Winer, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Undergraduate: Haverford College
Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Residency: Tufts-New England Medical Center
Fellowship: Tufts-New England Medical Center

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Sabrina Witherby, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)

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

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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.