Program Leadership

Program Directors

Adam Pallant, MD, PhD, Program DirectorAdam Pallant, MD, PhD, Program Director

Adam Pallant has been the residency director at Brown Medical School since 1998.  He completed his graduate and medical training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, followed by pediatric residency and chief residency at the University of California, San Francisco. 

 Dr. Pallant continues to practice and precept general pediatrics and refugee health in the primary care clinic at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. He was in a community pediatric practice for two years prior to being invited to work with the residency program at Brown.  He chose Providence as the location to settle for its unique mix of coastal beauty and access, cultural and ethnic diversity, great food, and reasonable lifestyle with ready entrance to urban and rural activities without the expense and congestion of many larger cities.

 Dr. Pallant has put a priority on bringing a humanistic and family-centered focus to resident education and patient care. He received the Brown Pediatric Award for Outstanding Dedication to Patient Care in 2009 in addition to earlier receiving both the Teaching Recognition Award and The Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award at Brown University.  Previously he received the Neossi Award at the end of his chief residency at UCSF, given in recognition of caring interactions with medical staff while providing outstanding and humanistic medical care. Dr. Pallant is currently interested in fostering a meaningful and pragmatic educational approach to humanistic health care in the context of a busy residency training environment.          

Jeffrey Riese, MDJeffrey Riese, MDJeff, Associate Program Director,  graduated from Bowdoin College in 2002 and then spent 3 years in a non-traditional path before entering medical school.  He spent 12 months working and living in Yokohama, Japan teaching conversation English to middle school children, then traveled throughout Southeast Asia before returning to the Boston area where he grew up.  While applying to medical school, he worked as a pediatric nursing assistant before entering University of Massachusetts Medical School.  At UMass, Jeff met his current wife who couples matched to the Pediatric Residency at Brown.  In residency, Jeff completed clinical research about factors related to readmission in bronchiolitis and was awarded the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award by Brown Medical School.  After his year as chief resident , he is now a pediatric hospitalist.

According to Jeff, an ideal day in Providence is grabbing a coffee at the Coffee Exchange, going to the park with his 2.5-year-old daughter Chloe and year old son, Mason, catching an independent film at either the Cable Car Cinema or the Avon, then hitting Wayland Sq for dinner at La Laiterie.

Program Coordinators

Donna Glittone, Program CoordinatorDonna Glittone, Program CoordinatorDonna is a home grown Rhode Islander who grew up with all the favorite things Rhode Island is noted for:  Dell’s lemonade, coffee milk and Allie’s donuts.  She has worked in the residency program for the past 21 years.   She is a true sun worshipper whose favorite place to relax is in Aruba.

Rhode Island Favorites:  Spending time at the beaches, raking leaves and shoveling snow.

Dennisse Reyes: Program CoordinatorDennisse Reyes: Program Coordinator

Dennisse has been living in Providence almost her entire life, but please don’t ask her for directions.    She was born in Puerto Rico and came to live in little old Providence while just a toddler.  She is the typical Rhode Islander, which means anything more than a 30 minutes drive is too far.  She’s been working at Rhode Island Hospital since the age of 15 and has worked in many areas in the hospital, but for the past 11 years has been with the Residency.   She loves talking to and helping people which is just one of the reasons she truly enjoys her job.  She also loves to play Rummy 500 with some of her closest friends.  When she’s not at work, Dennisse loves spending time with her husband, daughter, son, her dog, and her immediate family.

 Rhode Island Favorites:  Everything in Rhode Island is close, the change of seasons, lots of places to buy cheap and expensive bling, and the Residency!

Lori Moniz, Program AssistantLori Moniz, Program Assistant

I started working at Rhode Island Hospital in 1985. Since 1992, I have work with the Pediatric ResidencyTraining Program and in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. In 2007, I also took over as the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Coordinator. According to Dennisse Reyes, my husbandand I are the “Bo and Hope” of RI, having been together since our teen years. We have 3 adult sons andrecently we welcomed a daughter -in- law into our family. I also have 2 dogs, Tess-a wonderful yellowlab and Roxy a “sweet” Rottweiler. I have lived in Rhode Island my whole life and love it here! I actuallybought and live now in my childhood home in Barrington. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with myfamily, baking and Zumba. I am also a volunteer with Home and Hospice Care of RI and The AmericanCancer Society.

Rhode Island Favorites: There are so many wonderful places to visit in Rhode Island. The small towns are charming, the beaches are exquisite. The parks are picturesque and the restaurants are delectable. But always rememberwhen in Rhode Island, you must be sure to have a quahog, Iggy’s doughboys, Del’s lemonade, hotwieners and a glass of coffee milk!


Chief Residents 2014-2015

Jennifer Brondon, MDJennifer Brondon, MDOriginally from New Jersey, Jennifer completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and during her time there was a Division I Track and Field sprinter. She completed her MS at Drexel University in Philadelphia and her MD from SUNY-Syracuse with Co-Resident Ambrish Patel (Go Orange!) She enjoys hiking and running with her husband and dog Beef, cooking (at least trying to) and is a happy mother to her son, Andrew!

Rhode Island Favorites: Jen lives about 30 minutes north since my husband is an Internal Medicine Resident in Boston. Even though the commute is easy I still wish I lived in RI !

 Allison Heinly, MDAllison Heinly, MDAllison is from Columbia, Maryland. She attended Lehigh University for undergrad and Georgetown University for medical school. She was so excited to come to Brown for residency. She says “it has been an incredible experience so far!”

 Rhode Island Favorites: Love the beaches! And the many delicious restaurants in and around Providence!