Rhode Island Hospital- Brown University

    Anthony M. Reginato, PhD, MD

    (Chief, Program Director)




Dr. Reginato received both his PhD degree in anatomy and structural biology and medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Internal Medicine training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Rheumatology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing his Rheumatology training, he joined the faculty in the Division of Rheumatology at MGH. He brings a wealth of experience in teaching and research in the areas of cartilage biology, crystal diseases, and application of musculoskeletal ultrasound to rheumatic diseases to the program. He has particular clinical interest in diagnostic imaging in early rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and crystal diseases.

   Joanne Szczygiel Cunha, MD

   (Associate Program Director)




Dr. Cunha earned her Bachelor of Science at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, City College of New York and her medical degree at Albany Medical College. She completed her Internal Medicine training and Rheumatology fellowship at The Warren Alpert School of Brown University. After completing her training, Dr. Cunha has joined the Division of Rheumatology at Brown University and the Providence VA Medical Center. Her clinical and research interests include psoriatic arthritis, crystal diseases, scleroderma, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

    Deepan Dalal, MD, MPH





Dr. Dalal graduated from from T.N. Medical College, India. He completed his Internal Medicine residency from Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH and subsequently completed Rheumatology fellowship from Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA. He has simultaneously earned his Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD. While, he sees patients in general rheumatology clinic, he has particular interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound. In addition, Dr. Dalal has research interests in general epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology and health outcomes research and brings with him his research experience of working in population database, longitudinal cohorts as well as large systematic reviews.

  Stuart T. Schwartz, MD





Dr. Schwartz graduated from Duke University and UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School. He completed his medical training at Rhode Island Hospital and Rheumatology Fellowship in the Roger Williams Medical Center Program. In addition to his busy practice at University Medicine Foundation, he is an active teacher at the Brown Medical School as well as the medical residency at Rhode Island Hospital, and is a key member of the rheumatology faculty. He has published and lectured on osteoarthritis, crystal diseases, and vasculitis among other topics.


  Edward V. Lally, MD

    (Professor Emeritus)




Dr. Lally graduated from Brown University and received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine training at Boston City Hospital and was a rheumatology fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lally has authored or co-authored over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as numerous book chapters and review articles. He is nationally known for his research and publications on scleroderma and related disorders. He lectures frequently on connective tissue disorders and is actively involved in the fellowship in both the outpatient and consultation services. Dr. Lally is the Director of the Division of Rheumatology at Rhode Island Hospital.