Divisions and Programs

The Breast Health Center:  
Director Jennifer Gass, MD

The Breast Health Center is multidisciplinary center staffed by a comprehensive team with members from breast surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic surgery, genetic counseling, social services, and nursing.  Residents participate at the center in a 3-4 week rotation highlighting all disciplines integral to breast cancer care.  At the core of our practice is our weekly multidisciplinary tumor board, where every patient is presented before the first treatment, as well as after.  Additionally, we have a weekly genetic case conference, for cancer risk assessment evaluiation, a weekly breast oncology didactic program, and monthly journal club where residents are encouraged to participate.  Our breast imaging center is based at the main hospital, though integral to patient assessment. We perform 3D tomosynthesis, whole breast ultrasound, and breast MRI, with imaged guided biopsy primarily in our imaging suite.  We are also one of only a handful of Society of Surgical Oncology credentialed fellowships housed in an Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.  Our two fellows have their prior training in either general surgey or obstetrics and gynecology.


The Division of Emergency Obstetrics and Gynecology:
Medical Director Roxanne Vrees, MD

The Division of Emergency Obstetrics and Gynecology provides 24/7 staffing and resident supervision by our hospital based Generalist faculty in our women's-only Emergency Department.   Our Emergency room has a total of 19 beds, two dedicated ultrasound rooms, a three-bed triage bay, and two dedicated infant resuscitation areas for Women & Infants' neonatal intensive care unit team. With over 28,000 visits a year, our residents are exposed to all aspects of reproductive health and graduate competent and comfortable treating a vast array of conditions including performing and interpreting obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound.  In 2017 our Division published the first textbook on OB Triage and Emergency Care Protocols. We serve as a resource nationally for Academic Medical Centers attempting to emulate our model.


The Division of Gynecologic Oncology:
Division Director Paul DiSilvestro, MD

The Program in Women's Oncology serves as a resource to physicians and patients for the diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical oncology and gynecological oncology.  We have created a unique environment which provides highly-effective and compassionate care for cancer patients and their families. The program is built around a steadfast philosophy and core values that focus on a multidisciplinary, prospective and patient-centered care team. The Division serves as one of the largest recruitment sites for the NRG Oncology in the country and supports many research projects within the Residency and our Fellowship. We are also committed to the training of medical students, residents, and fellows as part of our mission.


The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine:
Division Director Erika Werner, MD

The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine is a team of 9 faculty members and 5 fellows. We are educators, clinicians, and researchers with NIH and foundation funding.  Many of us serve on the national boards and have leadership role in the society of Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist.  Locally, we serve both as consultants and as primary obstetric providers for women with a wide range of chronic medical conditions, obstetric complications, and fetal abnormalities.  We not only provide the full range of prenatal diagnosis and pregnancy monitoring services, but are also dedicated to taking care of vulnerable high risk women in the hospital-truly keeping the, "M" in Maternal Fetal Medicine.  Our goal is not only to provide the most up to date, evidence-based medical, obstetrical, and surgical care, but also to train medical students, residents, and fellows and to conduct the highest quality research in our specialty. 


The Division of Midwifery: 
Division Director Elisabeth Howard PhD, CNM, FACNM

The Midwifery Division is an academic practice nationally known for innovation in inter-professional education, clinical excellence, and quality improvement.  The midwives’ team-based approach facilitates patient-centered care while supporting resident and medical student learning in the emergency, labor, antepartum, and mother/baby units. In addition to patient care and clinical education, they provide ongoing interdisciplinary curriculum development and support in the form of mentoring, lectures, workshops, original game-based interactive learning, and simulation experiences.  The group’s core value include collaboration, innovation, compassion, and scholarship.


The Division of Research:  
Division Director Kristen Matteson, MD, MPH

The Division of Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology supports Research within the Residency and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  The Division of Research's support and mentorship for residents' projects includes research methodology, database management and statistical analysis.  This has contributed to countless presentations at regional and national meetings and the majority of resident research projects are published in peer review journals.  Since 2005, the Division of Research has directed and managed the NIH/NICHD-funded Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) training program.


The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility:
Interim Division Director Carol Wheeler, MD

The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division, through the Women and Infants Fertility Center, provides state of the art care for all aspects of reproductive medicine. The Center provides comprehensive and balanced treatment, using the most cost-effective and least invasive modalities requisite for successful outcomes with both high tech and holistic approaches. Our doctors, nurses and staff are kind and compassionate, aware that a caring environment is critical to success.  We are a referral resource for reproductive surgeries, a wide range of developmental and hormonal challenges, and care for patients at all ends of the reproductive spectrum.  Division members have held a number of leadership and board positions including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons (formerly the American Association for Gynecologic Laparoscopy), the Residency Review Committee of the ACGME, the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, and the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.


The Division of UroGynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery:
Division Director Deborah Myers, MD

The Division of UroGynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery is one of the largest FPMRS Divisions in the country with seven faculty all of whom are subspecialty fellowship board certified.

We have an accredited ACGME fellowship in FPMRS. Patient care and resident education is provided at our brand new multidisciplinary care center. The Division is one of seven sites from across the U.S. to be selected by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD to participate in the national Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN).  The division conducts a yearly global health mission trip to Rwanda under the IOWD organization.  Our faculty have multiple leadership positions including two Past Presidents of the American Urogynecologic Society, Past President of the Society of Gynecologic Surgery, Member of the FDA Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Advisory Panel, ABOG examiners, chair of APGO's UMEC committee and editorial board roles.


The Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center (OGCC):  
Medical Director Renee Eger, MD

With over 23,000 visits a year, the Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center (OGCC) provides comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological ambulatory care for women of all ages. This includes resident continuity clinics with Gyn and Ob patients as well as subspecialty clinics including the Women's Dysplasia Program, the Pelvic Pain Program, the Vulvar Clinic, Early Options Clinic, the Menopause Program, the Pediatric Gynecology Clinic and a pre-operative specialty Gyn Clinic. These subspecialty clinics serve as a resource for both our clinic patients as well as referrals from physicians in the community for their private patients.  Residents are supervised and supported by both Academic Generalists and Community Physicians. The OGCC also has subspecialty clinics in MFM, UroGynecology and REI overseen by those divisions. On site services for our patients include ultrasound, fetal evaluation, social services and nutrition.


Hospital-Based Faculty

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
(9 Physicians, 5 fellows)

Reproductive Medicine and Infertility
(5 Physicians, 2 fellows)

Gynecologic Oncology
(7 Physicians, 4 fellows)

Breast Health
(4 Physicians, 1 fellow)

Ambulatory Care
(2 Physicians, 5 Nurse Practitioners)

Urogynecology and Gynecological Surgery
(7 Physicians, 4 fellows, 2 Nurse Practitioners)

Research Division
(3 Physicians, 1 Research Associate)

Academic Specialists in General Ob/Gyn
(13 physicians, 3 Nurse Practitioners)

Midwives
(6)