B. Star Hampton, MD, FACOG 

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Interim Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Hampton is the interim chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital. She also holds the position of vice chair of education for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Dr. Hampton is committed to teaching physicians in training, takes an active part in the academic growth of her field, and travels yearly for international women's health outreach.



Dayna Burrell, MD
Residency Program Director

Dr. Burrell is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is a member of the division of Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital. Dr. Burrell completed her residency training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and remained at Johns Hopkins as an Academic Specialist faculty member for 8 years. During that time, she served as an Associate Program Director and helped to build a simulation curriculum for resident education. Dr. Burrell joined the faculty at Women & Infants Hospital in 2016 and continues in her passion and drive for excellence in resident and medical student education.

Merima Ruhotina, MD 
Administrative Chief Resident

Meri graduated from the University of Vermont School of Medicine. She plans to pursue a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.  


R. Nicholas Burns, MD 
Administrative Chief Resident

Nick graduated from the University of Texas Galveston Medical School. He plans on pursuing a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine.