Phyllis Dennery, M.D.

Phyllis Dennery, MD
Chair of Pediatrics, Warren Alpert Medical School
Pediatrician-In-Chief, Medical Director, Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics, Warren Alpert Medical School
Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Brown University


In April 2015, Dr. Phyllis Dennery, Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics, took the lead for pediatric care, teaching, and research at the Lifespan health system and Alpert Medical School. She serves as pediatrician-in‑chief and medical director at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, as well as chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Brown. Dr. Dennery’s research, consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health for 24 years, addresses lung problems and other medical conditions among newborns. She has served on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM) and advocated for a Center for Health Disparities while serving at the University of Pennsylvania.