Professor Emerita of Medicine


Dr. Rosene Montella is currently the SVP for Women's Services and Clinical Integration at Lifespan, Professor and Vice Chair of Medicine and Director of Obstetric Medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She is an honor graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University Medical School. Following her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Washington Seattle, Dr. Rosene became the only internist in North America to complete a two year fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. While in Seattle, she served as Co-Director of the High Risk Pregnancy Clinic at the University of Washington. She later founded the Center for Women's Health at Virginia Mason Medical Center and served as its Medical Director before relocating to Brown University in 1989.

Since coming to Brown, she continued her pioneering spirit in Women's Health. Dr. Rosene Montella established the first fellowship in the country to train internists in Medical Problems in Pregnancy and a comprehensive program in Women's Behavioral Health that has been successfully integrated into the internal medicine and OB/GYN programs there. She subsequently worked to establish an obstetric medicine division within the Department of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. In 2009, Brown announced the addition of the Academic Division of Obstetric Medicine, making Brown the first university in the United States with such a division.

Nationally, her reputation continues to demonstrate a commitment to women's health care. She is currently President of the International Society of Obstetric Medicine and serves as a peer reviewer to many Internal Medicine and OB/GYN journals. Dr. Rosene Montella also serves as an exam question reviewer and writer for the American Board of Internal Medicine. Her current editorial projects include the recently published Human Press textbook, Pulmonary Problems in Pregnancy. She is also the Chief Editor of the new journal, Obstetric Medicine: The Medicine of Pregnancy, published by the Royal Society of Medicine.

Dr. Rosene has recently been honored with the CoE Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital, National Center of Excellence in Women's Health.

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