Associate Professor of Medicine


My current work includes 3 main foci:  patient care, quality improvement and evidence-based medicine.  I oversee the work of our Internal Medicine residents and students in our inpatient and outpatient settings at Rhode Island Hospital.  I am the Quality Improvement Coordinator for our Division of General Internal Medicine and also teach quality improvement to our residents.  Finally, I teach evidence-based medicine in a variety of settings.

My prior research applied decision-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis to a number of clinical domains. These included anti-platelet therapy for the prevention of cardiovascular events, policies to reduce the rate of hospitalization for long-term nursing home residents, emerging breast cancer screening modalities, including ultrasound and MRI, and using utility theory as a tool for the evaluation of breast cancer treatment disparities.

Outside of the hospital, I enjoy running, cycling, fly fishing and travel.

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