Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine


Suzanne McLaughlin is a board-certified pediatrician and internist at Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s Hospitals and the program director of the Medicine-Pediatrics residency.  She is an attending physician at the Medicine Pediatrics Primary Care Center and has research interests in promoting wellness and care for chronic illness in primary care settings, health care transition and medical education.  She works with a socially and economically diverse patient population in promoting healthy transition for adolescents and young adults with special health care needs.  She is the medical director for the primary care center, and a member of the Pediatric Cancer Survivorship care team.  She received a 2009 Picker Institute-Gold Foundation Challenge grant to develop training curriculum promoting humanistic values in residency through transition care and a 2013 AAP/ROME CATCH Visiting Professorship grant to host a conference with a national expert on patient-centered medical homes.  She has multiple publications on health care transition and is an active contributor to the Medicine Pediatrics Program Directors’ Association Transitions Committee, a site-PI for the Healthcare Transitions Curriculum Collaborative and a member of the Primary Care Workgroup for the ACP CSS Transition Project.  She was honored with the Beckwith Teaching Award for the Department of Medicine in 2014 and the ACGME Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award in 2019.  Suzanne completed her residency at Brown University and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School, with a clinical focus on adolescent health care and a training focus on program development.  She has a Masters in Maternal and Child Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and has worked with a variety of community and non-profit service agencies on projects to address chronic care needs.   

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