Category: Leadership

Cristina Alcorta, MD (she/her)

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Undergraduate: Harvard University Medical School: Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Cristina grew up in northern New Jersey, just along the Hudson River. She moved to Cambridge, MA for college and majored in Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard. Finding it difficult to leave the Boston area, she decided to complete a year of research in the …

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Ivona Sediva, MD (she/her)


Dr. Sediva recieved her medical degree at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.  She completed interniship and residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York, NY and  pediatric critical care fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH.  She is a Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sediva is …

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Erica Chung, MD (she/her)


Erica Chung MD is a pediatric hospitalist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital with an interest in medical education. After graduating from Brown Medical School, Dr. Chung went on to complete her pediatric residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program (Boston Children’s Hospital / Boston Medical Center). She continued as faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital, and then …

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Michael Herzlinger, MD (he/him)

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Michael Herzlinger, MD is an Assistant (Clinical) Professor of Pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  He is the Program Director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program and a Mary B Arnold Mentor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.   Prior to his current position he completed Residency …

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Brad DeNardo, MD (he/him)


Dr. DeNardo completed fellowship at Brown University in 2014, during which time he pursued basic science and translational research interests focusing on neuroblastoma tumorigenesis and chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity. After completing fellowship , Dr. DeNardo joined the faculty at Brown University in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.      

Patricia Poitevien, MD, MSc (she/her)


Dr. Patricia Poitevien has recently been named Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Brown Alpert Medical School after completing 4 years as the residency’s Program Director. Pat graduated from Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in 1998 and went on to complete Pediatric Residency Training at NYU Langone Health / Bellevue Hospital Center …

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Katherine Mason, MD (she/her)

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Katherine Mason is the Vice chair of education for the Department of Pediatrics and an Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatrics at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Her research has focused primarily on developing best practices in Medical Education, e.g. Learner Assessment, Professionalism and Faculty Development …

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Deborah Pratas (she/her)

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Deborah is a lifelong Rhode Islander, and currently lives in North Providence. She works with all the residents throughout their training preparing schedules, extra clinics, and various activities. The thing she enjoys most about her job is to see the individual growth and transformation that takes place during the three to five years of residency …

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Dennisse Reyes (she/her)

Dennisse Reyes

Dennisse has been living in Providence almost her entire life, but please don’t ask her for directions.   She was born in Puerto Rico and came to live in Providence while just a toddler.  She is the typical Rhode Islander, which means anything more than a 30 minutes drive is too far.  She’s been working at …

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Allison Heinly, MD (she/her)

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Allison Heinly completed her undergraduate studies at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, followed by her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She then completed her pediatric residency and was selected as chief resident at Brown University/Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where she received the Brown University Student Award in Recognition of an …

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