Pediatric Residency Program



Welcome to the Brown/Rhode Island Hospital Residency Program in Pediatrics! Our program includes 16 categorical, 4 Med-Peds and 3 Triple Board residents every year and we are the only pediatric residency in the state of Rhode Island.

The majority of our clinical training takes place in the 7-story, 87 bed Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the pediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital. Our training also takes us to the Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island that holds an 80 bed NICU and 60 newborn bassinets.

We are a residency built on teamwork, collegiality and service to the community. Our residents are committed to the health of the community. In the past 4 years, residents of our program have received 4 CATCH grants issued by the AAP. We regularly participate in the refugee and Teen Tot clinics as well as travel abroad to learn from our colleagues in Kenya, Cambodia and Haiti.

Residents have also successfully published papers while they are still in training. Graduates of our program go on to be leaders in the community in both general pediatrics as well as subspecialty training.

We encourage you to take a look at our website and reach out to the program leadership and residents should you have any questions!



The Brown/Hasbro Pediatric Residency is an academic program geared towards training clinically skilled, empathetic pediatricians who will become tomorrow’s leaders in child health in an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Our mission is to:

1. Foster a training environment geared at sharpening clinical skills through evidence-based medicine and embracing collaborative team based approach when caring for children.

2. Provide opportunities for residents to explore the various specialties within pediatrics and to engage in academic scholarship that would enable them to be successful in whatever field they choose

3. Prepare residents with leadership, advocacy and research skills that will allow them to be child health pioneers in their chosen fields.

4. Train residents to be leaders and advocates for social change



The 3rd Annual Pediatric Scholarship Celebration will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 4pm to 7 pm at the Warren Alpert Medical School. Faculty, fellows, and residents have the opportunity to present their current scholarly projects. Resident presenters include Melissa Rodriguez, Christine Andrews, Kenzie Daniels, and Dana Egan-Sherry.

The 2019-2020 NPPD (Northeast Region - Association of Pediatric Program Directors) Research Grant was awarded to Kimberly Betts, PGY-3 for her project entitled “The Impact of the Reflective Narrative Passport Program on Physician Trainees’ Experience and Perceptions.”

Residents with abstracts accepted to the upcoming AAP National conference in October, 2019; New Orleans:  Lindsey Mahoney MP2, Julia Ding, MP3, Sarah Rhoads MP4, Sean Sanker, MP4 and Burton Shen, MP4

Contact Us


Mailing Address

Clinic Address

Program Coordinators

Dennisse Reyes

(401) 444-6072

Deborah Pratas

(401) 444-8805

Program Director

Patricia Poitevien, MD

Associate Program Directors

Jeffrey Riese, MD

Robin Kremsdorf, MD

Diversity Officer

Sabina Holland, MD

Hasbro Children's Hospital

Brown University Pediatric Residency Program

593 Eddy Street

Providence, RI 02903

Hasbro Children’s Hospital Pediatric Primary Care

593 Eddy Street

Lower Level

Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-444-4471

Fax: 401-444-3870

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