Brown Pediatric Residency Program

Our News

Congratulations to Nizar Dowla, MD (Categorical Pediatrics) and Eric Chow, MD (Med-Peds) for being chosen Chief Residents for 2017-2018! They will follow in the footsteps of Vanessa Hand, MD (Categorical Pediatrics) and Brian Lee, MD (Med-Peds) as Chief Residents in 2016-2017.

Brown University will be launching the new Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute with the help of a $12.5 million gift from the family of Alan Hassenfeld. The new institute will be established in collaboration with Hasbro Children's Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital to make an impact on the health of the children of Rhode Island. Alan Hassenfeld, the retired Chairman and CEO of Hasbro Toy Company, has been a long time supporter of child health. His family's gift in 1994 helped establish the Hasbro Children's Hospital, the state's only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center (

The Brown Pediatric Residency Program is proud to partner with the Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA) to promote diversity in medicine. BMHA is a resident and fellow run organization that schedules lectures and programs on diversity throughout the year to help promote culturally competent care among the healthcare community at Brown University. Additionally, the new Medical Education through Diversity (MED) Talks series is sponsored by BMHA and the Gold Foundation. BMHA also supports the GME to help recruit residents, fellows and faculty members from diverse backgrounds. The organization recently put together a new website to show what Rhode Island has to offer! ( 

Our 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!

Our Mission

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.

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Contact Us


Mailing Address

Clinic Address

Important Links

Program Coordinators

Dennisse Reyes

(401) 444-6072

Donna Glittone

(401) 444-8805

Chief Residents 2015-2016

Dr. Rebecca Macdonell-Yilmaz Dr. Meghan Small

Program Director

Adam Pallant, MD, PhD

Associate Program Directors

Jeffrey Riese, MD

Robin Kremsdorf, 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