Brown Pediatric Residency Program

Our News

Welcome Sabina Holland, MD as the new Department of Pediatrics Diversity Officer! She will be working with both faculty and residents to develop a more comprehensive curriculum on the topics of diversity and inclusion, serve as a faculty representative to the Brown Minority Housestaff Association and further support recruitment efforts.

We are excited to announce the creation of the new Hasbro Alumni Association! The organization will help keep alumni connected to news updates within the department of pediatrics and provide an opportunity for residents to network with attendings across the country. Alumni will also have the opportunity to donate back to the residency program to benefit the residency training program!

The Department of Pediatrics is proud to sponsor the Diversity in Medicine Visiting Student Scholarship for medical students applying for pediatrics at Brown. Each year, students will be selected from a competitive group of applicants for $1,000 stipend and discounted housing options on campus.

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.

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

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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 2017-2018

Dr. Eric Chow

Dr. Nizar Dowla

Program Director

Chris Merritt, MD, MPH

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