Diversity at Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Welcome from Department of Pediatrics Diversity Officer

I am thrilled that you are considering the Brown University Pediatric Residency Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital for your residency training.  The program has a long history of fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for residents.   We understand that diversity gives all healthcare providers the opportunity to explore different cultures, which enriches the educational experience and, more importantly, provides a framework for each resident physician to better understand their patients and provide excellent patient care.

The Department of Pediatrics at Alpert Medical School is committed to building a diverse and inclusive Residency Program.   We are excited to announce the expansion of our diversity initiative in the upcoming academic year.  Our overarching goal is to increase the number of residents from diverse backgrounds.   As you research residency programs, I invite you to learn about the culture of Providence and greater Rhode Island.  Rhode Island is much more than the home of outstanding universities and wonderful beaches.  The City of Providence is racially, ethnically, socioeconomically, and spiritually diverse.   Please check out our guidebook for more information.

The Brown Pediatric Residency Program is proud to partner with the Brown Minority Housestaff Association (BMHA) and the Brown University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

  • BMHA is a resident and fellow run organization committed to promoting the advancement of underrepresented housestaff through mentorship, networking and advocacy.  They schedule curricula throughout the year to promote culturally competent care among the healthcare community at Brown University.   Additionally, the BMHA and the Gold Foundation sponsor the Medical Education through Diversity (MED) Talks.  Lastly, BMHA supports the GME to help recruit residents, fellows and faculty members from diverse backgrounds.
  •  The Brown University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs’ mission is to help create and foster a diverse, inclusive and culturally competent learning and training environment for students, faculty and trainees within the Division of Biology and Medicine including The Warren Alpert Medical School, and Program in Biology.   They sponsor the Department of Pediatrics Diversity Visiting Student Elective and Second Look Dinner.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about Providence or our residency program.

Sabina D. Holland, M.D.

Diversity Officer for the Department of Pediatrics


Contact Us


Mailing Address

Clinic Address

Important Links

Program Coordinators

Dennisse Reyes


(401) 444-6072

Deb Pratas


(401) 444-8805

Chief Residents 2018-2019

Jessica Daley, MD

Marie L. Carillo, MD


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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