Welcome from the Pediatric Residency Program Director!

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the pediatric residency program of the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, located at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. I am both proud and honored to be a part of the training opportunities offered here.


Without question our strongest selling point is our residents. They are universally an exceptionally bright, collegial, fun, hard-working group; friendships developed here last a lifetime. Our residents’ idealism and efforts to make the world a better place for children are truly unique and remarkable. It is an absolute joy to rub shoulders with them on a daily basis.


The clinical breadth and educational opportunities here are hard to match. Hasbro Children's Hospital is the only children's hospital in our state and surrounding region. Consequently, each and every child with medical need - be it a new concern, a chronic problem, or an obscure diagnosis - comes through our doors. In addition, this is a hospital that depends upon its residents to take ownership of their patients’ care, rather than taking a back seat simply to observe and take orders. The diversity of our patient base is astonishing. We care for children and adolescents who have recently arrived from all corners of the earth, and from Rhode Island’s culturally, ethnically, and economically varied neighborhoods and towns.


Finally, it is important to me that residents are as happy in the hospital as they are in their time off. Providence is a wonderful place to live, and continues to be recognized for its outstanding quality of life.  Housing remains affordable, commutes are easy, and the ocean beaches, ponds, and woods are all a stone's throw away. World-class colleges and universities help contribute to the art, culture and delicious food found here.  Our residents are so happy with their training and lifestyle that they frequently opt to stay in the area to continue their careers.


Ultimately, I want each and every resident here at Brown to be successful. It's my job and philosophy to help you to define what that success is, and work with you to attain that goal.



Chris Merritt, MD, MPH

Pediatric Residency Director

Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Hasbro Children’s Hospital


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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