About the Program
Welcome from the Pediatric Residency Program Director!
Welcome to the Pediatric Residency Program at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University / Hasbro Children’s Hospital! Thank you for your interest in our program.
Our mission at Brown is to provide a world-class education for our residents in an environment which fosters self-directed learning, meaningful mentorship and collaboration. We are passionate about the care of children, and our residents have the opportunity to learn, teach and provide state-of-the-art care in multiple clinical settings with a diverse patient population.
Just as each patient is unique, so is each trainee. We strive to create a learning environment that is dynamic and responds to the individual needs of each resident while remaining anchored to our core values of advocacy, inquiry, diversity and innovation. The residents who choose to train with us graduate with a mastery of clinical skills, but also a deep understanding of how social responsibility, community engagement, research and activism are all powerful tools to help further children’s health.
Pat Poitevien, MD
Pediatric Residency Program Director
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Jessica Daley, MD: Chief Resident 2018-2019
Undergraduate: Hamilton College
Medical School: Tufts University (Maine Track)
Jessie was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Yarmouth, ME. She attended Hamilton College in upstate NY for undergraduate studies and graduated in 2009 with a major in philosophy. She worked as a research assistant in Neonatology before attending Tufts University School of Medicine (Maine Track). She received her MD in 2015 and was awarded membership into AOA. She has loved her time at Brown especially because of the amazing people and the focus on resident learning and wellness. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and exploring all the amazing things Rhode Island has to offer! She is applying for fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology.
Patricia Poitevien, MD, MSc: Program Director
Dr. Patricia Poitevien has recently been named Residency Program Director for the Department of Pediatrics at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. “Pat” graduated from Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in 1998 and went on to complete Pediatric Residency Training at NYU Langone Health / Bellevue Hospital Center in New York. She was chosen to serve as a Chief Resident there and stayed on as a Pediatric Hospitalist for 15 years. During much of this time, she was the Section Chief and Medical Director for Pediatric Inpatient Medicine at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. In 2013 she earned a Masters of Clinical Science from NYU and was subsequently chosen to be the Residency Program Director for NYU Langone Health / Bellevue Hospital Center. In 2018, Pat was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to lead the Pediatric Residency Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and serve as an Assistant Dean of Diversity an Inclusion for the Warren Alpert Medical School.
Pat is passionate about medical education, particularly around issues of mentorship, diversity and evaluation. She believes that how we teach and how we care for patients must be informed by an environment that is inclusive and representative. Although she will always be a girl from Brooklyn, she is excited to return to Rhode Island with her husband and two boys to explore all the Ocean State has to offer.
Marie L. Carillo, MD: Chief Resident 2018-2019
Undergraduate: College of William and Mary
Graduate: Boston University (M.A., Medical Sciences)
Medical School: Boston University
Marie was born and raised in Brooklyn before traveling down south to attend the College of William and Mary. During her senior year she traveled to Belize on a medical service trip, where she met her other half. After college, Marie moved to Cambridge and took classes at Harvard University while teaching MCAT classes for Kaplan. She then got her Master's degree at Boston University and spent a year working on her thesis at the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania doing translational oncology research. Marie returned to Boston to attend medical school at Boston University. She knew she wanted to come to Brown for her pediatric residency training because of the close-knit nature of the program and the high quality of training. She is now applying for fellowship in pediatric cardiology.
Jeff Riese, MD: Associate Program Director
Jeffrey Riese graduated from Bowdoin College in 2002 and then spent 3 years in a non-traditional path before entering medical school. He spent 12 months working and living in Yokohama, Japan teaching conversation English to middle school children, then traveled throughout Southeast Asia before returning to the Boston area where he grew up. While applying to medical school, he worked as a pediatric nursing assistant before entering University of Massachusetts Medical School. At UMass, Jeff met his current wife who couples matched to the Pediatric Residency at Brown. In residency, Jeff completed clinical research about factors related to readmission in bronchiolitis and was awarded the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award by Brown Medical School. After his year as chief resident, he is now a pediatric hospitalist.
Sabina Holland, MD: Department of Pediatrics Diversity Officer
Sabina Holland earned her medical degree Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, Louisiana. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency in Orlando, Florida at the University of Florida Pediatric Residency Program at Orlando Health. After residency, she moved her family to Rhode Island where she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Brown University/Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Following her fellowship, Sabina joined the faculty and the pediatric residency team where she is working on developing innovative ways to increase diversity in the residency program.
Dennisse Reyes: Program Coordinator
Dennisse has been living in Providence almost her entire life, but please don’t ask her for directions. She was born in Puerto Rico and came to live in little old Providence while just a toddler. She is the typical Rhode Islander, which means anything more than a 30 minutes drive is too far. She’s been working at Rhode Island Hospital since the age of 15 and has worked in many areas in the hospital, but for the past 12 years she has been with the Pediatric Residency Program. She loves talking with and helping people which is just one of the reasons she truly enjoys her job. When Dennisse is not at work, she loves spending time with her husband, son, daughter, dog, and her immediate family. She loves the fact that everything in Rhode Island is close and enjoys the change of seasons! Above all, she enjoys the fact that there are lots of places to buy cheap and expensive bling, but of course the cherry on top is the Pediatric Residency.
Deb Pratas: Program Coordinator
Deb is a lifelong Rhode Islander and currently lives in North Providence. She will be working with the Med-Peds residents for the four years of residency preparing schedules, extra clinics and various activities. The thing she enjoys the most about her job is to see the individual growth and transformation that takes place during the four years of residency here at RIH and at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She has 3 beautiful adult children, grand-puppies and enjoys spending time with them, hiking, running and training for the next race! It is her passion to constantly advance the field of graduate medical education during such an exciting time and love working with the residents, faculty and coordinators every day. She is also excited to transfer her medical education and training skills to her role of providing support and coordinating the primary care training program and ensuring that the residents benefit from unique world class and innovative training.
Lori Moniz: Program Assistant
Lori started working at Rhode Island Hospital in 1985. Since 1992, she has worked with the Pediatric Residency Training Program and in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. In 2007, she also took over as the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Coordinator. She is happily married with 3 adult sons and 2 dogs. She has lived in Rhode Island her whole life and loves it here! She bought her childhood home in Barrington where she currently resides. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking and Zumba. She is also a volunteer with Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island and The American Cancer Society. Her favorite things about Rhode Island include the small towns and charming beaches. She finds the parks to be “picturesque” and the restaurants “delectable.” She tries to make sure that everyone who lives in Rhode Island tries quahogs, Iggy’s doughboys, Del’s lemonade, hotwieners and a glass of coffee milk!
Robin Kremsdorf, MD: Associate Program Director
Robin Kremsdorf completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, followed by residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital/University Hospitals of Cleveland. After residency, Robin spent 2 years moonlighting as a pediatric hospitalist and a home-visit doctor and also raising her daughter. She returned to her native West Coast to complete a nephrology fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital. During fellowship, Robin conducted clinical research relating to chronic kidney disease/mineral bone disorder, completed epidemiology coursework at the University of Washington, and had another daughter. She is now here at Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital as a pediatric nephrologist and has joined the pediatric residency leadership team as an Associate Program Director!
Patricia Poitevien, MD
Associate Program Directors
Jeffrey Riese, MD
Robin Kremsdorf, MD
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
Providence, RI 02903
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