Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England

Care New England offers cardiac care and expertise from an advanced team that has delivered care for every kind of heart and vascular condition. Thanks to a strong clinical affiliation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, patients are provided with cardiologists considered among the best in the nation. They are available to meet all cardiac needs, from the basic to the most complex.

Seeing a cardiologist for regular checkups can help reduce the risk of diseases that affect your heart and blood vessels. When heart disease is particularly complex or requires a procedure, our world-renowned specialists and surgeons are here to care for you.

From leading outcomes and breakthrough research to surgical firsts and advanced treatments, our top-ranked experts offer the highest quality care, giving you a better chance of achieving the best results.

These cardiologists keep office hours at a number of convenient locations throughout Rhode Island, including Kent Hospital in Warwick, Care New England Medical Group Primary Care and Specialty Services in Pawtucket, and 100 Butler Drive and 101 Plain Street in Providence. Also, when appropriate, we can quickly arrange for the most advanced, world-class care at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Outpatient Practice Locations

P: (401) 240-1465


65 Sockanosset Cross Road
Cranston, RI 02920


Care New England Medical Group Primary Care and Specialty Services
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860


101 Plain Street, 4th Floor
Providence, RI 02903

Specialty Services
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI 02906


49 South County Commons Way, Second Floor
Wakefield, RI 02879


Kent Hospital Campus Ambulatory Services Pavilion
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Care New England Wellness Center
Cardiac Rehabilitation
2191 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886


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A Personalized Approach to Cardiac Care

From outpatient consultation and evaluation to treatment in our Congestive Heart Failure Clinic to counseling for a heart transplant or other procedures, Care New England is structured to care for patients from diagnosis to treatment. With specialists like those from Brigham and Women's Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England, who provide a broad spectrum of cardiac services, a personalized approach to care will always be paramount.

Our internationally recognized team includes physicians, specialists in cardiovascular medicine, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, vascular medicine, cardiovascular anesthesiology, and cardiovascular imaging. These specialists work with a team of physician assistants, nurses, therapists, dietitians, social workers, and other specialists. This vast resource of multidisciplinary knowledge and expertise ensures that we can take care of every patient’s heart and vascular needs.

This expertise and collaboration take place at Kent Hospital and at various facilities throughout Rhode Island for advanced, seamless, coordinated cardiovascular care with enhanced comfort and convenience.

Specialized Care

Diseases and Conditions

Advanced Valvular and Structural Heart Disease Clinic

Programs and Specialties

Integrated Heart and Vascular Care

Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Associates at Care New England works collaboratively with all medical teams and specialized units throughout Care New England for seamless and exceptional care for patients as they are referred to needed services offered locally.  Some services may include:

Care New England Medical Group’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The Care New England Medical Group’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program is a multidisciplinary program for patients who have cardiovascular disease or have had a cardiac procedure. Our goal is to enhance individual responsibility for health through education, exercise, support, and positive lifestyle changes. We tailor the program towards the individual patient to provide knowledge, confidence, and the skills needed to independently manage your cardiovascular health.

  • What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
  • Before You Begin the Program
  • Hours and Location

Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program to help people who have heart disease. It's designed to improve heart recovery and your ability to function, and prepare you for future daily activities. 

  • We will need a referral from your cardiologist or primary care physician
  • A stress test should be ordered by referring physician and completed prior to your intake appointment
  • Intake appointment to be scheduled with the cardiac rehab team

2191 Post Road
Warwick RI, 02886
(Located in the Healthtrax building)

P: (401) 732-3066
F: (401) 732-3094

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday | 8 AM – 4 PM


A virtual visit is an appointment with a medical provider done digitally online through a video platform. Virtual visits allow providers and patients to connect over a secure video channel designated solely for that appointment. Many providers, including cardiologists, are scheduling e-visits to make care more convenient and to improve care by reducing barriers patients face coming to offices.

A doctor’s office will provide the necessary information, credentials, registration, and sign-in information for an e-visit.

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Patient Resources

Heart Health
Chester M. Hedgepeth, MD, Chief of Cardiology, Kent Hospital

The prevalence of heart disease is unfortunately growing, largely driven by societal increases in obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

Heart Health
Care New England

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Heart Health
Care New England

Your heart is the epicenter of your health. It works around the clock to power your circulatory system and supplies nutrients to cells around the body.

Meet The Team

Chester M. Hedgepeth III, MD, PhD

Executive Chief, Cardiology
Care New England

Lauralyn B. Cannistra, MD

Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Christine Charpentier, PA-C
Samantha Cruz, MSN, APRN-CNP
Heather M. Hurlburt, MD

Director, Non-invasive Imaging
Kent Hospital

Jennifer F. Jarbeau, MD

Non-invasive Cardiologist

Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD

Cardiac Surgeon

Alice Y. Kim, MD

Director, Care New England Advanced Valvular Heart Disease Clinic
Care New England

Bruce Koplan, MD, MPH
Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Services
Care New England
Junyang Lou, MD, PhD

Interventional Cardiologist

Thomas E. Noonan, MD

Invasive Cardiologist

Murli Raman, MD

Interventional Cardiologist 

Teresa Slomka, MD

Non-invasive Cardiologist

Garrick C. Stewart, MD, MPH

Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program
Care New England

Ara L. Tachjian, MD

Non-invasive Cardiologist

Thomas Tadros, MD

Cardiac Arrhythmia Service 

David O. Williams, MD

Senior Cardiologist

Fred M. Wu, MD

Clinical Cardiologist

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Donna Fallon, MSN, APRN-CNP

Cardiovascular Care

Susan E. Howe, MSN, APRN-CNP

Cardiovascular Care

Kathleen Phillips, DNP, APRN-CNP

Cardiovascular Care

Kathleen Robinson, MSN, APRN-CNP

Cardiovascular Care

Jenna Spinelli, APRN-CNP

Cardiovascular Care