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Care New England Selects Executive Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology Women & Infants Hospital

(Providence, RI)  -- Care New England Health System has announced the appointment of Methodius G. Tuuli, MD, MPH, MBA, as executive chief of obstetrics and gynecology for Women & Infants Hospital, and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School. He will also hold the Chace-Joukowsky Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown University.

Currently, Dr. Tuuli is employed at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he is the William H. and Sallie E. Coleman Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and vice chair for Obstetrics. He is also currently the director of Perinatal Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.



After earning his medical degree from the University of Ghana Medical School, Dr. Tuuli completed a Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Emory University. Dr. Tuuli completed a subspecialty fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He remained at Washington University for ten years and served as medical director of Labor & Delivery and director of the Division of Clinical Research. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


“After conducting a national search, Care New England Health System decided that Dr. Tuuli had the medical expertise, experience in women’s healthcare, and the passionate desire to lead women’s healthcare forward, that Women & Infants Hospital needs, moving toward the future. Women’s healthcare is our utmost priority at CNE, and as a recognized leader in the field, with world renowned doctors on staff at Women & Infants Hospital, CNE is ecstatic to welcome Dr. Tuuli aboard,” said James E. Fanale, MD, President and CEO, Care New England Health System.


"We are thrilled to welcome a physician, teacher, and researcher of Dr. Tuuli’s caliber to our community," says Jack A. Elias, MD, senior vice president for health affairs and dean of medicine and biological sciences at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. "His expertise will help advance research and train the next generation of leaders in obstetrics and gynecology."



About Women & Infants Hospital

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology, and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the ninth largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,700 deliveries per year. Women & Infants is a Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, a U.S.News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology, and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology ranked number 11 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Medical Schools specialty ranking.


Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence in Perinatal Biology and in Reproductive Health by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence.  It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology, and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network, Neonatal Research Network, and Pelvic Floors Disorders Network, as well as the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group.


About Care New England
Care New England Health System is a trusted organization that fuels the latest advances in medical research, attracts the nation’s top specialty-trained doctors, hones renowned services and innovative programs, and engages in the important discussions people need to have about their health and end-of-life wishes. Care New England is helping to transform the future of health care, providing a leading voice in the ongoing effort to ensure the health of the individuals and communities we serve.

CNE was founded in 1996, and today it is the parent organization of Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Care New England Medical Group, the VNA of Care New England, The Providence Center, and Integra, a certified accountable care organization (ACO). Care New England includes 970 licensed beds and 216 infant bassinets. Through Butler, Kent, and Women & Infants hospitals, Care New England has a teaching and research affiliation with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Kent is also a teaching affiliate of The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.


About The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University:

Since granting its first Doctor of Medicine degrees in 1975, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has become a national leader in medical education and biomedical research. Our mission is to support and promote the health of individuals and communities through innovative medical education programs, research initiatives, and clinical excellence in service to society and to improve the health and wellness of all. By attracting first-class physicians and researchers to Rhode Island over the past four decades, Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School has helped improve the state's health care environment, from health care policy to patient care.