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Release Date: 05/07/2015

Sixty-three physicians with privileges at three Care New England hospitals – Kent, Memorial and Women & Infants hospitals – have been named to Rhode Island Monthly’s 2015 list of Top Docs. The list appears in the May issue, now on newsstands.

Kent Hospital
Allergy/Immunology – Dr. Anthony Ricci; Critical Care Medicine – Drs. Thomas Raimondo and Ehsun Mirza; Dermatology – Dr. Ellen Frankel; Endocrinology – Nathalie Campbell; Gastroenterology – Dr. Philp Trupiano; General /Family Practice – Drs. Denise Arcand and Kristen DiMarco; Gynecological Oncology – Cornelius “Skip” Granai; Hematology/Oncology – Dr. Sundaresan Sambandam; Hospice/Palliative Care – Dr. Kate Lally; Hospitalist – Dr. John Gelzhiser; Infectious Disease – Dr. David Lowe; Internal Medicine – Dr. Brian Pickett; Nephrology – Drs. Christopher Cosgrove, Charles McCoy and George Lee; Neurology – Dr. Joseph Friedman; Psychiatry – Dr. Robin Stern; Pulmonary – Dr. Thomas Raimondo; Breast Surgery – Drs. Jennifer Gass and Candance Dyer; Colon/Rectal Surgery – Dr. Melissa Murphy; Plastic/ Reconstructive Surgery – Drs. David Barrall and Pierre Michaud; Vascular Surgery – Dr. Guy Lancellotti.

Memorial Hospital
Cardiology – Dr. Michael Gilson; Gastroenterology – Dr. Neil Greenspan; Gynecological Oncology – Dr. Cornelius “Skip” Granai; Infectious Disease – Dr. Glenn Fort; Nephrology – Drs. Christopher Cosgrove, Charles McCoy, George Lee, and Richard Cottiero; Ophthalmology – Dr. John Donahue; Otolaryngology - Dr. John Tarro; Pain Management – Dr. Peter Baziotis; Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery – Dr. David Barrall; Urology – Dr. E. Bradley Miller.

Women & Infants Hospital
Dermatology – Dr. Lionel Bercovitch; Gastroenterology – Drs. William Chen, Paul Akerman and Christy Dibble; Gynecological Oncology – Drs. Stephen Falkenberry, Cornelius “Skip” Granai and Paul DiSilvestro; Gynecology/Obstetrics – Drs. Kathleen Bowling, M. David Beitle, Jane Sharp, and Jeannine Connolly; Hematology/Oncology – Dr. Robert Legare; Infectious Disease – Dr. Erica Hardy; Pediatrics – Drs. Ronni Peltz, Jane Dennison and William Turtle; Radiation Oncology – Drs. Thomas DiPetrillo and Kathy Radie-Keane; Radiology – Drs. Jeffrey Rogg and Michael Wallach; Reproductive Endocrinology – Drs. Gary Frishman and Carol Wheeler; Breast Surgery – Dr. Jennifer Gass; Colon/Rectal Surgery – Drs. Matthew Vrees, Steven Schechter, Adam Klipfel and Melissa Murphy; Surgical Oncology – Dr. Thomas Miner; Urology – Dr. Anthony Caldamone; Vascular Surgery – Jeffrey Slaiby.

Thousands of Rhode Island licensed physicians were sent a survey and asked to name the specialist they would choose if a family member or friend had a medical problem. The names that appeared most frequently on the survey make up 163 of the state’s finest doctors, as voted by their peers.

About Care New England
Care New England, located in Rhode Island, was founded in 1996 by Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital. Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island joined the system as a hospital partner in 2013. Care New England is an integrated health care system that offers a continuum of quality care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians; three teaching hospitals affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Butler, Memorial and Women & Infants; a community hospital, Kent, affiliated with the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine; a home care and hospice agency, the VNA of Care New England; a community based mental health provider organization, The Providence Center; and the Care New England Wellness Center.

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