New Faculty Profiles
Katherine D. Wenstrom, MD
Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
This summer, Katharine D. Wenstrom, MD, was appointed Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. A geneticist and nationally recognized leader in maternal-fetal medicine, Dr. Wenstrom will also serve as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brown ensuring that both facilities set the standard for the best care for high-risk pregnant women.
"We are thrilled to have someone of Dr. Wenstrom's caliber join the faculty staff at Women & Infants and Brown," says Joanna Cain, MD, chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. "She is known for her ability to collaborate with multiple disciplines and practices and mentor residents and junior faculty. Her leadership abilities will help guide the group of exceptional physicians already here to forge collaborative partnerships throughout the department and the School of Medicine."
Dr. Wenstrom earned a bachelor's degree in biology cum laude from Case Western Reserve, a master's degree in pathology from Columbia University, and her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Illinois, then a fellowship in medical genetics at the University of Iowa. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine and medical genetics.
Throughout her career, Dr. Wenstrom has been a leader in the field of maternal-fetal medicine, having served as president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a member of the executive board of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and head of the National Institutes of Health Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Biology Subcommittee.
She is also active in the publication end of the field, serving as editor-in-chief for obstetrics of the Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey since 2005, as well as a member of the editorial board for the American Journal of Perinatology since 2001, and the advisory board for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2002. She was co-author of the last two editions of the textbook Williams Obstetrics and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters.
In addition, Dr. Wenstrom has won multiple awards in her field, including the Society for Gynecologic Investigation President's Achievement Award, Outstanding Reviewer for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Academic Keys in Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education. She was elected to the Best Doctors in America® and The Best Doctors for Women, both annually from 2001 to the present.
Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island announced the appointment of Dwight J. Rouse, MD, MSPH, one of the nation's leading obstetric researchers, to its Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Dr. Rouse comes to Providence from the University of Alabama where he was the lead author on a research paper that examines the use of magnesium sulfate during pregnancy to prevent cerebral palsy. Prior to joining Women & Infants, he served for more than a decade as the medical director of the University of Alabama's Obstetric Complications Clinic.
Maternal-fetal medicine is a specialty within obstetrics. Physicians like Dr. Rouse focus on the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of expectant mothers with such health problems as diabetes and high blood pressure, and preventing health problems in their unborn babies.
Dr. Rouse's appointment is part of Women & Infants' commitment to the care of high-risk pregnant women, notes Joanna Cain, MD, the hospital's chief of obstetrics and gynecology.
"Women & Infants is consciously expanding the ranks of physicians who can protect pregnant women and their newborns against diseases and who can find ways of stemming premature birth for these mothers," Dr. Cain explains. "Dwight Rouse is one of the nation's brightest minds in this field. He is a tremendous addition to our staff."
Dr. Rouse earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Harvard College, a medical degree from the University of Illinois, and a master's degree in public health with a concentration in epidemiology from the University of Alabama's School of Public Health. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Iowa and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine through the University of Alabama. He is a fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
At the University of Alabama, Dr. Rouse served as a professor with tenure in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, professor of public health in the Department of Epidemiology, and director of the Center for Women's Reproductive Health.
His niche in the field of maternal-fetal medicine is clinical research focused on evidence-based obstetric practice, particularly the management of labor and delivery. Honored for the best research presentation at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, he was co-principal investigator of the "Genomics and Proteomics Network" study, and is currently principal investigator of the University of Alabama's National Institute of Child Health and Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network site. During his career, he has spearheaded several international studies, including a $4-million venture to establish an electronic perinatal medical record system in Lusaka, Zambia, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In addition to his recent magnesium sulfate research, Dr. Rouse has investigated the use of progesterone in preventing preterm birth among women carrying twin and triplet gestations, the optimization of labor management, and the outcomes of various obstetrical screening and treatment policies.
Dr. Rouse serves as editor-in-chief for obstetrics of Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey and has served on the editorial boards of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Evidence-Based Obstetrics & Gynecology. In addition, he has served as a peer reviewer on more than a dozen professional publications and he is an author of the upcoming 23rd edition of Williams Obstetrics.
Cassandra L. Carberry, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cassandra L. Carberry, MD, of Providence, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has joined the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Island. She will see patients at the Center for Women's Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Carberry graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX with a bachelor of science degree in biology. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine. She then went onto New York University School of Medicine where she completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, followed by a three-year fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She will also be completing a masters of science in clinical investigation this year.
Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Carberry is a member of several professional organizations including the American Urogynecologic Society. She has been active in the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. Dr. Carberry is also committed to the education of future women's health care providers. Throughout her fellowship she was actively engaged in teaching and mentoring medical students and residents.
Vinita Goyal, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vinita Goyal, MD, MPH, has joined the staff in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Goyal joins the staff in the Women's Primary Care Center.
A graduate of the University of Washington, Dr. Goyal earned her medical degree from that University's School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. This spring, she completed a clinical research fellowship in women's reproductive health at the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and Family Health International, as well as a master's degree in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.
With a keen interest in health care worldwide, Dr. Goyal has served as an intern in the World Health Organization's Department of Reproductive Health and Research in Geneva, Switzerland. She also volunteered her time as a gynecologist in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and, while at the University of Washington, she served as a research assistant in the "Evaluation of Sexual Practices and Contraceptive Use Among Sex Workers in Nairobi" at the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Goyal is the principal investigator in a University of North Carolina research project entitled, "Trends in Teen Pregnancy in North Carolina Over the Last Five Years: An Analysis Using the Comprehensive Assessment for Tracking Community Health (NC-CATCH) Database."
Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Goyal is a member of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and the Society of Family Planning. She is proficient in medical Spanish and has a working knowledge of Hindi.
Tanya Dailey, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Dailey joins the hospital-based faculty at Women & Infants after completing a three-year Fellowship here in maternal-fetal medicine. She has also served as a teaching Fellow in maternal-fetal medicine at Brown University.
A Providence resident, Dr. Dailey earned an undergraduate degree cum laude from Boston University and her doctor of medicine from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston.
Throughout her training, Dr. Dailey has been lauded for her work. She was named best second- and third-year resident at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, earned the position of administrative chief resident, and then was named Fellow of Excellence at Women & Infants. She also earned Berlex Laboratories Teaching Resident Award and was elected to the Golden Key and Psychology national honor societies.
She is board certified in general obstetrics and gynecology and board eligible in maternal-fetal medicine with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, and the Society of Gynecologic Investigation.