The pediatric surgical educational
program at The
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Hasbro
Children's Hospital incorporates all of the facets of the discipline
to mold disciplined, skillful and investigative Pediatric Surgeons.
A combination of Divisional, Departmental and multidisciplinary
conferences, teaching rounds and a demanding clinical schedule
create a well-rounded, structured and complete educational environment.
All trainees who finish Residency will have a broad and full
understanding of pediatric and neonatal physiology and disease
with the technical expertise to provide the highest level of
Pediatric Surgical care.
A. Institutions and setting
The Rhode Island Hospital complex consists of
27 buildings situated on 52 acres. Major patient care facilities
include four adult inpatient care buildings, the Hasbro Children's
Hospital, the Center for Pediatric Imaging, a 12-story ambulatory
patient care center, a four-story medical office center, a co-operative
care center, the Andrew F. Anderson Emergency Center and the
Bridge building. Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital
is an American College of Surgeons-verified Level One Trauma
Center and American Burn Association-verified Burn Center. It
serves as a regional tertiary and quaternary center for the entire
state, southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut.
The opening of Hasbro Children's Hospital on February 14,
1994 greatly enhanced the Pediatric Surgical program. It is a
state-of-the-art pediatric care center incorporating areas dedicated
to pediatric emergency medicine, trauma, surgery, intensive care,
pathology, and diagnostic imaging. In 2006, a Center for Pediatric Imaging and Sedation vastly
expanded the footprint of Hasbro Children's Hospital. It includes
MRI, CT ultrasound and fluoroscopy suites. This center also incorporates
a pediatric sedation service, and space for expansion of procedures
performed under conscious sedation.
and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is the other major component of the Pediatric
Surgical program. It serves as southeastern New England's regional
perinatal care center and maintains an active and prominent maternal-fetal
medicine program with a 23-bed inpatient unit for the care of
high-risk pregnancies. In 2009, the new South Pavilion was opened.
This state-of-the-art facility now houses the neonatal intensive
care unit, a private-room complex with a capacity of 90 beds
over two floors. Women and Infants Hospital is physically connected
to Hasbro Children's Hospital and is a major part of the Brown
Medical School programs in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neonatology,
Anesthesia, Pediatrics, Perinatology, Medical Imaging, and Pathology.
Clinical and basic science efforts at Women and Infants have
been achieved for an outstanding level of NIH extramural funding
(including a COBRE grant in Perinatal Biology) that has
greatly enhanced the level of our program. The institution servesa
as a pinacle of neonatal medical and surgical care, and is one
of only a handful of centers with membership in the NICHD's Neonatal
and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU) Networks, as well as
the North-American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet), in collaboration
with the Program in Fetal Medicine and the Division of Pediatric
Surgery. The newly relocated Prenatal Diagnosis Center shares a space
with the Fetal
Treatment Program of New England, a joint initiative
between Hasbro Children's Hospital, Women & Infants' Hospital
and the Alpert Medical School of Brown University - with strong
leadership from the Division of Pediatric Surgery.