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Pediatric Surgery @ Brown

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University


Program Description

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.

Brown University campus greenA. 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.

The new South Pavilion at Women & Infants' Hospital houses a two-floor state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care UnitWomen 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.






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