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Arlet G. Kurkchubasche, MD

François I. Luks, M.D.

Christopher S. Muratore, M.D.

Hale E. Wills, MD

Neil F. Ead, MSN, CPNP

Hillary Lorenco, MSN, CPNP

Andrew McCarthy, CPNP

Britta Renzulli, PA

Debra Watson-Smith, RN

Julie Monteagudo, MD








There are 5 full-time faculty members in the Division of Pediatric Surgery. Each is Board-certified in pediatric surgery, and is a member of University Surgical Associates. In addition, there are three Nurse Practitioners, a Physican Assistant, a Fetal Treatment Nurse Coordinator and a Fellow in Pediatric Surgery. As the Division has a major teaching role within the Department of Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital (a Lifespan affiliate) and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the team also comprises several residents in Surgery and medical students. Our mission is to utilize the academic environment to optimally serve our patients. For more information, please call


(401) 421-1939





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