Rhode Island Medical Society

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Governance
RIMS Officers
Constituent Societies

RIMS Council
New Council Directory

RIMS Committees

RIMS Presidents
1812–present

 

RIMS Bylaws

The Busy Physician's Guide to RIMS

Officers of the Rhode Island Medical Society


damle

President
Nitin S. Damle, MD
Internal Medicine
president@rimed.org

adrain

President-Elect
Alyn L. Adrain, MD
Gastroenterology

jones

Vice President
Elaine C. Jones, MD
Neurology

Treasurer
Jerry Fingerut, MD
Internal Medicine

Secretary
Elizabeth B. Lange, MD
Pediatrics

de palo

Immediate Past President
Gary Bubly, MD
Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care

 








Councilors at Large

cutitar

Marlene Cutitar, MD
Surgery

fera

Stephen R. Fera, MD
Cardiovascular Disease

papazian

Martin R. Papazian, MD
Otolaryngology

Scott E. Wang, MD


migliori

AMA Delegate
Michael E. Migliori, MD

hollmann

AMA Alternate Delegate
Peter A. Hollmann, MD

AMA Medical Student Section,
Brown University

Gene Cone


Constituent Societies of RIMS

The Societies listed below were first chartered by the Society in 1904 to represent their members in the RIMS House of Delegates.
Bristol County Medical Society (founded 1946)
Kent County Medical Society (founded 1904)
Newport County Medical Society (founded 1882)
Pawtucket Medical Association (founded 1895)
Providence Medical Association (founded 1848)
Washington County Medical Society
(founded 1884)
Woonsocket District Medical Society (founded 1904)


Rhode Island Medical Society Council

New RIMS Council Directory, with portraits and biographical information

The RIMS Council is the supreme governing and policy-making body of the Rhode Island Medical Society. The Council meets six times a year. Every doctor in Rhode Island is represented by medical specialty, by geographic area, and by the Councilors at Large.

Historical note
From June 1904 to May 1997, the House Delegates was the supreme governing body of Rhode Island Medical Society. In 1997, RIMS became the second state medical society to eliminate its House of Delegates.

Rhode Island Medical Society Council membership is comprised of:
1. RIMS Officers
2. Councilors at Large
3. RIMS Past-Presidents
4. AMA delegation
5. Constituent district and county medical societies
6. Specialty medical societies
7. Chair, RIMS Public Laws Committee
8. Chair, Rhode Island Medical Political Action Committee
9. President, RIMS Insurance Brokerage Corporation
10. Chair of Board, Quality Partners Rhode Island
11. Resident/Fellow
12. Medical students

 

 


Committees of the Rhode Island Medical Society

• Committee for Continuing Medical Education
• Investment
• Maternal Health*
• Mediation*
• Medical Review Advisory Committee
• Medical Services Committee
• Membership
• Physician Competence*
• Physician Health*
• Public Laws Committee
• Rhode Island Medical Political Action Committee
* a peer review committee

Continuing Medical Education
Patrick J. Sweeney, MD, PhD, MPH, Chair
Tosca Carpenter

Rhode Island Medical Society

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Governance
RIMS Officers
Constituent Societies

RIMS Council
New Council Directory

RIMS Committees

RIMS Presidents
1812–present

 

RIMS Bylaws

The Busy Physician's Guide to RIMS

Officers of the Rhode Island Medical Society




President
Peter Karczmar, MD
Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine
president@rimed.org

settipane

President-Elect
Russell Settipane, MD
Allergy and Immunology

fessler

Vice President
Sarah J. Fessler, MD
Family Medicine

Treasurer
Jose Polanco, MD
Internal Medicine

Secretary
Bradley J. Collins, MD
Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine

jones

Immediate Past President
Elaine C. Jones, MD
Neurology

 








Councilors at Large

Catherine A. Cummings, MD
Emergency Medicine


Joel M. Kaufman, MD
Neurology

Dieter Pohl, MD
Surgery

sweeney

Patrick J. Sweeney, MD, MPH, PhD
Obstetrics/Gynecology


migliori

AMA Delegate
Michael E. Migliori, MD

hollmann

AMA Alternate Delegate
Peter A. Hollmann, MD

AMA Medical Student Section,
Brown University

Grayson Armstrong


Constituent Societies of RIMS

The Societies listed below were first chartered by the Society in 1904 to represent their members in the RIMS House of Delegates.
Bristol County Medical Society (founded 1946)
Kent County Medical Society (founded 1904)
Newport County Medical Society (founded 1882)
Pawtucket Medical Association (founded 1895)
Providence Medical Association (founded 1848)
Washington County Medical Society
(founded 1884)
Woonsocket District Medical Society (founded 1904)


Rhode Island Medical Society Council

New RIMS Council Directory, with portraits and biographical information

The RIMS Council is the supreme governing and policy-making body of the Rhode Island Medical Society. The Council meets six times a year. Every doctor in Rhode Island is represented by medical specialty, by geographic area, and by the Councilors at Large.

Historical note
From June 1904 to May 1997, the House Delegates was the supreme governing body of Rhode Island Medical Society. In 1997, RIMS became the second state medical society to eliminate its House of Delegates.

Rhode Island Medical Society Council membership is comprised of:
1. RIMS Officers
2. Councilors at Large
3. RIMS Past-Presidents
4. AMA delegation
5. Constituent district and county medical societies
6. Specialty medical societies
7. Chair, RIMS Public Laws Committee
8. Chair, Rhode Island Medical Political Action Committee
9. President, RIMS Insurance Brokerage Corporation
10. Chair of Board, Quality Partners Rhode Island
11. Resident/Fellow
12. Medical students

 

 


Committees of the Rhode Island Medical Society

• Committee for Continuing Medical Education
• Investment
• Maternal Health*
• Mediation*
• Medical Review Advisory Committee
• Medical Services Committee
• Membership
• Physician Competence*
• Physician Health*
• Public Laws Committee
• Rhode Island Medical Political Action Committee
* a peer review committee

Continuing Medical Education
Patrick J. Sweeney, MD, PhD, MPH, Chair
Tosca Carpenter
Jonathan Gates, MD
Miriam Giles
Daniel S. Harrop, III, MD
Louis J. Marino, Jr, MD
Maria Sullivan
Bernard Zimmermann, MD

Investment
Jose Polanco, MD, Chair

Maternal Health
John D. Nisbet, II, MD Chair
Marshall W. Carpenter, MD
Doris Costello, MD
Elizabeth Laposata, MD
Andrew Newhauser, MD
Patrick Nugent, MD (Past Chair)
Robert T. O'Neil, MD (Past Chair)
Jan Penkala, MD
Mehmet Pinar, MD
Randall Rosenthall, MD
Mark F. Scott, MD
Serena A. Sposato, MD

Mediation*
Arnold H. Herman, MD, Chair
Louis Vito, Jr, MD
Leah O. Cullen, MD
Jeffrey Feldman, MD
Martin Phillips, MD
Thomas A. Vest, MD
James C. Bass, MD

Medical Review Advisory Committee
Established in 1996 at the urging of the NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company, the MRAC is a peer review committee that serves as a resource available to all professional liability insurers in Rhode Island. The objective is to explore thoroughly and candidly all aspects of a matter from a multidisciplinary perspective as an aid to establishing objectively applicable standards of care.
Peter A. Hollmann, MD, Chair
Alyn Adrain, MD
Anthony Barone, MD
Harvey Baumann, MD
Michael Bonitati, MD
Jeffrey Brody, MD
Anthony Bruzzese, MD
Gary Bubly, MD
Fredric V. Christian, MD
Thomas DeNucci, MD
Vera DePalo, MD
Dieter Pohl, MD
Phillip J. Reilly, MD
Mark F. Scott, MD
Michael Souza, DO
Margaret A. Sun, MD
Caroline Troise, MD
Jamsheed Vakharia, MD
William F. Varr, III, MD
Tilak K. Verma, MD

Medical Services Committee
Robert Salk, DO, Chair
Candace L. Dyer, MD
Jacques Bonnet-Eymard, MD
Mel Epstein, MD
David B. Ettensohn, MD
Norman Gordon, MD
Michael Fine, MD
Elizabeth B. Lange, MD
Albert J. Puerini, Jr, MD
Stephen S. Falkenberry, MD
Daniel Halpren-Ruder, MD, PhD
To be named: a DPM and a member of the Medical Group Managers Association of RI.

Membership
Fredric V. Christian, MD Co-chair
Diane R. Siedlecki, MD Co-chair

RI Medical Political Action Committee
Active since 1965, RIMPAC supports the election campaigns of candidates for the Rhode Island General Assembly and for state-wide offices. RIMPAC, which has its own bylaws, shares funds with the American Medical Political Action Committee (AMPAC) and advises AMPAC on its participation in Rhode Island races for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Michael A. Silver, MD, Chair
Elaine C Jones, MD, Treasurer
Alyn L. Adrain, MD
Bruce M. Becker, MD
Gary Bubly, MD
Deborah Cahill, MD
Nitin S. Damle, MD
Karl Felber, DO
Arnold H. Herman, MD
Steve Lee
Christopher J. Luttmann, MD
Brandon Maughan, MD
Michael E. Migliori, MD
Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH
Philip R. Rizzuto, MD
Mark I. Schwager, MD

Physician Competence*
Established in 1985 and modeled after the Physicians Health Committee, the Peer Review Committee on Physician Competence is a standing peer review committee of RIMS.
Jeffrey Brody, MD, Chair
Richard G. Bertini, MD
Robert Capalbo, MD
Umberto Capuano, MD
Fredric V. Christian, MD
Stephen S. Falkenberry, MD
Donald Guadognoli, MD
Herbert Rakatansky, MD
Jeffrey M. Rogg, MD
Margaret Sun, MD
Tilak K. Verma, MD

Physician Health*
Founded in 1978, the Physician Health Committee is a standing peer review committee of the Rhode Island Medical Society. It serves the professional communities of physicians, dentists, podiatrists and physician assistants in Rhode Island.
Herbert Rakatansky, MD, Chair
Robert Crausman, MD, Vice-Chair
Martin Kerzer, DO, Vice-Chair
Nicholas Califano, MD
Robert Champagne, DDS
Raymond Cord, PA-C
Anne Cushing-Brescia, MD
Suzanna DeLaMonte, MD
Joseph England, MD
Greg Frazier, DDS
Maureen Harkavy, MD
Robert Harrison, MD
Petro Karanasias, MD
Steve Karlin, MD
Margaret Klitzke, DO
Elizabeth Ko, MD
Robert Lev, MD
Sheldon Lidofsky, MD
Megan McNamara, MD

Drew Nagle, MD
Barbara O’Brien, MD
Christine Pastorello, MD
David Pearson, MD
Katherine Scovner, MD
David Stoll, MD
Patricia Wold, MD

Kathleen Boyd, MSW, LICSW
Director of the Physician Health Program
401-528-3287, kboyd@rimed.org

The Physician Health Program is supported by a fund within the Rhode Island Medical Society Foundation which receives annual support from the following sources:
• NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company
• RIMS Insurance Brokerage Corporation
• Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
• United Healthcare of New England
• The Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association of Rhode Island
• Promutual Group
• Rhode Island Dental Association
• Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association
• Rhode Island Society of Physician Assistants
• All of the hospital medical staff associations in Rhode Island
• All of the hospital institutions in Rhode Island
• Many individual donors

In addition, the Medical Students' Health Council of the Brown University School of Medicine meets regularly at the Medical Society. The Council is advised by Dr. Herbert Rakatansky and Ms. Rosemary Maher, and it is supported by the RIMS Foundation.


Public Laws Committee
Michael E. Migliori, MD, Chair
Brian K. Alverson, MD
Stanley Hoyt Block, MD
Gary Bubly, MD
Deborah Cahill, MD
Joseph C. Cambio, MD
James Carney, PA-C
Jeffrey Chase-Lubitz, Esq.
Steven I. Cohen, MD
Nitin S. Damle, MD
Vera A. De Palo, MD
Karl Felber, DO
John P. Femino, MD
Sarah J. Fessler, MD
Francis X. Figueroa, MD
David R. Gifford, MD, MPH
Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH
Klaus F. Haas, MD
Daniel H. Halpren-Ruder, MD, PhD
Terrance T. Healey, MD
Elizabeth B. Lange, MD
Steve Lee
Edward W. Martin, MD
Kelly McGee, Esq.
David A. Moss, MD
Jennie J. Muglia, MD
Timothy P. Murphy, MD
Jason H. Neustadter, MD
Martin R. Papazian, MD
Matthew Reilley
Philip R. Rizzuto, MD
Derrick M. Robinson, PA-C, MS
Alberto R. Savoretti, MD
Steven Schechter, MD
Howard E. Schulman, MD
Mark I. Schwager, MD
Robert H. Schwengel, MD
Michael A. Silver, MD
Margaret A. Sun, MD
Julie Sylvestre
John M. Tarro, MD
K. Nicholas Tsiongas, MD, MPH
Megan E. Turcotte, MD
Harold J. Wanebo, MD
Scott E. Wang, MD


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Glenn G. Fort, MD
Jonathan Gates, MD
Miriam Giles
Daniel S. Harrop, III, MD
Louis J. Marino, Jr, MD
Scott Wang, MD
Bernard Zimmermann, MD

Investment
Jerry Fingerut, MD, Chair

Maternal Health
John D. Nisbet, II, MD Chair
Marshall W. Carpenter, MD
Doris Costello, MD
Elizabeth Laposata, MD
Andrew Newhauser, MD
Patrick Nugent, MD (Past Chair)
Robert T. O'Neil, MD (Past Chair)
Jan Penkala, MD
Mehmet Pinar, MD
Randall Rosenthall, MD
Mark F. Scott, MD
Serena A. Sposato, MD

Mediation*
Arnold H. Herman, MD, Chair
Louis Vito, Jr, MD
Leah O. Cullen, MD
Jeffrey Feldman, MD
Martin Phillips, MD
Thomas A. Vest, MD
James C. Bass, MD

Medical Review Advisory Committee
Established in 1996 at the urging of the NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company, the MRAC is a peer review committee that serves as a resource available to all professional liability insurers in Rhode Island. The objective is to explore thoroughly and candidly all aspects of a matter from a multidisciplinary perspective as an aid to establishing objectively applicable standards of care.
Peter A. Hollmann, MD, Chair
Alyn Adrain, MD
Anthony Barone, MD
Harvey Baumann, MD
Michael Bonitati, MD
Jeffrey Brody, MD
Anthony Bruzzese, MD
Gary Bubly, MD
Fredric V. Christian, MD
Thomas DeNucci, MD
Vera DePalo, MD
Dieter Pohl, MD
Phillip J. Reilly, MD
Mark F. Scott, MD
Michael Souza, DO
Margaret A. Sun, MD
Caroline Troise, MD
Jamsheed Vakharia, MD
William F. Varr, III, MD
Tilak K. Verma, MD

Medical Services Committee
Robert Salk, DO, Chair
Candace L. Dyer, MD
Jacques Bonnet-Eymard, MD
Mel Epstein, MD
David B. Ettensohn, MD
Norman Gordon, MD
Michael Fine, MD
Elizabeth B. Lange, MD
Albert J. Puerini, Jr, MD
Stephen S. Falkenberry, MD
Daniel Halpren-Ruder, MD, PhD
To be named: a DPM and a member of the Medical Group Managers Association of RI.

Membership
Fredric V. Christian, MD Co-chair
Diane R. Siedlecki, MD Co-chair

RI Medical Political Action Committee
Active since 1965, RIMPAC supports the election campaigns of candidates for the Rhode Island General Assembly and for state-wide offices. RIMPAC, which has its own bylaws, shares funds with the American Medical Political Action Committee (AMPAC) and advises AMPAC on its participation in Rhode Island races for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Michael A. Silver, MD, Chair
Elaine C Jones, MD, Treasurer
Alyn L. Adrain, MD
Bruce M. Becker, MD
Gary Bubly, MD
Deborah Cahill, MD
Nitin S. Damle, MD
Karl Felber, DO
Arnold H. Herman, MD
Steve Lee
Christopher J. Luttmann, MD
Brandon Maughan, MD
Michael E. Migliori, MD
Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH
Philip R. Rizzuto, MD
Mark I. Schwager, MD

Physician Competence*
Established in 1985 and modeled after the Physicians Health Committee, the Peer Review Committee on Physician Competence is a standing peer review committee of RIMS.
Jeffrey Brody, MD, Chair
Richard G. Bertini, MD
Robert Capalbo, MD
Umberto Capuano, MD
Fredric V. Christian, MD
Stephen S. Falkenberry, MD
Donald Guadognoli, MD
Herbert Rakatansky, MD
Jeffrey M. Rogg, MD
Margaret Sun, MD
Tilak K. Verma, MD

Physician Health*
Founded in 1978, the Physician Health Committee is a standing peer review committee of the Rhode Island Medical Society. It serves the professional communities of physicians, dentists, podiatrists and physician assistants in Rhode Island.
Herbert Rakatansky, MD, Chair
Martin Kerzer, DO, Vice-Chair
Nicholas Califano, MD
Robert Champagne, DDS
Raymond Cord, PA-C
Robert Crausman, MD
Suzanna DeLaMonte, MD
Dennis DiMatteo, DPM
Kate Eldridge, MD
Joseph England, MD
Alex Etienne, MD
Greg Frazier, DDS
Michael Furia, DDS
Robert Harrison, MD
Petro Karanasias, MD
Steve Karlin, MD
Margaret Klitzke, DO
Robert Lev, MD
Sheldon Lidofsky, MD
Steve Maguire, MD
Calvin Oyer, MD
David Pearson, MD
David Stoll, MD
Marshall Taylor, MD
Patricia Wold, MD

Rosemary H. Maher, ACSW, LICSW
Director of the Physician Health Program
401-528-3287, rmaher@rimed.org

The Physician Health Program is supported by a fund within the Rhode Island Medical Society Foundation which receives annual support from the following sources:
• NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company
• RIMS Insurance Brokerage Corporation
• Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
• United Healthcare of New England
• The Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association of Rhode Island
• Promutual Group
• Rhode Island Dental Association
• Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association
• Rhode Island Society of Physician Assistants
• All of the hospital medical staff associations in Rhode Island
• All of the hospital institutions in Rhode Island
• Many individual donors

In addition, the Medical Students' Health Council of the Brown University School of Medicine meets regularly at the Medical Society. The Council is advised by Dr. Herbert Rakatansky and Ms. Rosemary Maher, and it is supported by the RIMS Foundation.


Public Laws Committee
Michael E. Migliori, MD, Chair
Brian K. Alverson, MD
Stanley Hoyt Block, MD
Gary Bubly, MD
Deborah Cahill, MD
Joseph C. Cambio, MD
James Carney, PA-C
Jeffrey Chase-Lubitz, Esq.
Steven I. Cohen, MD
Nitin S. Damle, MD
Vera A. De Palo, MD
Karl Felber, DO
John P. Femino, MD
Sarah J. Fessler, MD
Francis X. Figueroa, MD
David R. Gifford, MD, MPH
Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH
Klaus F. Haas, MD
Daniel H. Halpren-Ruder, MD, PhD
Terrance T. Healey, MD
Elizabeth B. Lange, MD
Steve Lee
Edward W. Martin, MD
Kelly McGee, Esq.
David A. Moss, MD
Jennie J. Muglia, MD
Timothy P. Murphy, MD
Jason H. Neustadter, MD
Martin R. Papazian, MD
Matthew Reilley
Philip R. Rizzuto, MD
Derrick M. Robinson, PA-C, MS
Alberto R. Savoretti, MD
Steven Schechter, MD
Howard E. Schulman, MD
Mark I. Schwager, MD
Robert H. Schwengel, MD
Michael A. Silver, MD
Margaret A. Sun, MD
Julie Sylvestre
John M. Tarro, MD
K. Nicholas Tsiongas, MD, MPH
Megan E. Turcotte, MD
Harold J. Wanebo, MD
Scott E. Wang, MD


Updated 11/11/11

Promenade Street Providence RI