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Silvia Degli Esposti, MD, is director of the Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Medicine at the Women's Medicine Collaborative. She is an associate professor of medicine (clinical) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and director of the fellowship pathway in women's gastrointestinal diseases at Alpert Medical School. Degli Esposti graduated summa cum laude from the University of Bologna Medical School in Bologna, Italy. She completed her residency and fellowship at Brown University.
She is a national expert in gastrointestinal and liver disease in pregnancy. She is the author of many chapters and original articles and has won several awards. Degli Esposti is a pioneer in the field of women's health in gastroenterology and works at a national level to develop programs addressing the needs of women. She also has been active in the Rhode Island community as an advocate for women's health. She leads the Rhode Island Department of Health Perinatal Hepatitis Prevention Program, an award winning program caring for pregnant women with viral hepatitis and their children. She was the director of the Division of Gastroenterology and the Gastrointestinal Disorders in Pregnancy Clinic at Women & Infants before moving to the Women's Medicine Collaborative.
Degli Esposti is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Her clinical and research interests include liver disease and gastrointestinal diseases in women. She is currently leading several studies in inflammatory bowel disease and hepatitis in pregnancy. Degli Esposti is fluent in English and Italian.
Colleen R. Kelly, MD, is a gastroenterologist at the Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Medicine at the Women's Medicine Collaborative.
She is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a faculty member in the fellowship pathway in women's gastrointestinal diseases at Alpert Medical School. She received a medical degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, completed a residency in internal medicine at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Alpert Medical School.
Kelly has been an active participant in the Rhode Island Pelvic Floor network and lead the irritable bowel syndrome and motility effort at Women & Infants Hospital before moving to the Women's Medicine Collaborative. She is nationally recognized in the field of gut flora and its implication in recurrent C. difficile infection. She has published research and review articles in this field. She is the only gastroenterologist in Rhode Island offering fecal transplantation.
Kelly is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. Her clinical and research interests include gastrointestinal motility disorders common in women such as GERD, constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome as well as fecal bacteriotherapy for recurrent c. difficile disease and other conditions.
Amanda Pressman, MD, is a gastroenterologist at the Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Medicine at the Women's Medicine Collaborative and at the gastroesophageal and rectal motility laboratory at Lifespan. She also heads the hyperemesis program at the Women's Medicine Collaborative.
Pressman is an assistant professor of medicine and a faculty member in the fellowship pathway in women's gastrointestinal diseases at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
She received a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed a residency at Harvard Medical School. She is a recent graduate of the gastroenterology fellowship at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. During her fellowship she received the prestigious Virology Fellowship Award from Bristol Myers Squibb and the Joe DiMase award for her research on colorectal cancer screening.
Pressman is one of the initial founders of Screening Colonoscopies for Underserved Persons (SCUP), a program offering colorectal cancer screening to the indigent population in Rhode Island. She has published original research articles and chapters in the field of women's health.
Pressman is board certified in internal medicine and in gastroenterology. Her clinical and research interests are gastroesophogeal motility disorders including pelvic floor disorders, gastroparesis and excessive nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, esophageal motility disorders and colorectal cancer screening in women.
Sara Wriston, MSN, FNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner at the Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Medicine at the Women's Medicine Collaborative. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and a graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As well as gastroenterology, she has extensive experience in internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and oncology.
Wriston has been an important collaborator in the Perinatal Hepatitis Prevention Program and was responsible, along with Silvia Degli Esposti, MD, for the evaluation and treatment of patients with viral hepatitis at Women & Infants Hospital before moving to the Women's Medicine Collaborative.
Wriston is a board certified family nurse practitioner. Her clinical and research interests include liver disease, particularly hepatitis, and gastrointestinal problems in pregnancy.
Talia Zenlea, MD, is a gastroenterologist at the Center for Women’s Gastrointestinal Medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative and director of the inflammatory bowel disease program.
Zenlea received her undergraduate degree from McGill University, in Montreal, Canada, and her medical degree from the University of Vermont.
She completed residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital where she served as chief resident in internal medicine.
She is a recent graduate of the gastroenterology fellowship at Harvard University and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she trained at the Beth Israel Deaconess Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Zenlea is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in gastroenterology.
She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Her clinical interests include general gastroenterology and inflammatory bowel disease.
She is participating in clinical research projects and is co-author of several publications on inflammatory bowel disease. Zenlea is fluent in English and French.