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Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP, is an attending physician in Pulmonary Services and Obstetric Medicine and director of research at the Women's Medicine Collaborative.
An associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Bourjeily received a medical degree from the Universite Libanaise, Faculte des Sciences Medicales in Lebanon. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in New York and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Case Western Reserve University and Yale University.
Bourjeily is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, a member of the Women's Health Network steering committee of the American College of Chest Physicians, a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and serves as secretary/treasurer for the North American Society of Obstetric Medicine.
Bourjeily is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. Her clinical and research interests focus on understanding sleep disordered breathing in pregnant women and the diagnosis of pulmonary vascular disease in pregnancy. Bourjeily is fluent in English, French and Arabic.
Kathy Rebeiro, NP, AE-C is a nurse practitioner in Women's Primary Care at the Women's Medicine Collaborative.
She received a master's degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Rebeiro is a board certified adult nurse practitioner and has been certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
She is a certified asthma educator. Her clinical and research interests include women's health issues, asthma and patient education.
Cindy Brosnan, RRT, AE-C, is a registered respiratory therapist and the pulmonary function program coordinator at the Women's Medicine Collaborative. She is licensed as a respiratory care practitioner and certified in asthma education. She has extensive experience in respiratory medicine and asthma education.
Brosnan is currently the chair of the Rhode Island Association of Certified Asthma Educators. She was the recipient of the 2012 "Certified Asthma Educator of the
Year” award given by the Rhode Island Association of Certified Asthma
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.
Degli Esposti is a national expert in gastrointestinal and liver disease and 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 an assistant professor of medicine (clinical) 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 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. The focus of her research and clinical practice is fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) and she has assisted many physicians and institutions in developing FMT protocols. Kelly has authored a number of papers and abstracts on the subject and was a member of a working group that drafted a best-practices article for treating C. difficile infection FMT, published in 2011. She is a principal investigator for the first US clinical trial of FMT to treat relapsing C. difficile infection funded by the National Institutes of Health. She is on the board of advisors of The Fecal Transplant Foundation. Kelly is board certified in gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include fecal transplantation, C. difficile, chronic diarrhea and gastrointestinal motility disorders common in women, such constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.
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. In addition, she is director of the Program for Pelvic Floor Disorders at the Women's Medicine Collaborative.
She is an 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 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed a residency at Harvard Medical School. She is a graduate of the gastroenterology fellowship at Alpert Medical School. 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 gastroenterology. She is the 2013 recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award in the Brown University Affiliated Hospital GI Training Program. Her clinical and research interests are gastroesophogeal motility disorders including pelvic floor disorders, gastroparesis and excessive nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, and colorectal cancer screening in women.
Sara Wriston, NP, 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.
Doreen Wiggins, MD, FACOG, FACS, is an affiliated physician at the Women's Medicine Collaborative. She is director of the Cancer Survivorship Medicine program and is an assistant clinical professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island and her medical degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She pursued further medical training at Women & Infants Hospital and completed a Society for Surgical Oncology Breast Disease Fellowship, and an intensive course in cancer risk assessment at the City of Hope in Los Angeles, California.
Wiggins is a fellow of both the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons. She is the founder of Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology in Providence. Her areas of expertise are breast cancer surgery, gynecologic surgery, female cancer genetics, female sexuality and cancer survivorship.