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  • The Colorectal Care Center at Rhode Island Hospital

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  • radiologyOur physicians collectively have over 60 years of experience in treating colorectal conditions and diseases and are dedicated to excellence in patient care, education and research. All of our physicians are board certified and hold faculty positions at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, preparing the physicians and surgeons of the future. Our Brown University Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Teaching Program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

    PricoloVictor Pricolo, MD is the director of the Colorectal Care Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Milan, Italy and completed his surgical residency at Brown University. He received further education in endoscopy at Massachusetts General Hospital and in colon and rectal surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is a professor of surgery and chief of the division of colon and rectal surgery at Brown University.

    cataldoThomas Cataldo, MD is the program director of the Brown University Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, which is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He earned his medical degree and completed a surgical residency at the University of Massachusetts and a colorectal fellowship at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. He is an assistant professor of surgery at Brown University.

    ShahinianThomas Shahinian, MD is the director of surgical endoscopy and chief of the second surgical service at Rhode Island Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Bologna, Italy and completed his surgical residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is a pioneer in the field of colorectal surgical stapling and endoscopic techniques. He is a clinical associate professor of surgery at Brown University.

    RothLeslie Roth, MD joined the faculty at the Colorectal Care Center after completing her colorectal surgery fellowship at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated from Sackler School of Medicine - New York State American Branch in Tel Aviv, Israel and subsequently completed a residency in general surgery at Penn State/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She is an assistant professor of surgery at Brown University.

    ShahNish Shah, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Manchester School of Medicine in England. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh and his colorectal surgery fellowship at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois. He has been on the associate staff in the department of colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and an assistant professor of surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He is an assistant professor of surgery at Brown University.

    CurleyPhoebe Curley, RN is the education and research coordinator for the colon and rectal surgery program at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University. A nurse for 30 years, she has unique expertise in patient care, surgical research and residency program accreditation in colon and rectal surgery. She is also the patient care coordinator for the anorectal physiology laboratory at the Colorectal Care Center.