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  • Brian Alverson, MD

    Brian Alverson, MD

    Brian Alverson, MD, attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and trained in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    He stayed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as chief resident, where he first enjoyed working as a pediatric hospitalist. After working for two years in Denver, Colorado, he moved back to his native New England in October 2005 to help establish the pediatric hospitalist program at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

    Alverson is especially focused on providing evidence-based and compassionate therapy to hospitalized children and holds a keen interest in the education of students and residents at Hasbro Children's.

    Dan Coughlin, MD  

    Dan Coghlin, MD

    A native Rhode Islander, Dan Coghlin, MD, joined Hasbro Children's Hospital's pediatric hospitalist group in January of 2009. Prior to working at Hasbro Children's, he was a general pediatrician for eight years, six in south county and two in Cranston. Due to his experiences in primary care, Coghlin takes great pride in educating families and linking with their primary care providers.

    Coghlin earned his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine in 1998, and completed his pediatric training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2001.


    Michael Koster, MD

    Michael Koster,MD attended New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY in conjunction with the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Weschester, NY. He completed pediatric internship, residency and chief residency at Schneider Children's Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY, where he continued on as an attending in the Urgicenter.

    Koster completed his pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at Hasbro Children's Hospital and has worked as a pediatric hospitalist at Landmark Hospital in Woonsocket, RI.His research interest is clinical virology including the application of rapid testing to patient management. He is assistant professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is fully committed to resident education and training.


    Jeffrey Riese, MD

    Jeffrey Riese, MD attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA and completed his pediatric internship, residency and chief residency at Hasbro Children’s Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His interests include medical education as well as research in evaluating hospital readmissions. He is the associate program director for the Brown pediatric residency and is an assistant professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.


    Erin Van Scoyoc, MD, MPH

    ErinVan Scoyoc, MD, MPH, received her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to working at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, she completed a fellowship in Primary Care Research at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.