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    To learn more about the WHEC fellowship, please email Lynn Levesque at WHEC@lifespan.org.  

  • Our Team

  • WHEC Fellowship Co-Directors

    Alyson McGregor, MD  

    Alyson J. McGregor, MD is assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and co-founder and director of the division of women’s health in emergency care in Brown University's department of emergency medicine (EM). McGregor received her medical degree from Boston University and completed her residency in emergency medicine at Brown. She is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, executive board member of the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative (SGWHC), and past president of the Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association. Her clinical and research interests include evaluating gender differences in EM and women’s health.
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    Esther K. Choo, MD, MPH is assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and co-founder and associate director of the division of women’s health in emergency care at Brown University. She received her medical degree from Yale University and completed internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital and residency at Boston University. Choo’s research interests include developing interventions for women with coexisting substance use and partner violence.

    Founding Members

    • Attending Physicians: Libby Nestor, MD; Catherine Cummings, MD; Bruce Becker, MD

    • Fellows: Tracy Madsen, MD

    • Residents: Elizabeth Samuels, MD

    • Mid Level Providers: Diana Afonso

    • Nursing: Kara Beck, Sherrye Durante

    Faculty Research Collaborators

    • Anthony Napoli, MD

    • Todd Siegel, MD

    • David Portelli, MD

    Regional Collaborators

    • Barbara Roberts, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Director Women’s Cardiac Center, The Miriam Hospital

    • Roxanne Vrees, MD, Assistant Professor, Interim Division Director Triage, Women & Infants Hospital

    • Michelle Forcier, MD, Assistant Professor, Adolescent Health, Hasbro Children’s Hospital

    • Kelly McGarry, MD, Associate Professor, Director, Women’s Health Track, Internal Medicine

    National Research Collaborators

    • Basmah Safdar, MD, Co-Chair, Chest Pain Center; Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital Women's Heart Program

    • Marna Greenberg, DO, Lehigh Valley Physician Group, LVPG-Emergency Medicine

    National Senior Advisory Board

    • Stephanie Abbuhl, MD, Professor & Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Dept of EM; Executive Director of FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, Perelman School of Medicine, UPenn

    • Marjorie Jenkins, MD, Professor and Associate Dean for Women in Health and Science, and Chief Scientific Officer, Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences