Clinical Team for the Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders in Pregnancy Program

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Attending Physician

Courtney Bilodeau, MD, FACP, CLC, is an attending physician in obstetric medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is board certified in internal medicine and is a certified lactation counselor. Her clinical and research interests include breastfeeding, evidence-based complementary medicine, and peripartum management of chronic medical conditions from preconception through postpartum.

Dr. Bilodeau received her medical degree from Chicago Medical School, completed her residency in internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and completed a fellowship in obstetric and consultative medicine at Women & Infants Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Rhode Island Medical Society, the North American Society of Obstetric Medicine, the International Society of Obstetric Medicine, and The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

Medical Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program, Women’s Medicine Collaborative

Marshall Carpenter, MD, is medical director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. Dr. Carpenter is board certified in maternal-fetal medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

He received his training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at Yale University. He served as director of maternal-fetal medicine at Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital for 18 years, before opening the Providence-based practice, New Beginnings Perinatal Consultants.

Interim Chief, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Medical Director, Bone Health Program

Geetha Gopalakrishnan, MD, CCD, is the medical director of the bone health program and an endocrinology specialist in the Multidisciplinary Obstetric Medicine Service (MOMS) at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She is also an associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is board certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism; and is also certified in clinical densitometry, nuclear medicine and radiation safety. She has a special interest in women’s health issues, including calcium disorders, vitamin D deficiency, osteoporosis, as well as endocrine disorders in pregnancy.

Her research interests focus on therapeutic options for various endocrine disorders including osteoporosis and diabetes. Dr. Gopalakrishnan received her medical degree from Texas A&M University Health Science Center. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital / The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and her fellowship in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism at Stanford University Medical Center. She is director of the Division of Endocrinology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Director of Obstetric Medicine, Women’s Medicine Collaborative

Lucia Larson, MD, FACP ia a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the director of obstetric medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She is an associate professor of medicine and division director of obstetric medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received a medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors, and completed her residency in internal medicine at University of Chicago Hospitals.

Dr. Larson completed a fellowship in obstetric and consultative medicine at Women & Infants Hospital. She is board certified in internal medicine, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Larson is past president of the North American Society of Obstetric Medicine. In addition, she is a board-certified obesity medicine physician. Her clinical and research interests include medical problems in pregnancy, including thromboembolic disease, preeclampsia, cardiac disorders, and diabetes, as well as obesity and lifestyle modification.

Katie Lester, MS, RD, LDN, CIC
Clinical Dietitian

Katie Lester, MS, RD, LDN, CIC is a clinical dietitian at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. Lester is a licensed dietitian-nutritionist in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She is an active member within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Lester also serves as facilitator of several wellness programs offered through the Lifestyle Medicine Center.

Her clinical interests include oncology, sports nutrition, wellness promotion, and women’s health. She received her undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut. She is a certified intrinsic coach through Totally Coached, Inc., and a certified facilitator of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP).

Chief, Women’s Medicine, Lifespan Physician Group and Director, Women’s Medicine Collaborative

Margaret Miller, MD, FACP, is Chief of Women’s Medicine for Lifespan Physician Group (LPG) and Medical Director of the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She is an associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Miller received a medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her residency in internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, co-chair of the Women’s Health Council of Rhode Island, and is past president of the North American Society of Obstetric Medicine.

She is board certified in internal medicine. Her clinical and research interests include lifestyle medicine, lifestyle factors and pregnancy outcomes, the link between pregnancy complications and long term health, and models of care delivery.