Lifespan Physician Group Hospitalist Program Team

Chief, Hospital Medicine, Lifespan Physician Group; Director, Hospital Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital
Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Hasbro Children's Hospital

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.

Dr. 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 Hospital.

Director, Hospital Medicine, The Miriam Hospital

Kwame Dapaah-Afriyie, MD, MBA, is an internal medicine hospitalist at The Miriam Hospital. After completing his residency in internal medicine at The Miriam, he founded the hospitalist program in 1997 and was named director of the division of hospitalist medicine at The Miriam Hospital in 2004. Dr. Dapaah was also instrumental in the establishment of the hospitalist program at Newport Hospital.

Dr. Dapaah is a clinical associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His work has been published in  scientific journals and he has presented his abstracts annually at the national level for the Society of Hospital Medicine. He also reviews abstracts for annual meetings for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Director, Hospital Medicine, Newport Hospital

Hector Derreza, MD, is the medical director of hospital medicine at Newport Hospital. He brings years of experience in hospital medicine, including three previous years directing the Newport Hospital program, and has practiced most recently at both South County and Southcoast hospitals, where he was the regional director of hospital medicine.

Dr. Derreza is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, the American Health Information Medicine Association and the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists. He is fluent in Spanish.