Meet Our Team

Physician in Chief of Family Medicine

Martin M. Miner, MD has practiced preventive and primary care medicine for more than 28 years and is currently chief of family and community medicine at the Miriam Hospital. He is a fellow of the American Urological Association and the author of more than 75 publications in the areas of erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia and lower urinary tract symptoms in reference to male sexuality, and hormonal replacement therapy in men. Miner is president-elect of the American Society of Men’s Health, associate editor of the Journal of Men’s Health and serves on multiple journal boards and reviews for several publications. He is currently active in several research studies on men’s health, and is the recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2003 and 2007. Miner was also honored with the 2012 Men's Health Award from the Massachusetts Medical Society. 

Chief of Urology, Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital

Mark Sigman, MD has over 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic and reproductive problems. He is an internationally recognized expert on male infertility and sexual dysfunction. He is chief of urology at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital and at the Miriam Hospital. He has authored more than 100 publications in the areas of male reproductive medicine and surgery and also has lectured extensively throughout the country on this topic. He is past president of many different societies, including the New England section of the American Urological Association, the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction, and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.

Christy Ciesla, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

is a doctor of physical therapy who coordinates the pelvic rehabilitation program at The Miriam Hospital. Ciesla received a degree in physical therapy from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, and her doctoral degree from Utica College in Utica, New York. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and serves as the vice chair of the Rhode Island Women and Men’s Health Physical Therapy Special Interest Group. She has extensive experience working with men who have had prostatectomies and treats conditions such as urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction as they relate to the pelvic floor and pelvis.

Urologist, Men's Health Center

Vincent Harisaran, MD is a urologist at the Men’s Health Center who specializes in erectile dysfunction offering the full range treatments from medications to surgery (prosthetics) for conditions such as premature ejaculation, hypogonadism, and Peyronie’s disease. Harisaran received his medical degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he also completed his internship in general surgery and residency in urologic surgery, with a focus on andrology. He conducts research on men’s health and has published and presented on the topics of male infertility, erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer at local and national meetings. He is board eligible in urology.

Abigail Mansfield Marcaccio, PhD, is a licensed psychologist at the Men’s Health Center at the Miriam Hospital and at the Family Therapy Program where she also directs the family therapy training program. She treats difficulties in sexual functioning in couples and individuals and enjoys helping couples and families cope with adjustment to illness. She also helps couples, families, and individuals with life transitions, couple issues of any type, as well as difficulties in family functioning of any type. Dr. Mansfield Marcaccio works with men, women, transgender and gender fluid patients, couples of any constellation, and families of any constellation. She sees adult patients of any age, from college students up to geriatric patients, and welcome families with children of any age, as long as the patient of record is an adult. 

Dr. Mansfield Marcaccio supervises psychiatry and psychology residents in family therapy at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  

Dr. Mansfield Marcaccio’s research interests include mood disorders and family functioning, ultra-brief assessment measures for use in routine clinical practice, and more recently, sexual functioning. Her work has been published in many peer-reviewed journals, books and book chapters. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Family Psychology and the International Society for Psychotherapy Research.

Internist, Men's Health Center

Mark Paulos, MD, is an internist at The Miriam Hospital’s Men’s Health Center. He began his career as associate faculty at Presbyterian-Shadyside Hospital at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During his 12-year tenure, he was a leader in preventive health screening and championed access to mental health services. Dr. Paulos joined the Men’s Health Center in 2013 and has a dual appointment in the departments of internal medicine and urology. His practice focuses on the link between sexual health disorders and metabolic and cardiovascular health.

He has co-authored articles on the link between metabolic syndrome, erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular health, and he has written on the metabolic link between testosterone and bone health in men. He is a member of the American Society for Men’s Health and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.