Minimally Invasive Urology Institute
Delivering Excellence in Urologic Patient Care, Education & Research
Meet Our Team
Dragan Golijanin, MD, is a director of the Minimally Invasive Urology Institute and director of Genitourinary Oncology at The Miriam Hospital. He also serves as an associate professor of surgery (urology) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His areas of expertise include prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and testicular cancer. Golijanin is board certified in urology. He is the 2019 recipient of the Alan Podis MD Teaching Award.
Golijanin earned his medical degree at the University of Belgrade. He completed residencies at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, University Clinical Center in Belgrade and Hadassah Medical Center. He completed fellowships in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell University and Hadassah Medical Center. He was the first to publish on near-infrared real-time imaging in open laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
Gyan Pareek, MD, FACS is a director of the Minimally Invasive Urology Institute and director of the Kidney Stone Center at The Miriam Hospital. He is also a professor of surgery (urology) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Vice President of Operations at Brown Urology, Inc. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Dr. Pareek is board certified in urology. Dr. Pareek is the 2019 recipient of the Riesman Family Excellence in Teaching Award.
Pareek earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He also completed his laparoscopy and endourology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. In 2006, Dr. Pareek was part of a team at The Miriam Hospital that performed the first robotic prostatectomy in southern New England. He has held a number of leadership roles at the New England American Urological Association and the Rhode Island Urological Association.
Lauren Pillsbury, MSN, ACNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner for the Minimally Invasive Urology Institute at The Miriam Hospital. Pillsbury received her bachelor of science in nursing with honors from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH and earned her master of science in nursing degree from University of Rhode Island, specializing as an acute care, adult gerontology nurse practitioner.
Pillsbury is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates. She regularly serves as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students at Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island. Her research interests include the role of patient education in reducing readmissions.
Christopher Tucci, MS, RN-BC, CURN, NE-BC is the program manager for the Minimally Invasive Urology Institute and Kidney Stone Center at The Miriam Hospital. He also serves as a teaching associate in the department of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Tucci holds medical-surgical nursing, informatics nursing and nurse executive board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He is also board certified in urology by the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates.
Tucci received his bachelor of science in nursing from Elmira College in New York, and earned his master of science degree in healthcare administration and management at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. He regularly serves as preceptor for undergraduate nursing students at University of Rhode Island. He is a graduate of the Organization of Nurse Leaders Leadership Academy. Tucci serves as President of the New England Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates. His research interests include the impact of a standardized care pathway on outcomes of care and the role of nurse navigator on readmissions and patient experience.
Ashlee Viveiros, DNP, APRN, ACCNS-AG is a patient navigator for the Minimally Invasive Urology Institute at The Miriam Hospital. She received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing in adult gerontology, with a focus in acute care and nursing leadership from Rhode Island College. Viveiros has served as adjunct faculty at Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She currently serves as faculty in simulation education for the college of nursing at the University of Rhode Island.
Viveiros is board certified by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She serves as the communications manager for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Her research interests include acute care nursing practice, translating evidence to professional practice, and improving quality of care..
Mary Lynch, RD, LDN is a registered dietician in the Minimally Invasive Urology Institute and Kidney Stone Center. She received her bachelor of science in nutrition from Framingham State University. She completed the Leaders in Health Community Training Program within the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Lynch was awarded Simmons College Graduate Student Preceptor of the Year.