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Obstetric Medicine and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Administrative Offices

Rhode Island Hospital
APC Building, 4th Floor
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903

Obstetric Medicine

 

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.

Director of Obstetric Medicine, Women’s Medicine Collaborative

Lucia Larson, MD, FACP is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the director of obstetric medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. Dr. Larson is a member of the Healthy Way Program team at the Lifespan Lifestyle Medicine Center. 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.

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.

Attending Physician

Niharika Mehta, MD is an attending physician in obstetric medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative and an associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Mehta received her medical degree from Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India. She completed her internal medicine residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York; and completed her fellowship in obstetric and consultative medicine at Women & Infants Hospital and Brown University.

She is a member of the North American Society of Obstetric Medicine, American Medical Association, Society of General Internal Medicine, and the International Society of Obstetric Medicine.

Dr. Mehta’s clinical and research areas of interest include cardiovascular disease in pregnancy, severe maternal morbidity, thyroid disease in pregnancy and hematologic disorders in pregnancy.

She is fluent in English and Hindi.

Endocrinology

 

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.

Rheumatology

 

Rheumatologist

Kerri Batra, MD, is a rheumatologist at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. Dr. Batra graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Batra completed a fellowship in rheumatology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, where she was awarded the Distinguished Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Medicine. She completed the program in clinical effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. 

Dr. Batra is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. She has a clinical interest in preconception counseling and the management and treatment of women of childbearing age with rheumatologic disease and inflammatory arthritis. She has also published and presented on the role of biomarkers in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), pulmonary disease in RA, gout, and the manifestations and treatment of pregnant women with spondyloarthritis.

Gastrointestinal Medicine

 

Gastroenterologist and Co-Director, Program for Pelvic Floor Disorders, Women’s Medicine Collaborative

Amanda Pressman, MD, FACG, is a gastroenterologist in the Center for Women’s Gastrointestinal Medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative and director of the gastroesophageal and rectal motility laboratory at Lifespan. She is co-director of the program for pelvic floor disorders, which focuses on chronic constipation and fecal incontinence. In addition, she heads the GI Disorders in Pregnancy Program at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. Dr. Pressman is an instructor of medicine and directs the fellowship pathway in women’s gastrointestinal diseases at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Pressman received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed a residency at Harvard Medical School. She is a graduate of the gastroenterology fellowship at Alpert Medical School. During her fellowship, she received the prestigious Virology Fellowship Award from Bristol Myers Squibb and the Joe DiMase award for her research on colorectal cancer screening. She has published original research articles and chapters in the field of women’s health.

Dr. Pressman is board certified in gastroenterology. Her clinical and research interests are gastroesophageal motility disorders including pelvic floor disorders, gastroparesis and excessive nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, and colorectal cancer screening in women. Areas of expertise include motility disorders, pelvic floor disorders, and women’s health.

Pulmonary Medicine

 

Attending Physician

Ghada Bourjeily, MD, is an attending physician in pulmonary services and obstetric medicine and director of research and training at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. A professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Dr. Bourjeily trained in pulmonary, critical care and sleep divisions at Case Western Reserve University and Yale University.

Dr. Bourjeily is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, past chair of the Women’s Health Network steering committee of the American College of Chest Physicians, past president for the North American Society of Obstetric Medicine and serves on various national and international professional societies' committees.

Dr. Bourjeily's expertise is in lung disease and sleep disordered breathing in pregnancy. Her research interests focus on understanding sleep disordered breathing in pregnant women.

Behavioral Medicine

 

Director, Women’s Behavioral Medicine, Women’s Medicine Collaborative

Teri Pearlstein, MD is director of Women’s Behavioral Medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. A professor of psychiatry and human behavior and professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Dr. Pearlstein received a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed her residency in adult psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Pearlstein is board certified in psychiatry.

Dr. Pearlstein is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and past president of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her clinical interests include depression and anxiety disorders in women, particularly in relation to the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum period, and menopause.

Carla Ferrari, LICSW
Psychotherapist

Carla Ferrari, LICSW, is a psychotherapist in women’s behavioral medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She received her master’s degree in social work from Simmons College School of Social Work in Boston, Massachusetts. Her clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, perinatal issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, and relationship difficulties.

Psychiatrist

Ellen Flynn, MD is a psychiatrist in Women’s Behavioral Medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. A clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Dr. Flynn is co-director of the contemplative studies scholarly concentration and co-director of the mindfulness-wellness program at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Flynn received a medical degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. She completed a residency in adult psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She trained in psychosomatic medicine, completing a fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and holds a master of theological studies degree from Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Flynn was awarded formal certification as a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor from the Center for Mindfulness, Oasis Institute at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Dr. Flynn is board certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. Her clinical interests include perinatal psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and mindfulness-based interventions in health care. 

Psychiatrist

Joanna MacLean, MD, is a psychiatrist in women’s behavioral medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. A clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior and clinical assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, MacLean received her medical degree from Alpert Medical School and completed her residency in adult psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical School. MacLean served as chief resident of women’s mental health at Cambridge Hospital with a longitudinal elective at Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women's Mental Health in Boston, Massachusetts. 

MacLean is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and recipient of the Isaac Ray Award in Psychiatry. Her clinical interests include psychiatric issues unique to women, including mood and anxiety disorders particularly related to the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum period and menopause.

Psychiatrist

Carmen Monzon, MD is a psychiatrist in women’s behavioral medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. A clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Dr. Monzon received a medical degree from National University Pedro Henriquez Urena in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and completed a residency at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

Dr. Monzon is board certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. She is the 2013 recipient of the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award at Alpert Medical School. Her clinical interests include perinatal psychiatry, oncology, and consultation-liaison psychiatry. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Mara Reichenberg, LICSW, OMHP
Psychotherapist

Mara Reichenberg, LICSW, QMHP, is a psychotherapist and intake coordinator in women’s behavioral medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She received her master’s degree in social work from New York University, Silver School of Social Work. She is certified as a qualified mental health professional. Prior to joining the Women’s Medicine Collaborative, Reichenberg was a clinical therapist and access clinician in Child and Family Enhanced Outpatient Services at The Providence Center. Her clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship and family difficulties.

Sharon Vessella, MSW, LICSW

Sharon Vessella, MSW, LICSW is a psychotherapist in women’s behavioral medicine at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She received her master’s degree in social work from Simmons College School of Social Work in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the Women’s Medicine Collaborative, Vessella worked as a perinatal clinical social worker in an inpatient women’s specialty hospital with pregnant and postpartum women for 25 years. Her clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, pregnancy and postpartum support, and grief and loss.

Maternal-Fetal 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, Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

Leah Battista, MD, is a maternal fetal medicine specialist in the Maternal Fetal Medicine program at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal fetal medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Battista completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center Women’s and Children’s Hospital and completed her fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at the University of California Irvine.

Dr. Battista's areas of interest include prenatal diagnosis, preterm labor prevention, multiple pregnancies, and diabetes in pregnancy. She is a member of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. 

Genetic Counseling

William Campbell, MA, MS, CGC
William Campbell, MA, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor

William Campbell, MA, MS, CGC is a genetic counselor at the Maternal Fetal Medicine Center at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. Campbell provides genetic risk assessment as well as counseling for patients and their partners.

Campbell received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has a master of arts in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and he received his master of science in genetic counseling from California State, Stanislaus.

He has practiced in all the major areas of clinical genetics, including cancer, cardiovascular, pediatric, neurological, and prenatal genetics. Campbell is certified in perinatal bereavement. He has enduring interest in the ethical issues surrounding genetic counseling and the careful integration of exome sequencing into prenatal genetics. He currently sits on the National Society of Genetic Counselors practice guideline committee and ethics advisory board.