Pediatric Hospitalist Team

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.

Silvia S. Chiang, MD attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University. She completed the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX. Dr. Chiang has worked with Partners In Health - Peru on childhood tuberculosis research, patient care, and public health interventions since 2012. 

Erica Chung, MD attended The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She went on to complete her pediatric residency at Boston Combined Residency Program and continued on staff in Boston. She subsequently joined the Hasbro Children's Hospital pediatric hospital medicine division, where she has remained as an attending physician. Dr. Chung has a strong interest in medical education both of medical students and residents. 

A native Rhode Islander, Daniel T. Coghlin joined Hasbro Children's Hospital's pediatric hospitalist group in January of 2009. Prior to working at Hasbro Children's Hospital, he was a general pediatrician for eight years—six in South County and two in Cranston, RI. Due to his experiences in primary care, Dr. Coghlin takes great pride in educating families and linking with their primary care providers. He also focuses on clinical informatics, working to improve electronic health records. Dr. Coghlin earned his medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine in 1998, and completed his pediatric training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2001.

Michael Koster, MD attended New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY in conjunction with the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Westchester, NY. He completed his pediatric internship, residency and chief residency at Schneider Children's Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY, where he continued on as an attending in the Urgicenter.

Dr. Koster completed his pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at Hasbro Children's Hospital and has worked as a pediatric hospitalist at Landmark Hospital in Woonsocket, RI. His research interest is in clinical virology including the application of rapid testing to patient management. He is assistant professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is fully committed to resident education and training.

Jeffrey Riese, MD attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. He completed his pediatric internship, residency and chief residency at Hasbro Children’s Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is board certified in pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Riese's interests include medical education as well as research in evaluating hospital readmissions. He is the associate program director for the Brown pediatric residency and is an assistant professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.