Head shot of Dr. Dapaah-Aafriyie


Kwame Dapaah-Afriyie, MD, MBA, FAC, director of hospital medicine at The Miriam Hospital, has been designated Governor-elect Designee of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

His appointment kicks off a year of training before he commences a four-year term as governor that begins in spring 2023.

Dr. Dapaah-Afriyie founded the hospitalist program at The Miriam Hospital in 1997 and was named director of its division of hospitalist medicine in 2004. He was instrumental in the establishment of the hospitalist program at Newport Hospital, a Lifespan affiliate. Hospitalists are internal medicine physicians who specialize in providing hospital care. He is a Senior Fellow in the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Dapaah-Afriyie completed his residency at The Miriam Hospital and earned his medical degree from the University of Science /Technology in Ghana. He is a Professor of Medicine (Clinical Educator) at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He has several times been named a Top Doctor in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly.

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a diverse community of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists united by a commitment to excellence. ACP is the largest medical-specialty society in the world. ACP and its physician members lead the profession in education, standard-setting, and the sharing of knowledge to advance the science and practice of internal medicine.

Richard Salit

Senior Public Relations Officer
The Miriam Hospital, Newport Hospital, Gateway Healthcare
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