est. 1812

RI Gastroenterology Society

Bradford C. Lavigne, MD

Board of Directors

Constituent Societies of RIMS

The Societies listed below were first chartered by the Society in 1904 to represent their members in the RIMS House of Delegates.

  • Bristol County Medical Society (founded 1946)
  • Kent County Medical Society (founded 1904)
  • Newport County Medical Society (founded 1882)
  • Pawtucket Medical Association (founded 1895)
  • Providence Medical Association (founded 1848)
  • Washington County Medical Society (founded 1884)
  • Woonsocket District Medical Society (founded 1904)

Rhode Island Medical Society Council
​​Rhode Island Medical Society Council membership is comprised of:

  • RIMS Officers
  • Councilors-at-Large
  • Adjunct Councilors 
  • AMA Delegation 
  • Three most recent RIMS Past-Presidents
  • One representative from each of 29 county, district and medical specialty societies
  • Chair, RIMS Public Laws Committee
  • Chair, Rhode Island Medical Political Action Committee
  • President, RIMS Insurance Brokerage Corporation
  • Board Chair, HealthCentric Advisors
  • Two Residents/Fellows
  • Three Medical Students

Historical note
From June 1904 to May 1997, the House Delegates was the supreme governing body of RIMS. In 1997, RIMS became the second state medical society to eliminate its House of Delegates.

Committees of the Rhode Island Medical Society

  • ​Committee for Continuing Medical Education
  • Investment
  • Maternal Health*
  • Mediation*
  • Medical Review Advisory Committee
  • Medical Services Committee
  • Membership
  • Physician Competence*
  • Physician Health*
  • Public Laws Committee
  • Rhode Island Medical Political Action Committee

* a peer review committee

Interested in becoming involved in one of the RIMS Committees? Contact us today!

RI Urological Society
Andrew James Tompkins, MD

RI Radiology Society

No designated representative

Washington County Medical Society

RI Academy of Family Physicians

Sarah J. Fessler, MD

For a detailed review of our leadership and committee members, please see the Busy Physicians' Guide to the Rhode Island Medical Society.

RI Society of Allergy

Russell A. Settipane, MD

Resident & Fellow Representatives

Ricardo Correa, MD
Jamar Slocum, MD
Shady Henien, MD

Providence Medical Association

Patrick J. Sweeney, MD, PhD, MPH

American College of Surgeons/Providence Surgical Society

​Marlene Cutitar, MD

American Academy of Pediatrics, RI Chapter

Susan Duffy, MD

RI Society of Anesthesiologists

Rafael Padilla, MD

RI Neurologic Society
Norman M. Gordon, MD​

RI Neurosurgical Society
Stephen C. Saris, MD​

RI Society of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgeons
Martin R. Papazian, MD​

RI Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Magdalena G. Krzystolik, MD

Bristol County Medical Society

Geoffrey R. Hamilton, MD​

​Peter A. Hollmann, MD


Norman M. Gordon, MD



Vice President
Christine Brousseau, MD, MPH
Obstetrics and Gynecology


Catherine Cummings, MD
Emergency Medicine

Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD
Internal Medicine

American College of Emergency Physicians, RI Chapter
Kenneth A. Williams, MD​

AMA Medical Student Delegation

​Armon Ayandeh
Vivian Hsiao
Bryan Leyva
Yao Liu
Nicole Negbenebor
Lindor Qunaj
Matt Santos
Rachel Thakore
Jing Wang

​​​​Immediate Past President

Bradley J. Collins, MD, FACP, FHM
Internal Medicine/ Hospital Medicine

Councilor at Large
Richard G. Bryan, MD, PhD


Councilor at Large
Roberto Ortiz, MD


Councilor at Large
Dieter Pohl, MD

Councilor at Large
Patrick J. Sweeney, MD, PhD, MPH
Obstetrics and Gynecology

RI Dermatological Society

Jennie J. Muglia, MD

Council (Includes members of the Board of Directors)

American College of Physicians, RI Chapter

Audrey Kupchan, MD​


Nitlin S. Damle, MD

RI Academy of Physician Assistants (Co-reps)

James Carney, PA

Raymond Cord, PA-C

More about RIMS Leadership and Constituents

RI Society of Pathologists

Kent County Medical Society

Councilor at Large
Kenneth A. Williams, MD

Emergency Medicine

​​AMA Delegate
Alyn L. Adrain, MD

AMA Delegate 
Peter A. Hollmann, MD

AMA Alternate Delegate 
Sarah J. Fessler, MD
Family Medicine

Pawtucket Medical Association


RI Psychiatric Society
Laura Stanton, MD​

American College of Cardiology, RI Chapter

RI Orthopedic Society

​Eric Walsh, MD

American Congress of Ob/Gyn, RI Section
Heather A. Smith, MD​

Chair, HealthCentric Advisors

Paul F. McKenney, MD

RI Thoracic Society

Rhode Island Medical Women's Association

Diane R. Siedlecki, MD