Sarah J. Fessler, MD
Family Medicine

Bradley J. Collins, MD
Internal Medicine/ Hospital Medicine

Vice President
Peter A. Hollmann, MD 


Jose Polanco, MD
Internal Medicine

Councilor at Large
Dieter Pohl, MD

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

AMA Delegate
Alyn L. Adrain, MD

AMA Delegate 
Peter A. Hollmann, MD

Pawtucket Medical Association

Rafael E. Padilla, MD        

RI Psychiatric Society
Laura Stanton, MD​

RI Orthopedic Society

​Eric Walsh, MD

Chair, HealthCentric Advisors

Paul F. McKenney, MD

Rhode Island Medical Women's Association

Diane R. Siedlecki, MD

Washington County Medical Society

Nitlin S. Damle, MD

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

Bristol County Medical Society

Geoffrey R. Hamilton, MD​

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


Nitlin S. Damle, MD

RI Academy of Physician Assistants (Co-reps)

Raymond Cord, PA-C

Vicki Miller, PA-C

More about RIMS Leadership and Constituents

American College of Cardiology, RI Chapter

American Congress of Ob/Gyn, RI Section
Christine Brousseau, MD​

RI Thoracic Society

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

Christine Brousseau, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Immediate Past President

Russell A. Settipane, MD
Allergy and Immunology

Councilor at Large
Catherine Cummings, MD
Emergency Medicine

Councilor at Large
Roberto Ortiz, MD


RI Dermatological Society

Jennie J. Muglia, MD

Council (Includes members of the Board of Directors)

American College of Physicians, RI Chapter

Audrey Kupchan, MD​

RI Society of Pathologists
Noubar Kessimian, MD​

Kent County Medical Society

RI Gastroenterology Society

Bradford C. Lavigne, MD

RI Radiology Society

No designated representative

American Academy of Pediatrics, RI Chapter

Elizabeth B. Lange, MD

RI Society of Anesthesiologists

Rafael Padilla, MD

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

RI Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Magdalena G. Krzystolik, MD

AMA Medical Student Delegation

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

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Board of Directors

Providence Medical Association

Patrick J. Sweeney, MD, PhD, MPH

American College of Surgeons/Providence Surgical Society

​Charles A. Adams, Jr, MD

RI Neurologic Society
Norman M. Gordon, MD​

RI Neurosurgical Society
Stephen C. Saris, MD​