Upcoming Events!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Chapel Grille - 3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston, RI

6:00 p.m.

The Elise M. Coletta Annual Lecture and RIMWA Membership Meeting

Guest Speaker: Mona Shah, MD, MPH

IMAI (Integrated Management of Adolescent and Adult Illness) Alliance, An Affiliate of the World Health Organization (WHO)

Topic: Navigating the Global Health Landscape: From Action to Sustainability and Impact

Board of Directors


Reena A. Bhatt, MD

Immediate Past President

Rachel Sullivan, MD


Marlene Cutitar, MD


Board Members

Elaine Fain, MD
Darlene Gabeau, MD
Nancy Littell, MD
Tracy Madsen, MD
Joyce Monac, MD
Barbara Roberts, MD
Diane Siedlecki, MD
Latha Sivaprasad, MD 

Public Affairs 

Frances P. Conklin, MD

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Rhode Island Medical Women's Association


The Rhode Island Medical Women's Association is the first and only organization in Rhode Island dedicated to the professional and personal needs of women physicians and their patients. Since its founding by six members in 1981, the membership of the Rhode Island Medical Women's Association now approaches more than 150 female medical students, residents, fellows and attendings. The Rhode Island Medical Women's Association seeks to recognize the special needs of women in medicine and female patients and to help meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Member Benefits

The Rhode Island Medical Women's Association was founded by women doctors to help themselves meet the challenge of tomorrow. Today, RIMWA has taken an active role in providing a support network for the professional and personal growth of women doctors in our area. Women physicians comprise 1/2 of the physician population. Together we have, now more than ever, the potential for a great collective spirit, one with prowess-one that really works to help manage our futures in a systematic organized way.

If you are a practicing physician, house officer, or fellow, RIMWA provides you with:

  • A meeting ground to interact with colleagues on academic, political and social issues critical to women doctors and patients.
  • An active involvement in the pursuit of a work environment more sensitive to the lifestyles and professional interests of women physicians.
  •  A referral network for women physicians establishing their own practices.
  • Social functions with other women professionals.
  • Please support our continued effort to improve the quality of our professional and personal lives as women physicians. Join us now!

Marc Bialek