Providence Medical Association

Patrick J. Sweeney, MD, PhD, MPH

American College of Surgeons/Providence Surgical Society

​Marlene Cutitar, MD

RI Dermatological Society

Helena Kuhn, MD

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

Board of Directors

American College of Physicians, RI Chapter

Audrey Kupchan, MD​

RI Orthopedic Society

​Eric Walsh, MD

RI Academy of Family Physicians

Keith L. Callahan, MD

American College of Cardiology, RI Chapter

RI Radiology Society 

Jeffrey E. Silverstein, MD

RI Academy of Physician Assistants (Co-reps)

James Carney, PA

Raymond Cord, PA-C

More about RIMS Leadership and Constituents

Kent County Medical Society

Councilor at Large

Patrick J. Sweeney, MD, PhD, MPH
Obstetrics and Gynecology​

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

Chair of the Public Laws Committee
Michael E. Migliori, 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

RI Society of Pathologists

RI Thoracic Society

RI Gastroenterology Society

Alyn L. Adrain, MD

Bristol County Medical Society

Geoffrey R. Hamilton, MD​

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Resident & Fellow Representatives

Scott Pasicoow, MD

Fatima Zeba, MD

RI Psychiatric Society
Laura Stanton, MD​

American Academy of Pediatrics, RI Chapter

Susan Duffy, MD

Pawtucket Medical Association


​​​​​​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
Rachael A. Sullivan, MD
Plastic Surgery

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

RI Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Richard G. Bryan, MD, PhD

Rhode Island Medical Women's Association

Diane R. Siedlecki, MD

RI Urological Society
Andrew J. Tompkins, MD

RI Neurosurgical Society
Stephen C. Saris, 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

Council (Includes members of the Board of Directors)

RI Society of Anesthesiologists

Herb Chen, MD

RI Neurologic Society
Kara Stavros, MD​

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!

Washington County Medical Society

American College of Emergency Physicians, RI Chapter
Dina Himelfarb, MD​

AMA Medical Student Delegation

​Ronald Akiki

Alec Kinczewski

Charlotte Lee

Kevin Tang

Chair, HealthCentric Advisors

Paul F. McKenney, MD