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RI Gastroenterology

Alyn L. Adrain, MD

Board of Directors

Past President
Sarah J. Fessler, MD
Family Medicine​

American Academy of Pediatrics, RI Chapter
Susan Duffy, MD

RI Academy of Family Physicians

Keith L. Callahan, 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

Fatima Zeba, MD

​Past President

​Bradley J. Collins, MD

​Internal Medicine

RI Society of Anesthesiologists

Herb Chen, MD

RI Neurologic Society
Kara Stavros, MD​

AMA Medical Student Delegation​
​Ronald Akiki
Alec Kinczewski
Charlotte Lee
Kevin Tang

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

​​​​​​​​​​​​Immediate Past President

Christine Brousseau, MD, MPH
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Councilor at Large
Keith Callahan, MD, MBA Family Medicine

Councilor at Large
Roberto Ortiz, MD

Councilor at Large
Dieter Pohl, MD

RI Dermatological Society

Helena Kuhn, MD

Council(Includes members of the Board of Directors)

Committee on Conduct at AMA Meetings
Barry W. Wall, MD

American College of Physicians, RI Chapter

Audrey Kupchan, MD​

RI Academy of Physician Assistants (Co-reps)

James Carney, PA

Raymond Cord, PA-C

American College of Surgeons, RI Chapter

Marlene Cutitar, MD

More about RIMS Leadership and Constituents

RI Society of Pathologists

Councilor at Large
Matthew Vrees, MD

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

RI Psychiatric Society
Laura Stanton, MD​

​​Councilor at Large
​Meena Theva, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

American College of Cardiology, RI Chapter

Ibrahim Elgabry, MD

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

​Samuel L. Evans, MD

Rhode Island Medical Women's Association

Diane R. Siedlecki, 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!

RI Urological Society
Andrew J. Tompkins, MD

Councilor at Large

Rachael A. Sullivan, MD
Plastic Surgery

RI Radiology Society 

Jeffrey E. Silverstein, MD

RI Neurosurgical Society
Stephen C. Saris, MD​

RI Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Richard G. Bryan, MD, PhD

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

Catherine Cummings, MD
Emergency Medicine


Elizabeth B. Lange, MD


​​Vice President
​Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD
Internal Medicine


Kwame Dapaah-Afriyie, MD, MBA

Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine

Kara Stavros, MD