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 J. Tompkins, MD

AMA Medical Student Delegation

​Ronald Akiki

Alec Kinczewski

Charlotte Lee

Kevin Tang

​​​​​​Immediate Past President

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





Councilor at Large
Richard G. Bryan, MD, PhD

Opthalmology




Councilor at Large
Roberto Ortiz, MD

Endocrinology





Councilor at Large
Dieter Pohl, MD
Surgery




Councilor at Large
Rachael A. Sullivan, MD
Plastic Surgery

RI Academy of Physician Assistants (Co-reps)

James Carney, PA

Raymond Cord, PA-C

More about RIMS Leadership and Constituents

American College of Cardiology, RI Chapter

RI Thoracic Society

est. 1812

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

Herb Chen, MD

RI Neurologic Society
Kara Stavros, 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

Richard G. Bryan, MD, PhD

Bristol County Medical Society

Geoffrey R. Hamilton, MD​

American College of Physicians, RI Chapter

Audrey Kupchan, MD​

RI Psychiatric Society
Laura Stanton, MD​

RI Orthopedic Society

​Eric Walsh, MD

Rhode Island Medical Women's Association

Diane R. Siedlecki, MD

RI Gastroenterology Society

Alyn L. Adrain, MD

Washington County Medical Society


RI Academy of Family Physicians

Keith L. Callahan, MD

President
​Peter A. Hollmann, MD

Geriatrics
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President-Elect
Norman M. Gordon, MD

Neurology


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Vice President
Christine Brousseau, MD, MPH
Obstetrics and Gynecology



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Treasurer
Catherine Cummings, MD
Emergency Medicine




Secretary 
Thomas A. Bledsoe, MD
Internal Medicine



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

RI Dermatological Society

Helena Kuhn, MD

Council (Includes members of the Board of Directors)

RI Society of Pathologists

Kent County Medical Society

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

Chair, HealthCentric Advisors

Paul F. McKenney, MD

RI Radiology Society 

Jeffrey E. Silverstein, 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

Scott Pasicoow, MD

Fatima Zeba, MD

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
Gastroenterology




AMA Delegate 
Peter A. Hollmann, MD
Geriatrics





AMA Alternate Delegate 
Sarah J. Fessler, MD
Family Medicine




Chair of the Public Laws Committee
Michael E. Migliori, MD

Opthalmology

Pawtucket Medical Association