About RIMWA

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 has more than 100 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!


Executive Director
Marc Bialek


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Events Postponed! 


Due to the Coronavirus, the
New Member Event and the Annual Meeting/Woman Physician of the Year have been postponed.  More information will follow as soon as they are rescheduled.

The Rhode Island Medical Women’s Association (RIMWA) is offering funding to Brown University Undergraduate scholars or medical students up to $500.  In keeping with RIMWA’s mission of recognizing the special needs of women in medicine, as both practioners and patients, this funding opportunity seeks to support research in women’s health and gender specific medicine.  Applicants should send curriculum vitae with a description of their project, budget needs and relevance to the broad mission of RIMWA.  Awardees will be asked to present their research during the Annual Meeting held the first week of May 2018.

Deadline for all information to be received is March 31, 2020.

Contact:  Marc Bialek mbialek@rimed.org

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RIMWA Member Directory

If you are a member of RIMWA and would like a copy of the RIMWA Member Directory, please email Marc Bialek at mbialek@rimed.org


Board of Directors


President

Liza Aguiar, MD

Immediate Past President

Reena Bhatt, MD


Treasurer

Marlene Cutitar, MD

Secretary
 Vacant

Board Members

Reena Bhatt, MD

Elaine Fain, MD
Nancy Littell, MD
Joyce Monac, MD
Nicalee Shah, MD
Diane Siedlecki, MD
Taylor Freeburg, MD

Caryn Cobb, MD

Rachel Sullivan, MD 
Frances P. Conklin, MD