Women & Infants Announces New Director of Ambulatory Care

Providence, RI, April 22, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island recently announced the appointment of Robert E. Berry Jr., MD, FACOG, as its new director of the Ambulatory Care Division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Berry comes to Women & Infants from the University of Massachusetts where he is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and an attending physician at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Center in Worcester. He had also served as director of the residency program at UMass for nine years.

“We conducted a national search to fill this important position in the department and believe that Dr. Berry will be a wonderful asset to the hospital,” notes Joanna M. Cain, MD, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants. “His experience and leadership skills will complement our existing team and help forge new paths of excellence here.”

Dr. Berry earned a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and theatre magna cum laude from Williams College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He served a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Tufts University Affiliated Hospitals.

As an educator, he has consistently earned awards, from several Golden Apple awards for excellence in teaching at the University of Massachusetts and various honors from the national Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). In 2009, he earned APGO’s Excellence in Teaching Award; and he served as one of the association’s Solvay Scholars from 2003-2004.

Dr. Berry is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also serves as a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of APGO.

His research interests also focus largely on how to effectively teach new physicians, including published works entitled “A Blended Learning Curriculum for Teaching the Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage,” “Reading and Residents: Taking Accountability for What We Know vs. What We Have Assumed,” and “The Way They Should Be: Using Needs Assessment to Create Your Ideal Educational Environment.”

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Susan McDonald