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Urogynecologist Joins Women & Infants' Staff

Providence, RI, February 01, 2012 --( Urogynecologist Melissa Huggins, MD, of East Greenwich, has joined the staff of Women & Infants Hospital’s Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. She sees patients at the Women & Infants Center for Women’s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in Providence.

A graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Huggins completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, CA, during which time she was awarded the Stanford Medical Student Teaching Award and was selected as a Felix Rutledge Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Huggins completed her fellowship training in urogynecology at the Ostergard Female Urology and Gynecology Partnership at Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Huggins treats a broad range of pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, painful bladder syndromes like interstitial cystitis, chronic cystitis, bowel incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.

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About Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A U.S.News Best Hospital in Gynecology and Best Children’s Hospital in Neonatology, Women & Infants was ranked number one in the Providence metro area and a top-performer in cancer, and has achieved a 5-star rating in Maternity Care for 2011 from HealthGrades. The primary teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the seventh largest obstetrical service in the country with more than 8,500 deliveries per year. In 2009, Women & Infants opened the country’s largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.

New England’s premier hospital for women and newborns, Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation’s only mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation’s only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.

Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Center of Excellence from the American College of Radiography; a Center for In Vitro Maturation Excellence by SAGE In Vitro Fertilization; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health; and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Gynecologic Oncology Group.

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