Hometown: West Haven, CT Undergrad: University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Storrs, CT
Why I came to Brown:
On my interview day I was overwhelmed by the sense that Brown is where I belonged. It was evident to me that the culture at Brown was one which fostered professional growth and emphasized the importance of life outside of medicine. In my time at Brown I have come to find that the leadership is kind, approachable and supportive, and my co-residents have become part of my extended family. It has been an honor to train at such a wonderful program.
Professional Interest: Primary Care, Women's Health
Fun fact most people don't know about me: I love road trips! I once drove a box truck from Connecticut to Las Vegas.
Kathryn DeCarli, MD
Hometown: Westford, MA Undergrad: Tufts University, Medford, MA Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Why I came to Brown: I was looking for a residency program that offers rigorous training in a supportive environment. On my interview day, I was struck by the transparency, teamwork, and dedication of Brown's leadership. The program directors truly support the residents, both professionally and personally. Whether you want to pursue primary care, subspecialty training, or are still exploring your career options, this program helps you navigate your path and discover more about who you want to be as a doctor. You will be prepared to think as an internist in any setting and gain a network of wonderful colleagues.
Professional Interest: Medical Ethics, End of Life Care, Physician-Patient Communication, Resident Wellness
Fun fact most people don't know about me: My husband and I performed together in a street percussion group before we started dating.
Shane Greene, MD
Hometown: Burlington, VT Undergrad: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
Why I came to Brown: Brown stood out on the interview trail because the people here seemed genuinely kind, supportive, and interested in resident education. After three years I can attest that this first impression was an accurate representation of how things are here. The attendings here work hard to foster a culture of intellectual curiosity and my co-residents have always been supportive and fun to work with.
Moreover, the quality of life here is remarkable. My wife and I were able to buy a house with a backyard that is only a 10 minute commute from the hospital. Providence has all the amenities of a major metropolis, like excellent restaurants and museums, without the struggles of a larger city. I'm excited to be able to spend another year here as one of the chief residents!
Professional Interest: Medical Education, Clinical Decision Making
Fun fact most people don’t know about me: My undergraduate degree is in philosophy, so I graduated with absolutely no marketable skills. I spent about five years working on farms, working in coffee shops, and going on long bike rides before I decided to go into medicine. I could probably still make a pretty impressive cortado if given the opportunity!
Wei Sum Li, MD
Hometown: Westford, MA Undergrad: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Why I came to Brown: I love the people here. From my first moments on the interview trail, I was struck by how earnestly warm and collegial the program felt. I immediately felt an emphasis on development both as an outstanding physician and as a human. Everyday, I am amazed by how brilliant and impressive my colleagues are while also remaining approachable and compassionate.
The challenging and inspiring work has really fostered my growth, but it has only been possible on a foundation of extremely supportive program leadership, staff, and co-residents.
Rhode Island is also is such a fun, unique location to embark on residency training. With amazing restaurants, diverse populations, and simultaneously "small town and city" feel, it's a lovely place to live and work.
Professional Interest: Addiction Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Medical Education, Primary Care, Underserved Populations
Fun fact most people don't know about me: I was once a nationally competitive artistic roller skater (like ice skating on quad wheels). I also love to travel and have visited 6 continents so far. Plans to get to Antarctica are underway!
Breton Roussel, MD
Hometown: Ivoryton, CT Undergrad: Providence College, Providence, RI Medical School: Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
Why I came to Brown: At Brown I found a family of providers who advocate tirelessly for their patients AND each other. The culture of collegiality and resident support permeates each part of the day from morning conference to rounds. It is an added bonus to practice in a blossoming culinary city situated on some of New England's most beautiful coastline. This is a special place to grow as a provider and I am elated to remain with the Brown Internal Medicine family as a chief resident.
Professional Interest: GI Malignancy, Goals of Care Counseling, Medical Education
Fun fact most people don't know about me: I was previously in a funk/ska cover band.
Our programs are headquartered at Rhode Island Hospital with core hospital rotations also at The Miriam Hospital and the Providence VA Medical Center. Our programs include Categorical, Primary Care (GIM), and Preliminary, and offer residency training across a broad variety of clinical disciplines. Our residents benefit from a variety of clinical locations across the three hospitals, and from a large cohort of teaching faculty within the Warren Alpert Medical School.