Thank you for your interest in our Rheumatology fellowship program at Brown University. This website contains information about the educational program, faculty, and facilities. Rhode Island Hospital is the principle teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Our program collaborates closely with the rheumatology fellowship at Roger Williams Medical Center, an academic affiliate of Boston University. Both of these programs have been fully accredited by the ACGME.
Our goal is to train exceptional specialists in clinical rheumatology while providing excellent care for our patients. We have the privilege of training in five major teaching hospitals, each serving diverse communities, immersing our fellows in a wide variety of rheumatologic disorders. Our faculty is committed to helping each of our trainees develop the clinical skills needed to manage complex rheumatologic patients. This is accomplished through scheduled didactic lectures and case conferences with an emphasis on the care of patients with a wide variety of rheumatologic disorders in the both the outpatient and inpatient settings.We also have focused clinics where our trainees experience the management of complex patients in a multidisciplinary approach with our colleagues from dermatology and internal medicine/obstetrics. Our trainees have the opportunity to learn and develop their ultrasound skills with a dedicated course and hands-on sessions. Our faculty also provide mentorship on clinical research projects.
Many graduates of the Brown Rheumatology fellowship program currently practice in both academic and private practices in the state of Rhode Island, other New England states and throughout the country.
Thank you for your interest in our program. We hope this website gives you a sense of the character of our program and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Joanne Szczygiel Cunha, MD
Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship
Laura Amorese-O’Connell, MD
Associate Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship