Three physicians on the staff at the Center for Reproduction and Infertility at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island were recently named to the U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors list of reproductive endocrinologists.
The three are the only specialists in the region on the list, which is produced annually by the newspaper in partnership with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., and is based on a peer nomination process.
They include Sandra A. Carson, MD, director of the Center for Reproduction and Infertility, who was also recognized as being among the top 1% in the nation in the specialty; Gary N. Frishman, MD, who is also director of the hospital’s Ob/Gyn Residency Program; and Carol A. Wheeler, MD, director of the area’s only Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologic Service, which is located at Women & Infants.
“Accolades such as this U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors list just underscores the level of talent we have working at Women & Infants Hospital and in our Center for Reproduction and Infertility,” said hospital President and CEO Constance A. Howes. “These three doctors are among the best in the business, working diligently every day to help couples facing infertility. Their work is to be commended.”
The three were among 279 selected for the list. Within the list, 88, including Dr. Carson, were named to the list of America’s Top Doctors by achieving national recognition for outstanding work.
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 hospital in Cancer and Gynecology. 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.