New chief of neurology appointed at Lifespan

Posted 6/18/12

PROVIDENCE – To help bridge neurosciences across Lifespan, the Brown Institute for Brain Science and the Norman Prince Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Karen Furie has been appointed chief of neurology at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Bradley hospitals, effective Aug. 6.

Furie will be responsible for managing clinical services, educational and research activities and administration of the department of neurology on each of the three campuses. Furie also will serve as chair of the department of neurology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

“The recruitment of Dr. Furie further demonstrates our commitment to becoming a national leader in the neurosciences,” said Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, president and chief executive officer at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital.

Dr. Edward J. Wing, dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown, said: “Karen Furie has a proven track record of strong leadership expertise in research and education. Hers is the second of three critical hires that position Brown as a leader in brain-science research and teaching.” •

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