PROVIDENCE – Women & Infants Hospital has named Dr. Erika Werner director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.
Werner joined the division in 2013 and has been serving as interim director since March 2018.
“This appointment follows a national search, during which Dr. Werner’s prominence and expertise in the field of maternal-fetal medicine shone. Her vision for the division will focus the entire team on excellence in clinical care, research, and education,” said Dr. Maureen G. Phipps, chair and Chace-Joukowsky professor of obstetrics and gynecology and assistant dean for teaching and research in women’s health at the Warren Alpert Medical School, professor of epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health, and chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital and Care New England Health System.
Werner, a member of Care New England Medical Group, is also an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and associate professor of epidemiology, research scholar track, at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Werner is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in maternal-fetal medicine. Her research and clinical interests include obstetrical complications of obesity, gestational diabetes, operative deliveries, and preterm birth. She has also published extensively on cost effective medical practices.
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns.
Rob Borkowski is a PBN staff writer. Email him at Borkowski@PBN.com.