Matteson named research director of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants

PROVIDENCE — Dr. Kristen A. Matteson, of Barrington, has been named director of the Division of Research for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital.

Matteson, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is recognized nationally for her expertise in the field of abnormal uterine bleeding and clinical research methods.

Dr. Maureen G. Phipps, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital and Care New England Health System, praised Matteson’s expertise, scholarship and leadership in welcoming her to the role.

“Dr. Matteson has been a tremendous leader for the department’s research mission including promoting research among trainees, junior faculty, and colleagues,” said Phipps.

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“Her commitment to scholarship, mentorship, and leadership is part of everything she does from research and teaching to clinical care and committee work.  Her vision for enhancing the department’s research program and supporting investigators with innovative initiatives will serve us well into the future,” Phipps said.

Matteson was part of the team designing and leading the department’s Resident Research Curriculum and she revitalized the Women’s Health Fellows Workshop in Clinical Research Design. Matteson serves as the research director for the NIH-funded Brown/Women & Infants Hospital Women’s Reproductive Health Research scholars program, and she directs a Brown-wide research career development seminar series. She continues to be instrumental in optimizing resources for conducting research and submitting grant proposals in the department.

Matteson has served on the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Systematic Review Group, the editorial board of The Obstetrician and Gynecologist, and the ACOG PROLOG task force for Patient Management in the Office. In addition to several other leadership roles, Matteson is currently the chair of the ACOG Committee on Gynecologic Practice.

Matteson practices both obstetrics and gynecology and supervises residents and medical students in Women & Infants’ Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center, on the labor floor, on the inpatient gynecology service, and in the operating room.  She has been consistently recognized for her teaching and has been awarded outstanding teacher of the year awards since 2006.  Dr. Matteson has been recognized with the national CREOG (Counsel on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology) Excellence in Teaching Award and continues to be sought after as an adviser and mentor for residents, medical students, and faculty.

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