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About Our Physicians


All our physicians are Board Certified in their specialty.
Everyone at the center works as a team to take care of your health needs, combining the latest in medical knowledge and technology with old-fashioned compassion and concern.

Specialties List


Our Physicians

Internal Medicine
Dr. Koncsol

Kathryn K. Banner, M.D.
(Bristol) With a degree in medicine from Temple University School of Medicine Dr. Banner completed her residency training at Rhode Island Hospital through the Brown University Affiliated Hospitals Program. Dr. Banner joined the Center in July of 2007.

Matthew A. Brumbaugh, M.D.
(Bristol) Dr. Brumbaugh received his medical degree from Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence.  He then completed residency training through the Brown University Internal Medicine Program.  Dr. Brumbaugh joined the Center in 2012.

 

 
Dr. Constantino

Cassandra Constantino, M.D.
(Bristol) After receiving her Ph.D. in Physiology at the University of Michigan, Dr. Constantino completed her medical residency at Oakwood Hospital in Michigan. She then completed a fellowship in endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health. She joined the medical center in 1996. Dr. Constantino is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Dr. Dennison

Allen M. Dennison, M.D.
(East Providence) Dr. Dennison joined the medical center in 1994. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Biology from Harvard College, Dr. Dennison received his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital.  Dr. Dennison is fluent in Spanish and is a scout master in the Boy Scouts of America.  He is Medical Director at Evergreen House Health Center.

Dr. Fischer

Bruce E. Fischer, M.D.
(Bristol) Dr. Fischer is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, he spent five weeks in S. Miguel (Portugal) to learn the Portuguese language. He enjoys traveling and playing tennis. Dr. Fischer is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. He joined the medical center in 1992.

Dr. Hamilton

Geoffrey R. Hamilton, M.D.
(Bristol) A graduate of Davidson College, Dr. Hamilton earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in 1997. He served his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital, Brown University Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Hamilton joined the Center in 2001.

Pamela A. Harrop, M.D., FACP
(Bristol) Dr. Pamela Harrop is a life long Rhode Island resident.  She attended the University of Vermont Medical School and the Brown University Primary Care Residency Program.  Dr. Harrop has been in practice for over twenty years and currently serves as the President of the Bristol County Medical Center.  Her practice involves outpatient and inpatient care at both Rhode Island Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center. 

Dr. Harrop holds a clinical appointment with Brown Alpert Medical School and is very active in teaching medical residents both in an inpatient and outpatient setting.  She has been recognized with several teaching awards.  Dr. Harrop is a member of the Rhode Island Medical Women's Association.

Dr. Perrone

Howard F. Perrone, M.D.
(Bristol & East Providence) Originally from New York City, Dr. Perrone received his degree in medicine from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is Medical Director at Eastgate Nursing and Recovery Center. His background includes work in emergency room medicine. He has been with the medical center since 1981.

Dr. Ross

James A. Ross, M.D.
(Bristol) Dr. Ross received his bachelors degree at Bates College, his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College then went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Ross joined the medical center in 1988.

Howard E. Schulman, M.D.
(East Providence)  Dr. Schulman grew up in the Westchester County suburbs of New York City.  He went to Princeton University undergraduate and then the University of Rochester School of Medicine.  He did his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Miriam Hospital/Brown Medical School.  He had his own practice in Warwick for 13 years before joining the medical center in 2014.

 

Dr.Whelan

 

Cathleen A. Whelan, M.D.
(Long Term Care) After receiving her medical degree from Cornell University College of Medicine in 1997, Dr.Whelan completed her internal medicine residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University of Medicine. Dr. Whelan joined the Center in August of 2000.  Effective August 2010, Dr. Whelan's practice will focus on long term care only.  She is currently Medical Director at Saint Elizabeth's Manor and The Warren Center.
Ms. Hart
Nurse Practitioner

Elaine D. Hart, R.N., N.P.
(East Providence) Elaine Hart did her undergraduate work at Salve Regina College and received her masters degree in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston. She received her certification as an adult nurse practitioner in 1991 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Ms. Hart joined the medical center in 1994. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and Nurse Practitioner Council of Rhode Island.

Margaret Gagner
Nurse Practitioner
Margaret Gagner, RNP
(Bristol)  Margaret Gagner was a Registered Nurse for seven years before attending and graduating from the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in May 2005.   Margaret has worked with adolescents and women in gynecological care and family planning as well as physicals, pap smears and screenings through the VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties.  Most recently, she worked assessing and treating patients with bariatric issues, including weight loss counseling at University Surgical Associates.  Margaret joined the Center in February of 2013.
 
Nurse Practitioner
Paula Ferreira, RNP
(East Providence) Paula Ferreira graduated from the Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program at Simmons College in Boston, MA in 1994.  Paula has worked with adolescents and women in gynecological care and family planning as well as physicals, pap smears and screenings through the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center.  Most recently, Paula worked assessing and treating patients with a variety of medical and cardiac conditions at New Bedford Medical Associates.  Paula joined the Center in February of 2013.

Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases

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Dr. Torf Alane B.Torf, M.D.
(Bristol) Dr. Torf received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then completed her residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Following her residency, Dr. Torf completed a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Torf joined the Center in September of 2005.
Internal Medicine/Endocrinology
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Dr. Orban Zsolt Orban, M.D.
(Bristol) Dr. Orban received his medical degree from Semmelweis University Medical School in 1992. He completed his internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital in 1995 and his fellowship in clinical endocrinology and metabolism at the National Institute of Health in 1999.   He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Dr. Orban is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinologists.  His clinical interests include general medicine, disorders of the thyroid and pituitary, and bone metabolism.  Dr. Orban joined the Center in 2000.
Pediatrics
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Dr. Filardo Debra K. Filardo, M.D.
(Bristol) A graduate of Texas A & M University, Dr. Filardo earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and served her residency at the Children’s Medical Center, Dallas Texas. Dr. Filardo has been with the Center since 1996.
Pediatrics/Internal Medicine
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Dr. Mohlman Leslie C. Mohlman, M.D.
(Bristol) After receiving her medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Mohlman completed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Columbus. Dr. Mohlman specialized in both pediatric and adult medicine. She joined the Center in 2004.
Dermatology
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Grace D. Bandow, M.D.
(Bristol)  Dr. Bandow received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and completed her Dermatology residency training at Washington University in St. Louis with additional fellowship training at Albert Einstein and the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Bandow joined the Center in 2012.

 

- Gwenn M. Vittimberga, M.D.
(Bristol) After receiving her medical degree from the Brown University Program in Medicine, Dr. Vittimberga completed her residency at Roger Williams General Hospital and Brown University Affiliated Hospitals. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology in the Brown University Medical School. Dr. Vittimberga joined the medical center in 1991.
Ms. DaSilva Graciette DaSilva, PA-C
(Bristol) Ms. DaSilva received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. She went on to obtain her Physician Assistant Certificate and Master’s of Health Studies from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Ms. DaSilva specializes in dermatology/treatment of skin disorders. She is fluent in Portuguese and joined the Center in 2000.
Podiatry
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Dr. Reuter Richard A. Reuter, D.P.M.
(Bristol/East Providence) Dr. Reuter received his degree at the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. He is on staff at both Rhode Island Hospital and Roger Williams Hospital. A resident of Barrington, he has been with the medical center since 1976.
Description: Jordan Jordan S. DeHaven, D.P.M.
(Bristol/East Providence) Dr. DeHaven completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Purdue University.  He went on to receive his D.P.M. degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, New York in 2007.  Dr. DeHaven completed his residency right here in Rhode Island at Roger Williams Medical Center.  He is a member of the American And Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association as well as the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.  Dr. DeHaven joined the Center in June of 2013.
Dr. Reuter Michael A. Reuter, D.P.M.
(East Providence) Dr. Reuter received his Doctor of Podiatry Medicine from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI. Dr. Reuter is a qualified surgeon who specializes in all aspects of foot and ankle surgery and limb reconstruction. He joined the Center in 2011.

Many of our physicians are involved in the teaching of Rhode Island Hospital residents through the Brown University Medical School Program.