For referrals, please call Rhode Island
For general information, please call the medical intensive care unit: 401-444-5771
Our pulmonary critical care program is staffed by a multidisciplinary team, including physicians, consultants, respiratory therapists, and bedside intensive care nurses. Among the team leaders are:
Christopher Muratore, MD, is a pediatric surgeon at Hasbro Children's Hospital and director of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation programs at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital. He is an assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University, and completed postgraduate training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Corey Ventetuolo, MD, is the director of the adult ECMO program at Rhode Island Hospital and an assistant professor in medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She earned her medical degree at Tufts University in Boston and an MS degree in biostatistics at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. She completed her postgraduate training at Brown Medical School and Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is a member of the American Thoracic Society, American Heart Association and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Mitchell Levy, MD, is the director of the medical intensive care unit at Rhode Island Hospital. He is also professor of medicine and the division chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He earned his medical degree at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and did his postgraduate training at Presbyterian Medical Center and the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Critical Care Medicine and has been named several times to Best Doctors in America by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
Martin Keszler, MD is a professor of pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and director of respiratory services and associate director of neonatal intensive care at Women & Infants Hospital. He earned his medical degree from McGill University, and completed postgraduate training at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal, Canada, and Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. Keszler started the successful ECMO program at Georgetown University in 1985 and served as director until 2010. He is Women & Infants’ ECMO liaison and consultant to the ECMO program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
ECMO manager Cyndie Devers oversees our team of trained respiratory therapists who manage extracorporeal life support around the clock at the patient’s bedside. ECMO specialists work in collaboration with Medical Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nurses, also trained in ECMO, to provide outstanding patient care.