Our pulmonary critical care program is staffed by a multidisciplinary team drawn from across Rhode Island Hospital, including physicians, consultants, respiratory therapists, bedside intensive care nurses, and others. Among the team leaders:
Mitchell Levy, MD is a professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and chief of the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Rhode Island Hospital. He earned his medical degree at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and did his postgraduate training at Presbyterian Medical Center in Colorado. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and has been named various times to Best Doctors In America.
Christopher Muratore, MD is a pediatric surgeon at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and director of the ECMO Programs at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital. He is an assistant professor of surgery 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. Muratore developed the longstanding successful ECMO program for neonatal and pediatric patients at Hasbro Children’s, has expertise in ECMO training simulation, and significant experience in the use of ECMO in both pediatric and adult patients.
Corey Ventetuolo, MD is the director of the Adult ECMO program at Rhode Island Hospital and an assistant professor of Medicine and Health Services Policy and Practice at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She earned her medical degree at Tufts University in Boston and an MS 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. With expertise in pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure, Ventetuolo has extensive experience caring for adults with advanced cardiopulmonary disease and in the use of extracorporeal life support for various indications.
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 nursing staff, also trained in ECMO, to provide outstanding patient care.
For referrals, please call Rhode Island ExpressCare: 401-444-3000
For general information, please call the medical intensive care unit: 401-444-5771
Rhode Island Hospital is hosting SEECMO 2014