WELCOME from our program directors

Thank you for your interest in our Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program. Our program encompasses an amazing group of residents, a dedicated Med-Peds-trained faculty, and a continuity site that serves as a home to the residents and the program. We benefit from strong and balanced categorical programs in Internal Medicine and in Pediatrics with highly committed department chairs and exceptional teaching faculty in each discipline. Founded in 1995, the Brown Med-Peds program offers four positions per year through ERAS and is fully accredited by the ACGME, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

The program faculty and residents, the categorical departments, and the institution strive to offer an academically-oriented training program that prepares exceptional physicians capable of providing high quality individual care and improving the health status of populations. We seek residents who are compassionate, intellectually curious, and committed to developing excellent clinical skills in preparation for their future endeavors. The graduates of our program join an ever-growing national community of Med-Peds trained physician leaders and educators in the areas of primary care, subspecialty care spanning pediatric and adult conditions, health care transitions, global health, and public health. It’s thrilling to see the high caliber of medical students interested in joining this specialty, and we appreciate your interest in our program. Please use this website to learn more about the Medicine-Pediatrics Program at Lifespan/Brown University and contact us if you have additional questions or feedback.

Warm regards,

Suzanne McLaughlin, MD MSc FAAP FACP
Program Director

Sybil Cineas, MD FAAP FACP
Associate Program Director

Matthew Lorenz, MD FAAP
Assistant Program Director

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CONGRATULATIONS to our INCREDIBLE incoming class of Med-Peds residents (Class of 2025)!

  • Anu Goel, Cornell University
  • Emily Kruse, University of Minnesota
  • Rebecca Raymond-Kolker, Brown University
  • Laura Schwartz, University of Massachusetts

CONGRATULATIONS to our AMAZING graduates on their post-residency plans!

  • Roger Auth: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Brown University
  • Erin Baroni: Primary Care Clinician Educator at UCLA Med-Peds / David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Kenzie Daniels: Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Tulane University
  • Julia Ding: Gastroenterology Fellowship, Boston University
  • Rebecca Moore: Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Sarah Rhoads: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, University of Colorado

2021-22 program shout-outs!

2020-21 program shout-outs!

  • Sam Masur, PGY3, received the Department of Medicine’s Resident Teaching Award, a peer-nominated award given annually to a single resident who demonstrates exemplary teaching skills! 
  • Matt Lorenz and Justin Berk, both MP Core Faculty, published advocacy pieces supporting refugee resettlement in The New York Times and MAb treatment for incarcerated individuals in The Lancet, respectively!
  • Erin Baroni, PGY4, was selected as a platform speaker to discuss “Ask Me Who I Am: Improving Care for LGBTQ+ Youth” at Brown’s Department of Medicine Resident Research Day!
  • Ann Ding, PGY3, and Justin Berk, MP Core Faculty, published a review article on the extensive effects of incarceration on health!
  • Nicholas Grumbach, MP Core Faculty, in conjunction with our clinical psychologists, published a brief report on mental health services in primary care via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic!
  • Rebecca Raymond-Kolker, soon-to-be PGY1, presented their poster “Anti-Racism as Core Content: The Cribsiders’ Approach to Integrating Health Equity into Clinical MedEd Podcasting” at COMSEP’s 2021 Annual Meeting! Rebecca also received the Rhode Island ACP’s Scholarship for Internal Medicine Prize!
  • Cameron Ulmer, PGY1, and Ann Ding, PGY3, published pieces in the NMPRA 2021 Winter Perspective! Cameron published a case report entitled “A Case of Neonatal Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency” and Ann published a narrative medicine piece entitled “Reminders of Humanity: A Case I Wasn’t Expecting”.
  • Ann Ding, PGY3, will be an Internal Medicine Chief Resident for AY2022-23! 
  • Betsy Toll, MP Core Faculty, was awarded the Distinguished Mentor Award by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP)! 
  • Tamara Lhungay, PGY1, and Kenzie Daniels, PGY4, were named Positive Champions of the Learning Environment at Alpert Medical School!
  • Kenzie Daniels, PGY4, became certified as an HIV Specialist through the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM)!
  • Justin Berk, MP Core Faculty, became the Acting Medical Director at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections!
  • Lindsey Mahoney, PGY3, was accepted into the Clinician Educator Track for the Class of 2022! Lindsey also published her case report entitled “Takayasu Arteritis in a Pediatric Patient Admitted with Fever of Unknown Origin” in the NMPRA 2020 Fall Perspective!
  • Erin Baroni, PGY4, published a photoclinic case entitled Nonossifying Fibroma on Consultant360!
  • Ann Ding, PGY3, presented her abstract entitled “A Petite Too Sweet: a Case of Neonatal Hyperglycemia” at NMPRA’s 2020 National Conference!
  • Sam Masur, PGY3, presented his abstract entitled “Karius-ity and the Cat: Diagnosing Hepatosplenic Bartonella Using Next Generation DNA Sequencing and Imaging” at the AAP’s 2020 National Conference and Exhibition, Med-Peds Section!
  • Sarah Rhoads, MP Class of 2020, and Matt Lorenz, MP Core Faculty, became Small Group Faculty for the Doctoring Program for first- and second-year medical students at Alpert Medical School of Brown University!
  • Suzanne McLaughlin, MP Core Faculty, published an AAIM Perspectives article on addressing the health needs of young adults!
  • Justin Berk, MP Core Faculty, cofounded and launched The Cribsiders podcast and published an NEJM Perspective piece on buprenorphine prescribing! 
  • Sean Sanker, MP Class of 2020, was recognized with the Rhode Island ACP 2020 Resident Leadership Award for exceptional commitment to program, institutional, and community initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion!
  • Kenzie Daniels, PGY4, Chelsea Boyd, PGY2, and Betsy Toll, MP Core Faculty, were recognized with Alpert Medical School of Brown University’s 2020 Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Awards!  
  • Betsy Toll, MP Core Faculty, is the conference chair of “The Patient and the Practitioner in the Age of Technology: Promoting Healing Relationships”! A virtual conference series running from October 2020 to May 2021, this international symposium focuses on the impact of the electronic health record (EHR) and other health information technologies (HIT) on the patient-practitioner relationship, how human relationships figure in software and device design and implementation, ethical stewardship of shared data, and current best practices for successfully integrating HIT into clinical practice, while keeping the patient at the center of care. 

Clinic and hospital news!

  • As of February 2021, Care New England and Lifespan have signed a definitive agreement to merge. Care New England and Lifespan have agreed that the newly merged entity will then enter into an Academic Affiliation Agreement with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (WAMS) resulting in the state’s first truly integrated academic health system. The uniting of Lifespan and Care New England in partnership with WAMS will be the catalyst for care transformation for the state, provide greater access for patients, enhance population health, and be better positioned to address the social determinants of health. The collaboration between the newly formed health system and WAMS means clinical care, education, and research will be intertwined and advanced like never before.

News for prospective Med-Peds applicants!

  • Hear what Brown Med-Peds is all about by checking out our program podcast!
  • Check us out on Twitter @brownmedpeds and on Instagram @medpedsatbrown!
  • Check out the Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs’ upcoming Diversity in Medicine Virtual Residency Recruitment Fair on August 7th! Register here!


"When Dr. Toll began my interview by asking about my undergraduate thesis, which she had already searched for and read, I was shocked. No other program had shown such a unique interest in my writing and hobbies. If this was any indication of the level of faculty involvement and mentorship available at Brown, I knew at that moment that this was the program for me."
Sean Sanker
Alum, Class of 2020
"Brown maintains an incredibly inviting yet academic environment, which has helped me develop as a clinician while also truly enjoying the people and the experience along the way."
Erin Baroni
"As a residency applicant, I immediately gravitated to the unique educational opportunities that Brown offers: the refugee intake clinic, BRIGHT pathway, and clinician educator track, among others. These experiences had an enormous influence on me in developing my professional identity, leading me to become a combined med-peds teaching hospitalist and primary care provider right here at Brown!"
Matt Lorenz
Alum, Class of 2019; MP Core Faculty

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