Women & Infants Physician Cornelius “Skip” Granai III Wins National Award

Monday, June 06, 2016


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Cornelius "Skip" Granai III, MD

Cornelius "Skip" Granai III, MD, the director of the Program in Women's Oncology at Women and Infants Hospital has been awarded the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). 

“This prestigious honor is befitting a physician like Skip Granai. For decades, he has passionately advocated for a robust program to help women with cancer – not simply the treatments and protocols that can address the disease itself, but also the array of services women, their caregivers and family members need when they are going through a cancer diagnosis. His motto ‘What would you want done for your loved one under those circumstances’ should serve as a guide for everyone working with patients,"  said Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, executive chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Care New England Health System, chair and Chace-Joukowsky professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology ad assistant dean for teaching and research in women’s health at the Alpert Medical School, and professor of epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health.

Granai was presented the award at ACOG's' annual meeting. 

Cornelius "Skip" Granai III, MD 

Granai, also a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed his residency and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Tufts University. 

He is the founder of the International Health Foundation, which is dedicated to equation and care in impoverished Caribbean countries. 

Granai's honors include those from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics for teaching and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Cancer Society. He is an advocate for breast disease education, which is incorporated into the gynecologic oncology fellowship he directs, making it the first fellowship in the country to combine both fields. 

Woman & Infants Hospital 

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns.  A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women’s medicine, Women & Infants is the 12th largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year. 

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