Four New Providers Join Women & Infants’ Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Thursday, September 14, 2017


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Erin Cleary

Four new providers have joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

The four new providers are Erin Cleary, MD, Dennis Goulet, MD, Elizabeth Kettyle, MD, and Melissa Russo, MD. 

The Providers 
Erin M. Cleary, MD, of Warwick, has joined the Division of Emergency Obstetrics and Gynecology. A graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Cleary completed her internship and residency at TriHealth (Good Samaritan and Bethesda North hospitals) in Cincinnati, OH, where she was involved in many quality improvement projects during her training.  Her interests are in high-risk obstetrics and medical education.

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Dennis Goulet

Dennis Goulet, MD, MPH, of Cranston, has joined the Division of Emergency Obstetrics and Gynecology. A graduate of Boston College, Dr. Goulet received his master of public health at Dartmouth College. He graduated from medical school at the University of Washington and completed a residency at Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital. Goulet has a special interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery as well as advocating for policies that support and improve the health of his patients.

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Elizabeth Kettyle

Elizabeth Kettyle, CNM, MSN, MPH, of Dover, MA, has joined the Midwifery Division. Kettyle received a bachelor of arts degree in women's studies and biology from Dartmouth College, and a master’s of science in nurse midwifery and masters of public health from Yale University. She has a broad scope of experience as a nurse midwife including working for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in several Boston hospitals, where she taught medical, nurse practitioner, and nurse midwifery students. She served as the director for Harvard Vanguard's Midwifery Service at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the director of the Ob/Gyn Department at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Among many initiatives, she developed an orientation program for new graduate RNs and NPs, and created a Zika screening and surveillance system. She has a long-standing interest in enhancing quality of care through optimization of electronic medical records.
Melissa Russo, MD, of Barrington, has joined the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. A magna cum laude graduate of Colgate University, Dr. Russo earned her medical degree

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Melissa Russo

from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine and clinical genetics at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Russo is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine, and genetics. She comes to Women & Infants from Texas Children’s/Baylor University in Houston, TX, where she was an assistant professor of maternal-fetal medicine and human and molecular genetics. Her research interests include prenatal genetics, reproductive and pregnancy outcomes in women with connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome and Loeys-Dietz syndrome.


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