RIAAP is pleased to announce the new District I Vice Chairperson, Patricia Flanagan, MD, FAAP, who was elected by a special election due to Dr. Wendy Davis vacating her position prior to the end of her term to serve as AAP District I Chairperson.

Dr. Flanagan will finish out her predecessor’s term until December 31, 2018 and will then be eligible to serve an additional two terms.

Congratulations to Dr. Flanagan!

PATRICIA FLANAGAN, MD, FAAP
Dr Patricia Flanagan is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine. She is professor and senior vice-chair of Pediatrics at The W. Alpert Medical School at Brown University and Associate Pediatrician-in-Chief of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Her research, clinical work and teaching have focused on the unique needs of pregnant and parenting youth and their children and on the role of social determinants in child health. For the past 25 years, Pat has directed The Teens with Tots Clinic at Hasbro Hospital, a multidisciplinary primary care program for teens and their children. She completed a Soros Physician Advocacy Fellowship, working with RI KidsCount, a children’s policy and advocacy organization. Pat is a past president of the RI chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and vice-chair of the Executive Committee of The AAP Council on Community Pediatrics. Dr Flanagan is a co-director of RI PCMH-Kids, a new state-wide multi-payer multi-provider initiative for payment reform and primary medical home practice transformation.

She leads Hasbro Primary Care, a 10,000 child practice that serves a diverse, predominantly poor community and has intentionally transformed its services and its culture to address the social determinants of health as a fundamental part of child and family health.