CNE expands pulmonary, sleep services with Brigham & Women’s physicians

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Care New England Medical Group’s pulmonary care division has expanded its clinical services with the addition of three physicians, all members of the Brigham and Women’s Pulmonary Associates at Care New England. Their primary hospital affiliation is Kent Hospital and the physicians will see patients in their East Greenwich office.

Care New England (CNE) welcomes Walter E. Donat, MD, interim chief of Care New England Pulmonary Care; William M. Corrao, MD, pulmonary care specialist; and Michael L. Stanchina, MD, pulmonary care and sleep medicine specialist, and medical director of the Kent Hospital Progressive Care Unit. These experts will work with patients in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of pulmonary and sleep disorders.

“This is a very exciting time at CNE, as we continue to expand our clinical affiliation with Brigham Health. Today, after nearly 10 years, our relationship continues to grow and strengthen so that we can provide our community and our patients with the best possible access to high quality care. I am pleased to welcome these physicians and their clinical expertise to Care New England,” James E. Fanale, president and CEO, CNE said in a statement.

Dr. Donat completed his undergraduate work at Dartmouth College, earning his medical degree from Brown University. He is board certified both in pulmonary medicine and cardiology, as well as internal medicine and critical care. A member of the Brown University clinical faculty since 1984, Dr. Donat currently serves as a clinical associate professor of medicine. He has also served as director of both Rhode Island Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit. On more than one occasion, Dr. Donat has been the recipient of the prestigious Milton W. Hamolsky Teaching Award in Medicine. He has also served as a member of Rhode Island Hospital’s Intensive Care/

Critical Care Quality Assurance Committee and was named outstanding clinician of the year in 2009 by the American Thoracic Society.

Dr. Corrao completed his undergraduate work at Brown University, earning his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He specializes in pulmonary disease and internal medicine. Dr. Corrao has over 40 years of medical experience and currently holds the position of clinical professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Additionally, he has also served as the medical director of Attending Service and medical director of the Department of Respiratory Therapy at Rhode Island Hospital. He served on the board of trustees at Rhode Island Hospital for nine years and is the recipient of the prestigious Milton W. Hamolsky Teaching Award in Medicine.

Dr. Stanchina, medical director of the Kent Hospital Progressive Care Unit, completed his undergraduate work at Washington and Lee University, earning his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed the Harvard Combined Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program, with a second Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Stanchina is board certified in both pulmonary and sleep medicine, as well as internal medicine and critical care. He serves as a physician at Rhode Island Hospital’s Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic, and has been a member of the Brown Medical School faculty since 2002. He is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine and has served as associate director of Lifespan Hospitals’ Sleep Disorders Center, currently serving as medical director of Epoch Sleep Centers. Dr. Stanchina is a diplomat of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, past president of the RI Thoracic Society, member of the American Thoracic Society, and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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