Dino Messina

Release Date: 09/16/2014

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently appointed Dino Messina, MD, PhD, FACP, to its medical staff as the new associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and physician in the Internal Medicine Center. Dr. Messina is a member of Affinity Physicians and will work out of Memorial Hospital. He earned his medical degree and a doctorate in cellular biology from the State University of New York at Syracuse, Health Science Center. He completed his primary care residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA.

Dr. Messina is board certified in internal medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of both the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and the Society of General Internal Medicine.  

Previously, Dr. Messina worked at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut where he was the Internal Medicine Residency Primary Care Track Program director. During his tenure at Danbury, Dr. Messina helped develop a patient centered medical home outpatient experience and a curriculum that included special training in primary care orthopedics, geriatrics, behavioral medicine and women's health.

Dr. Messina's areas of clinical interest include: improving health outcomes for vulnerable patient populations; the impact of health literacy on chronic disease management; improving the continuity clinic experience for medical trainees through the use of the Patient Centered Medical Home model and safe opioid prescribing. 

Dr. Messina is accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling (401) 729-2258.