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.
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, serves as the major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the chief site for the medical school's primary care academic program. Research focuses on primary care and disease prevention, including osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer, pulmonary function, maternal and child health and women’s health issues.
Memorial provides health services for the people of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts including oncology, cardiovascular, orthopedics, rehabilitation, pain management, and diagnostics. Memorial offers primary care services in Pawtucket, Central Falls and Plainville, Massachusetts.