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Dr. Stoukides To Lead Department of Medicine


John A. Stoukides, MD, ScD., has been named Chairman of Medicine at Roger Williams Medical Center. His appointment was effective in June and he becomes the fifth chair in the history of the department.
Dr. Stoukides was the unanimous recommendation of the search committee, co-chaired by Dr. Ponnandai Somasundar and Dr. Rita Peter-Faherty, which conducted a thorough review of our needs at this position over many months. The process began last year following the passing of Dr. Vincent Armenio. Other members of the search committee included Dr. Rebecca Brown, Dr. Abdul Said Calvino, Dr. Nathalia Doobay, Dr. Andrea Doyle, Dr. Ryan Hudson, Dr. John Miskovsky, Dr. David Neumann, Dr. Usha Panneerselvam, Dr. Ritesh Rathore, Dr. Vijay Sudheendra, and Guen del Mundo.
Dr. Stoukides has been practicing medicine for 33 years, exclusively at RWMC, where he completed his residency. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy and Tufts University School of Medicine. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, he also received an honorary doctor of science degree in Geriatrics from URI.
He has been Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine but has served as Interim Chair since last year. He is the long-time Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Roger Williams and was instrumental in developing the senior care practice group at the hospital, the state’s largest. Dr. Stoukides also serves as Medical Director of Utilization Management for CharterCARE. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, as well as Associate Professor of Nursing and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy at URI. He also has a private practice in East Providence.
In addition to serving on numerous hospital committees and local boards, Dr. Stoukides was a key member of the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and was actively involved in our own COVID vaccination program at CharterCARE.
In making the announcement, CharterCARE CEO Jeffrey Liebman said, “This is a challenging period for health care in our market but also an exciting time for CharterCARE in anticipation of our corporate transition. Dr. Stoukides is well-suited to help usher in this next phase of growth and success at RWMC and across the system”.  He also thanked the search committee for their many months of work and diligence.