2011 News Archive

October 1, 2011

Dr. Klinge Participates in Inaugural Continuing Medical Education Symposium

Dr. Petra Klinge participated in the Inaugural Continuing Medical Education Symposium, Surgery at Hasbro Children's Hospital - New Concepts, Therapies and Procedures: An Update for Pediatricians. The symposium was held at the new home of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, located at 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI.

Pediatric Surgery


September 22, 2011

New institute merges study, practice of brain science



June 21, 2011

Residents Learn New Surgical Techniques in Mobile Lab

From left: Daniel Aghion, Sheri Dewan, Jonathan Grossberg, Heather Spader, and Christopher Demers

Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic residents in Providence got hands-on experience in the latest spinal surgery technologies using cadavers in a mobile training lab.

Medtronic's Satellite Training Center arrived at Conley's Wharf on Tuesday, June 21st and provided residents and faculty with a two-day training session. Inside, participants had the special privilege of operating on cadavers and training on new techniques before integrating these procedures into future practice.

These new approaches included the Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF), posterior spinal instrumentation, and lateral thoracic approaches for corpectomies in tumors or trauma. Having access to this training lab gave residents an opportunity to train with some of the leading surgeons in the field.

"It gave me a chance to get my hands wet and only furthered my thrill and desire to practice spine surgery," said Daniel Aghion, PGY4 neurosurgery resident at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital.


May 25, 2011

Concussion Expert Delivers Gelch Lecture

Dr. Richard G. Ellenbogen was the guest lecturer for the fifth annual Melvyn M. Gelch, MD lecture series. Dr. Ellenbogen's lecture was titled, "Concussion: Education & Advocacy," which he presented on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. in the George Auditorium, Rhode Island Hospital.

As co-director of the Seattle Sports Concussion Program for Seattle Children's Hospital, and professor and chairman of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Ellenbogen is recognized as a national expert in the area of traumatic head injury. Recently named co-chair of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Medicine Committee, he has been responsible for changes in the way the NFL deals with head injuries. Dr. Ellenbogen was formerly chief of neurosurgery and residency program director at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, was deployed with the XVIII Airborne Corp in Desert Storm, and awarded a Bronze Star for his work with head-injured soldiers.

While in Providence, Dr. Ellenbogen spent time with residents reviewing difficult cases and also enjoyed the Gelch lecture dinner, meeting executives from Rhode Island Hospital as well as Mrs. Joan Gelch and members of the Gelch family.


May 17, 2011

Coverage on Dr. Petra Klinge and her patient

Petra Klinge

  Dr. Petra Klinge joined her patient, Evan Huddon, as he was named the 2011 Rhode Island Champion by the Children's Network Hospitals, Walmart and Sam's Club.  The program honors remarkable children who have triumphed despite severe medical challenges. One child per state and Washington, D.C. is recognized by the program. Evan was awarded an $500. Walmart gift card and will travel to Washington, D.C. and Orlando, FL in October to participate in the annual CMN celebration event.

Please click the link below for more details on the Warwick Beacon online site. 


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