University Medicine is pleased to announce the exciting news about its new name: Brown Medicine.
Last Spring, University Medicine joined five other medical practices affiliated with Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School to form Brown Physicians, Inc. (BPI), a physicial-led nonprofit federation. Employing more than 500 doctors, BPI enables a new level of coordination for clinical care, research and teaching in southern New England. All practices maintain their status as individual corporations within the BPI organization.
There will be no change in doctors or care levels. All phone numbers and location addresses for all practice sites throughout the state will not change.
“Nothing is changing with University Medicine except our name,” states Dr. Louis B. Rice, president and CEO of Brown Medicine. “Our affiliation with Brown University is stronger now with our BPI partners under one umbrella organization, and our brand is strengthened as well. The word ‘university’ in our name has always reflected our affiliation with the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown, and today our name change makes it clear.”
Since its founding in 2000, University Medicine employs most of the full-time faculty of Brown’s Department of Medicine. The three-part mission of Brown Medicine remains unchanged: to provide high-level quality medical patient care, state-of-the-art clinical research studies, and dedicated teaching of medical students, residents and fellows.
“Many people don’t realize that most of our physicians are also faculty at Brown University, and that they teach and train over 400 students, residents and fellows annually at the world renown Warren Alpert Medical School,” continues Dr. Rice. “Our connection to Brown’s medical school has always been the foundation of our relationship with Brown University. When our physicians are conducting research and making medical breakthroughs locally, nationally and worldwide; when our doctors are identifying with the patients they care for at our practice sites and hospitals; and when we are teaching tomorrow’s physicians, we will now be inextricably linked to the Brown