Our goal at East Bay Pediatrics is to provide outstanding medical care to children and adolescents. We are committed to the promotion of preventive medicine such as the implementation of universal immunizations and the judicious use of antibiotics. Additionally, we play an active role on the teaching staff at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. During your visits, you may therefore meet medical students rotating through our office. We are extremely proud of the fact that our doctors have received several teaching awards from the medical school. Furthermore, we were one of the first pediatric practices in the state to use the electronic medical records (EMR) and to become a NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) Certified Medical Home. These aspects of our medical practice help us provide coordinated and comprehensive care to you and your children.
The philosophy at East Bay Pediatrics is that we can best deliver the highest quality of healthcare through teamwork. In addition to our pediatricians and nurse practitioner, our team includes office manager Fran Pray, nurse care manager for Blue Cross/Blue Shieldsubscribers, billing coordinator Robin Archambault, lab supervisor Linda Mazzeo, and a staff of highly qualified secretaries and medical assistants.
Jane Dennison MD
Dr. Dennison is retiring September 1, 2018. Please read her letter here…
Dr. Dennison attended Smith College and Brown University. She received her MD from Columbia University. She did her pediatric training at Rhode Island Hospital and was the Chief Resident from 1983 to 1984. The mother of four boys, she has been practicing pediatrics since 1983 when she and Dr. Grenander founded East Bay Pediatrics. She has received the Haffenreffer Teaching Fellowship Award and has been listed in The Rhode Island Monthly Magazine as one of the state’s Top Docs.
Marco Ferretti MD
Dr. Ferretti attended Northwestern University and received his MD from Michigan State University. He completed his pediatric training at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in 1998 and joined East Bay Pediatrics. He is the father of four children. In 2010, Rhode Island Primary Care, a statewide independent practice association of more than 150 primary care physicians, named him the Outstanding Physician of the Year.
Angela Grenander MD
After moving from Sweden to RI as a teenager, Dr. Grenander attended Brown University where she received both her undergraduate and medical degrees. Upon completion of her residency at Rhode Island Hospital, she and Dr. Dennison founded East Bay Pediatrics in Barrington more than 25 years ago. As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, she mentors medical students as they rotate through pediatrics during their training. She is the proud mother of four children.
Ariana Raufi, MD
Ariana Raufi, MD is a native of Rhode Island. She received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the combined 8 year Program in Liberal Medical Education at Brown University. In college, she majored in Human Biology with a focus on chronic disease prevention. During medical school, she focused her efforts on pediatric advocacy and activism. She spent one year during medical school at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles working on research projects while always being on the lookout for famous celebs! Dr. Raufi completed her pediatric residency in Chicago at Northwestern / Lurie Children’s Hospital where she stayed as an attending physician in their emergency department. The bitter winters and lack of foliage, however, swept Dr. Raufi back to the Northeast and she couldn’t be more excited!
Dr. Raufi has received multiple grants for her work in pediatric advocacy and obesity prevention and presented at several conferences. Her research interests and publications include advocacy, childhood obesity prevention and lead poisoning prevention. She is licensed in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Illinois and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Melissa Curran MSN, cPNP
Melissa attended Trinity College and received her Master of Science in Nursing from Yale University. She has been practicing pediatrics as a certified nurse practitioner since 1991, starting at the UMass Medical Center Emergency Department and joining East Bay in 1996. An Associate Professor of Nursing, she is a clinical preceptor for students pursuing their Advance Practice degrees from Yale University, The University of Rhode Island, Simmons College and Regis College. She is the proud mother of three daughters.
The Clinical Care Teams are available to provide the health care all our patients require. Using the Care Team approach allows for more personal continuity of care. All our Care Teams coordinate with other facilities and specialists as needed, and deliver evidence-based care. The following information on our team members is provided to help you select your Care Team. Our Care Teams are as follows:
Dr. Marcolino Ferretti with Linda
Dr. Angela Grenander with Gina
Dr. Ariana Raufi with Cecilia
Staff assignments may vary due to vacation schedules.
Melissa Curran, our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, provides additional support for our Care Teams.
Practice Manager: Giovanna Tebano
Administrative Staff: Sue, Claudia, Denise, Valerie, Susan and Erika.
Medical Assistant Staff: Linda, Cecilia,
Jocelyn, Gina, Suzane, Vanessa, Erika, and Tanasia.
PARENTS OF NEWBORNS ARE ENCOURAGED TO MEET WITH ALL PHYSICIANS IN ORDER TO DECIDE WHO TO HAVE AS THEIR PCP.