Faculty Profile: Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Bio Med Pediatrics
Work: +1 401-444-7396

Biography

Dr. Alverson trained at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and attended his pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he stayed for a year as Chief Resident. His research and writing focus on inpatient management of pediatric respiratory conditions, medical education, and the emerging specialty area of pediatric hospital medicine. Nationally, Dr. Alverson served on two guidelines panels and the executive committee for the Section on Hospital Medicine for the AAP. He has conducted several clinical studies on pediatric bronchiolitis. As an educator, Dr. Alverson has won over twenty awards for teaching, including more than a dozen teaching awards at Brown University. He is currently the Associate Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education. He has served on innumerable committees both at Hasbro Children's Hospital and at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine, including the Postgraduate Referral Committee, the Clerkship Director's Committee, and the Medical School Admissions Committee.

Grants and Awards

5/2002 Penn Pearls Teaching Award
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
6/2002 Senior Resident Teaching Award
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
5/2006 Dean's Teaching Excellence Award
Brown University School of Medicine
6/2006 Teaching Award in Pediatrics
Rhode Island Hospital
5/2007 Marshal for MD Class of 2007 Commencement Ceremony
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
5/2007 Dean's Teaching Excellence Award
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
6/2007 Teaching Award in Pediatrics
Rhode Island Hospital
4/2008 Faculty Alpha Omega Alpha Award
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
5/2008 Marshal for MD Class of 2008 Commencement Ceremony
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
5/2008 Commencement Speaker, 2008 Commencement Ceremony
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

5/2008 Dean's Teaching Excellence Award
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
5/2008 Outstanding Faculty Award
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
6/2008 Teaching Award in Pediatrics
Rhode Island Hospital
11/2008 Special Achievement Award
American Academy of Pediatrics
"For Distinguished Service and Dedication to the Mission and
Goals of the Academy, for his advocacy in creating and
successfully guiding the passage of appropriate legislation related
to HIV screening."
5/2009 Marshal and Hooder for MD Class of 2009 Commencement
Ceremony
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
5/2009 Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
6/2009 Teaching Award in Pediatrics
Rhode Island Hospital
5/2010 Hooder for MD Class of 2010 Commencement
Ceremony
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
6/2010 Triple Board Teaching Award, 2010
Triple Board Residency Program, Rhode Island Hospital
5/2011 Outstanding Faculty Award
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
1/2012 Winner, Martin Hamolsky Award: Peer-Elected Award for the Outstanding Physician of the Year in the Rhode Island Hospital Health System
5/2012 Awarded Master of Arts, ad eundem, Brown University
5/2012 Outstanding Faculty Award
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
5/2013 Awarded "Top Doctor" in May Issue of Rhode Island Monthly
Rhode Island Monthly's 2013 Survey of Rhode Island Doctors

Affiliations

Director, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Hasbro Children's Hospital
Chair-Elect and Treasurer, Executive Committee, AAP Section of Hospital Medicine
Editorial Board, Hospital Pediatrics Journal

Teaching Experience

Core Pediatric Clerkship, Co-Director
Pediatric Sub-Internship, Director

Selected Publications

  • McCulloh RJ, Smitherman S, Koehn K, Alverson B. Assessing the Impact of National Guidelines on the Management of Children Hospitalized for Bronchiolitis. Pediatric Pulmonology, in press (IN PRESS)
  • Quinonez RA, Garber MD, Schroeder AR,Alverson BK, Nickel W, Goldstein J, Bennett JS, Fine BR, Hartzog TH, McLean HS, Mittal V, Pappas RM, Percelay JM, Phillips SC, Shen M, Ralston SL. Choosing Wisely in Inpatient Pediatrics - 5 opportunities for improved healthcare value. Journal of Hospital Medicine, in press (IN PRESS)
  • Alverson B, O’Callaghan J. Hospital Readmission: Quality Indicator or Statistical Inevitability? Pediatrics, in press (IN PRESS)
  • Alverson B, McCulloh RJ, Dawson-Hahn E, Smitherman SE, Koehn KL. The Clinical Management of Preterm Infants with Bronchiolitis. Hospital Pediatrics.2013, 3(3): 244-250. (2013)
  • Alverson B, Wilson K, Shah SS. A Randomized Trial of Facilitated Family-Centered Rounds. Hospital Pediatrics. 2013, 3(2); 156-161 (2013)
  • Cheruvu S, Alverson BK, Quintos JB. Femoral Fracture as a Rare Presentation of Prepubertal Graves Disease. J Pediatr. 2012 Nov 17 [Epub ahead of print] (2012)
  • Brannan EH, Su S, Alverson B. Elemental mercury poisoning presenting as hypertension in a young child. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2012;28: 812-814 (2012)
  • Alverson B, Alexander N, Donahue FA. Advocating for Change in Medical Legislation. Hospital Pediatrics. 2012, 2(2); 99-104. (2012)
  • McCulloh R, Alverson B. The challengeâ€"and promiseâ€"of local clinical practice guidelines. Pediatrics. Published ahead of print October 22, 2012, doi:10.1542/peds.2012-2085 (2012)
  • Bradley JS, Byington CL, Shah SS, Alverson B, Carter ER, Harrison C, Kaplan SL, Mace SE, McCracken, GH Jr, Moore MR, St Peter SD, Stockwell JA, Swanson JT. The Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Infants and Children Older Than 3 Months of Age: Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Clinical Infectious Diseases 2011:Oct;53(7):e25-76. Epub 2011 Aug 31 (2011)
  • Alverson B, Should I Avoid Steroids in Wheezing Patients Who Also Have Pneumonia? Hospital Pediatrics, 2011, 1(1); 59-60 (2011)
  • Alverson B, Should I Routinely Prescribe Antibiotic Prophylaxis at Discharge After UTI? Hospital Pediatrics, 2011, 1(1); 57-8 (2011)
  • McCulloh R, Alverson B, Cervical Lymphadenitis. Hospital Pediatrics, 2011, 1(1); 52-54 (2011)
  • Alverson B, Ralston S. Management of Bronchiolitis: Focus on Hypertonic Saline. Contemporary Pediatrics, 28(2) February, 2011; 30-38 (2011)
  • Alverson B, Ralston S, Garber M. A Cost Analysis is Premature. Pediatrics 2011;127;e513-e514 (2011)
  • Burke R, Alverson B. Impact of Children With Medically Complex Conditions. Pediatrics, 2010;126;789-790 (2010)
  • Alverson B, Alexander N, LeGolvan MP, Dunlap W, Levy C. A Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Positive Infant with Probable Congenital Histoplasmosis in a Nonendemic Area. Ped Infect Dis Journal, 29(11), November, 2010 [Epub ahead of print, June 4] (2010)
  • Alverson B, Geskey JM. Mikula MI, “Pneumonia” in: “Supplement: Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies,” Journal of Hospital Medicine, Volume 5 Issue S2, 2010; p. 27-28 (2010)
  • Alverson B, Wolf H, “Neonatal Fever” in: “Supplement: Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies,” Journal of Hospital Medicine, Volume 5 Issue S2, 2010; p. 23-24 (2010)
  • Alverson B. Critically Appraised Topic: In infants under 1 year of age with pyelonephritis, is initial therapy with IV vs. oral antibiotics associated with lower rates of treatment failure or renal scarring? Hospital Pediatrics, 2010, 1; p.14-5 (2010)
  • Alexander N; Brian Alverson, MD, Neale R, Beckwith CG. The Implementation of the CDC’s Revised Recommendations For HIV Testing In Medical Settings: A Rhode Island Update and Call For Action. Medicine & Health/Rhode Island, 2009; 92(7); 247-8 (2009)
  • Alverson B, Alexander N. Routine Newborn HIV Testing: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. Pediatrics 2009;123; e362-363 (2009)
  • Alverson, B. Autism's False Prophets. Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure. By Paul A. Offit, MD. Columbia University Press, New York 2008. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2009; 163(4); p. 369 (2008)