Rhode Island Society of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons
142 E. Ontario St., 4th Fl.
Chicago, IL  60611
Ph: 800-454-9663
Fax: 312-202-8224
risops@osteopathic.org

 

About RISOPS

RISOPS is committed to providing advocacy, education and support for physicians practicing the distinct philosophy of osteopathic medicine in Rhode Island and the patients they serve.

  • Who We Are
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RISOPS is...

the organization that represents the Osteopathic Physicians / D.O.’s in the state of RI.   These men and women were trained in the art and science of osteopathic medicine to help their patients manage their health and their lives.    As our oath says:

“I will be mindful always of my great responsibility to preserve the health and the life of my patients, to retain their confidence and respect both as a physician and a friend who will guard their secrets with scrupulous honor and fidelity, to perform faithfully my professional duties, to employ only those recognized methods of treatment consistent with good judgment and with my skill and ability, keeping in mind always nature's laws and the body's inherent capacity for recovery.”

This is a comprehensive oath to care for, respect and protect our patient.   RISOPS is the organization that in the past defended the profession in RI but as our detractors have fallen by the wayside we now focus on continuing education, support and leadership for our members.    We monitor the medical, economic and political front to allow our member the opportunity to care and give their patients their full attention without fear of distractions or compromises to their ability to care for their patients.    As osteopathic physicians it is the welfare of our patients that in the past, now and in the future while always will be our concern.

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President
Gregory Allen, DO
Cranston, RI 

Vice-President and Treasurer
Karl Felber, DO
Pawtucket, RI

Secretary
David Bica, DO
East Greenwich, RI

Immediate Past President
James Griffin, DO
Wakefield, RI

BOARD MEMBERS
John Chece, DO
Lincoln, RI

Sue Ferranti, DO
Cranston, RI

Angela Haliburda, DO
Bristol, RI

Halina Harding, DO
Saunderstown, RI

George Pasquarello, DO, FAAO
East Greenwich, RI

 

Affiliate Executive
Samyuktha Gumidyala, MPH

Accountant
Angela Wilkins

 

COMMITTEES:

We are in the process of appointing members to the committees.  If you are interested in serving, please contact RISOPS.

Bylaws Committee
Karl Felber, DO (chair)
Sue Ferranti, DO

Education Committee
Gregg Allen, DO
James Griffin, DO

Executive Committee
Gregg Allen, DO
Karl Felber, DO
David Bica, DO

Finance & Personnel Committee
Greg Allen, DO (chair)
James Griffin, DO

Membership Committee
James Griffin, DO

Programs/Convention Committee
Karl Felber, DO (chair)
George Pasquarello, DO

RIOPAC
Gregory Allen, DO (chair)
Sue Ferranti, DO
James Griffin, DO

Student Recruitment & Placement Committee
Karl Felber, DO (chair)
Sue Ferranti, DO
George Pasquarello, DO