Chief of emergency medicine
Peter Graves, MD, of West Greenwich, has been named chief of emergency medicine at Kent Hospital. Dr. Graves had been serving as interim chief of emergency medicine at Kent since March 2012 and served as vice chief of Kent Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine from April 2011 to April 2012. Graves has worked at Kent Hospital since 2003, when he joined the Kent Hospital Emergency Department as an emergency medicine staff physician following completion of his Emergency Medicine residency training at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. Graves has also worked as an emergency medicine physician at several other Rhode Island hospitals including: Newport Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. Dr. Graves is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and is a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and has served as the emergency medical services coordinator for Kent Hospital’s emergency medicine residency program. In addition to his role as a physician at Kent Hospital, Graves also serves as a physician on the RI-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, to provide medical assistance to victims of natural disasters, which included deployment to Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He has also served as medical director of the RI-1 Urban Search and Rescue Team, which provides care for team members deployed to regional and natural disasters. Graves has also played a critical role in the redesigned Emergency Department (ED), which sees close to 65,000 patients a year.