Family Medicine


We aim to increase the number of graduating medical students who have the skills required for and the interest in careers in Family Medicine.

  • David Anthony, MD

    David Anthony MD, MSc

    Director, Medical Student Education, Associate Professor, Family Medicine

    Family Medicine Residency: Brown Family Medicine Residency/Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
    MD, Bowman Gray School of Medicine; MSc, Boston University; BA, Swarthmore College

    Dr. Anthony joined the department in September 2003 after completing a Family Medicine Academic Fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine. He currently serves as Director of Medical Student Education and the Director of the FM Clerkship. In this capacity, he oversees the clerkship curriculum, teaches in the clerkship, serves as the liaison Memorial Hospital and Alpert Medical School, deals with student issues, attends new preceptor site visits and oversees the faculty that teaches in the clerkship. He is the Co-PI on a HRSA Predoctoral Education Grant devoted to increasing the number and preparedness of Alpert Medical School graduates you are caring for underserved communities. His residency responsibilities include precepting in the Family Care Center, advising, and leading the clinical epidemiology curriculum. He also leads the monthly resident Journal Club. Dr. Anthony is on the Editorial Board of the fmCASES, a network of online virtual patient cases used at over 95 medical schools. His academic interests include the use of electronic resources in education, teaching the care of the underserved, and use and evaluation of reflective narrative in education. 

  • Andrea Arena, MD

    Andrea Arena, MD

    Assistant Director, Medical Student Education, Assistant Professor (Clinical), Family Medicine

    Family Medicine Residency: New York Columbia Presbyterian
    MD, SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, New York; BA, UVM

    Dr. Arena completed her Family Medicine residency at NY Columbia Presbyterian, where she served as chief resident. She completed a mini fellowship in Reproductive Health at Rochester University Department of Family Medicine and a Faculty Leadership Development Fellowship at Brown.  Before joining the faculty, she taught in community health centers in Boston, served as the medical director at Stanley Street Treatment and Resources and started a private micropractice.  She serves as the Associate Director of Medical Student Education, the director of the FM sub-internship, and faculty advisor for the Family Medicine Interest group and Clinica Esperanza’s Womens’ clinic She is the RI co-cluster leader for the Reproductive Health Access Project, and is active with Brown Human Rights Asylum Clinic.  She teaches in the colposcopy and suboxone clinics in the residency.