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Waterman Pediatrics

Our Clinicians

Stefanie Paige Aronow, MD

Dr. Stefanie Aronow is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI.  She completed her residency at the Department of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.  She also earned a BA in Psychology at University of Michigan.

Her special interests include Newborn/Infant Care/ Breastfeeding / Parent Coaching, as well as Obesity Preventtion, Asthma Care Plan Education and Adolescent Care.

Dr. Aronow came to Coastal in 2016 with over 15 years of pediatric experience, most recently at University of Michigan Mott's Children's Hospital/Moore Pediatrics & Associates.

Cynthia Bliss, MD, FAAP

Attended Ithaca College as an undergraduate and The University of Rochester School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric training at Golisano Chldren's Hospital/Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Dr. Bliss practiced in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital for 8 years and joined Coastal Waterman Pediatrics in 2009.

John W. Finigan, MD

Attended St. Lawrence University as an undergraduate and the Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He completed his pediatric residency at Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital and started practicing pediatrics in 1999.

Leadership Roles
Coastal Medical Board of Directors
Coastal Care Medical Mgmt. Board of Directors

Sherry Gagnon, CPNP

Sherry Gagnon Attended the University of Rhode Island as an undergraduate and earned her Masters Degree of Science in Nursing from Regis College in Boston and has earned the distinction of Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She joined the Coastal Waterman Pediatrics Team in 2006. Sherry has 18 years of nursing experience at Rhode Island Hospital with 15 years in pediatrics.  She has worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for 12 years and served as the PICU Nurse Manager for 6 years.

Barbara Miller Gaines, MD

Attended SUNY at Stony Brook as an undergraduate and SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine.  She completed her pediatric training at Rhode Island Hospital and started practicing pediatrics in 1988.

Elizabeth B. Lange, MD, FAAP

Attended Smith College as an undergraduate and Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.  She completed her pediatric residency at Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital and started practicing pediatrics in 1995.

Leadership Roles:
Coastal Medical Board of Directors
Coastal Care Medical Mgmt Board of Directors
President, R.I. Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
RIAAP liaison to The R.I. Medical Society

Mary Sette, CPNP

Mary Sette attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts, earning a Master of Science in Nursing. She is a nurse practitioner certified in Acute Care and Primary Care Pediatric Nursing. Mary has worked in the Pediatric Department at Rhode Island Hospital for 28 years, most recently in the Hasbro Children's Hospital Emergency Department since its inception in 1993. She joined Coastal Waterman Pediatrics in July 2008 where she works part-time and continues to work in the Hasbro Emergency Department.

Judith G. Shaw, MD, FAAP

Attended Princeton University as an undergraduate and Brown University School of Medicine.  She completed her pediatric training at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and started practicing pediatrics in 1981.

Lauren Ward, MD

Dr. Ward is a graduate of George Washington University’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences.  She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. 

She started at Coastal Medical in October 2013.