Richard I. Rothstein, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine
Richard I. Rothstein, MD is Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chair of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine and of Surgery at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. He is also the Associate Dean for Continuing Education at the Geisel School of Medicine.
Dr. Rothstein is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine (1980), and did his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA (1980-1983). He pursued his fellowship training in Gastroenterology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Hanover, NH (1983-1985) joining the Geisel School of Medicine faculty in 1985.
Dr. Rothstein was Director of Gastroenterological Research and Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Lab, before becoming GI section chief in 1997.
Dr. Rothstein has a special interest in esophageal function and disease. For over 14 years, he has participated in the research and development of endoscopic therapies for the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dr. Rothstein's other interests include the endoscopic management of Barrett's esophagus , the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, chemo-interventional trials for prevention of gastrointestinal neoplasia, the endoscopic treatment of obesity, the evolving field of NOTES (natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery), and the potential role of robotics in endoscopy.
Dr. Rothstein is a member of the editorial board of Surgical Innovation and a recent associate editor for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He actively participates in numerous committees for the American Gastroenterologic Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American College of Gastroenterology. He is an ASGE representative to the NOSCAR committee (Natural Orifice Surgical Consortium for Assessment and Research) addressing the future of surgical technologies. He enjoys teaching colleagues, fellows, residents and medical students, and has twice received the Geisel School of Medicine's "Clinical Teacher-of-the-Year" award. He participates actively in national and international educational programs concerning current and future endoscopic technologies. He has been consistently funded in his research efforts for over 27 years and has continuously published papers, chapters and abstracts in his areas of interest.
With his wife Lia, a photographer and art educator, and two children, he has raised cows and sheep and enjoys using his 1948 Farmall C tractor.
Harley P. Friedman, MD
Dr. Friedman became Program Director in May 2003 after serving as Associate Program Director / Director of Ambulatory Education since 1998.
He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from McGill University and received his MD in 1994 from the University of Massachusetts.
Dr. Friedman completed his residency training at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, joining the General Internal Medicine faculty at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in 1997. He has been deeply involved with the residency program along with his rotating patient care duties on the inpatient wards, consult service, and GIM clinic. He is active in the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), a national organization dedicated to the improvement of residency education.
Dr. Friedman spends most of his free time being entertained by his two young princesses and chasing after his two large dogs. He is fascinated by chaos theory and non-linear dynamics, and he is hopelessly addicted to Duplicate Bridge. He is a huge science fiction / fantasy fan, thinks that the Game of Thrones books are much better than the HBO series, and is a big fan of The Walking Dead.
Kenton E. Powell, MD
Program Director, Primary Care Track
Associate Program Director
Dr. Powell became the PCT Program Director in June, 2012 after serving two years as a faculty member. He became Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the same time.
He earned his undergraduate degree in biology at Eureka College in Illinois and received his MD from Dartmouth Medical School.
Dr. Powell completed his internship and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, served as Chief Medical Resident, and stayed on as staff physician in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Lyme where he teaches medical students and residents during community health blocks and longitudinal clinics. He serves on the Internship Selection Committee and was physician lead for NCQA Medical Home Accreditation.
Dr. Powell spends the most of his free time skiing, going to his youngest daughter’s gymnastic events or oldest daughter’s softball games, and going to the gym. He also enjoys motorcycles and is a huge Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bears fan.
Hilary F. Ryder, MD
Associate Program Director
Dr. Ryder earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Chicago. After a brief stint as a geneticist, she received her MD in 2004 from Yale University School of Medicine. She earned a Masters in Science through The Dartmouth Institute in 2012.
Dr. Ryder completed her internship and residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and then joined the faculty as Assistant Professor in the Section of Hospital Medicine. She serves on the Intern Selection Committee and Quality Assurance Committee for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Ryder has a keen interest in education and also served as Medical Editor for SIMPLE, the most widely used on-line, case-based third-year medical clerkship curriculum. She is the author of several papers focused on educating patients, providers and lay readers of scientific journals. Her current work focuses on end-of-life decision making and transitions of care.
She became an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2010 after serving for several months as a core faculty member.
Kelly Kieffer, MD
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine
Resident Clinic Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Dr. Kieffer is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences (B.A., 1990) the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (MD, 1995), and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (MS, 2011). She completed her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, served as Chief Medical Resident, and then joined the faculty in General Internal Medicine.
She has been the director of the resident clinic at Dartmouth-Hitchcock since 2004 and was the Program Director of the Primary Care Track from 2002 to 2013. She directs the intern outpatient block rotation, co-directs the Formal Instruction of Residents as Educators (FIRE) rotation, and led the Humanism in Medicine conference series from 2005-2013. She enjoys teaching medical students and residents in clinical and didactic settings, and supervising learners conducting quality improvement projects. She became the Vice Chair for Education and Director of the Department of Medicine Morbidity, Mortality, and Improvement Conference in 2015.
Dr. Kieffer spent a year in Rwanda from 2013-2014 with the Human Resources for Health program, teaching students and residents, developing educational curricula, and serving as Associate to the Head of the Department of Medicine. She continues to passionately support a bi-directional exchange of learners and teachers between the Departments of Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the University of Rwanda.
In her personal time, Dr. Kieffer enjoys distance running, downhill skiing, gardening, reading fiction, and world travel.
Katherine Devine, MD
Resident Clinic Director, White River Junction VA
Dr. Devine earned her undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Norton, MA and a Master’s Degree from Tribhuvan University in Kirtipur, Nepal. She received her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in the Primary Care Track at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
After several years at Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, VT, where she precepted residents in the Primary Care Track, she joined the VA in 2013. She now directs the Resident Clinic at the VA.
She enjoys the great outdoors, time in her gardens, reading and fiber arts.
Duc Do, MD
Director of Residency Research
Dr. Do received his B.A. from Occidental College and his MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and then joined the faculty in the Section of Hospital Medicine in August 2006.
In 2008, Dr. Do became an Associate Medical Director for the Office of Care Management. Despite his expanding administrative duties which primarily address quality healthcare outcomes in a cost-effective manner, Dr. Do has remained deeply committed to academic medicine. He later joined the Internal Medicine Residency Program as Director of Residency Research in 2013.
Dr. Do has a special interest in humanitarianism in medicine and his research focuses on third year medical students’ understanding of end of life care.
Emily Cohen, MD
Site Director, White River Junction VA Hospital
Dr. Cohen lived abroad in the Netherlands where she met and later married a Dutchman. She earned her MD in 2002 and PhD in 2005 both from the University of Amsterdam. The focus of her PhD was on clinical risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). She combined her research activities with clinical duties at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. She worked in the outpatient vascular medicine clinic where she managed patients with (complex) lipid disorders and hypertension. She returned to the United States in 2005 to do her Internal Medicine residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. She completed her Chief Medical Residency in 2009 and joined the White River Junction VA staff as a full time hospitalist in August 2009.
Dr. Cohen's research interests are in quality improvement, infectious diseases and palliative care.
Ellen Eisenberg, MD
Core Faculty, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Dr. Eisenberg is a graduate from SUNY Downstate in 1987, following a career in community mental health nursing. Her residency was in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at then Boston City Hospital. After completing her residency, she went on to do an Infectious Disease specialty at Tufts/New England Medical Center, which she completed in 1992. Following fellowship, she practiced as an ID consultant and primary care clinician for several years during the peak of the aids epidemic. She joined the faculty at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in 2001, has a primary care practice, and is core faculty for the residency program. She directs the Business of Medicine rotation for 3rd year medical residents and co-directs FIRE, the teaching rotation for junior residents.
In her free time she rides and drives her ponies and manages a small horse farm with her husband.