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Herbert Rakatansky, MD, Gastroenterology, Providence, RI, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

HerbertRakatanskyMD

Gastroenterology Providence, RI

clinical professor of medicine, emeritus, Brown University

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Education & Training

  • University of Chicago Medical Center
    University of Chicago Medical CenterFellowship, Gastroenterology, 1965 - 1967
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Washington University in St. Louis School of MedicineResidency, Internal Medicine, 1964 - 1965
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Washington University in St. Louis School of MedicineResidency, Internal Medicine, 1960 - 1962
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
    Tufts University School of MedicineClass of 1960
  • Brown University
    Brown UniversityAB, Magna Cum Laude, 1956

Certifications & Licensure

  • RI State Medical License
    RI State Medical License 1966 - 2016
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • John Hazen White Jr. Award RI Philharmonic and Music School, 2012
  • Herbert Rakatansky Prize Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, 2012
  • Dean's Emeriti Teaching Award Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, 2009
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Herbert Rakatansky: Lessons from the decline and death of Franklin Roosevelt (op-ed)  
    Rakatansky, H., Providence Journal, 1/29/2014
  • Volunteer Clinic critical to RI health (op-ed)  
    Rakatansky, H., Providence Journal, 1/20/2014
  • Herbert Rakatansky : Should doctors "Google" their patients? (op-ed)  
    Rakatansky. H, Providence Journal, 1/16/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

Lectures

  • "The Role of Peer Reporting for Complaints of Medical Student Mistreatment" 
    Chicago, IL - 1/3/2010
  • "Holding Doctors Accountable for Participation in Torture" 
    Brown University, Providence, RI - 1/31/2009
  • "Reporting of Medical Student Unprofessional Behavior" 
    London, UK - 1/19/2008
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Other

  • Truth-Telling in a Medical Setting (letter). 
    Rakatansky, H., New York Times
    1/27/2014
  • The Civil Rights of Pregnant Women op-ed. 
    Rakatansky, H., New York Times
    1/13/2014
  • The Stresses That Put Doctors at Risk (letter). 
    Rakatansky, H., New York Times
    1/9/2014
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Press Mentions

  • Five Questions with: Dr. Edward W. Martin
    Five Questions with: Dr. Edward W. MartinJanuary 19th, 2020
  • Medical Community Struggles with Own Opioid Dilemma: How to Heal the Healers?
    Medical Community Struggles with Own Opioid Dilemma: How to Heal the Healers?February 19th, 2020
  • The Doctor Won’t See You Now
    The Doctor Won’t See You NowJuly 3rd, 2014

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