Dino A. Messina, MD, PhD, FACP

Medical Director, Center for Primary Care at RIH


Dino A. Messina, MD, PhD, FACP, received his MD and PhD at SUNY Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse, NY. He completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in the Primary Care Track, and his Primary Care fellowship at the American College of Physicians.  Dr. Messina is an attending physician with University Medicine where he is also the Medical Director for the Center for Primary Care at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Messina’s research interests include preservation of the doctor-patient relationship and improving healthcare outcomes for vulnerable populations. He enjoys teaching residents and students interested in pursuing a career in Internal Medicine.  



Brown Medicine, Center for Primary Care
245 Chapman Street, 300
Providence, RI 02905


  • Medical School:  SUNY, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Residency:  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Fellowship:  American College of Physicians