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Rainier Joseph Ponce, NP

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Rainier Ponce is a certified nurse practitioner at the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute with more than 15 years of experience in acute and critical care nursing.

Before coming to the institute, he worked as a certified nurse practitioner at Massachusetts General Hospital, a travel registered nurse in the cardio-thoracic intensive care unit at Charlton Memorial Hospital, and a registered nurse at Rhode Island Hospital, among other roles.

Ponce obtained a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He is certified in basic life support and advanced cardiovascular life support from the American Heart Association.



Cardiovascular Institute, Rhode Island Hospital
Medical Office Center (MOC) (directions)
2 Dudley St, Suite 360
Providence, RI 02905

Secondary Phone: 1-855-33-CVIRI


  • Advanced Practice Training:  University of Massachusetts Boston