“Life holds a knapsack full of memories – all of them significant; many, if not most, worth recording. Growing up in a neighborhood of family and friends was a journey to cherish. That neighborhood and the people living, working, and playing there, though from diverse ethnic backgrounds, had strong traditions of family, caring, and mutual respect. I write of them.”
Thus writes Dr. Edward A. Iannuccilli, in his latest book “What Ever Happened to Sunday Dinner?” a follow-up to his best seller “Growing Up Italian; Grandfather’s Fig Tree and Other Stories.”
Dr. Ed, as he’s affectionately known, is a distinguished Classical High School alumnus who graduated with high honors from both Providence College and Albany Medical College. After extensive training at RI Hospital, he entered private practice as a Board-Certified Internist and Gastroenterologist. In 2019, he was presented with the RI Hospital President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Iannuccilli is more than just a highly respected physician, manager, and innovator in the world of medicine, he’s also a highly regarded academician as well. At Brown University’s Medical School where he was their first ever appointed Clinical Professor, he offered a student elective wherein students or residents-in-training spent one month with him receiving personalized, in-depth instruction in Gastroenterology.
During his more than thirty-five-year career at Brown, Dr. Iannuccilli received many awards and honors to include: The Milton W. Hamolsky Teaching Award, the Irving Beck Award from the RI Chapter of the American College of Physicians, and The Walter R. Thayer Teaching Award. Presently, he’s now a Clinical Professor Emeritus at Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School.
Dr. Iannuccilli also has an extensive background in business management and corporate governance. He’s a former Chairman of both the RI Hospital Board of Trustees and the RI Hospital Foundation Board and a former member of the Lifespan Board.
In concert with his strong business acumen, Dr. Iannuccilli co-founded T2, Inc., a successful RI – based home infusion company as well as CME Consultants, a physician and professional education company with an extensive national clientele. Later, he went on to be a founding father of University Gastroenterology, the largest group of its kind in RI.
He has been a member of numerous Professional Societies to include the Providence Medical Association, Rhode Island Medical Society, American College of Physicians, Rhode Island Gastroenterology Society, Rhode Island Ostomy Society, and the Edgehill Newport Foundation. In 2006, he received the coveted Hospital Association of RI Annual Distinguished Service Award.
In 2008, he was honored as the Distinguished Alumnus of Classical High School and was further honored when he was inducted into Classical’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. Dr. Iannuccilli’s interests go well beyond his obvious medical world and are best exemplified by his continuing service on the Providence Public Library Foundation Board and RI Historical Society Board and involvement with The Wheeler School, the Mt. Hope Farm, and the like.
Today, Dr. Ed is enjoying his well-earned retirement with his beloved wife Diane at their home in beautiful Bristol, RI where he continues to enjoy his newest passion – book writing – telling proud stories of his Italian-American upbringing and the positive impact it has had on his clearly productive and most remarkable life. I can’t wait for his next book!