Thundermist Welcomes New Medical Director of Provider Experience, Matthew Malek, MD

Warwick – July 6, 2020
Matthew Malek, MD MPH, joins Thundermist Health Center as the Medical Director of Provider Experience.

Dr. Malek recently served as the medical director at Tri-County Community Action Agency Health Center. He also holds appointment as a clinical assistant professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, and director of evidence-based medicine at the Maternal Child Health Fellowship of Rhode Island.

The medical director of provider experience is a new role at Thundermist and responsible for overseeing initiatives targeted at addressing the needs and concerns of the organization’s clinicians.

“Dr. Malek has years of experience caring for underserved patients, including children. He brings an array of knowledge and previous experience working with providers in the health center setting,” said David Bourassa, MD, chief medical officer. “Provider burnout is an issue felt across the country. Dr. Malek will help improve the experience for Thundermist providers.”

“Thundermist is home to great patients, great colleagues, and an institutional eagerness to become ever more exceptional,” said Dr. Malek. “My primary professional leadership interest is promoting joy in practice, all while helping patients.”

Dr. Malek received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his residency program at Boston University Family Medicine Residency.

Dr. Malek is fellowship-trained in high-risk obstetrics and newborn care and specializes in a family-centered approach to pregnancy, childbirth, and pediatric care. He also speaks Spanish.

Dr. Malek is accepting new patients. Call (401) 767-4100 to schedule an appointment.

Thundermist Health Center is a full-service primary care provider with dental and behavioral health services. The non-profit community health center aims to improve the health of patients and communities by delivering exceptional health care, removing barriers to that care, and advancing healthy lifestyles. Thundermist has locations in West Warwick, Woonsocket, and South County. The organization cares for patients regardless of insurance and ability to pay. In 2019, Thundermist cared for more than 51,000 patients.