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Release Date: 01/13/2015

Rhode Island physician Herbert J. "Hub" Brennan, DO, and Kent Hospital Medical Staff president, was appointed to the International Medical Panel of the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) at its Annual Congress on November 24, 2014 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.

The FIM, founded in 1904 is based in Geneva, Switzerland and is the world governing body for motorcycle sport and represents the interests of motorcyclists from 107 national motorcycle federations, divided in six continental unions (Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Oceania). Dr. Brennan is one of four U.S. representatives to the organization and the sole U.S. physician on the medical panel.

The 57-year-old Rhode Island native is a lifelong and avid off-road motorcyclist and advocate for the sport. He is a member of the Rhode Island Trials Club, New England Trials Association and the American Motorcyclist Association. He holds an international medical license as a chief medical officer of the FIM.

"I am at once humbled and extremely honored to have been selected to the panel," said Brennan. "While motorcycling here in the United States and in much of Europe is largely an endeavor of leisure and sport, many developing countries employ the motorcycle as a mainstay of basic family transportation and local economic infrastructure. I look forward to working with our chairman, Dr David McManus and my colleagues on the panel to help make motorcycling worldwide, as safe as it is enjoyable for all of us who ride on two wheels."

Dr. Brennan is a partner in Brennan, Cronin and Peters Internal Medicine in East Greenwich, Rhode Island and serves on a number of boards and committees focusing on health care governance and transformation.

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Kent Hospital, a Care New England Hospital, is a 359-bed, acute care hospital. It is Rhode Island’s second largest hospital, serving approximately 300,000 residents of central Rhode Island.

A teaching affiliate of The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kent offers programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and an Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. Kent’s redesigned Emergency Department (ED) sees approximately 70,000 patients a year and ranks Kent’s ED volume among the top 10-percent nationally. It was the first hospital in the state to eliminate the practice of ambulance diversion.

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