Current Residents

Class of 2014 (PGY-5)

Erika Wexler, M.D., University of Rochester

Erika is a graduate of University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where she also completed her Pediatrics residency training. She is originally from Lincoln, Massachusetts (just west of Boston) and went to Wellesley College. As an undergrad and medical student, she worked with Dr. Mink on several projects involving Tourette Syndrome and Batten Disease. During her time off, she enjoys playing the piano, singing, and frequenting the trendy and delicious restaurants around town.

Marina Rubin Connolly, M.D., New York University

Marina was born and raised in New York City. She graduated with a BA from Harvard University and went to medical school at NYU. She completed two years of Pediatrics at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx and is now in her first year of the Child Neurology program. Marina finds many areas of Child Neurology to be interesting but has recently found herself gravitating towards issues of brain development- particularly at home, where she spends all of her free time watching her 6-month-old daughter, Olivia May (a robust and spirited baby with many other wonderfully exhausting characteristics) learn about life as we know it.

Class of 2016 (PGY-3)

Jaclyn Cianciosi, D.O., University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jaclyn grew up in Buffalo, New York and attended Canisius College. She completed her DO degree at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine in 2011. During medical school she participated in research on dopamine transporters in prenatally malnourished rats, participated on a medical brigade to Cuzco, Peru and was a teaching assistant for the neuroanatomy class for the second year students. Jaclyn is enjoying the 1st year of the Pediatric residency but is really looking forward to starting the Child Neurology portion of her residency in 2013. She is excited to be back in Western New York for residency, to be close to her family and friends, and to cheer on the Buffalo Sabres. In her free time she enjoys photography, hiking and skiing.

Amy Catalfamo, M.D. SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Amy grew up in Ithaca, NY. She participated in AmeriCorps NCCC for a year before starting college at Cornell University and attended medical school at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. She is currently in her first year of pediatrics at Rochester, and enjoying it very much, despite working very hard. She is pleased to have ended up here at University of Rochester because there are so many hardworking, caring people at this institution! She is interested in a bit of everything, but definitely closest to my heart is her 2 year old son, James. Her husband and son made the trek up here, and so far they have both been loving Rochester as well.

Class of 2017 (PGY-2)

Jennifer Cialone, M.D., University of Rochester

Jen is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where she is also currently training in Pediatrics. She is originally from Columbus, Ohio and studies Molecular and Cellular Biology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After her third year in medical school, she spent a year conducting clinical research with Dr. Mink on Batten Disease. Jen enjoys traveling, reading, baking, running, and biking in her free time.

Melissa Tsuboyama, M.D., University of Rochester

Melissa attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school.  She is completing her Pediatric residency training at the University of Rochester, and will complete her Child Neurology training there as well.  She is originally from New Rochelle, NY, in the suburbs outside of New York City, and went down south to Duke University for college (go Blue Devils!), where she majored in biomedical engineering.  She hopes to be able to combine her love of child neurology with her interest in biomedical engineering in the future.  In her free time, Melissa loves to try foods from different countries and cultures, attempt to improve her cooking and baking skills, and go on leisurely hikes around the local Rochester trails.


Class of 2018 (PGY-1)

Bo Hoon Lee, M.D. University of Rochester

Bo went to medical school at UR and did her undergrad at Washington University in St. Louis. She's enjoying her intern year and especially loves the people she's working with. Recently, she's been enjoying decorating her new home with her fiance, playing with her cat and dog(Pinot and Daisy), and trying to squeeze in some wedding planning! The best thing about Rochester is trying all the new restaurants around town!

Roxana Pourdeyhimi. M.D. Medical University of South Carolina

Roxana is a southern native who's enjoying exploring her new home in Rochester! She recently moved from Charleston and is so excited to be a Child Neurology resident here at U of R, since she chose this program for its supportive and friendly training environment. In her spare time she enjoys running, crafting, and spending time with friends and family.