A Partial List of our Former Residents
- (Michael) Jacob Adams, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Adams completed his residency in July 2011, during a leave of absence from his faculty position. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester with a primary interest in the health of cancer survivors, and a primary research focus in the cardiotoxic effects of cancer therapy, particularly radiation exposure to the chest. He credits his residency experience with expanding his clinical and research interests into the realms of patient safety and smoking cessation. For more information see Dr. Adams’ profile
- Douglas J. Ball, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Ball was the first resident in the re-established General Preventive Medicine and Public Health residency program at the University of Rochester and received his M.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Upon graduating from the residency, Dr. Ball became the Medical Director for the Bureau of Emergency Management of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and later took the same position in the New York State Public Health Department. Currently he is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, is a consultant with a private firm and is pursuing his doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina.
- Jill Abramson, M.D., M.P.H.
After completing a residency in Pediatrics and her MPH, Dr. Abramson completed her preventive medicine residency training in our program. She is currently the Chief of the Program Development Section, Children’s Medical Services, Department of Health Care Services, State of California.
- Hemant Kalia, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.
Dr. Kalia completed his medical school training at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, India. He completed our Preventive Medicine residency in 2008, and he is currently a third year resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Elizabeth Helm, MD, MPH
After completing my undergraduate training (B.S. Biology, B.A. Psychology) and medical school at SUNY Buffalo, I came to Rochester for a combined Family and Preventive Medicine Residency. My primary interests are Global Health, Maternal Child Health, and Nutrition, which I have been able to explore through the MPH curriculum and Preventive Medicine rotations. My husband, a native Arkansan, is completing his Pediatric Residency in Rochester. When he is finished, we hope to move abroad with our son (Josiah) to practice full spectrum primary and preventive care in a developing nation. Until then, we are enjoying the many things we love about Western New York: hiking, swimming, sledding, cooking, attending festivals, church, and family. We are grateful for the excellent training and wonderful people Rochester continues to bring into our lives.
- Amanda Hagen, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Hagen completed her residency in July 2011 after an initial internship year in internal medicine and 4 years of service in the U.S. Navy. Her Masters in Public Health Thesis was an online survey of Navy personnel regarding the possible institution of a no-smoking ban on all Naval bases and ships. She was hired by the University of Rochester Occupational Medicine Practice prior to graduation and is currently an Instructor in that department.
- Arianne Marie Mitchell, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Mitchell completed a preliminary clinical year in pediatrics and a fellowship in Preventive Cardiology research at the University of Rochester prior to joining the Preventive Medicine Residency training program. Her Masters in Public Health Thesis was entitled “Relationships Between Attachment, Health Care Utilization and Morbidity in Maltreated and Non-Maltreated Infants.” She is currently an Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Southern California.
- Milltza Wagner l, M.D., M.P.H
Dr. Wagner completed her medical school at Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Puerto Rico. She completed her internship in internal medicine and a fellowship in Preventive Cardiology. Her Master’s in Public Health Thesis is entitled, “Evaluating the Association of Inflammatory Markers with Race, Ethnicity and Country of Origin”. She completed her residency in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health in June 2014 and will be relocating to the South where she will look for a position in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.