Department of Medicine

Patient Care

Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology

The division of Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology provides comprehensive consultation and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disorders, immunologic disorders, asthma, immunodeficiency diseases, arthritis, systemic rheumatic diseases and osteoporosis.

Cardiology

The division of Cardiology combines a large clinical primary cardiology office base both locally and in the Western New York region with a tertiary referral center, empowering URMC to provide the best cardiac care possible to all our patients.

Endocrinology/Metabolism

The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Rochester has strong inpatient and outpatient clinical programs, serving as a major tertiary referral center for Western New York and surrounding areas. We see the entire spectrum of endocrine disorders, including all endocrine tumors, bone disorders, metabolic abnormalities, and diabetes. In addition to direct inpatient admissions and a busy inpatient diabetes consultation service, the Endocrine service assists in the treatment of cardiac, renal, liver, and pancreas transplant patients who are admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

The division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology clinicians provide services for patients which enables physicians to diagnose and treat many gastrointestinal conditions in new, less invasive ways.

General Medicine

The Internal Medicine Group is a general internal medicine practice that provides primary care to adults. Physicians provide preventive health services and health counseling in addition to the treatment of acute and chronic diseases in adults.

Genetics

The division of Genetics provides genetic counseling, laboratory services, evaluation, and treatment to help individuals and families improve their health outlook and evaluate their choices in view of their genetic risk. Special services include the Genetic Consultation Clinic, Inherited Metabolic Disorders Clinic and Neurofibromatosis Clinic.

Geriatrics and Aging

The Center of Lifetime Wellness is a joint venture between Monroe Community Hospital and the University of Rochester that provides resources to promote healthy lifestyle choices in adults over 50, and to evaluate the impact of these initiatives on health status and quality of life.

Hematology/Oncology

Bringing together highly trained cancer specialists is critical to ensuring the best outcomes for all who entrust us with their care. Our faculty are nationally and internationally renowned cancer specialists with expertise in some of the most prevalent causes of cancer-related deaths: cancers of the breast, lung, prostate, and colon, as well as leukemia and lymphoma. These programs are being developed so that people can receive the most effective, state-of-the-art treatments through clinical trials and coordination of specialized care, all in one location close to their homes.

Hospital Medicine

Hospital Medicine Division faculty oversee the delivery of comprehensive hospital medicine to a large and diverse group of patients at Strong Memorial Hospital. The division attends or consults on a daily inpatient census of 70-100 patients. Members of the division made nearly 32,000 inpatient visits in the past year. We currently staff the hospital with 7 full-time hospitalists on weekdays and 5 on weekends.

Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases Division provides inpatient care and infection control services to two major hospitals as well as several outpatient ID clinics. Specialty areas include a busy clinic providing outpatient care for persons with HIV, as well as clinics specializing in infectious diseases complications of transplantation and orthopedics. The division also manages the Monroe County, NY Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) clinic.

Nephrology

The Nephrology Division provides all of the inpatient and outpatient nephrology care to patients at both Strong and Highland Hospitals; there are no private nephrologists at either site. Inpatient care revolves around acute consults, often of patients with renal failure, and provision of dialysis services as needed. All patients who have received, or are about to receive, a kidney transplant are followed by the nephrology division. All admitted patients who are on dialysis are followed and receive dialysis treatments supervised by nephrologists during their hospital stay. Outpatient services consist of initial and follow-up consultations referred from a wide geographic area. In addition we follow almost 600 chronic dialysis patients and 700 chronic transplant patients. All donor and recipient kidney transplant evaluations are performed by nephrology.

Palliative Care

Few experiences in life are as difficult as facing a life-threatening illness. If you or someone you love is dealing with serious illness, the specialists at the Strong Health Palliative Care Program are here to help you and your family through this life-changing journey.

Pulmonary/Critical Care

The division of Pulmonary and Critical Care works tirelessly with The Mary Parkes Center for Asthma and Pulmonary Care towards the highest level of diagnosis, treatment, and support.

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