Department of Pediatrics - Community Pediatrics Training

Our Team


  • Andrew Aligne, M.D., M.P.H. is the Director of the CARE (Community Health and Advocacy Resident Education) Track and Executive Director of the Hoekelman Center at the University of Rochester 
  • Andrew Sherman, M.D. is the Global CARE Assistant Director of the Hoekelman Center and is a Departmental Fellow in Division of General Pediatrics
  • Caren Gellin, M.D. is a Senior Faculty Advisor of the Hoekelman Center, Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program, and Assistant Director of the Primary Care Clerkship at the University of Rochester
  • Eric Biondi, M.D. is the CARE Assistant Director of the Hoekelman Center and a Pediatric Hospitalist at Golisano Children's Hospital
  • Jeffrey Kaczorowski, M.D. is the Founding Director of the Hoekelman Center
  • Marc Lavender, M.D. is the PLC Intern Training Director of the Hoekelman Center, and Primary Care Physician at East Ridge Family Medicine


  • Eileen Tipton is the Hoekelman Center Secretary
  • Santina Tu is the Hoekleman Center Manager

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Contact Us

University Office
Golisano Children's Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue,
Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Phone: (585) 273-3737
Fax: (585) 276-2566

Community Office
Child & Family Health Services, Monroe County Department of Health
691 St. Paul Street, 4th Floor
Rochester, New York 14605

Phone: (585) 753-5233
Fax: (585) 753-5272

Events & Highlights

Dr. Katherine Greenberg discusses new birth control recommendations by the AAP on WXXI. She is helping to lead the Hoekelman Center's "Preventing Teen Pregnancy with LARC" initiative.

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