Department of Pediatrics - Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship Program

Fellowship Faculty

Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship Program Faculty

Program Director

Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Szilagyi is Division Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics, an Associate Director of the Center for Community Health, and an Associate Director of the Strong Children’s Research Center. He is a nationally renowned health services researcher and a leader in the fields of immunization delivery, healthcare financing, and care of children with chronic conditions.

Program Co-Director

Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D.

Dr. Baldwin has a Ph.D. in English from Stanford University, and has worked in the setting of academic medicine research and education for 25 years with a focus on faculty development in scientific communications and education.

Program Co-Director

Cynthia M. Rand, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Rand is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics and leads the Quality Improvement initiatives in the Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Practice. Her research focuses on adolescent immunization delivery,  general preventive services for adolescents, and the integration of health information technology.

Program Director, Family Medicine Fellowship Training

Colleen T. Fogarty, M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Fogarty is trained in Family Medicine, Family Systems, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Her empirical work has focused on clinician patient communication, practice transformation, and residency training; she also publishes creative writing. A valued faculty mentor, she works across the biopsychosocial continuum of academics.

Faculty, Health Services Research Training

Jill S. Halterman, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Halterman is Associate Chair for Clinical Research in the Department of Pediatrics at the URMC and a graduate of the fellowship program. She has a nationally renowned research program in office and community-based asthma delivery.

Faculty, Disparities Research Training

Cheryl Kodjo, M.D., M.P.H.

Faculty, Community Pediatrics Training

Jeffrey M. Kaczorowski, M.D.

Faculty, Child Advocacy Resident Education (CARE Track)

C Andrew Aligne, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Aligne is executive director of the Hoekelman Center and directs the CARE Track, which includes local and global evidence-based community health projects. He has mentored several fellows on their thesis projects/research publications. He is internationally recognized as a leader in community pediatrics training.

Statistician and Programmer

Aaron K. Blumkin, M.S.

Aaron Blumkin has expertise in large dataset analyses and other statistical methods and works with fellows on their dataset and other research projects.

Mentoring Pool

Fellows have access to a broad and deep pool of potential mentors in research, education, community pediatrics, cultural competence and disparity reduction. Faculty mentors are drawn primarily from the Departments of Pediatrics and Community and Preventive Medicine.