Elizabeth A. Edwardsen, M.D.

Elizabeth A. Edwardsen, M.D.

Contact Information

Highland Hospital
1000 South Avenue
Box HH 31
Rochester, NY 14620

Office: (585) 463-2926
Fax: (585) 473-3516

Professional Bio

Dr. Elizabeth Edwardsen completed her medical degree at the University of Rochester in 1986 and a residency in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY in 1989.
After emergency medicine practice at The Genesee Hospital in Rochester, NY, Dr. Edwardsen returned to the University of Rochester in 1994 to pursue an academic career. Presently, she holds the position of Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester. She initiated the medical school curriculum on Partner Violence for the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and has published several chapters and numerous articles on Partner Violence, Patient and Physician Communication, and Sexual Histories and Assault.

Dr. Edwardsen's clinical responsibilities have included acute emergency medicine, urgent care and currently emergency observation medicine at Highland Hospital.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Election to Fellowship in American College of Physicians, Invocation 1997
Achievement at Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting 1996
Domestic Violence: Identification, Treatment, and Prevention: A Course for Primary Care Providers, workshop ranked in top 10% 1996
Summa Cum Laude, Mathematics 1982
Phi Beta Kappa
Graduation Marshal as selected by graduating University of Rochester Medical School Class of 1995
Graduation Marshal as selected by graduating University of Rochester Medical School Class of 1997
AOA nomination by University of Rochester School of Medicine class of 2004

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 25 available »

2013 Nov
McDaniel SH, Morse DS, Reis S, Edwardsen EA, Gurnsey MG, Taupin A, Griggs JJ, Shields CG. "Physicians criticizing physicians to patients." Journal of general internal medicine. 2013 Nov; 28(11):1405-9. Epub 2013 May 29.
Edwardsen EA, Reis S, Morse DS, Gurnsey MG, Taupin A, Shields CG, Griggs J, McDaniel SH. "Physician dialogues with advanced cancer patients: mostly patient-friendly but often physician-directed." European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. 2013; .
2011 Nov
Edwardsen EA, Dichter ME, Walsh P, Cerulli C. "Instructional curriculum improves medical staff knowledge and efficacy for patients experiencing intimate partner violence." Military medicine. 2011 Nov; 176(11):1260-4.
Edwardsen EA, Horwitz SH, Pless NA, le Roux HD, Fiscella KA. "Improving identification and management of partner violence: examining the process of academic detailing: a qualitative study." BMC medical education. 2011 11:36. Epub 2011 Jun 16.
2010 Jun
Cerulli C, Edwardsen EA, Duda J, Conner KR, Caine E. "Protection order petitioners' health care utilization." Violence against women. 2010 Jun; 16(6):679-90.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Emergency Medicine (SMD) - Primary


Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1986
BA | Mathematics | Colgate University1982

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1986 - 06/30/1989