Patricia R. Chess, M.D.

Patricia R. Chess, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 651
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Patient Care Bio

Areas of Focus:
Acute and Chronic Lung Injury and Repair, focusing on Optimal Modes of Ventilation and Modulation of the Inflammatory Response
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Surfactant Replacement Therapy
Omegaven to mitigate hyperalimentation-induced liver disease
Administrative Roles:
Medical Director ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Director Fellowship Education Department of Pediatrics
Chair of Pediatrics Unity Hospital
Vice Chair of Education, Golisano Children's Hospital

Awards & Honors (National)

Marquis' Who's Who in America Award 2006 - Present
Best Doctors in America 2004 - Present
NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Investigator Award (K08) 1999 - 2004
American Lung Association Research Award Grantee (National) 1997 - 1999

Awards & Honors (Local)

Strong Memorial Hospital Exceptional Service Award 2008
NIH National Research Service Award in Pulmonary Biology 1992 - 1995
Outstanding Teaching of Medical Students, University of Rochester 1991
Valedictorian, Cardinal Mooney High School (of 287 students) 1979
New York State Regents Scholar 1979 - 1983

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD)


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons1988
AB | Mathematics/Chemistry | Colgate University1983

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neonatology at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1991 - 06/30/1994
Residency in Pediatrics at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Internship in Pediatrics at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office06/20/1988 - 06/30/1989