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, U of R
Director Fellowship Education, Department of Pediatrics, U of R
Chair of Pediatrics, Unity Hospital
Vice Chair of Education, Dept of Pediatrics, Golisano Children's Hospital, U of R
Chair National Organization of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program Directors (ONTPD)

Awards & Honors (National)

Marquis' Who's Who in America Award 2006 - Present
Best Doctors in America 2004 - Present
American Lung Association Research Award Grantee (National) 1997 - 1999
NIH National Research Service Award in Pulmonary Biology 1992 - 1995

Awards & Honors (Local)

U of R School of Medicine & Dentistry Trainee Academic Mentoring Award in Clinical Programs | University of Rochester 2015
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award for Excellence in Training, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester 2014
Strong Memorial Hospital Exceptional Service Award 2008
NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Investigator Award (K08) 1999 - 2004
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 University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1991 - 06/30/1994
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center06/20/1988 - 06/30/1989