Jefferson S. Svengsouk, M.D., M.B.A.

Jefferson S. Svengsouk, M.D., M.B.A.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 655
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-4041
Fax: (585) 473-3516

Professional Bio

Jefferson Svengsouk, M.D., M.B.A., is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, and subspecialty board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. (As of January 2015, there were 114 American Board of Emergency Medicine diplomates who hold the distinction of certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine). Dr. Svengsouk practices emergency medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital, UR Medicine, as Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine. He also practices hospice and palliative medicine as a palliative care consultant with the Palliative Care Division.



Dr. Svengsouk graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, and from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business Administration. His specialty training in emergency medicine and subspecialty training in hospice and palliative medicine were at the University of Rochester. He was trained in ultrasound at the Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute, and at the SUNY Buffalo Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Svengsouk served as the founding director of the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound program at UR Medicine Strong Memorial Hospital for over a decade, personally training over 100 Emergency Medicine residents and fellows in point-of-care ultrasound, providing continuing medical education introductory emergency ultrasound courses to practicing emergency physicians at multiple western New York hospitals, and giving international emergency ultrasound education in Hue, Vietnam. He continues to serve as Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director.

Dr. Svengsouk has an interest in therapeutic music, playing live music for patients at the bedside with Native American flute, and is a student of the Music for Healing and Transition Program. He serves as board member with the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Music.

Awards & Honors (Local)

AAHPM Annual Assembly Scholarship | College of Palliative Care (CPC) 2009
Excellence in Clinical Teaching of Emergency Medicine Residents | University of Rochester Medical Center 2008
Clinical Teaching Award for Adult Services 2007 - 2008
Scholarship Recipient, | Program and Annual Scientific Mtg of the American Pain Society 2007
Member, Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society of Collegiate Schools of Business | ETA of New York Chapter 2005
Best Emergency Medicine Resident Research Project Presentation | Emergency Medicine Residency Program, University of Rochester 2000
The Freda V. Mallory Prize- In Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in the Medical Humanities | The Ohio State University College of Medicine 1995
B.A. Cum Laude, Economics | Columbia College, Columbia University 1990

Recent Journal Articles

2010
Simons, R.; Agresta, J.; Adler, D.; Davis, E.; Svengsouk, J. "The Effect of Training In Emergency Pelvic Ultrasonography on Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Knowledge". Annals of Emergency Medicine, Supplement 1. 2010; 56(3): S114-S115.
2000
Svengsouk, J.S.; Wax, P.M.; Schneider, S.M. "Elevation of breath alcohol measurements by alcohol-containing breath sprays". Annals of Emergency Medicine, Supplement. 2000; 36: S5-S6.

Current Appointments

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

Specialties

Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Hospice & Palliative Care
Emergency Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine

Education

MBA | Member, Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, Concentrations in Competitive & Organizational Strategy, Finance, Health Sciences Management | William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester2005
MD | Medicine | Ohio State University College of Medicine1997
BA | Cum Laude, Economics | Columbia College, Columbia University1990

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center04/14/2008 - 06/02/2010
Internship in Emergency Medicine at University of Rochester, Emergency Department07/01/1997 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Emergency Medicine at University of Rochester, Emergency Department07/01/1997 - 06/30/2000