Bernard L. Sussman, M.D.

Bernard L. Sussman, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 687
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Primary Care Physician Primary Care Physician

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Sussman is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and served as chief resident of the Associated Hospitals Program in Internal Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Palliative Care and Hospice Medicine. Areas of professional interest include education of medical residents, medical ethics, palliative and hospice care, and primary care internal medicine. He is a former medical director of the Jewish Home of Rochester and served as founding chairperson of the medical ethics and consultation service at The Genesee Hospital. Dr. Sussman currently divides his professional activities between primary care medical practice, medical resident education, and consultation as a member of the Palliative Care Division of Strong Memorial Hospital.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Clinical Faculty Teaching Award | Primary Care Internal Med, Univ of Roch 1991
Lawrence A. Kohn Teaching Fellowship Award | University of Rochester 1991 - 1995
Frederick Anderson Teaching Award | The Genesee Hospital 1986
Lawrence E. Young Bood Award, Recognized for Excellence | University of Rochester, Associated Hosp. Prog. in Internal Med 1980

Current Appointments

Professor of Clinical - Department of Medicine, Palliative Care (SMD) - Primary
Professor of Clinical - Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics (SMD)

Specialties

Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences1977
BA | Physiology | Sarah Lawrence College1970

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1978 - 06/30/1981
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1977 - 06/30/1978