Suzanne M. Gillespie, M.D.

Suzanne M. Gillespie, M.D.

Contact Information

Monroe Community Hospital
435 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14620

Office: (585) 760-6350
Fax: (585) 760-6376

Professional Bio

Suzanne M. Gillespie MD, RD, CMD is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics/Aging at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree with honors in Nutritional Science at Cornell University and began her career in health care as a Registered Dietitian! She went on to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and to complete residency and fellowship training at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr Gillespie is a certified medical director and is currently Medical Director for Senior Living Services at Thompson Health, an Affiliate of the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr Gillespie's clinical practice is focused in long-term care and palliative care. She is a two-time recipient of the highly competitive Geriatric Academic Career Award from the Department of Health and Human Resources for her work in geriatric education related to quality improvement in long term care. Dr. Gillespie serves as the Director of Education in the Greater Rochester Nursing Home Quality Consotium.

Awards & Honors (National)

Fellow | American College of Physicians 2010
Physician Mentor Recognition Program | AMA Women Physicians Congress 2009
American Medical Director's Association Futures Program Recipient 2005
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society | University of Virginia 1999
Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation | University of Virginia 1999

Awards & Honors (Local)

Lowell A. Glasgow Dean's Teaching Fellow | URSMD 2012 - 2014
T. Franklin Williams Award 2002

Recent Journal Articles

Gillespie SM, Caprio AJ and Friedman SM. "Falls and fear of falling in long term care enrollees". The Gerontologist. 2005; 45(11s): 383. Link
Perks SM, Roemmich JN, Sandow-Pajewski M, Clark PA, Thomas E, Weltman A, Patrie J, Rogol AD. "Alterations in growth and body composition during puberty. IV. Energy intake estimated by the youth-adolescent food-frequency questionnaire: validation by the doubly labeled water method." The American journal of clinical nutrition. 2000; 72(6): 969-975. Link

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Geriatrics/Aging (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Emergency Medicine (SMD)


Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Hospice & Palliative Care
Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | Medicine | Univ of Virginia Sch Medicine2001
BS | Nutritional Sciences | Cornell University1994

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Geriatrics at Monroe Community Hospital07/01/2004 - 6/30/2006
Fellowship in Geriatrics at University of Rochester, Dept. of Medicine07/01/2004 - 10/21/2005
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester, Dept. of Medicine07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester, Dept. of Medicine06/24/2001 - 06/30/2004