Natalia L. Paciorkowski, M.D., Ph.D.

Natalia L. Paciorkowski, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Avenue, Box 238
Rochester, NY 14621

Research Bio

I am interested in improvement of quality of care for admitted pediatric patients. My main focus is to identify the outcomes, processes, and structures within inpatient and emergency pediatric care that need standardization and improvement and then use this information to develop performance measures and quality improvement projects. I am specifically interested in improving transition of care from Emergency Department to inpatient wards, emergency preparedness on general pediatric wards, and implementation of clinical guidelines into everyday hospital care. I am also interested in researching safety of direct admissions to the pediatric wards from physician's offices or as transfers from outside hospitals.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award | University of Rochester Pediatric Residents | University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 2013 - 2014
Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award, URMC Pediatric residents | URMC 2012 - 2013
Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award | University of Rochester Pediatric residents | University of Rochester Medicine Center, Rochester, NY 2012 - 2013
The D.W. Carlson Hospitalist of the Year Award 2011
Progress West Healthcare Center Editing and Mixing Award 2009

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 11 available »

2013 Jun
Gosdin C, Simmons J, Yau C, Sucharew H, Carlson D, Paciorkowski N. "Survey of academic pediatric hospitalist programs in the US: organizational, administrative, and financial factors." Journal of hospital medicine. 2013 Jun; 8(6):285-91. Epub 2013 Feb 27.
Paciorkowski N, Pruitt C, Lashly D, Hrach C, Harrison E, Srinivasan M, Turmell M, Carlson D. "Development of Performance Tracking for a Pediatric Hospitalist Division". Hospital Pediatrics. 2013; 3: 118-128.
2007 Aug
Ramesh M, Paciorkowski N, Dash Y, Shultz L, Rajan TV. "Acute but not chronic macrophage recruitment in filarial infections in mice is dependent on C-C chemokine ligand 2." Parasite immunology. 2007 Aug; 29(8):395-404.
2003 Aug
Rajan TV, Paciorkowski N, Kalajzic I, McGuiness C. "Ascorbic acid is a requirement for the morphogenesis of the human filarial parasite Brugia malayi." The Journal of parasitology. 2003 Aug; 89(4):868-70.
2003 Mar
Paciorkowski N, Shultz LD, Rajan TV. "Primed peritoneal B lymphocytes are sufficient to transfer protection against Brugia pahangi infection in mice." Infection and immunity. 2003 Mar; 71(3):1370-8.

Current Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospitalist (SMD) - Primary


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | University of Connecticut School of Medicine2004
PhD | Biomedical Sciences | University of Connecticut School of Medicine2004
BS | Biology | St Joseph College1996

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Pediatrics at Connecticut Children's Medical Center/University of Connecticut06/26/2005 - 06/26/2007
Internship in Pediatrics at Connecticut Children's Medical Center/University of Connecticut06/26/2004 - 06/25/2005