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Suzanne Gillespie

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressMonroe Community Hospital
435 East Henrietta Road
Rochester NY 14620
 Awards And Honors
1999     Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
1999     Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation
2002     T. Franklin Williams Award
2005     American Medical Director's Association Futures Program Recipient
2009     Physician Mentor Recognition Program  | AMA Women Physicians Congress
2010     Fellow  | American College of Physicians
2012 - 2014Lowell A. Glasgow Dean's Teaching Fellow  | URSMD
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.

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  1. Shah MN, Gillespie SM, Wood N, Wasserman EB, Nelson DL, Dozier A, McConnochie KM. High-intensity telemedicine-enhanced acute care for older adults: an innovative healthcare delivery model. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Nov; 61(11):2000-7.
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  2. Friedman SM, Gillespie SM, Medina-Walpole AM, Caprio TV, Karuza J, McCann RM. "Geriatricizing" hospitalists: identifying educational opportunities. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2013; 34(4):409-20.
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  3. Shah MN, Morris D, Jones CM, Gillespie SM, Nelson DL, McConnochie KM, Dozier A. A qualitative evaluation of a telemedicine-enhanced emergency care program for older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Apr; 61(4):571-6.
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  4. Shah MN, McDermott R, Gillespie SM, Philbrick EB, Nelson D. Potential of telemedicine to provide acute medical care for adults in senior living communities. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Feb; 20(2):162-8.
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  5. Gillespie SM, Medina-Walpole A, Lambert DR. More about nursing homes and medical education. Acad Med. 2013 Jan; 88(1):8-9.
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  6. Gillespie SM, Thornburg LL, Caprio TV, Medina-Walpole A. Love letters: an anthology of constructive relationship advice shared between junior mentees and their mentors. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Sep; 4(3):287-9.
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  7. Oakes SL, Gillespie SM, Ye Y, Finley M, Russell M, Patel NK, Espino D. Transitional care of the long-term care patient. Clin Geriatr Med. 2011 May; 27(2):259-71.
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  8. McDermott R, Gillespie SM, Nelson D, Newman C, Shah MN. Characteristics and acute care use patterns of patients in a senior living community medical practice. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2012 Mar; 13(3):260-3.
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  9. Gillespie SM, Medina-Walpole A. Teaching undergraduate geriatrics in the anatomy laboratory. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Oct; 58(10):2000-2.
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  10. Thornburg LL, Glantz JC, Caprio TV, Gillespie SM. Professional bankruptcy for the academic physician. J Grad Med Educ. 2010 Sep; 2(3):485-7.
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  11. Gillespie SM, Gleason LJ, Karuza J, Shah MN. Health care providers' opinions on communication between nursing homes and emergency departments. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2010 Mar; 11(3):204-10.
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  12. Gillespie SM, Friedman SM. Fear of falling in new long-term care enrollees. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2007 Jun; 8(5):307-13.
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  13. Witham MD, Gillespie ND, Hutcheon SD, Struthers AD, McMurdo ME. B-type natriuretic peptide is associated with mortality in older functionally impaired patients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Nov; 53(11):1991-5.
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