Clinical Departments & Divisions
The Department of Anesthesiology has a long history of excellence in clinical care and in the education of residents who have been recognized in the private and academic communities as carrying on this tradition locally and nationally.
Our faculty understand that Dermatologic care and Dermatology education are highly dependent on conceptual and visual information and the organization and integration of that information. Our clinical services and research programs strive to build, expand and integrate Dermatologic knowledge and care for our patients, trainees and community.
We are improving oral health through caring, discovery, teaching, and learning. We provide postdoctoral training for 80 oral health professionals, engaging in basic and translational research. We provide a broad range of oral health care services to over 50,000 children and adults, promoting the belief that good oral health is at the core of wellness.
At the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rocheste, you will find perhaps the finest physical plant in the country. Large diverse faculty dedicated to research and teaching as well as providing the finest of clinical care, and some of the finest residents. All of this within an institution that is famous for its commitment to research and its community. Inside our department and institution, you will find warmth and friendliness, and a strong commitment to excellence in patient care, research and education.
The Ethics Consultation Service helps patients, families and caregivers to explore the issues and choices surrounding difficult decisions. Ethics consults may be particularly useful in situations when there is substantial uncertainty regarding capacity, decision-making authority or conflict about treatment goals.
One of the country's leading programs in family systems medicine, delivered by a faculty renowned for their integrated bio-psychosocial approach to health care.
The Department of Radiology provides a wide range of clinical diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures with high quality and efficiency as a service to patients and their physicians. Demonstrations of quality clinical practices serve as a teaching model for medical students and resident physicians as well as trainees in other areas. The department's leadership role in community and academic radiology is to be maintained through research and clinical practice.
Medical Humanities is an interdisciplinary group drawn from the medical specialties and the humanities. Its application of philosophy, history, literature, visual arts and jurisprudence to the study of medicine and the care of patients is a part of the University of Rochester's traditional consideration of the social and ethical contexts of medicine.
The Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester is committed to improving health by supporting basic and clinical scientists at the University of Rochester investigating the cause, prevention and treatment of diseases that afflict our society. Investigations into the cellular, molecular and genetic basis of disease occur across the twelve units within the department. These include: Cardiology, Digestive Diseases, Endocrinology, General Medicine/Geriatrics, Genetics, Clinical Research Center, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Primary Care, Pulmonary, and Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology. Approximately 200 faculty members at the University and 300 practicing physicians in the community contribute to the robust academic and clinical environment of the Department of Medicine.
The Neurology Department includes 70 full-time faculty and 15 fellows. The major divisions and programs in the Department include: the Neuromuscular Disease Center, Behavioral Neurology, The Strong Epilepsy Program, The Stroke Program, Movement and Inherited Neurological Disorders, Neuroimmunology (MS), Sensory Motor Neurology, The Clinical Trials Coordination Center, The Experimental Therapeutics Program, The Alzheimer's Disease Center, and Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy.
Our clinical and research faculty are nationally recognized. Working together to develop the most advanced diagnostics and treatments for a wide range of eye conditions, our faculty members are actively involved in teaching tomorrow’s ophthalmologists in the following areas: Anterior Segment (Cornea, Cataract, Refractive Surgery), Glaucoma, Medical Retina, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculoplastics, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Vitreous/Retinal Surgery.
The Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, provides a comprehensive educational experience in the field of Musculoskeletal Disorders. The program includes a sufficient variety and volume of clinical problems to afford the Orthopaedic resident excellent educational experience in diagnostic, judgmental and manual skills in adult orthopaedics, pediatric orthopaedics, fractures and dislocations, polytrauma, surgery of the spine including disc surgery, hand and foot surgery, athletic injuries, musculoskeletal oncology, rehabilitation, and related basic sciences.
Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery is a broad area of medicine dedicated to the treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat and related structures of the head and neck. The department strives to achieve this through research, training and sharing of knowledge with its own and allied fields. The department offers a multi-specialty approach to treatment of patients with otolaryngologic problems through its clinical centers of excellence in otology/neurotology, head and neck surgery, facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, apnea and snoring, sinus disease and voice disorders.
The Palliative Care Program is dedicated to alleviating suffering, providing high-quality pain and symptom management, and supporting patient-centered care for patients experiencing serious illness and their families. We accomplish this through excellent patient and family care, comprehensive educational programs, and innovative research in palliative care.
Investigators in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are active in exploring the cellular and molecular pathology of bladder, prostate, and breast cancer, blood group antigens, bone diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hematopoiesis, immune disorders, lipid metabolism, neurodegenerative diseases, kidney diseases, lymphomas, and leukemias. Educational programs include graduate studies leading to the Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral fellowships, year-out medical student fellowships, residency training, and clinical fellowships. As manager of the Strong Health Clinical Laboratories, the Department is uniquely poised to support basic, translational, and clinical research. It is establishing a full-service clinical trials central laboratory, slated to open in summer 2007.
URMC Pediatrics stands uniquely poised to provide state-of-the-art care today and to apply the best that biomedical science has to offer to make tomorrow's state-of-the-art even better than what today holds out to the children and families of our region, our country, and our world. We pride ourselves in maintaining a fully integrated collaborative environment between the pediatricians of the University of Rochester Medical Center and our colleagues in clinical practice in the community. Together, with the University of Rochester which houses some of the world's premier clinical care and basic / clinical biomedical and socioeconomic researchers in interdisciplinary centers, Pediatrics is able to provide exemplary patient care and result oriented research.
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was established in 1996, after having existed as the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine for over 30 years. The Department has special expertise in the rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury or brain injury. The field of physical medicine and rehabilitation covers three distinct areas: rehabilitation of persons who have experienced severe physical disability, electrodiagnosis for nerve and muscle diseases , and the medical treatment of ambulatory patients with a variety of pain problems (physical medicine).
Strong Behavioral Health at Strong Memorial Hospital provides a full range of psychiatric care for adults and children with mental and emotional disorders.
The Department of Radiation Oncology (DRO) is a recognized leader of clinical and scientific radiation-related directives. It is a component of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center (JWCC)* at the University of Rochester, which was formally created on March 1, 1974, and was conceived in order to bring the various key oncologic disciplines together in one geographic area and provide an environment for the multidisciplinary care of cancer patients.
The Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is a leader in patient care, investigative research, and surgical education. The Faculty is dedicated to promoting excellence in all areas of surgical specialty. There are five divisions under the auspices of the Department of Surgery that include: Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Division of Transplantation, and the Division of Vascular Surgery.
To improve the health of the population we serve, we must advance knowledge about the disease processes we encounter. Incorporation of research experiences for urology residents in all levels of training is a crucial part of our department’s mission.