National Council

School of Medicine and Dentistry National Council

The National Council of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester is the top volunteer advisory group for the school. The council consists of distinguished national leaders who bring particular knowledge and experience to the task of helping the dean shape plans for the future of the school. The Council held their first meeting in August 2008.


Paul Griner 59M (MD)

Retired Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School

Professor of Medicine Emeritus, University of Rochester


Holly G. Atkinson 78M (MD), 79M (Res)

Director of the Human Rights Program, Mount Sinai Global Health

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, and Co-Director, Advancing Idealism in Medicine Program

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Robert Brent 48, 53M (MD), 55M (PhD), 88 (ScD)

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Radiology & Pathology, Thomas Jefferson University

Head of Clinical, Environmental & Teratology Lab, DuPont Hospital

Lawrence N. Chessin 58 (BA)

Clinical Proofessor, Department of Medicine, Rochester General Hospital

James Cox 64M (MD)

Professor & Chair, Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Paul A. Bleicher 83M (MS), 83M (MD), 83M (PhD)

Chief Executive Officer, Optum Labs

Philip Greenland 74M (MD), 78M (PhD)

Harry W. Dingman Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational

Research, Northwestern University

Alexander A. Levitan 63M (MD)

Retired Oncologist and President, A&L Management Company

Frank W. LoGerfo 66M (MD)

William V. McDermott Distinguished Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Elizabeth McAnarney 70M (Flw)

Professor and Chair Emerita of Pediatrics, Strong Memorial Hospital

Former Interim Dean, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Stephen Rosenfeld 59, 63M (MD)

Faculty Emeritus, Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology Division, University of Rochester Medical Center

Seymour Schwartz 57M (Res)

Distinguished Alumni Professor of Surgery, University of Rochester

Joseph Serletti 82M (MD), 88M (Res)

Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Robert Sutherland 66M (PhD)

Vice President of Commercialization, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research