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

Dr. 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