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Welcome from the Program Director

Anne Brayer MD

Dr Anne F. Brayer, MD

Program Director,
Pediatric Emergency
Medicine Fellowship


Welcome to the University of Rochester Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship.  We are a cohesive group of faculty and fellows with a goal to provide exemplary care to Rochester’s children.  Our faculty members are board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine or in Emergency Medicine with a special interest in caring for children.  We have been training fellows since 1992, and graduates of our program are working all around the country, in many different settings.  Several are here in Rochester, as well. 

We have the experience and technology available to respond to any type of emergency, from burns to broken bones, from an asthma attack to poisoning. Likewise, we have an incredible support staff made up of nurses, nurse practitioners, medical subspecialists, child life specialists and social workers, all of whom help provide complete and personal emergency care for each child that comes through our door.

I invite you to explore the links of this web page for more detailed information regarding our fellowship and application information.

The fellowship Program Coordinator is Jennifer Moffit, and she can be reached at (585) 273-4244 or via email at

Services & Program

  • The Pediatric Emergency Department is designed and equipped exclusively for children
  • Children who have been involved in a serious trauma or who have been severely burned receive care through our ACS designated Level 1 Burn and Trauma Center
  • We have devoted a special room for dental procedures and Pediatric Dentists are always available
  • All our medical professionals are trained to help children who are the victims of abuse.  Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are available 24/7 for forensic exams
  • Children who need crisis intervention for acute emotional problems receive the care they need in our secure Psychiatric Emergency Unit. It is staffed 24/7 with board certified psychiatrists

Maximizing Comfort, Insuring Quality of Care

  • The use of numbing cream before IV (intravenous ) procedures
  • Child-sized equipment, such as smaller gauge needles and tubes
  • Child life specialists and nurses who are specially trained to talk to children at their level, to distract them and help them relax
  • Interpreters, fluent in all major languages, including American Sign Language, are available 24 hours a day on site or with a special phone service

Resources and Support

Support Services

  • Child Life
  • Transport Teams
  • Social Work (staffed 24/7)

Community Outreach Programs

  • Pre-Hospital Provider (EMT, Paramedic) Training
  • Injury Prevention Center (we are a member of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids)