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Chief Resident Message

Chief Resident PhotoMichael Rubin, M.D., Laura Fornarola, M.D, and Meghan Park, M.D.

Hello and welcome to Rochester!  We are so glad you are interested in our program and would love to share with you the reasons we feel the UofR is such an amazing place to begin your journey toward becoming an anesthesiologist. Like other major academic centers in the United States, we are gifted with state-of-the-art facilities, including a brand-new pediatric hospital, and a wide catchment area that provides a non-stop supply of complex and varied cases.  We are also located in beautiful western NY with endless amounts of outdoor activities in all 4 seasons!  But let's dig into what really separates us as a program.

With an eye to the future of our specialty, we have several senior faculty and residents who are active in political leadership positions in our state and national societies. Advocacy education is taken seriously and modeled sincerely.

The department hosts various group activities and we frequently get together for hockey and baseball games, concerts, running and cycling groups, to play some basketball, wine tasting, microbrews, board games and BBQs.  The nurturing environment and culture of looking out for each other engenders friendships that last long beyond residency.

We truly believe that our experience here at the UofR has been everything we could have hoped for, and we would gladly make the same decision again if we were starting back in your shoes.  Residency is a demanding time and by no means is this different here.  However, we believe that we are able to offer the rare combination of high-acuity, robust, broad clinical exposure, and an excellent and affordable quality of living.

Thanks again for your interest in our program.  We welcome any questions you may have – just shoot us an email. 

Michael Rubin, M.D., Laura Fornarola, M.D, and Meghan Park, M.D.

2019-2020 Anesthesiology Chiefs – University of Rochester Medical Center