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Michael Kamali, M.D.

Michael KamaliTitle/Position in Department: Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Area of expertise or fellowship training: ED/Urgent Care Operations, Patient Safety, ED Management
How long have you been with the U of R: 22 Years
Where did you complete your residency?: University of Rochester
Hobbies/Family life?: Skiing, biking, ski some more, family and travel
Favorite spot in Rochester: My office and Bristol Mountain
 

Ryan Bodkin, M.D. M.B.A.

Ryan BodkinTitle/Position in Department: Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Area of expertise or fellowship training: Residency Education, Residency Operations, Mentorship
How long have you been with the U of R: 10 Years
Where did you complete your residency?: University of Rochester
Hobbies/Family life?: Buffalo Bills fan, sports/outdoor activities, enjoying time with my wife and 2 children
Favorite spot in Rochester: Currently, due to having a 4 and 2 year old, my favorite spot is my bed, but I also love Hotshots Volleyball, Brighton Farmers Market on Sundays, Midtown Athletic Club and Cure

Lee M. Marks, M.D. M.S. M.S.E.

Lee MarksTitle/Position in Department: Sr. Associate Residency Program Director, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Area of expertise or fellowship training: Resident Education, ABEM Oral Board Examiner and previous expertise as a Research Physicist
How long have you been with the U of R: 7 Years
Where did you complete your residency?: MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Hobbies/Family life?: Clay Shooting and a love for dogs
Favorite spot in Rochester:  East Avenue and seeing the mansions and museums

Julie Pasternack, M.D. M.Ed

Julie PasternackTitle/Position in Department: Director of the Emergency Medicine Clerkship, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Area of expertise or fellowship training: Pediatric EM Fellowship
How long have you been with the U of R: Since medical school (15 years)
Where did you complete your residency?: University of Rochester
Hobbies/Family life?: Chasing after my 2 girls, ice skating
Favorite spot in Rochester: Public Market, Mendon Ponds

Jason M. Rotoli, M.D. M.S.

Jason RotoliTitle/Position in Department: Assistant Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Area of expertise or fellowship training: Cultural Awareness and the Deaf Patient
How long have you been with the U of R: 6 Years
Where did you complete your residency?: SUNY Buffalo
Hobbies/Family life?: Traveling to the 1000 Islands, trying new foods, American Sign Language, watching movies, weight lifting, spending time with my wife and 3 children, and attending Buffalo Sabres hockey games!
Favorite spot in Rochester: My backyard--it's my vacation spot in Rochester

Valerie Lou, M.D. M.P.H.

Valerie LouTitle/Position in Department: Assistant Residency Program Director, Assistant Director of the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Wilderness Track Advisor
Area of expertise or fellowship training: Fellowship in International Emergency Medicine, Global and Public Health, Wilderness Medicine
How long have you been with the U of R: 6 years
Where did you complete your residency?: University of Rochester
Hobbies/Family life?: I love running and biking through the diverse neighborhoods of Rochester.  Lately, I've been honing my baking skills and pawning off my successes and mistakes to friends and family.  Luckily, my toddler will eat anything as long as I put chocolate on it!
Favorite spot in Rochester: Turning point park and surrounding upper Genesee River is a hidden gem!

Joe Pereira, D.O.

Joe PereiraTitle/Position in Department: Assistant Residency Program Director, Instructor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Area of expertise or fellowship training: Medical Student and Resident Education, Emergency Electrocardiography
How long have you been with the U of R: 5 years
Where did you complete your residency?: University of Rochester
Hobbies/Family life?: Spending time with my wife and son, watching the Buffalo Bills and sports in general, Call of Duty, and pickup basketball
Favorite spot in Rochester: Dinosaur BBQ, Blue Cross Arena, my backyard with my son, and any Abbott's Ice Cream Stand

David Adler, M.D. M.P.H.

David AdlerTitle/Position in Department: Director of Emergency Medicine, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Area of expertise or fellowship training: EM research related to infectious diseases, oncologic emergencies; Global Health
How long have you been with the U of R: 12+ Years
Where did you complete your residency?: Highland Hospital (Alameda County Medical Center), Oakland, CA
Hobbies/Family life?: Traveling with my wife and teenage kids, listening to and playing the music of the Grateful Dead
Favorite spot in Rochester: The Eastman Theater, The House of Guitars, Bernunzio's Uptown Music, The Public Market

Jeremy Cushman, M.D. M.S. EMT-P

Jeremy CushmanTitle/Position in Department: Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Prehospital Medicine
Area of expertise or fellowship training: Emergency Medical Services with fellowship training at the University of Maryland
How long have you been with the U of R: 12 years
Where did you complete your residency?: University of Maryland
Hobbies/Family life?: Cooking, home remodeling, and trying to keep up with the lives of my two boys, wife, and our golden retriever
Favorite spot in Rochester: Going for a walk with our dog at Mendon Ponds or cruising on the Finger Lakes in our '60 Chris Craft

Eric Davis, M.D.

Eric DavisTitle/Position in Department: Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Area of expertise or fellowship training: Resident education, Research Fellowship, SAEM EMS Fellowship
How long have you been with the U of R: Many, many years
Where did you complete your residency?: Ohio State University
Hobbies/Family life?: Teaching, race cars, vacationing somewhere warm
Favorite spot in Rochester: In the conference room teaching Board Review, Watkins Glen, Artisan Works

Michael Lu, M.D.

Mike LuTitle/Position in Department: Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Area of expertise or fellowship training: Emergency Ultrasound and Bedside Procedures
How long have you been with the U of R: 11 years
Where did you complete your residency?: University of Rochester
Hobbies/Family life?: Spending time with my long-time fiancee, enjoying the 4 distinct seasons that the WNY region offers, Star Wars nerd
Favorite spot in Rochester: After a busy shift - the Distillery or Elmwood Inn, enjoying a cold beverage with our residents.  If I don't have to be at work--sitting on my couch, watching a good movie

Flavia Nobay, M.D.

Flavia NobayTitle/Position in Department: Associate Dean for Admissions, U of R School of Medicine and Dentistry, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Area of expertise or fellowship training: Residency Education and now medical school admissions
How long have you been with the U of R: 12 years
Where did you complete your residency?: Alameda County, Highland Hospital
Hobbies/Family life?: Cooking and shopping for ethnic foods, driving my kids around to their various events and almost reading most books assigned for my book club
Favorite spot in Rochester: In front of a hot stove with people standing around asking me "what smells so good"

Linda Spillane, M.D.

Linda SpillaneTitle/Position in Department: Professor of Emergency Medicine
Area of expertise or fellowship training: Simulation for residency and clerkship, pediatric EM
How long have you been with the U of R: 27 years
Where did you complete your residency?: Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel)
Hobbies/Family life?: Spending time with my partner, two children and our dog Clementine.  I live to travel and enjoy swimming and exploring the local parks with Clemi.
Favorite spot in Rochester: Amore (for their mussels special every Monday); Corbett's Glen Park