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Residency Faculty

Ryan Bodkin, M.D., MBA

Ryan BodkinTitle/Position in Department:  Vice Chair of Education, Emergency Medicine Program Director, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Education Track Co-Director

Area of expertise or fellowship training: Graduate Medical Education, Business and Administration

How long have you been with the U of R: 15 years, including residency

 Where did you complete your residency?: University of Rochester

Hobbies/Family life?: I love the outdoors and anything active including golf, biking, swimming, skiing, hiking, weight training and exercise. Doing these and other activities with my wife and 2 kids is what makes me most happy.  I am also a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan – Go Bills! 

Favorite spot in Rochester: Brighton Public Market on a cool fall Sunday morning followed by watching a Bills game with my friends and family!

 

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: Global and Public Health, Wilderness Medicine

How long have you been with the U of R: 10+ years including residency.

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!

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: 12+ Years

Where did you complete your residency?: SUNY Buffalo

Hobbies/Family life?: Traveling to the 1000 Islands, trying new local restaurants, Deaf health advocacy 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. I also enjoy a good cocktail at Revelry, Nosh or Good Luck.


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

Jeremy CushmanTitle/Position in Department: 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: 16+ 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

Julie Pasternack, M.D., M.S.

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 (16+ 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

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

David AdlerTitle/Position in Department: Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine Research, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Oncology and Public Health Sciences

Area of expertise or fellowship training: EM research related to cancer prevention, infectious disease and clinical trials.

How long have you been with the U of R: 16+ Years

Where did you complete your residency?: Highland Hospital (Alameda County Medical Center), Oakland, CA

Hobbies/Family life?: Traveling with family, 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

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: 16+ 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 of Student Affairs, U of R School of Medicine and Dentistry, Professor of Emergency Medicine

Area of expertise or fellowship training: Residency Education, Medical School Admissions and now Student Life and Culture in Medical School

How long have you been with the U of R: 16+ years

Where did you complete your residency?: Alameda County, Highland Hospital

Hobbies/Family life?: Cooking and shopping for ethnic foods, working hard to decrease the number of plants and yeast starter that I kill.  Traveling with those I love to places that make me "exhale".

Favorite spot in Rochester: In front of a hot stove with my family standing around asking me "what smells so good"?

Joel Pasternack, MD, PhD

Joel Pasternack, MD, PhDTitle/Position in Department: Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine‚Äč

Area of expertise or fellowship training: Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Anatomy

How long have you been with the U of R: 49+ years at U of R in some capacity

Where did you complete your residency?: University of Rochester

Hobbies/Family life?: Sailing, ice skating, hiking

Favorite spot in Rochester: Mendon Ponds

Linda Spillane, M.D.

Linda SpillaneTitle/Position in Department: Professor of Emergency Medicine

Area of expertise or fellowship training: Simulation, Resident Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

How long have you been with the U of R: 30+ years

Where did you complete your residency?: Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel)

Hobbies/Family life?:  I love hiking, swimming, reading espionage novels and spending time with my partner and now independent daughters.

Favorite spot in Rochester:  Birdsong Trail in Mendon Ponds Park.

Lindsey Picard, M.D., M.S.Lindsey Picard

Title/Position in Department:  Assistant Residency Program Director, Faculty Director of Resident Remediation, Co-Director of Medical Education Fellowship and Sr. Clinical Instructor of EM and Pediatrics

Area of expertise or fellowship training: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Masters in Health Professions Education

How long have you been with the U of R: 8+ years

Where did you complete your residency?: University of Rochester

Hobbies/Family life?: Baking, traveling and of course, the Buffalo Bills!  I'm originally from Rochester, so coming back for residency was great to be surrounded by family.  These days I love spending time with my niece and nephews.

Favorite spot in Rochester: Too many to mention - Glen Edith(coffee), Strangebird and Seven Story Breweries, Living Roots (winery), Cobbs Hill and any day by the lake. 

Aaron Weaver, M.D.AaronWeaver

Title/Position in Department:  Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Area of expertise or fellowship training: Procedures and Multimedia

How long have you been with the U of R: 8+ years

Where did you complete your residency?: University of Rochester

Hobbies/Family life?: Canoeing with my wife, playing Zelda with my Kiddos, making elaborate Halloween costumes and guitar

Favorite spot in Rochester: My backyard -- sharing food and drink with friends and family

Timothy Wiegand, M.D.

Timothy WiegandTitle/Position in Department: Director of Toxicology and Toxicology Consult Service, Associate Program Director URMC Combined Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Area of expertise or fellowship training: Medical Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology Fellowships at UCSF, Practice Pathway Qualified -Addiction Medicine

How long have you been with the U of R: 13+ years

Where did you complete your residency?: Hennepin County Medical Center - Minnesota

Hobbies/Family life?: I enjoy canoeing, camping in the Adirondacks with my wife and three children, Bikram (hot) Yoga, coaching my son's youth travel hockey and teaching my daughter Sera in Taekwondo sparring

Favorite spot in Rochester: Food: Jamaican -Everything is Good (Main St), Korean –Young’s Korean (Mushroom Blvd) and Sandwiches/Butcher- McCann's meats. Yoga - Koga (Bikram) and for skiing – Bristol Mountain!

John DeAngelis, MD, FPD AEMUS

John DeAngelis, MD, FPD AEMUSTitle/Position in Department:
Associate Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Division
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Area of Expertise or Fellowship Training:
Advanced Emergency Ultrasound

How long have you been with the U of R:
8 years, including residency

Where did you complete your residency:
University of Rochester

Hobbies / Family Life: 
Depends on the season. In the summer Dr. Lou keeps me busy running and adventuring in the outdoors. During the winter you’ll find me at Bristol Mountain on the Ski Patrol. All year I’m cooking and taking care of our chickens. One of my most persistent hobbies, appears to be collecting hobbies. It’s kind of a problem. 

Favorite Spot in Rochester:
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater. We love going to see the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.