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Program Leadership

[Front - left to right]  Ryan Bodkin, MD, Program Director 
Lee Marks, MD, Senior Associate Program Director

Joseph Pereira, DO, Assistant Program Director
Jason Rotoli, MD, Assistant Program Director
Valerie Lou, MD, Assistant Program Director

There has never been a time like now in our Department of Emergency Medicine. The combination of compassionate clinical care, residency education, and clinical and translational research is thriving at the University of Rochester. As a member of the Strong Community for the past 10 years, there has been an explosion of talent merging with state of the art science and world class patient care at our institution.

As a resident you will learn Emergency Medicine in a integrated, collaborative, medical center with an outstanding tradition of graduate medical education. We are proud to be part of a GME program that received an “A+” ranking by the ACGME with a maximum accreditation cycle. Our focus on the Next Accreditation System as defined by the ACGME, has reinvigorated our curriculum and evaluation processes to best suit your educational needs.

Our residency program thrives on a high-acuity and diverse patient populations, access to world - class specialties and cutting edge educational and patient care technologies. Despite all of these benefits, the greatest assets of our Department are the residents and faculty. Whatever your careers goals may be, whether clinical, educational, research, international or a combination of these activities, you will be well mentored by our team.

We welcome you to Rochester and Strong Memorial Hospital and hope that you explore the full range of opportunities available to you to become the Emergency Medicine physician of your dreams. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about our program or hospital.


Ryan Bodkin MD MBA

Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Ryan-BodkinDr. Bodkin attended Clarkson University and graduated with Highest Distinction in 2003. He was on the Dean’s List for eight semesters. He was a Presidential Scholar during his Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years based on merit. He received his MBA from Clarkson University, also, and graduated in 2004. He received his MD from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2008. Dr. Bodkin completed his residency at the University of Rochester in 2011 and was Chief Resident from 2010-2011.  On June 1, 2017, Dr. Bodkin was named  the Residency Program Director.


Jason Rotoli, MD MS

Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Jason RotoliDr. Rotoli graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine in 2009. He completed his residency training at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2012 and was Chief resident from 2011-2012. In addition to being the Associate Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director, he also is the Director of the Deaf Health Pathways humanities elective within the UR medical school.

 


Valerie Lou, MD MPH

Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Valerie Lou Dr. Lou received her medical degree from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine in 2012.  She went on to complete her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  Dr. Lou also completed a fellowship in International Emergency Medicine at the URMC.  She is an attending emergency physician at the University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.  Dr. Lou is currently the Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director, Assistant Director of the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship, and the Wilderness Track Advisor.   Her international and research interests involve the intersection between human, animal, and environmental health.
 


Joseph Pereira, DO

Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency

Joseph Pereira Dr. Pereira received his degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Pereira is an attending emergency physician at the University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. He is currently an Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director. Dr. Pereira's interests are in medical education, improving asynchronous learning, airway management, and elctrocardiography.

Program Coordinator

Jennifer Williams - Residency Coordinator

Jennifer Williams