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Welcome from Program Leadership

Program Leadership

Julie Pasternack, MD, Assistant Program Director
Ryan Bodkin, MD, Program Director
Jason Rotoli, MD, Assistant Program Director
Lee Marks, MD, Senior Associate 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

Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director

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.

Lee Marks, MD MS MSE

Emergency Medicine Residency Senior Associate Program Director

Lee-MarksDr. Marks graduated from Case Western University School of Medicine and completed his EM Residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Following that, he joined the faculty of the Emergency Medicine Department of Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, where he was the Associate Residency Director. He has joined us in Rochester as faculty of the Emergency Medicine Department at the University of Rochester Medical Center as the Senior Associate Residency Director.


Julie Pasternack, MD MEd

Emergency Medicine Residency Assistant Program Director

Julie PasternackDr. Pasternack graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed her residency training at the University of Rochester in 2011 and was Chief Resident from 2010-2011. In 2013, Dr. Pasternack completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine as well as received her Master’s degree in Education for Health Professions.

Jason Rotoli, MD MS

Emergency Medicine Residency Assistant Program Director

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 an Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director, he also is the Director of the Deaf Health Pathways humanities elective within the UR medical school.

Program Coordinators

Jessica Moriarty, C-TAGME - Residency Coordinator


Jennifer Williams - Assistant Residency Coordinator

Jennifer Williams