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David EssaffDavid Essaff, D.O.

What are your plans following residency?

  • I will be joining a Fellowship in Interventional Spine Medicine with the Virginia iSpine Physicians in Richmond Virginia.
  • My future plans include teaching in an academic setting.

How has your residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center prepared you for a career as a Physiatrist?

  • Our program offers well-rounded inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences by an equally diverse, competent and approachable rehabilitation faculty.

Kasia IwanKasia Iwan, M.D.

What are your plans following residency?

  • I will be staying at the university for a Fellowship in Pain Management in the department of Anesthesiology.
  • My long-term plan is to join an outpatient group practice.

How has your residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center prepared you for a career as a Physiatrist?

  • Our program offers an excellent inpatient experience that has prepared me to deal with any acute situation.
  • The camaraderie between the residents facilitated a great work environment and I have made life-long friends in the process.
  • The strongest influence has been the importance of an interdisciplinary team approach when managing the complex and diverse PM&R patient populations.