The UR Medicine Executive Health Program differs from other programs in a significant way: You will be seeing our top doctors and specialists. And you will be able to count on their undivided attention.
Executive Health Program Staff
John Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D.Dr. John Bisognano is a Professor of Medicine and Cardiology and the Director of Outpatient Cardiology at UR Medicine. He is also the Medical Director for Executive Health. Dr. Bisognano is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical School in Syracuse NY. He completed both his Internal Medicine residency and preventive cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan. He went on to complete another fellowship in cardiology at the University of Colorado, Denver CO. Dr. Bisognano holds a Ph.D in Physical Chemistry from SUNY Binghamton. He is certified by ABIM in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation. He is an American Society of Hypertension Specialist in Hypertension and was awarded the Monroe County American Heart Arthur Moss Award in Clinical Cardiology in 2018. He has a special interest in severe and resistant hypertension, behavioral approaches to mild hypertension, severe heart failure, and population health.
Laurie Kopin, Ed.D., M.S., A.N.P. Laurie Kopin is Executive Director of the UR Medicine Executive Health Program and a Senior Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology. She earned her Doctorate and Master of Science Degrees from the University of Rochester. Laurie was responsible for one of the largest cardiac rehabilitation and preventive cardiology programs in the nation, The Strong Heart Wellness and Prevention Program. She has personally helped hundreds of people live healthier lives and is applying her vast experience exclusively to the UR Medicine Executive Health Program.
Stephanie Emerson, M.S., R.N., FNPStephanie Emerson, M.S., R.N., FNP is Assistant Director of Executive Health at UR Medicine. She earned her Master of Science Degree from the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Stephanie's previous experience in preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation greatly prepared her for the wellness, lifestyle management, and health promotion offered at the UR Medicine Executive Health Program.
Sarah Clark, MS, FNP, ANP-BC Sarah Clark is an Assistant Director of Executive Health at UR Medicine and Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Master of Science Degree from the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Sarah began her career at the University of Rochester in 2002, and has worked in various specialty areas such the Operating Room, Adult ICUs, Emergency Medicine, and 7 years as a Nurse Practitioner in Plastic Surgery. Her passion for healthy living allows her to empower her patients and help them achieve and maintain their health goals.
Ginger BellaireGinger Bellaire is an Executive Assistant who has worked at the University of Rochester Medical Center for over 13 years. She started her career in the Speech Pathology Department at the University of Rochester in 2005. Ginger has also worked for the Internal Medicine Department, the Orthopaedics Department, and in 2016 joined the Department of Executive Health and Special Patient Services. Ginger is uniquely qualified to assist our busy executive patients with their medical needs within the medical center as she is very familiar with the various specialty departments and physicians.
Lisa Shepard, B.S.Lisa Shepard, B.S., Executive Assistant at UR Medicine. Lisa joined the UR Medicine Executive Health Program in 2017, with a background in Fine Art, Customer Service and over 5 years of experience within the Health Care field including; Neurosurgery, Pain Management, Gynecology, and Special Patient Services, Lisa embodies service excellence and delivers Patient Care of the highest order offered at the UR Medicine Executive Health Program.
Adjunct Faculty and Staff
Michael Apostolakos, M.D.Dr. Apostolakos is board certified in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. He is Professor of Medicine and after 20 years as Director of Adult Critical Care he is now Chief Medical Officer at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Apostolakos received his MD degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Apostolakos has served as President of the New York State Thoracic Society as well as the New York State Chapter Representative to the American Thoracic Society. He is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and is course director for the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Course. His academic interests include sepsis, the acute respiratory distress syndrome, and Quality Improvement.
Margaret Bergin, M.D.Margaret Bergin, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where she completed her residency training as well as serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Bergin is currently the Medical Director at Rochester Internal Medicine Associates.
Adrienne Bonham M.D.Dr. Bonham is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist who has been in practice with the university since she finished her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology here in 2001. She is also the Chief of the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Ob/Gyn. Dr. Bonham obtained her medical degree from the University of Buffalo and also obtained a Master's degree in human genetics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master's degree in Medical Management from the Simon School of Business. Her clinical practice includes both the practice of general obstetrics and gynecology as well as a specialization in the field of lower genital tract disorders.
James Budd, M.D.Dr. Budd is an Assistant Professor in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, and completed a Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship in Clinical Research at the University of Rochester. Previously the President of the Rochester Society of Internal Medicine, he is now serving as Medical Director of Twelve Corners Internal Medicine, with an active primary care practice. Dr. Budd is now focusing his interests on the doctor-patient relationship and has a special interest in patient education surrounding wellness, primary prevention.
Thomas Campbell, M.D.Thomas Campbell, MD is the medical director of the Weight Management & Lifestyle Center at Highland Hospital and board certified in family medicine. He is co-author of The China Study, a bestselling book published in 2005 and author of The China Study Solution, the 'how-to' followup book published in 2015. He helped to design and teach a plant-based certificate program offered at eCornell, Cornell University's online course provider, and works with patients, both in individual and group settings, to prevent and treat disease using diet and lifestyle.
Charles D'Agostino, PT, DPT, MBACharles D'Agostino, PT, DPT, MBA is a Certified Physical Therapist and the Workplace Health Coordinator for the Department of Orthopaedics. He earned his degree in physical therapy from Gannon University and has been practicing physical therapy for the last nine years. During his career he has concentrated on orthopaedic rehabilitation, specifically sports rehabilitation with the active population. He currently works with Sports and Spine Rehabilitation at URMC and is coordinating the Workplace Health Program that is designed to decrease musculoskeletal injuries.
James Eichelberger, M.D.James Eichelberger, MD is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He completed his residency training at the University of Vermont and his cardiology fellowship at the University of Rochester. Dr. Eichelberger is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease.
Steven E. Feldon, M.D., MBADr. Feldon is Professor of Medicine and Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Feldon is a graduate of UCLA and received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the Executive Vice President of the American University of Professors in Ophthalmology.
Brian Giordano, M.D.Brian Giordano is an Associate Professor in the URMC Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. He is the Co-Director of the Hip Preservation Program and is a specialist in sports medicine, athletic hip injuries, and non-arthritic hip disease and is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Giordano earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his Orthopaedic residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Following his residency, Dr. Giordano completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA where he served as an Assistant Team Physician for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers and many others professional and collegiate teams. Dr. Giordano is the head team physician for the Rochester Rhinos mens' professional soccer organization, the Rochester River Dogz, and Nazareth College Athletics.
Robert G. Holloway Jr., M.D., MPHDr. Holloway is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Holloway received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Connecticut. He completed his Neurology Residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Holloway is double-boarded, with dual certification in both Neurology and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He was named as one of the Best Doctors in America for 2007-2012.
Sherrif F. Ibrahim, M.D., Ph.D.Dr Ibrahim is an Assocaite Professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Oncology. He completed his dermatology training at the University of Rochester and a fellowship in skin cancer surgery, laser surgery, and cosmetic dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. His practice is focused on procedural and surgical dermatology including the management of skin cancer with Mohs surgery.
Vanphen IbrahimVanphen (Vee) Ibrahim is a Licensed Esthetician who trained at the Continental School of Beauty. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher. She has special interests in Mindfulness, Meditation, and is an expert in skin care products and cosmetics.
Jean V. Joseph, M.D., M.B.A.Dr. Jean Joseph, M.D. is the Chairman of the Department of Urology at UR Medicine and is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and the Wilmot Cancer Center. Dr. Joseph completed his undergraduate education at Boston University and later attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency. He received fellowship training at the University College London (United Kingdom) in reconstructive urologic surgery and completed a master class in laparoscopic prostatectomy at the Institute Mutualiste Montsouris (Paris, France). He has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Dr Joseph specializes in robotic prostatectomies and the treatment of prostate cancer and is the Director of the Center for Robotic Surgery and Innovation at URMC.
Vivek Kaul, M.D.Dr. Vivek Kaul is the Segal-Watson Professor of Medicine & Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He graduated from medical school at Delhi University and completed his residency at SUNY-Downstate followed by fellowships at Albert Eienstein Hospital and St Luke's Pancreas-Biliary Center. His clinical, research and medical education efforts are focused in Therapeutic Endoscopy, Interventional Endoscopic Ultrasound, advanced ERCP, esophageal endotherapy for Barrett's & Hepato-pancreatico-biliary disease. He has specific expertise in complex interventional endoscopy, especially in the patient with GI-cancer. He co-directs the Developmental Endoscopy lab at URMC which is dedicated to education, training and innovation in endoscopy.
Mick Krasner, M.D., FACPDr. Krasner is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Krasner graduated from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and completed his residency in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Krasner has been teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to patients, medical students, and health professionals for more than 15 years in the Center for Mind-Body Research.
David Lambert, M.D.David Lambert is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed an internal medicine residency at the New England Deaconess Hospital, a Harvard affiliate, where he received the Elmer Hinon Prize for outstanding physician-patient relationships. Dr. Lambert is currently the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education.
Jeffrey Levenkron, Ph.D. Jeffrey Levenkron is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology) at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, completed a pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Stanford University School of Medicine. A specialist in the treatment of stress and anxiety disorders, Dr. Levenkron previously served as the Director, Stress Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at URMC, Consulting Psychologist to UR Medicine cardiac rehabilitation and preventive cardiology programs, and has special interest in psychological aspects of chronic and life-altering diseases.
Charles Lowenstein, M.D. Charles Lowenstein is Chief of Cardiology at UR Medicine. Dr. Lowenstein graduated from Harvard College, received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, completed his residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and was a cardiology fellow at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After 18 years as a cardiologist on staff at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Lowenstein joined the faculty at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Lowenstein has worked in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and in the Preventive Cardiology Clinic for the past 19 years.
Michael Maloney, M.D.Dr. Maloney is a Professor of Medicine in Orthopaedics at the University of Rochester Medical Center and the Director of University Sports Medicine. Dr. Maloney earned his medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed his surgical residency at URMC Orthopaedics and the Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and is the Team Physician for the Rochester Red Wings and many area colleges' sports teams. Dr. Maloney was named one of the Best Doctors in America for Sports Medicine in 2009.
Raymond Mayewski, M.D.Dr. Raymond Mayewski is the former Chief Medical Officer at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He continues to maintain an active clinical practice in primary care and consult with our Executive Health Program. Dr. Mayewski is a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine and performed a fellowship in Pulmonary Disease. With his over 45 years of expert clinical practice in medicine, Dr. Mayewski is uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive care to executives.
Mary Gail Mercurio, M.D.Dr. Mercurio is professor of Dermatology and is director of the dermatology residency training program. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed a dermatology residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland where she was Chief Resident. Her practice is focused on medical dermatology including skin cancer prevention.
Edward Messing, M.D.Edward Messing, M.D. is professor in the Department of Urology at UR Medicine. Dr. Messing graduated from the University of Chicago, received his M.D. from New York University Medical School, completed his residency training at Stanford University, and was a urology fellow at UCLA. Dr. Messing is a renowned surgeon for urologic cancers and in 2013 was awarded the prestigious Presidential Citation from the American Urological Association for his work on bladder cancer research and urologic education.
Rajeev Patel, M.D.Dr. Patel is Division Chief of Non-Operative/Interventional Spine, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Patel earned his medical degree from the Northeastern Ohio Universities Medical School. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine and a fellowship in Interventional Spine at the University of Pennsylvania Spine Center.
Paul T. Rubery, Jr., M.D. Dr. Rubery is Professor of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Chairman of Orthopaedics. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and received his medical degree from Cornell University. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. He completed fellowship training in spinal surgery at the University of Rochester. Dr. Rubery is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Anthony J. Sousou, M.D. Dr. Sousou is an Assistant Professor in Primary Care Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Sousou is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP). He has an active primary care practice in Rochester, NY and has been in practice since 2004. Dr. Sousou has a special interest in patient education surrounding wellness through lifestyle modification, including diet and exercise, as well as preventive health.
Eugene Storozynsky, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Eugene Storozynsky is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at UR Medicine. He is the Director of Cardio-Oncology and an attending physician in the Program of Advanced Heart Failure/Heart Transplantation/Mechanical Circulatory Devices. Dr. Storozynsky is graduate of the University of Rochester Medical School where he also completed his residency and cardiology fellowship training. He also holds a Ph.D in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Rochester. Dr. Storozynsky joined the Cardiology faculty in 2006.
Raissa Villanueva, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Villanueva is board certified in both Neurology and Headache Medicine. She practices in the areas of both general neurology and headache, including procedures such as Botox, nerve blocks, and trigger point injections for headache and facial pain. She is Chief of the General Neurology and Headache Divisions within the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is also the Medical Director and Associate chair for Ambulatory Operations. She completed her undergraduate degree with Honors at Brown University, her Master's in Public Health at Yale in health policy and management, and medical school at New York Medical College. She did her neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at URMC. She is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology serving on the Practice Committee and Coding Subcommittee of the Medical Economics and Management Committee.
Thomas Werth, M.D.Dr. Werth is an Associate Professor of Medicine in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He completed his medical school training the University of Kansas and his residency and fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital, a Harvard affiliate. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology.