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.
Our Primary Faculty
Raymond Mayewski, M.D. Raymond Mayewski is Chief Medical Officer at UR Medicine, but he also maintains an active clinical practice in primary care. Dr. Mayewski is a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine and performed a fellowship in Pulmonary Disease. With his position of oversight for our entire medical center, Dr. Mayewski is uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive care to executives.
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.
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.
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.
Mick Krasner, M.D., FACP Dr. 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.
Stephanie Emerson, M.S., R.N., FNP Stephanie 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.
Charles D'Agostino, PT, DPT, MBA Charles 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.
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.
Sherrif F. Ibrahim, M.D., Ph.D. Dr Ibrahim is an Assistant 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.
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. She began her academic career as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University.
Robert G. Holloway Jr., M.D., MPH Dr. 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.
Ronald Epstein, M.D. Dr. Epstein is Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Oncology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He directs the Center for Communication and Disparities Research and co-directs the Mindfulness Practice programs. Dr. Epstein is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Epstein is recipient of the Lynn Payer Award from the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, the Humanism in Medicine Award from the New York Academy of Medicine, a Fulbright scholarship at the Institute for Health Studies in Barcelona and a visiting fellowship at the University of Sydney.
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 is board certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery and by the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Steven E. Feldon, M.D., MBA Dr. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Edward Messing, M.D. Edward Messing, M.D. is the Chairman of 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.
Vivek Kaul, M.D. Dr Kaul is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. After finishing medical school from Delhi University, he completed his residency at SUNY-Downstate followed by fellowships in Gastroenterology at Albert Einstein Hospital and St Luke's Pancreas-Biliary Center. Dr Kaul serves on several national committees with the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He serves as a Governor for the American College of Gastroenterology. He specializes in has specific expertise in complex interventional endoscopy, especially in the patient with gastrointestinal cancers.
Jean V. Joseph, M.D., M.B.A. Dr. Joseph is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Urology and the Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Joseph 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.
Louis J. Papa, M.D. Dr. Louis Papa is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He attended medical school at SUNY Stony Brook and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Papa is regular panelist on the award winning PBS medical commentary series “Second Opinion”. He has been named to “Best Doctors in America” and “America’s Top Physicians” and was awarded Rochester Business Journal’s “Healthcare Achievement Award”. In addition, he received the national “Excellence in Medicine Award” from the American Medical Association Foundation and the “Edward Mott Moore Award” from the Monroe County Medical Society.
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.