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The Growth Of Highland’s Laboratory An Interview with Julietta Fiscella, M.D., CPE, FCAP

The Growth Of Highland’s Laboratory An Interview with Julietta Fiscella, M.D., CPE, FCAP

This year, Dr. Julietta Fiscella, M.D., CPE, FCAP, Chief, Department of Pathology, Cytopathology & Laboratory Medicine, celebrates 25 years as part of the Highland Hospital Laboratory. In this interview, Dr. Fiscella describes the growth of Highland’s Laboratory and its part in the UR Medicine system.

Susan Friedman, M.D., MPH Named Founding Director of Lifestyle Medicine

Susan Friedman, M.D., MPH Named Founding Director of Lifestyle Medicine

Susan M. Friedman, M.D., MPH, Highland geriatrician, internist, and University of Rochester Professor of Medicine, has been named director of Lifestyle Medicine at Highland. The American College of Lifestyle Medicine defines the specialty as the use of a whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connection as a primary therapeutic modality for treatment and reversal of chronic disease.

Valentin Guset, M.D., FACCP Named Medical Director of Quality for Highland Department of Medicine

Valentin Guset, M.D., FACCP Named Medical Director of Quality for Highland Department of Medicine

Valentin Guset, M.D., FACP, DipABLM, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and medical director, West 5, has been appointed as Medical Director of Quality for Highland Department of Medicine. He succeeds Keely Dwyer-Matzky, M.D. who recently assumed new responsibilities in the health system. 

Meet Dr. Andrew Cantos, Section Head Chief Highland Interventional Radiology

Meet Dr. Andrew Cantos, Section Head Chief Highland Interventional Radiology

Andrew Cantos, M.D., assistant professor of Imaging Sciences, has been section head chief of Interventional Radiology (IR) at Highland for almost a year. He works with the IR physician team, and provides them with ongoing information about the work being done at Highland. He is known for his support of nursing and technologist teams and all staff. This fall he also assumes the post of Program Director, Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program.

Anne Swantz, R.N., M.S., CPNP Named Chief Advanced Practice Officer

Anne Swantz, R.N., M.S., CPNP Named Chief Advanced Practice Officer

Anne Swantz, R.N., M.S., CPNP, was recently named the new Chief Advanced Practice Officer, leading nearly 1,000 physician assistants, nurse practitioners and some midwives working throughout UR Medicine. “The new department brings advanced practice providers (APPs) together to enhance understanding of how APPs are essential to providing high quality, cost effective patient care,” said Swantz, who will help grow the voice of APPs across UR Medicine.