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Here is a sampling of some of our experts available for comment. To speak with one of these sources or arrange an interview, please call Public Relations, 585-275-3676. To reach a source after hours, please call 585-275-2222 and have the P.R. person on call paged.

Experts by topic:


William J. Hall, M.D.William J. Hall, M.D.

Geriatrics, successful aging, preventive health
William J. Hall doesn’t just lecture on successful aging, he lives it. Recognized internationally for his work in geriatrics and his expertise based on more than two decades of research and experience developing geriatric initiatives, Hall urges adults of every age to invest in their personal future by taking care of themselves in the present.

Autism, Pediatrics

Susan L. Hyman, M.D.Susan L. Hyman, M.D.

Autism spectrum disorders, behavioral pediatrics, neurodevelopmental disabilities
Susan. L. Hyman, M.D., has three decades of experience treating and researching autism spectrum disorders and is the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics committee on autism, frequently acting as a spokesperson for the organization. Hyman's recent research has focused on the diet and nutrition of children with autism and on the most effective behavioral treatments for the developmental disorder.


John Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D.John D. Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D.

Hypertension, resistant hypertension, heart disease prevention, heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation
John D. Bisognano, M.D. Ph.D., works to tackle high blood pressure on multiple fronts. An expert on the treatment of the most challenging forms of hypertension, Bisognano led a nationwide clinical trial testing a new device for resistant hypertension – high blood pressure that does not respond to medications and lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthier diet and exercising.


Stephen CookStephen R. Cook, M.D., M.P.H.

Childhood obesity, Metabolic syndrome
Stephen R. Cook is a charismatic and well-spoken expert in childhood obesity and system-level changes to monitor and address the epidemic. Cook launched a community-wide collaborative in 2007 to help train pediatricians in best practices for measuring and addressing obesity in children.

Osteoporosis, Arthritis

J. Edward Puzas, Ph.D. J. Edward Puzas, Ph.D.

Osteoporosis, arthritis, osteoarthritis, bone health, osteotoxicology
J. Edward Puzas is an international leader in research and treatment of diseases related to our bones, joints, and cartilage. These conditions include osteoporosis, slow-healing fractures, arthritis, and bone cancer.

Palliative Care

Timothy E. Quill, M.D.Timothy E. Quill, M.D.

Palliative care, hospice, end-of-life decision-making, pain and symptom management
Timothy Quill is a pioneer in palliative care and end-of-life decision making, regularly helping patients and their families confront some of the thorniest issues in the practice of medicine in the 21st century. He has worked to increase the availability of palliative care to all seriously ill patients, not just those who are facing the end of life.

Parkinson’s Disease, Neurology

Karl Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H.Karl Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H.

Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, design of clinical trials
Neurologist Karl Kieburtz has helped establish networks of neurologists that serve as the hub for many of the world’s largest studies of new treatments for neurological conditions. The groups serve as models of collaboration, bringing together hundreds of investigators from dozens of sites to work together in the search for new treatments for neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.

Irene Richardm M.D.Irene Richard, M.D.

Parkinson’s disease and depression, biomarkers, deep brain stimulation
Neurologist Irene Richard is an expert on Parkinson’s disease. She sees patients regularly, does research in the area of mood disturbances like depression and Parkinson’s disease, and serves as a scientific advisor to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, advising that organization’s efforts to stop the disease.

Pregnancy, Ob/gyn

Loralei L. Thornburg, M.D.Loralei L. Thornburg, M.D.

High-risk pregnancy, obesity and diabetes in pregnancy, birth defects, ultrasound
Loralei L. Thornburg, M.D., specializes in the treatment of high-risk pregnancies, particularly pregnancies complicated by obesity, which is becoming increasingly prevalent in women of childbearing age and puts them at greater risk of miscarriage, indicated preterm birth, delivery complications, and a prolonged hospital stay.

Suicide, Bullying

Eric Caine, M.D.Eric Caine, M.D.

Suicide, prevention of suicide, mental health services
Eric D. Caine, M.D., is one of the nation’s foremost researchers in the field of risk factors for suicide and ways to prevent suicide. A co-director of the Center for the Study of Prevention of Suicide, Caine has investigated factors that contribute to suicide and is looking at public health approaches to prevent suicide.