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Our Fellows

Lauren Palicki, M.D.First Year Fellow

Lauren Palicki, D.O.

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Lauren was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science with a minor in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University at Buffalo. She attended medical school at LECOM in Erie, PA. Lauren completed her residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center and graduated with distinction in community health and advocacy. She then served as a Pediatric Chief Resident and clinical instructor in General Pediatrics prior to starting her fellowship in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics.

During residency, she collaborated with the Rochester City School District to work on a community advocacy project that provided coaching for high achieving, low socioeconomic high school students interested in college. Additionally, she worked on a quality improvement project to improve resident continuity at Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Practice. Lauren’s interests include patient advocacy, particularly on building connections with community organizations and schools to support individuals with disabilities. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, painting, cooking, DIY home projects, exploring local restaurants and breweries, and checking out all of the festivals Rochester has to offer.

Third Year Fellow

Caroline Kirby, M.D.

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Caroline Kirby M.D.Dr. Caroline Kirby is a fellow in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She completed her undergraduate studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA with a bachelor's degree in biology and minor in biochemistry.  She attended the State University of New York Upstate Medical School for her Medical Degree. She is a Rochester native and returned to the area to complete her pediatric residency at Golisano Children’s Hospital. After her residency, she served as a Pediatric Chief Resident as well as a junior faculty member in the division of General Pediatrics. She continued as a junior faculty member for the next 2 years while pursuing her research interests as an Academic General Pediatrics Fellow at Golisano Children’s Hospital. During this time, her research interests focused on access to developmental services for children with developmental delays. Her current interests include integration of developmental pediatrics into the primary care setting. She completed her Master of Public Health with a concentration in qualitative research in May 2023. She also completed fellowships with the United Hospital Fund PEDS network in 2021 and in the Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship from 2021-2022. She is interested in a career that incorporates working in the public health sector as well as a providing developmental care in both the subspecialty and primary care settings.