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Our Faculty

Program Directors

Patricia R. Chess, M.D., M.S.Patricia R. Chess, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Chess is the Neonatal Perinatal Medicine fellowship program director and Vice Chair for Education for the Department of Pediatrics. Her scholarly activities include mitigating lung injury, surfactant, ventilator management, and optimizing educational experiences for pediatric and neonatal trainees. She spearheaded initiating ECMO in Rochester in the mid-1990s. Dr. Chess recently served as Chair of the Organization of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program Directors, was sole editor of the newly published first edition book Avery’s Neonatology Board Review: Certification and Clinical Refresher (Elsevier 2019), and is an inaugural member of the Academic Pediatric Association’s National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics.

Rita Dadiz, D.O.Rita Dadiz, D.O.

Dr. Dadiz’s clinical and research expertise focuses on the applications of educational innovation and simulation-based learning to improve patient safety, patient care and the clinical learning environment. She collaborates with educators and researchers across professions and disciplines, serving as the Associate Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program and Co-director of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry’s Dean’s Teaching Fellowship for faculty educators. In addition, she directs the Neonatal Innovation and Safety Simulation Program.

Irina PrelipceanIrina Prelipcean, M.D.

Dr. Prelipcean serves as an Associate Program Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship. Her area of academic interest is integrated monitoring and improvement of outcomes in critically ill neonates. She is training in Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography (TnECHO) and developing her research in hemodynamics and biomarkers involved in the neonatal brain and adrenal dysfunction. She is a member of the Neonatal Clinical Research Group and Neonatal Hemodynamics Research Centre.
 

Division Chief

Carl T. D’Angio, M.D.Carl T. D’Angio, M.D.

Dr. D'Angio is Chief of the Division of Neonatology. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University and received his Pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia before completing a Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Rochester. His research focuses on clinical trials in the newborn. He is principal investigator for a combined University of Rochester-University of Buffalo site in the NICHD Neonatal Research Network, a 15-center consortium performing research in newborns. He has particular interests in immunizations, infection, and clinical and research ethics. He is an attending neonatologist at both URMC and Rochester General Hospital.

Clinical and Research Faculty

Melissa Carmen, M.D.
Melissa Carmen, M.D.
Associate Professor
​Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Ethan David Cohen, Ph.D.
Ethan David Cohen, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

David A. Dean, Ph.D.
David A. Dean, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Andrew Dylag, M.D.
Andrew Dylag, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Fabeha Fazal, Ph.D.
Fabeha Fazal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology
Associate Professor - Department of Pharmacology and Physiology - Joint

Jacob N. Finkelstein, Ph.D.
Jacob N. Finkelstein, Ph.D.
Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology Professor - Department of Environmental Medicine - Joint

Ronnie Guillet, M.D., Ph.D.
Ronnie Guillet, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor (Part-Time)
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Sema Hart, M.D.
Sema Hart, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Carl J. Johnston, Ph.D.
Carl J. Johnston, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Nirupama Laroia, M.D.
Nirupama Laroia, M.D.
Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Ruth A. Lawrence, M.D., Emeritus
Ruth A. Lawrence, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology

William M. Maniscalco, M.D.
William M. Maniscalco, M.D.
Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Thomas J. Mariani, Ph.D.
Thomas J. Mariani, Ph.D.
Professor - Department of Pediatrics , Neonatology
Professor - Department of Environmental Medicine - Joint

Jeffrey Meyers, M.D.
Jeffrey Meyers, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Ravi Misra, Ph.D.
Ravi Misra, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Gary J. Myers, M.D.
Gary J. Myers, M.D.
Professor
Neurology, Pediatrics, and Environmental Medicine

Robert H. Notter, M.D., Ph.D., Emeritus
Robert H. Notter, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Michael A. O'Reilly, Ph.D.
Michael A. O'Reilly, Ph.D.
Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology
Professor - Department of Environmental Medicine - Joint

Mallory Prideaux, M.D.
Mallory Prideaux, M.D.
Assistant Medical Director for the Golisano Children's Hospital NICU

Gloria S. Pryhuber, M.D.
Gloria S. Pryhuber, M.D.
Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Arshad Rahman, Ph.D.
Arshad Rahman, Ph.D.
Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology
Professor - Department of Pharmacology and Physiology - Joint

Julie E. Riccio, M.D.
Julie E. Riccio, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Casey Rosen-Carole, M.D.
Casey Rosen-Carole, M.D.
Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology
Assistant Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Joint

Gillian M. Schiralli Lester, Ph.D.
Gillian M. Schiralli Lester, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Kristin Scheible, M.D.
Kristin Scheible, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Laurie A. Steiner, M.D.
Laurie A. Steiner, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Timothy P. Stevens, M.D., M.P.H.
Timothy P. Stevens, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Robert J. Swantz, M.D.
Robert J. Swantz, M.D.
Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

Jennifer L. Young, Ph.D.
Jennifer L. Young, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology

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