Third Year Fellow
Robert Nutt, M.D.
Dr. Nutt was born in Portsmouth, VA and grew up in Blue Bell, PA (outside Philadelphia). He completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College in both Biochemistry-Molecular Biology and Religious Studies. He received his medical degree from the Geisel School of Medicine (Dartmouth).
At Dartmouth, Dr. Nutt led discussion groups for parents and teens in the Steps Towards Adult Awareness (STAR) program, making a positive difference in the lives of teenagers with chronic health conditions and the families who support them in their transition to adulthood. He was awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, which enabled him to establish a support group for families of children with hearing loss in remote rural towns of New Hampshire and Vermont struggling to cope with their child’s new diagnosis of hearing loss. Dr. Nutt served as an officer on the Board of Trustees for the Laurent Clerc Academy (Concord, NH), and helped implement state-wide newborn hearing screening as a member of the New Hampshire Newborn Hearing Screening Task Force.
Dr. Nutt completed his pediatric residency training at the Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2012. He spent two years (2012-2014) as a General Academic Fellow for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center and is pursuing a Master’s in Public Health degree. His overall research aims to reduce health disparities in underserved or socially vulnerable populations. His current project aims to characterize and improve the experience of patients and their families after they receive a new diagnosis of a chronic health condition. He has presented his research at both regional and national conferences.
Dr. Nutt continues his post-residency training with the URMC Division of Neurodevelopmental-Behavioral Pediatrics as a LEND (Leadership and Educations in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) fellow. His specialty-specific goal is to understand the interactions between deafness and developmental disabilities. Dr. Nutt has developed an ambulatory pediatric clinic for families who communicate using American Sign Language within the context of the Patient-Centered Medical Home framework at Strong Pediatric Practice. Rob enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends, short trips to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, and vacationing to warmer climates during the winter months.
First Year Fellow
Jenniffer Herrera, M.D.
Dr. Herrera is originally from Panama City, Panama, where she received her medical degree at the Facultad de Ciencias Medicas y de la Salud at the Universidad Latina de Panama in 2008. She completed two years of medical internship before becoming licensed as a general physician in her home country in 2010. Dr. Herrera is a native Spanish speaker.
Dr. Herrera decided to pursue further training in the United States after taking a brief detour from her medical career by working as a paralegal at a civil rights and disabilities law firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area. She then completed pediatric residency in 2015 at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. She is currently pursuing sub-specialty training in Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Rochester. She is also a fellow of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the University of Rochester.
Being new to the Rochester area, Dr. Herrera has enjoyed exploring New York State’s beautiful parks and flea markets in her free time. She is a Washington, D.C., sports fan by default and roots for Capitals hockey and Nationals baseball. She looks forward to flying south for vacation during the winter.
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