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Ellen Schmidt, NP

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-2727

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients


Professional Background

Ellen has been a Nurse Practitioner with the URMC Division of Colorectal in the Department of Surgery. She completed the Wound, Continence and Ostomy Nursing program in 1994 and the Registered Nurse First Assist program in 2001.

She obtained her RN degree from SUC of New York at Brockport and began her career as a bedside nurse on a surgical unit, in 1978. She worked as the Nurse Manager of an inpatient surgical unit, an outpatient ophthalmology clinic and outpatient surgery clinic from 1986-1990. She completed her Master's Degree in Nursing at the University Of Rochester, School Of Nursing in 1990 and became certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner through the ANCC the same year. She has worked as Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Surgery beginning in 1990, with the Divisions of General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Transplant and Bariatric Surgery through 2006. She has worked in her current position in Colorectal Surgery since 2006.



  • Nurse Practitioner-Adult Health - American Nurses Credentialing Center


| The College at Brockport

NP | University of Rochester School of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner


Journal Articles

Briggs KB, Fraser JA, Svetanoff WJ, Staszak JK, Snyder CL, Aguayo P, Juang D, Rentea RM, Hendrickson RJ, Fraser JD, St Peter SD, Oyetunji TA. "Review of Perioperative Prophylactic Antibiotic Use during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Subsequent Surgical Site Infection Development at a Single Children's Hospital." European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie. 2021 Dec 23; Epub 2021 Dec 23.

Meacham, K; Odhner, M; Norsen, L, Schmidt, E; Rowe, K. "Implementing Enhanced Recovery after Surgery". OR Nurse 2015. 2015; .

Illig KA, Schmidt E, Cavanaugh J, Krusch D, Sax HC. "Are prophylactic antibiotics required for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy?" Journal of the American College of Surgeons.. 1997 Apr 0; 184(4):353-6.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Gastrointestinal Problems
Book Title: Principles of Practice for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Author List: P. Logan, et al
Edited By: Logan
Published By: Prentice Hall 1999

Chapter Title: The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Book Title: Nursing Roles: Evolving or Recycled
Author List: L. Norsen, et al
Edited By: Moorehead, Sue
Published By: Sage Publication, Inc. 1997 in Thousand Oaks, California