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Elizabeth R. McAnarney, M.D.

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Administrative: (585) 273-1091

Office: (585) 273-1091

Fax: (585) 273-1079

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Biography

Dr. McAnarney is a Distinguished University Professor and Chair Emerita of the Department of Pediatrics. She received the M.D. Degree cum laude and holds two honorary doctoral degrees. She completed her pediatric residency at the State University of New York (Syracuse) followed by a two-year fellowship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. McAnarney was Director of Adolescent Medicine for 22 years prior to serving as Chair of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong for 13 years. During her tenure as Chair, she oversaw the development of the Golisano Children’s Hospital and growth of the academic pediatric programs. She was Acting Dean of URSMD for nine months.

Dr. McAnarney is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (Institute of Medicine) of the National Academies of Sciences and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She served as President of three national pediatric organizations. Dr. McAnarney received the 2013 John Howland Award of the American Pediatric Society, the Society’s highest honor.

Dr. McAnarney is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society. She served on the FDA’s Fertility and Maternal Health Drugs Advisory Committee, several National Institutes of Health special study sections, and the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality of HHS. Her scholarship focuses on the biologic and behavioral conditions of adolescents. Dr. McAnarney is the author or co-author of nearly 150 papers and chapters and is chief editor of the Textbook of Adolescent Medicine.

Locally, she received the Albert Kaiser Medal from the Rochester Academy of Medicine, and the 18th Annual Athena Award from the Women’s Council of the Rochester Business Alliance, Inc. She was named one of 20 Influential Women of Rochester and in two separate years, a “Remarkable Rochesterian” by the Democrat and Chronicle.

Dr. McAnarney has been actively involved in the Rochester community and has served on several boards. She was co-chair of the Golisano Children’s Hospital capital campaign and the University of Rochester faculty-staff campaign, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Nazareth College.

Research

Dr. McAnarney's research is dedicated to understanding executive function and other biobehavioral mechanisms of restrictive anorexia nervosa in adolescents. Better understanding of the etiology of these disorders will allow targeted treatments to be developed.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Adolescent Medicine

Education

1966
MD | State University of New York Health Science Center

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1968 - 06/30/1970
Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1966 - 06/30/1968
Residency in Pediatrics at Upstate Medical University

Awards

2018
Morning Report MVP Award
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics
Location: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2013
2013 John Howland Medal
Sponsor: American Pediatric Society

2012 - Present
Dr. Elizabeth R. McAnarney Professorship in Pediatrics
Sponsor: funded by Roger and Carolyn Friedlander

2008
Ruth A. Lawrence Faculty Service Award
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics
Location: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2007
Research Mentor of the Year Award
Sponsor: Eastern Society for Pediatric Research

2006
Distinguished Alumna Award
Sponsor: Upstate Medical University
Location: Syracuse, New York

2006
Commitment to Community Award
Sponsor: Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, N.Y.

2005
One of 20 Influential Women of Rochester
Location: Rochester, New York

2004 - 2005
President, American Pediatric Society

2004
Crystal Heart Award
Sponsor: Ronald McDonald House
Location: Rochester, New York

2004
18th Annual Athena Award
Sponsor: Women's Council of the Rochester Business Alliance
Location: Rochester, New York

2003
Albert Kaiser Medal
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine
Location: Rochester, New York

2002
Excellence in Third Year Teaching Commendation, Class of 2003
Sponsor: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2001
Susan B. Anthony - Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsor: The University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, New York

2001
Faculty Mentoring Award, Women in Science
Sponsor: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2000 - Present
Elected to Institute of Medicine
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences

1999 - 2001
President, Association of Medical School Chairs of Pediatrics

1998 - Present
Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science

1997
Merit Award
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine
Location: Rochester, New York

1990
Job Lewis Smith Award, Section of Community Pediatrics
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics

1990
Distinguished Service, Practicing Physician
Sponsor: National Congress on Youth, American Medical Association

1989
McNeill Outstanding Achievement Award in Adolescent Medicine
Sponsor: Society for Adolescent Medicine

1989
Wyeth Visiting Professor Award
Sponsor: Society for Adolescent Medicine

1986
Adolescent Health Award, Section on Adolescent Health
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics

1983 - 1985
President, Society for Adolescent Medicine

1979
First Faculty Service Award
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics
Location: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

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Publications

Journal Articles

2013
McAnarney ER. "Pushing the boundaries in adolescent health and disease." Pediatrics. 2013; 132: 571-572.

2013
McAnarney, ER. "American Pediatric Society's 2013 John Howland Acceptance Lecture: The road less traveled". Pediatric Research. 2013; 74: 475-478.

2011
McAnarney ER, Zarcone J, Singh P, Michels J, Welsh S, Litteer T, Wang H, Klein JD. "Restrictive anorexia nervosa and set-shifting in adolescents: A biobehavioral interface". Journal of Adolescent Health. 2011; 49: 99-101.

Books & Chapters

2011
Chapter Title: Foreward
Book Title: Textbook of Adolescent Health Care
Author List: Fisher, MM; Alderman, EM; Kreipe, RE; Rosenfeld, WD (Eds.)
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics 2011 in Elk Grove Village, IL

1999
Chapter Title: Physical conditions in adolescence
Book Title: The Merck Manual
Author List: McAnarney ER, Dukarm CP
Published By: Merck & Company 1999 in Whitehouse Station, NJ

1998
Chapter Title: Adolescent medicine
Book Title: Essentials of Pediatrics
Author List: Kreipe RE, McAnarney ER
Edited By: Behrman R
Published By: WB Saunders Co. 1998 in Philadelphia, PA

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