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Jill M. Cholette, M.D.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Cardiology; Critical Care

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-8138

Office: (585) 275-8138

Fax: (585) 276-1128

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Biography

Thrombosis
Hemostasis
Inflammation

Professional Background

Dr. Jill Cholette is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the division of Critical Care Medicine. She earned her MD degree from the University of Rochester and where she graduated at the top of her class and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at the U of R and is Board Certified in both specialties. She went on to complete a Pediatric Critical Care fellowship also at the U of R and is now triple boarded in Pediatric Critical Care as well. Dr. Cholette has completed her Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship and is now board eligible for Pediatric Cardiology. She is also an attending in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care unit.

Research

Dr. Jill Cholette has research interests in thrombosis and use of blood products in critically ill pediatric patients, particularly those undergoing cardiac surgery. Dr. Cholette is working to clarify the role of inflammation in the development of thrombosis, and to determine the optimal anticoagulation regimen for the pediatric post-op cardiac surgery patient.

Her other work involves blood utilization in the pediatric ICU patient, and she is developing a transfusion strategy for the pediatric post-op cardiac surgery patients.

Dr. Cholette's clinical interests are: thrombosis, hemostasis, and inflammation.

Scientific Reviewer for Pediatric Clinical Research Organization (PCRO) at URMC 2009-present

Scientific Reviewer for Strong Children's Research Center Small Grant Program URMC June 2013

Journal Reviewer:
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007-present
Thrombosis Research 2008-present
Postgraduate Medicine 2009-present

Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis (PALISI) Member
March 2010-present

Pediatric Blood Research Network (BLOOD NET) Member
September 2011-present

Prevalence of Acute critical Neurologic disease in children: a Global Epidemiological Assessment (PANGEA). November 2011-present; PI: Erika Fink; University of Pittsburgh
Site PI: Jill M. Cholette

Prophylaxis against thrombosis practice (PROTRACT) Study February 2012-present
PI: Vince Faustino MD; Yale University Site PI: Jill M. Cholette

Ongoing studies:
Prospective randomized controlled clinical trial comparing a restrictive v. liberal transfusion strategy in neonates and infants undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. Principle Investigator: Cholette JM

Impact of washed blood on outcomes in adults with acute leukemia.
Co-principle investigator: Cholette JM

Comparing Ultrasound Dilution with Fick Principle in Assessing Cardiac Output and Shunt Fraction in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease.
Co-investigator Cholette JM.

Identification and significance of biologic mediators in red cell concentrates.
Co-investigator: Cholette JM

An investigation of the adverse effects of the storage age of RBC transfusions to critically ill medical patients.
Co-investigator: Cholette JM

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric Cardiology - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1995
BA | Mount Holyoke College
Neuroscience

1999
MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

01/01/2011 - 01/31/2014
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Pediatric Cardiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1999 - 06/30/2000
Internship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

08/10/2003 - 07/31/2006
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2000 - 08/09/2003
Residency in at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2012
Therapeutics Specialty Award
Sponsor: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Location: Houston, TX

2012
Research Citation Finalist
Sponsor: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Location: Houston, TX

2007 - 2010
Strong Children's Research Center New Investigator
Sponsor: URMC
Location: Rochester, NY

2005
Clausen-Bradford Fellowship Training Award

2000 - 2000
David A. Haller Award - outstanding devotion and contribution to patient care

1999
Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society
Location: South Hadley, MA

1999
The Bryce Collier Prize (student whose performance demonstrates exceptional qualitites of responsibility

1999
The Benjamin Rush Prize (4th yr med student who gave unusual promise of creative scholars

1999
The Glasgow Citation (awarded by the American Medical Women's Assoc to those whose academic work is high quality

1999
American Medical Women's Association Award

1995
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

1994
Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology

1993 - 1994
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges

1993
Sarah Williston Scholar for academic excellence

1992
Abbey Howe Turner Award excellence in biological sciences

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/4/2017
Blumberg N, Cholette JM, Schmidt AE, Phipps RP, Spinelli SL, Heal JM, Pietropaoli AP, Refaai MA, Sime PJ. "Management of Platelet Disorders and Platelet Transfusions in ICU Patients." Transfusion medicine reviews.. 2017 May 4; Epub 2017 May 04.

1/2017
Simon BV, Swartz MF, Egan M, Cholette JM, Gensini F, Alfieris GM. "Use of a Dacron Annular Sparing Versus Limited Transannular Patch With Nominal Pulmonary Annular Expansion in Infants With Tetralogy of Fallot." The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2017 Jan 0; 103(1):186-192. Epub 2016 Jul 29.

1/2017
Cholette JM, Swartz MF, Rubenstein J, Henrichs KF, Wang H, Powers KS, Daugherty LE, Alfieris GM, Gensini F, Blumberg N. "Outcomes Using a Conservative Versus Liberal Red Blood Cell Transfusion Strategy in Infants Requiring Cardiac Operation." The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2017 Jan 0; 103(1):206-214. Epub 2016 Aug 03.

Books & Chapters

2012
Chapter Title: Use of blood products
Book Title: Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide
Author List: Cholette, JM; Lerner, NB
Published By: Springer-Verlag2012 in London

2008
Chapter Title: Esophageal Caustic Injury
Book Title: Textbook of Pediatric Care
Author List: J Cholette; G Drugas.
Edited By: McInerny TK; Adam HM; Campbell DE; Kamat DK; Kelleher KJ
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics2008 in Elk Grove Village, IL

2007
Chapter Title: Toxic Exposures: Diagnosis and Management
Book Title: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science & Clinical Evidence
Author List: J Cholette; KS Powers; P. Abboud
Edited By: Wheeler DS; Wong, HR; Shanley, TP.
Published By: Springer-Verlag2007

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