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Joseph Edward Modrak, Jr., M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 341-7575

Fax: (585) 341-7595

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Hospital Medicine, Medicine, Pulmonary


Professional Background

Dr. Modrak graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1989. He subsequently completed an Internal Medicine residency as well as Fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Rochester. He has been on the faculty at URMC since completing his training in 1995. He is board certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He currently divides his time between seeing patients with sleep disorders at the UR Medicine Sleep Disorders Center and providing pulmonary/critical care services for patients hospitalized at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is the associate medical director of the UR Medicine Sleep Disorders Center and also the medical director of the Thompson Health Sleep Disorders Center in Canandaigua.

Dr. Modrak is married and has 2 grown children. He is an avid bicyclist and is quite happy about the fact that the Sleep Disorders Center is adjacent to the Erie Canal so that he can bike to work much of the year.

Undergraduate Education:
University of Virginia graduated in 1984 with BA in Biology

Medical School:
Medical College of Virginia graduated in 1989

Post-Doctoral Training:
Medical Residency 1989-1992 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training 1992-1995 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY

Medical Licensure

New York State Medical Licensure No. 188210


Certified -- American Board of Internal Medicine, 1992, 2002
Certified -- Pulmonary Disease Subspecialty Examination, 1994, 2004
Certified -- Critical Care Medicine Subspecialty Examination, 1995, 2005
Certified -- Sleep Medicine Subspecialty Examination, 1998

Professional Hospital and Administrative Appointments

Institution Appointment Years

Strong Sleep Disorders Center, Associate Director; 1/00-present
Rochester, NY

Strong Sleep Disorders Center, Director Pediatric services; 1/00-1/05
Rochester, NY

FF Thompson Hospital Director, Sleep Disorders 1/98-present
Canandaigua, N.Y. Center

St. James Mercy Hospital Director, Sleep Disorders 4/97-present Hornell, N.Y. Lab


Dr. Modrak has a very large clinical practice. He has been involved in a number of clinical research studies on obstructive sleep apnea in both adults and children.




    MD | Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (USA)

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    09/01/1992 - 06/30/1995
    Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

    07/01/1990 - 06/30/1992
    Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

    07/01/1989 - 06/30/1990
    Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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