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Patricia R. Batchelor Chess, M.D.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Neonatology; NICU Continuing Care

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2972

Fax: (585) 461-3614

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Biography

Areas of Focus:
Acute and Chronic Lung Injury and Repair, focusing on Optimal Modes of Ventilation and Modulation of the Inflammatory Response
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Surfactant Replacement Therapy
Omegaven to mitigate hyperalimentation-induced liver disease
Administrative Roles:
Medical Director ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program Director, U of R
Director Fellowship Education, Department of Pediatrics, U of R
Chair of Pediatrics, Unity Hospital
Vice Chair of Education, Dept of Pediatrics, Golisano Children's Hospital, U of R
Chair National Organization of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program Directors (ONTPD)

Research

Dr Chess' research focuses on lung injury and repair in the neonate and optimizing treatment of neonatal respiratory failure. Clinical trials include adaptation of the immune response in BPD, cardiac dysfunction in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias (CDH), inositol supplementation in ROP and BPD, and use of omegaven in HAL-induced cholestasis. A novel respiratory monitor to detect changes in chest motion for patients on high frequency ventilation has been developed in collaboration with BME and is being optimized for clinical use. This research compliments clinical areas of focus related to optimizing treatment of neonatal respiratory failure, especially in CDH, including optimal modes of ventilation, surfactant therapy, iNO, and ECMO. (funded by NIH and UofR)

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1983
AB | Colgate University
Mathematics/Chemistry

1988
MD | Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/20/1988 - 06/30/1989
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1991 - 06/30/1994
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2015
U of R School of Medicine & Dentistry Trainee Academic Mentoring Award in Clinical Programs
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2014
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award for Excellence in Training, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester

2008
Strong Memorial Hospital Exceptional Service Award

2006 - Present
Marquis' Who's Who in America Award

2004 - Present
Best Doctors in America
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

1999 - 2004
NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Investigator Award (K08)

1997 - 1999
American Lung Association Research Award Grantee (National)

1992 - 1995
NIH National Research Service Award in Pulmonary Biology

1991
Outstanding Teaching of Medical Students, University of Rochester

1979 - 1983
New York State Regents Scholar

1979
Valedictorian, Cardinal Mooney High School (of 287 students)

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/2012
Hoffmire CA, Chess PR, Ben Saad T, Glantz JC. "Elective delivery before 39 weeks: the risk of infant admission to the neonatal intensive care unit." Maternal and child health journal.. 2012 Jul 0; 16(5):1053-62.

2012
Chess P; Nayrouz M. "Prenatal Glucocorticoid treatment and effect on lung development". . Strong Perifax. 2012; 978: 1-6.

8/2010
Chess PR, Benson RP, Maniscalco WM, Wright TW, O'Reilly MA, Johnston CJ. "Murine mechanical ventilation stimulates alveolar epithelial cell proliferation." Experimental lung research.. 2010 Aug 0; 36(6):331-41.

Books & Chapters

2012
Chapter Title: Neonatal Care and Transport
Book Title: Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets
Author List: Chess, PR.; Malhotra, Y.; Laroia, N.
Edited By: Guerrero, C.
Published By: Jones and Bartlett2012

2009
Chapter Title: Neonatal Emergencies
Book Title: Critical Care Transport
Author List: Chess PR, Malhotra Y, Laroia N.
Edited By: Emerton, C.
Published By: Jones and Bartlett2009

2007
Chapter Title: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias
Book Title: The Pediatric Clinical Advisor
Author List: Chess PR
Edited By: Garfunkel LC, Kaczorowsi JM, eds.
Published By: Mosby Inc.2007 in St Louis, MO

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