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Patricia R Batchelor Chess, M.D., M.S.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2972

Fax: (585) 461-3614

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Pediatrics

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

Specialties

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

Education

1988
MD | Columbia University College of Physicians and Surg

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1991 - 06/30/1994
Fellowship in Neonatology at University of Rochester Medical Center

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

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

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Awards

2020 - Present
National Academy of Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics (NADEP)
Sponsor: Academic Pediatric Association

2015 - Present
Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Gold Center of Excellence

2015 - 2017
Chair Organization of Neonatology Training Program Directors

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

2014
American Pediatric Sociaty

2013 - Present
Executive Council, Organization of Neonatal Training Program Directors

2008
Strong Memorial Hospital Exceptional Service Award

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

2005
Perinatal Research Society

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

2001 - 2014
American Lung Association Research Grant Review Committee; Chair 2013, 2014

2000
Society for Pediatric Research

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

1987
Honors in Pediatrics
Location: Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons

1984
Stafford Medical School Scholarship Award

1983
Cum Laude, Honors in Chemistry
Location: Colgate University

1979 - 1983
New York State Regents Scholar

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

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Publications

Journal Articles

8/2021
Weiss P; Schwartz A;Carraccio C; Herman B; Turner D; Aye T; Fussell J; Kesselheim J; Mahan J; McGann K; Myers A; Stafford D; Chess P; Curran M; Damman C; High P; Hsu C; Pitts S; Sauer C; Srivastava S; Mink R,. "Entrustable Professional Activities to Support Career Development of Fellow Graduates" . Pediatrics. 2021; .

7/2021
Turner D; Schwartz A; Carraccio C; Herman B; Weiss P; Baffa J; Chess P; Curran M; Dammann C; High P; Hsu D; Pitts S; Sauer C; Aye T; Fussell J; Kesselheim J; Mahan J; McGann K; Myers A; Mink R; Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network (SPIN). "Continued Supervision for the Common Pediatric Subspecialty Entrustable Professional Activities May Be Needed Following Fellowship Graduation" . Acad Med . 2021; 96: 22-28.

6/25/2021
Chess PR. "Assessing Intubation Competence During Neonatal Fellowship Training." Pediatrics.. 2021 Jun 25; Epub 2021 Jun 25.

Books & Chapters

2021
Chapter Title: Neonatal Emergencies
Book Title: Critical Care Transport
Author List: Patricia R. Chess, Yogangi Malhotra, Nirupama Laroia,
Published By: Jones and Bartlett 2021

2021
Chapter Title: Neonatology
Book Title: Medstudy: Pediatrics Core
Author List: Chess PR
Published By: Medstudy 2021

2020
Chapter Title: Lung Surfactant: Overview
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine
Author List: Notter, RA, Chess PR, Pryhuber G
Edited By: Samuel Janes
Published By: Elsevier 2020

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Videos

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Faculty and student experiences with Online Learning at the UR, Patricia R. Chess, M.D.

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Important Information on Scheduling C-Sections

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