Patricia R. Batchelor Chess, M.D.

Patricia R. Batchelor Chess, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 651
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2972
Fax: (585) 461-3614

Research Bio

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)

Awards & Honors (National)

Marquis' Who's Who in America Award 2006 - Present
Best Doctors in America 2004 - Present
American Lung Association Research Award Grantee (National) 1997 - 1999
NIH National Research Service Award in Pulmonary Biology 1992 - 1995

Awards & Honors (Local)

U of R School of Medicine & Dentistry Trainee Academic Mentoring Award in Clinical Programs | University of Rochester 2015
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award for Excellence in Training, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester 2014
Strong Memorial Hospital Exceptional Service Award 2008
NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Investigator Award (K08) 1999 - 2004
Outstanding Teaching of Medical Students, University of Rochester 1991
Valedictorian, Cardinal Mooney High School (of 287 students) 1979
New York State Regents Scholar 1979 - 1983

Recent Journal Articles

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2012 Jul
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; 16(5):1053-62.
Chess P; Nayrouz M. "Prenatal Glucocorticoid treatment and effect on lung development". . Strong Perifax. 2012; 978: 1-6.
2010 Aug
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; 36(6):331-41.
Riccio J; Chess P. "Management of the 23 to 26 week preterm infant." Strong Perifax. 2010; : 1-9.
2009 Oct
Yee M, Chess PR, McGrath-Morrow SA, Wang Z, Gelein R, Zhou R, Dean DA, Notter RH, O'Reilly MA. "Neonatal oxygen adversely affects lung function in adult mice without altering surfactant composition or activity." American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology. 2009 Oct; 297(4):L641-9. Epub 2009 Jul 17.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD)


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


MD | Medicine | Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons1988
AB | Mathematics/Chemistry | Colgate University1983

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neonatology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1991 - 06/30/1994
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center06/20/1988 - 06/30/1989