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Laura S. Cardella, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 279-7800

Fax: (585) 256-1901

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Psychiatry, Pediatrics


Professional Background

Laura Cardella, MD, completed her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2003, earning Alpha Omega Alpha honors. She completed her general Psychiatry Residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she was chief during her final year. Dr. Cardella returned to Rochester to pursue her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, and then joined the faculty at URMC. She is board certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Cardella is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Her top two passions are medical education and clinical care. She teaches in all four years of the URSMD curriculum and GME programs. Dr. Cardella is the Director of the Psychiatry Clerkship and Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry. She also serves as the Medical Director of Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness, Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services, where she also provides clinical care to children and adolescents.



MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2007 - 10/16/2009
Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Rochester School of Medicine GME

07/01/2004 - 06/30/2007
Residency in Psychiatry at Butler Hospital

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2004
Internship in Psychiatry at Butler Hospital

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Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Education Consortium Award

AOA, Honor Medical Society (also voted medical school AOA president during fourth year of medical school), lifetime member

Benjamin Rush Prize in Psychiatry

Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation awarded by the American Medical Women's Association

Rock Sleyster Memorial Scholarship of American Medical Association

Magma Cum Laude

Golden Key National Honor Society

Phi Eta Sigma - Undergraduate Honor Society

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