Heidi V. Connolly, M.D.

Heidi V. Connolly, M.D.

Contact Information

Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center
2080 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital

Patient Care Bio

Parents and children alike appreciate Heidi Connolly, M.D., for the compassionate and understanding care she provides. Dr. Connolly has a diverse knowledge of the field with over 15 years of experience in pediatrics. She also brings a natural ability to connect with children, an asset that is particularly important when children and their families face complex and long-standing medical problems.
Dr. Connolly's diverse training enables her to take a multi-faceted approach to helping families develop care plans that address the impact of medical conditions on their children's lives. Dr. Connolly received her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University followed by her medical degree in 1988 where she participated in the Honors Program in Medical Education. She then completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL, where she received the Resident Teacher of the Year Award and went on to become chief resident. Dr. Connolly completed fellowship training in pediatric critical care at the University of Chicago prior to joining the faculty at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. As a faculty member, Dr. Connolly pursued additional fellowship training in pediatric pulmonology and went on to train as a sleep medicine specialist.

Dr. Connolly is board certified in general pediatrics, pediatric critical care, pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine. She is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She has expertise in sleep and breathing disorders that affect children with complex medical problems.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Elected member, Best Doctors in America 2003 - Present
Best In-Training Abstract, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Critical Care, New Orleans, LA. 1997
Edward Livingston Trudeau Scholar, American Lung Association 1997 - 1998
Resident Teacher of the Year, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL. 1988 - 1989
Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Citation for Scholastic Achievement, American Medical Women's Association 1988

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care (SMD) - Primary


Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonology - American Board of Pediatrics
Sleep Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | Northwestern University Medical School1988
BS | Medical Education | Northwestern University1986

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong Memorial07/01/1995 - 06/30/1999
Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at University of Chicago Hospitals07/01/1992 - 06/30/1995
Residency in Pediatrics at Children's Memorial Medical Center07/01/1989 - 06/30/1992
Internship in Pediatrics at Children's Memorial Medical Center07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989