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Caren E. Gellin, M.D.

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2821

Administrative: (585) 275-0747

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My passions include caring for children to improve their overall health and teaching trainees and other healthcare providers.

As a pediatrician, I enjoy working with children and their families to provide guidance during a child's development, appropriate treatment during illness, and support throughout. My approach is to work in partnership with my patients, families, and the community to help each individual be as healthy as possible.

I love to teach and include it in my practice as well as my education work with the University spanning from medical students and residents to faculty and other healthcare providers. My scholarly work focuses on medical education particularly residency training, community-level advocacy, physician wellness, and supporting diversity.

Professional Background

After graduating from SUNY at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Caren Gellin completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at the University of Rochester in 2008 before staying on as a faculty member. Her initial interest focused around utilizing simulation for medical education. During additional training through the University of Rochester Medical Center's Dean's Teaching Fellowship, she created an interprofessional Simulation Instructor Course. Her academic work has focused on medical education including medical students, residents, and faculty development. Currently, Dr. Gellin is the Pediatric Residency Program Director and a pediatrician at Golisano Children's Hospital Pediatric Practice.


Dr. Gellin's scholarly interest focuses on pediatric medical education across the continuum from training to faculty development. Specific concentrations include interactive teaching modalities, feedback and assessment, and faculty development surrounding medical education. In addition, Dr. Gellin is interested in community-level advocacy, physician wellness, and supporting diversity.



BS | Canisius College

MD | SUNY at Buffalo-School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (USA)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2005 - 06/30/2008
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/16/2004 - 06/24/2007
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/15/2004 - 06/30/2005
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) Innovation in Medical Education Award

Morning Report MVP

2012 - 2013
Outstanding Community Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: URMC Pediatric Residency Program

2007 - 2008
House Staff Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Pediatric Residency Program

Alpha Omega Alpha

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Journal Articles

Reinish AL, Greenberg KB, Baldwin CD, Gellin CE, Robbins BW, Jones MR. "Teaching medical students to provide confidential care for adolescents in an electronic healthcare environment: An introductory health information technology curriculum." Academic pediatrics.. 2022 May 24; Epub 2022 May 24.

Hilgenberg SL, Frintner MP, Blankenburg RL, Haftel HM, Gellin CE. "Categorical Pediatric Residency Program Curriculum Needs: A Study of Graduating Residents and Residency Program Leadership." Academic pediatrics.. 2020 Oct 1; Epub 2020 Oct 01.

Gellin CE. "Urinary Tract Stones." Pediatrics in review. 2019 Mar; 40(3):154-156. Epub 2019 Mar 01.