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Keely E. Dwyer-Matzky, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 276-4113

Office: (585) 276-4113

Fax: (585) 276-1128

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Internal Medicine, Pediatrics


As a clinician who focuses on hospitalized adults and children I am particularly interested in the management of medically complex patients. One of my other interests includes providing high quality medical care while improving the efficiency of our system that will provide more timely discharges. My current role as the Medical Director of the Medical Observation Unit at Highland Hospital allows me to implement these practices.

In addition, my current research interest is in evaluating the knowledge base and participation of the hospitalized adolescent in the transition process from pediatric oriented medical care to adult oriented medical care.


My current research interests are:
1. Transition to adult health care for adolescents and young adults with a chronic illness, particularly focusing on the inpatient setting.
2. Improving medical education of residents and medical students in the inpatient setting.
3. Quality improvement in the inpatient setting, focusing on eliminating preventable medical errors




    MD | SUNY State University of New York-Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (USA)

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    09/25/2006 - 09/09/2007
    Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

    06/24/2003 - 08/04/2006
    Residency in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

    06/24/2002 - 06/23/2003
    Internship in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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    Academic Pediatric Association Research Scholars Program

    2002 - Present
    Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society

    Fellow in National Society of Hospital Medicine

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    Journal Articles

    Dwyer-Matzky K, Blatt A, Asselin BL, Wood DL. "Lack of Preparedness for Pediatric to Adult-Oriented Health Care Transition in Hospitalized Adolescents and Young Adults." Academic pediatrics.. 2018 18(1):102-110. Epub 2017 Aug 01.

    Winikor JM, Kennedy JC, Leonard MS, Dwyer-Matzky KE. "A 14-Year-Old Boy With Mycoplasma pneumoniae-Associated Mucositis and Intracranial Hypertension." Clinical pediatrics.. 2016 Jan; 55(1):83-5. Epub 2015 Feb 08.