Julie R. Pasternack, M.D.

Julie R. Pasternack, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 655
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-4060
Fax: (585) 473-3516

Professional Bio

Dr. Julie Pasternack is a Senior Instructor at University of Rochester Medical Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She graduated from Brown University in 2003 with a bachelor degree in Science, and she is a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical School. She completed her residency at URMC in Emergency Medicine in 2011 where she served as chief resident her final year. She then pursued a fellowship in Pediatric Medicine at the University of Rochester. During her fellowship, she also completed a Masters program in Science for Medical Education.

Recent Journal Articles

Pasternack JR, Dadiz R, McBeth R, Gerard JM, Scherzer D, Tiyyagura G, Zaveri P, Chang TP, Auerbach M, Kessler D. "Qualitative Study Exploring Implementation of a Point-of-Care Competency-Based Lumbar Puncture Program Across Institutions." Academic pediatrics. 2016 16(7):621-9. Epub 2016 May 03.
Pasternack, JR.; Dadiz, R.; McBeth, R.; Gerard, J.; Scherzer, D.; Tiyyagura, G.; Zaveri, P.; Chang, T.; Auerbach, M.; Kessler, D. "Working through barriers to simulation-based just-in-time training and competency assessments for infant lumbar punctures." Simul Healthcare. 2013; 8(6).

Current Appointments

Senior Instructor - Department of Emergency Medicine (SMD) - Primary


Pediatric Emergency Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine


Masters | Education for Health Professions | University of Rochester Warner School of Education2013
Doctorate | Medicine | University of Rochester Medical School2008
Bachelor's | Science (SC.B) Psychology | Brown University2003

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Emergency Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2008 - 06/30/2011
Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center06/30/2012