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Susan Michelle Yussman, M.D., M.P.H.

Pediatrics

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2964

Office: (585) 275-2964

Fax: (585) 242-9733

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Faculty Appointments

Biography

Susan "Shellie" Yussman, MD, MPH, board-certified in General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, cares for 12-25 year olds with a range of adolescent health concerns including eating disorders, weight management, contraception, STD screening/prevention, gender health, anxiety, and depression. She is the Interim Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Director of the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program. She also serves as the Senior Pediatrician for the Hillside Family of Agencies. She is the former Medical Director of Threshold Center for Alternative Youth Services and collaborating physician for two local high schools. Dr. Yussman is passionate about improving adolescent health in our community and region through interprofessional biopsychosocial health care, exemplary education, and innovative research.

Research

Dr. Yussman's current interprofessional health services research is based in schools. Current programs include: 1) introduction of universal screening for sexually transmitted infections, 2) starting a first class breakfast program, and 3) providing group therapy to build resilience in students with adverse childhood events. Her past studies have included secondary analyses of nationally representative data, as well as primary data collection.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Adolescent Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1993
BA | Washington University
English Literature

1997
MD | University of Louisville School of Medicine
Medicine

2003
MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Public Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2003
Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Pediatrics at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Med

07/01/1997 - 06/30/1998
Internship in Pediatrics at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Med

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Awards

2017 - 2018
Developing from Within: Exploring and Enhancing Career Choices for Mid-Career Women
Sponsor: URMC
Location: Rochester, NY

2016 - 2019
Promting a Culture of Resilience and Health at East: A Multimodal Approach
Sponsor: Greater Rochester Health Foundation
Location: Rochester, NY

2010
2010 Forty Under 40 Award
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal
Location: Rochester,NY

2008
National Leadership Conference Nominee
Sponsor: Academic Pediatrics Association

2004
Research Development Award
Sponsor: Strong Children's Research Center

2004
Young Investigator Award
Sponsor: Ambulatory Pediatrics Association

2002
Osher Award for best presentation in Health Science Research
Sponsor: International Scientific Conf. on CAM Research
Location: Boston, MA

2000
Rose Award for Outstanding Service Excellence from Patients
Location: Portland, OR

1997
Tim Lee Carter Award for Service
Sponsor: University of Louisville
Location: Louisville, KY

1996
Israel Muss Memorial Award for Scholarliness and Humanism,
Sponsor: University of Louisville
Location: Louisville, KY

1995
National Student Essay Competition, Honorable Mention
Sponsor: AOA

1994
Linker Human Relations Award for Voluntarism
Sponsor: University of Louisville
Location: Louisville, KY

1994
Janet M. Glasgow Essay Award
Sponsor: American Medical Women's Association

1993
Scholarship
Sponsor: Southern Medical Association

1992 - 1993
Mortarboard National Senior Honorary
Sponsor: Washington University
Location: St. Louis, MO

1992
Bemis Traveling Scholarship to Europe
Location: Research in London, England

1991 - 1992
Junior Leadership Honorary
Sponsor: Chimes, Washington University
Location: St. Louis, MO

1990 - 1992
Golden Key National Honor Society
Sponsor: Washington University
Location: St. Louis, MO

1989 - 1983
Belding Alumni Scholarship
Sponsor: Washington University
Location: St. Louis, MO

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Publications

Journal Articles

2018
Mink, R; Schwartz, A; Carraccio, C; et al. (Collaboration in National Studies). "Creating the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network". The Journal of Pediatrics. 2018; 192: 3-4.e2.

2017
Mink R; Schwartz A; Herman BE; Turner DA; Curran ML, Myers A; Hsu DC; Kesselheim JC; Carraccio CL and the Steering Committee of the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network (SPIN). (Collaboration in National Studies). "Validity of Level of Supervision Scales for Assessing Pediatric Fellows on the Common Pediatric Subspecialty Entrustable Professional Activities". Acad Med. 2017; .

4/2006
Yussman SM, Wilson KM, Klein JD. "Herbal products and their association with substance use in adolescents." The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine.. 2006 Apr 0; 38(4):395-400.

Books & Chapters

2016
Chapter Title: Complementary and Integrative Health
Book Title: Encylopedia of Adolescence
Author List: Yussman SM, Sahler OJ, Liljequist K.
Edited By: Levesque R (Ed)
Published By: Springer 2016

2011
Chapter Title: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Adolescence
Author List: Yussman SM, Sahler OJ, Rosen MA
Edited By: Levesque R (Ed)
Published By: New York: Springer 2011

2010
Chapter Title: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Book Title: Textbook of Adolescent Health Care
Author List: Yussman SM, Sahler OJ, Rosen MA
Edited By: Fisher MM, Alderman EA, Kreipe RE, Rosenfeld WA
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics 2010 in Elk Grove Village, IL

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