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Annette E. Sessions, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 424-6490

Office: (585) 424-6490

Fax: (585) 424-1338

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Surgery, Urology


Professional Background

Dr. Sessions, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Urology, received her Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Duke University in Durham, NC. She then earned her medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN, followed by a Master of Arts degree from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT, and Paris, France. Dr. Sessions also trained in the Worsley lineage of acupuncture at the Great Lakes Institute for Training in Classical Acupuncture.

Dr. Sessions' special interests include incontinence, urinary frequency and interstitial cystitis. In addition, she focuses on healing through Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture, addressing not only concerns of pelvic pain, impotence and infertility, but also non-urologic diagnoses.

Prior to joining the Department of Urology, Dr. Sessions was a physician at Rochester Urology Associates. From 1997 through 2002, she completed her internship and residencies in General Surgery and Urology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, prior to becoming Chief Resident from 2002 to 2003.

American Board Certified in Urology, Dr. Sessions is a member of professional organizations including the American Medical Association (since 1993), American Urological Association, Northeastern Section of American Urological Association and Society of Women in Urology. She has also been listed among America's Top Urologists. In addition to authoring numerous publications, Dr. Sessions has participated in several research initiatives related to the field of urology and has presented at both local and national levels. She serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Worsley Institute and is on the coaching team for the Master Apprentice Program.



  • Urology - American Board of Urology


MD | Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2003
Residency in Urology at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1997 - 06/30/1998
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Rochester Medical Center


2009 - 2009
America's Top Urologists
Sponsor: Consumers' Research Council of America

2008 - 2008
America's Top Urologists
Sponsor: Consumers' Research Council of America

2007 - 2007
America's Top Urologists
Sponsor: Consumers' Research Council of America

2001 - 2001
• Rochester Surgical Society Award in Honor of J. Raymond Hinshaw, M.D.
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine
Location: Rochester, New York

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Journal Articles

Sessions, A, E. and Macchiavelli, D. "Acupuncture: Integrative Therapy for Patient Care". M.D. News. 2009; 6: 10-1.

Sessions, A., Mevorach, R. A., Hulbert, W. C., Goldstein, M. M., and Rabinowitz, R. "Testicular Torsion: Direction, Degree, Duration, and Disinformation". The Journal of Urology. 2003; 169: 663-5.

Erturk, E., Sessions, A., and Joseph, J. V. "Impact of Ureteral Stent Diameter on Symptoms and Tolerability". Journal of Endourology. 2003; 17: 59-62.




Annette E. Sessions, M.D., UR Medicine Urology