Annette E. Sessions, M.D.

Annette E. Sessions, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 656
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 424-6490
Fax: (585) 424-1338

Professional Bio

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, as well as her Master of Arts degree from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT and Paris, France. Dr. Sessions also trained in the Worsley style 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 Classical 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 also 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.

Awards & Honors (National)

America's Top Urologists | Consumers' Research Council of America 2009 - 2009
America's Top Urologists | Consumers' Research Council of America 2008 - 2008
America's Top Urologists | Consumers' Research Council of America 2007 - 2007

Awards & Honors (Local)

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

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 7 available »

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.
Sessions, A., Eichel, L., Messing, E.M., Schwarz, E., and Wood, R. "Continuous Bladder Infusion Methods For Studying Voiding Function In The Ambulatory Mouse". Urology. 2002; 60:707-13.
Sessions, A. E. and Messing, E. M. "Timing Hormonal Therapy in Prostate Cancer". Urology Clinics in North America. 2002; 29: 223-7.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology - Department of Urology (SMD) - Primary


Urology - American Board of Urology


Classic Acupuncture | Great Lakes Institute for Training in Classical Acupuncture,2009
MD | Medicine | Vanderbilt Univ Sch Medicine1997
Master of Arts | French | Middlebury College1990
Diplôme Supérieur de Français des Affaires | French Chamber of Commerce1990
Bachelor of Arts | French | Duke University1989
Post-Baccalaureat Studies | Agnes Scott CollegeAttended 1991 - 1993

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Urology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1998 - 06/30/2002
Internship in General Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1997 - 6/30/1998