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Mitchell Alan Chess, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 784-2985

Administrative: (585) 273-1971

Fax: (585) 276-2851

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Imaging Sciences, Pediatrics


Professional Background

Mitchell Chess, MD is a Professor of Imaging Sciences and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center and currently serves as Chief of Pediatric Imaging. He obtained his medical degree at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in NY, NY. He completed his Transitional Year Internship at Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ. He then went on to complete residency in Diagnostic Radiology University of Rochester Medical Center, in Rochester, NY. He completed a fellowship in Neuroradiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center and holds a lifetime certification in Diagnostic Radiology from the American Board Of Radiology. He holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology.

Since his fellowship Dr. Chess has worked with many radiologists in Western NY and Pennsylvania via teleradiology. He has served at various times as Chairman at several area hospitals, including Clifton Springs Hospital, St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, Olean General Hospital, St. Jerome's Hospital in Batavia, and Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport. With his prior experience in departmental administration, outpatient imaging and Teleradiology he brings a fresh and unique set of skill to the Imaging Sciences Department.

While a specialist in Pediatric and Neuro Imaging, Dr. Chess also works in Women's Imaging/mammography, as well as fetal imaging, including obstetric ultrasound for which he is certified to assess early fetal screening and fetal MRI.



  • Pediatric Radiology - American Board of Radiology


MD | Columbia University College of Physicians and Surg

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1993
Fellowship in Neuroradiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1992
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1987 - 06/30/1988
Internship in Transitional Medicine at Hackensack Medical Center

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Journal Articles

Chess MA, Chaturvedi A, Stanescu AL, Blickman JG. "Emergency pediatric ear, nose, and throat imaging." Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR.. 2012 Oct 0; 33(5):449-62.

Huang BK, Chess MA. "Cholecystitis of a duplicated gallbladder complicated by a cholecystoenteric fistula." Pediatric radiology.. 2009 Apr 0; 39(4):385-8. Epub 2009 Feb 11.