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Mervyn R. Whelan, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 341-6880

Fax: (585) 341-8221

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

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Professional Background

My training was in Canada at Queen's University. After two years undergrad, there were four years Medical School and four years residency, all at Queen's. My training was Family Medicine and Anesthesiology designed to equip residents for rural Canada. The final year I was also Chief Resident in Family Medicine, a one year appointment.

After practice in Canada for a few years in a very busy family practice including five days a week in the operating room as an anesthesiologist and on call one in two, I decided to leave for the Middle East for a few years. I worked in Saudi Arabia for Whittaker Corporation, an American company. We rendered care to the Saudi Ministry of Defense and Aviation and to the Royal Family (5000 members in 1980). I became their Medical Director for 5 hospitals in three cities, with 5100 expatriate employees.

My wife and I along with our two Saudi born children came to America where I have practiced Emergency Medicine. I am Boarded in Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester.

My outside interests are gardening, swimming, reading, but mostly.. my grandchildren.



  • Emergency Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine


MD | Queen s University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1975 - 06/30/1978
Residency in Family Medicine at Kingston Hospital

07/01/1974 - 06/30/1975
Internship in Family Medicine at Kingston Hospital


1971 - 1972
Summer Research Scholarships (2): Quantitative Analysis, Sialo Glycolipids, Dystrophic Mouse Muscle
Sponsor: Canadian Muscular Dystrophy Association
Location: Dr. Roland Boegmann, Pharmacology Department Queen's University

1968 - 1970
Summer Research Scholarships (3) Dr. Alan West, Biology Department Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Labrador Black Fly Control, Mosquito Salivary Gland Dissection and Anticoagulant Study.

Ontario Scholar McLeod - MacLean Scholarship

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