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Jefferson S. Svengsouk, M.D., M.B.A.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 273-4209

Fax: (585) 473-3516

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Palliative Care


Professional Background

Jefferson Svengsouk, M.D., M.B.A., is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, and subspecialty board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. (As of January 2015, there were 114 American Board of Emergency Medicine diplomates who hold the distinction of certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine). Dr. Svengsouk practices emergency medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital, UR Medicine, as Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine. He also practices hospice and palliative medicine as a palliative care consultant with the Palliative Care Division.

Dr. Svengsouk graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, and from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business Administration. His specialty training in emergency medicine and subspecialty training in hospice and palliative medicine were at the University of Rochester. He was trained in ultrasound at the Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute, and at the SUNY Buffalo Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Svengsouk served as the founding director of the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound program at UR Medicine Strong Memorial Hospital for over a decade, personally training over 100 Emergency Medicine residents and fellows in point-of-care ultrasound, providing continuing medical education introductory emergency ultrasound courses to practicing emergency physicians at multiple western New York hospitals, and giving international emergency ultrasound education in Hue, Vietnam. He continues to serve as Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director.

Dr. Svengsouk has an interest in therapeutic music, playing live music for patients at the bedside with Native American flute, and is a student of the Music for Healing and Transition Program. He serves as board member with the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Music.



  • Emergency Medicine - American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Hospice & Palliative Medicine


MD | Ohio State University College of Medicine/Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

04/14/2008 - 06/02/2010
Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1997 - 06/30/2000
Internship in Emergency Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1997 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Emergency Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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AAHPM Annual Assembly Scholarship
Sponsor: College of Palliative Care (CPC)

Excellence in Clinical Teaching of Emergency Medicine Residents
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

2007 - 2008
Clinical Teaching Award for Adult Services

Scholarship Recipient,
Sponsor: Program and Annual Scientific Mtg of the American Pain Society

Member, Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society of Collegiate Schools of Business
Sponsor: ETA of New York Chapter

Best Emergency Medicine Resident Research Project Presentation
Sponsor: Emergency Medicine Residency Program, University of Rochester

The Freda V. Mallory Prize- In Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in the Medical Humanities
Sponsor: The Ohio State University College of Medicine

B.A. Cum Laude, Economics
Sponsor: Columbia College, Columbia University

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Journal Articles

Simons, R.; Agresta, J.; Adler, D.; Davis, E.; Svengsouk, J. "The Effect of Training In Emergency Pelvic Ultrasonography on Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Knowledge". Annals of Emergency Medicine, Supplement 1. 2010; 56(3): S114-S115.

Svengsouk, J.S.; Wax, P.M.; Schneider, S.M. "Elevation of breath alcohol measurements by alcohol-containing breath sprays". Annals of Emergency Medicine, Supplement. 2000; 36: S5-S6.