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Bernard L. Sussman, M.D.

Palliative Care

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Biography

Dr. Sussman is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and served as chief resident of the Associated Hospitals Program in Internal Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Palliative Care and Hospice Medicine. Areas of professional interest include education of medical residents, medical ethics, palliative and hospice care, and primary care internal medicine. He is a former medical director of the Jewish Home of Rochester and served as founding chairperson of the medical ethics and consultation service at The Genesee Hospital. Dr. Sussman currently divides his professional activities between primary care medical practice, medical resident education, and consultation as a member of the Palliative Care Division of Strong Memorial Hospital.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

1970
BA | Sarah Lawrence College
Physiology

1977
MD | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1977 - 06/30/1978
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1978 - 06/30/1981
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

1991 - 1995
Lawrence A. Kohn Teaching Fellowship Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

1991
Clinical Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: Primary Care Internal Med, Univ of Roch

1986
Frederick Anderson Teaching Award
Sponsor: The Genesee Hospital

1980
Lawrence E. Young Bood Award, Recognized for Excellence
Sponsor: University of Rochester, Associated Hosp. Prog. in Internal Med

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Publications

Journal Articles

1997
Slifkin RF, Charytan C. "Ethical issues related to the provision or denial of renal services to non-citizens." Seminars in dialysis.. 1997 10(3):173-5.

7/15/1994
Quill TE, Barold SS, Sussman BL. "Discontinuing an implantable cardioverter defibrillator as a life-sustaining treatment." The American journal of cardiology.. 1994 Jul 15; 74(2):205-7.

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