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Jennifer Muniak, M.D.

(Pronouns: she/her)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 341-6770

Office: (585) 442-7960, Ext. 207

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Geriatrics & Aging


Professional Background

Dr. Muniak is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Aging at the University of Rochester. In addition to her faculty appointment, Dr. Muniak is a busy clinician caring for patients at Highland Hospital and the Highlands at Brighton Nursing Home, where she also serves as the Medical Director. She is a passionate medical educator, teaching in multiple University venues to Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows; additionally, Dr. Muniak serves as the Associate Program Director for the URMC Fellowship in Geriatrics and Aging. She recently completed the Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA), a 4-year career development grant funded by HRSA. Current projects include regional leadership in URMC's Project ECHO: Geriatrics and Mental Health in Long Term Care, Age Friendly Health System Quality Improvement Initiatives. Dr. Muniak Is a member of the American Geriatrics Society and the AGS Ethics Committee.



MD | SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 09/11/2015
Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/25/2011 - 06/24/2013
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/16/2010 - 06/24/2011
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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University of Rochester Medical Center Board Excellence Award
Sponsor: UR Medicine Quality Institute and the URMC Board

Susan B Anthony Emerging Leader Award
Sponsor: Susan B. Anthony Center

Best of Category Poster Award, Case Report / Case Series
Sponsor: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

2020 - 2021
Committee Service Award
Sponsor: American Geriatrics Society

Educator of the Year
Sponsor: Division of Geriatrics and Aging

Faculty Scholar
Sponsor: Donald W Reynolds Foundation

Community Service Award
Sponsor: Medical Society of the State of New York

Susan B Anthony Leadership Award
Sponsor: Susan B. Anthony Center

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Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: How Do Geriatric Principles Inform Healthy Aging?
Book Title: Healthy Aging
Author List: Muniak, J., Mulhausen, P.
Published By: Elselvier 2020

Chapter Title: Peri-operative medical management
Book Title: Evidence-based Orthopaedics
Author List: Muniak J, Friedman SM, Nicholas J, Mendelson D
Published By: Blackwell Publishing 2020 in Oxford

Chapter Title: Postoperative medical management.
Book Title: Osteoporotic Fracture Care – Medical and Surgical Management
Author List: Muniak JD, Friedman SM
Published By: AO Foundation 2018