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Jennifer Muniak, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 341-6770

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

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Geriatrics & Aging


Professional Background

Jennifer Muniak, MD 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. She also is a passionate medical educator, teaching in multiple venues to UR Medical Students and Residents in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Orthopedics, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. More recently Dr. Muniak was awarded the highly competitive Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA), which has expanded her reach in providing innovative Geriatrics education at both at the regional and national level. She is having a regional impact as an educator in Project ECHO at the University of Rochester, a telelearning format which teaches best practices to nursing home workers throughout the Finger Lakes Region. She is also working with senior leaders to make the University of Rochester an Age Friendly Health System, an initiative which will ensure that every older adult treated by the U of R receives the highest quality, evidence-based care. At the national level, Dr. Muniak sits on the Ethics Committee of the American Geriatrics Society and is actively designing educational curriculum for the society membership.




    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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    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