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Jessica L. Roesser, M.D.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Developmental Disabilities

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2986

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

I enjoy seeing children for diagnostic evaluations, including evaluations for autism, ADHD or any other developmental question. I have special interest in the needs of young and school age children. I work collaboratively with the child's family to identify the appropriate medications or therapies to try to improve any challenging behaviors the child is experiencing. I offer behavioral suggestions that families can use at home and offer recommendations for their educational team. I work with families to treat the child within the context of their family and school to promote the optimal functioning in all settings. Many children with developmental disabilities have behaviorally based feeding issues and I can work with families to improve this issue within the context of our clinic.I consult with the genetics team regularly and have an interest in understanding the genetic basis for developmental disabilities.

Currently I participate in the training and education of pediatric, medicine and psychiatry residents in our clinic and consult to the inpatient units when issues arise with hospitalized patients.

I collaborate with the pediatric sleep clinic in the Iron and Sleep Study for Children With Autism and the Autism Treatment Network. I have worked with the ATN to study the effects of Celexa (a medication used for depression and anxiety) in children with autism. I have also looked at the findings of genetic testing completed in our department for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Research

• The picky eating habits of children with autism spectrum disorders and
their resulting nutritional status
• The AAP recommended genetic and etiologic testing of children with ASD
and finding improved ways to predict who should have genetic,
metabolic or radiologic testing
• Using Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to teach residents at the point of
care about developmental disabilities and autism

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Developmental – Behavioral Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

1999
BS | Calvin College
Biochemistry

2003
MD | Michigan St University College Human Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2004
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

10/01/2006 - 09/30/2009
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2004 - 10/03/2006
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Publications

Journal Articles

9/2011
Roesser J. "Diagnostic yield of genetic testing in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders at a regional referral center." Clinical pediatrics.. 2011 Sep 0; 50(9):834-43. Epub 2011 Apr 27.

Books & Chapters

2011
Chapter Title: Medical Evaluation in Autism
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Autism
Author List: Jessica Roesser
Published By: Springer2011

2011
Chapter Title: Definition of Metabolic Testing
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Autism
Author List: Jessica Roesser
Published By: Springer2011

2011
Chapter Title: Medical Conditions Associated with Autism
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Autism
Author List: Jessica Roesser
Published By: Spring2011

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