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Katharine Deiss, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 723-3330

Fax: (585) 723-0555

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

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Patient Care Setting

Primary Care


Born in Pittsburgh, Katharine Deiss MD was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. After teaching kindergarten and seventh grade over six years, she attended medical school at the University of Utah where she pioneered the first residency in Adult (Internal) Medicine and in Pediatrics, offered there. She is board certified in both adult and pediatric medicine. She spent 13 years in private practice in Utah where she was Department Chairman in Pediatrics at Salt Lake Regional Hospital, chairman of the Women's Section of the Utah Medical Association and served Salt Lake City as the Vice-Chair of the Youth and Family Board. She moved with her husband and two sons to Rochester, NY in 2005 and joined Strong Health. She enjoys her teaching responsibilities at the University of Rochester and has a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and of Clinical Pediatrics. Kate is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

At work, Kate especially enjoys getting to know a family across all its generations from premature newborns to great-grandparents. She prefers preventing illness to treating it and believes that it is her job to teach each patient about their illness and support them in making decisions that are right for them. As a pediatrician AND an internist, she is especially comfortable working with adults who have been ill since childhood.

After work, she spends too much time watching youth football, hockey, lacrosse and wrestling. She also enjoys working in the garden.



  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | University of Utah School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1990 - 06/30/1993
Residency in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine at University of Utah School of Medicine

06/24/1989 - 06/30/1990
Internship in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine at University of Utah School of Medicine