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Suzanne Gillespie, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 393-7763

Fax: (585) 393-7892

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Dr. Gillespie graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed her residency training in internal medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester clinical fellowship in geriatric medicine based at Monroe Community Hospital and is currently a departmental fellow with research interests in fear of falling in long-term care enrollees and outpatient comprehensive geriatric assessment. Her clinical work is focused in long-term care, geriatric assessment and palliative care. She is also a registered dietitian.

Professional Background

Suzanne M. Gillespie MD, RD, CMD is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics/Aging and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree with honors in Nutritional Science at Cornell University and began her career in health care as a Registered Dietitian! She went on to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and to complete residency and fellowship training at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Dr. Gillespie is dedicated to her clinical practice in the nursing home. She is a two-time recipient of the highly competitive Geriatric Academic Career Award from the Department of Health and Human Resources for her work in geriatric education related to quality improvement in long term care. Dr. Gillespie serves as the Director of Education in the Greater Rochester Nursing Home Quality Consortium, a quality consortium of over 28 nursing homes. She is also Co-director of the Integrated Aging Curriculum for the Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Dr. Gillespie is Medical Director of the Community Living Center in the Geriatrics Extended Care line of the Canandaigua VA Medical Center where she is also a Lead Physician of their Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care program and Lead Physician for Patient Safety.

Research

Suzanne M. Gillespie MD, RD, CMD is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics/Aging and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree with honors in Nutritional Science at Cornell University and began her career in health care as a Registered Dietitian! She went on to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and to complete residency and fellowship training at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Dr. Gillespie is dedicated to her clinical practice in the nursing home. She is a two-time recipient of the highly competitive Geriatric Academic Career Award from the Department of Health and Human Resources for her work in geriatric education related to quality improvement in long term care. Dr. Gillespie serves as the Director of Education in the Greater Rochester Nursing Home Quality Consortium, a quality consortium of over 28 nursing homes. She is also Co-director of the Integrated Aging Curriculum for the Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Dr. Gillespie is Medical Director of the Community Living Center in the Geriatrics Extended Care line of the Canandaigua VA Medical Center where she is also a Lead Physician of their Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care program and Lead Physician for Patient Safety.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

2001
MD | University Of Virginia

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2004 - 10/21/2005
Fellowship in Geriatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/24/2001 - 06/30/2004
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/1/2004 - 6/30/2006
Fellowship in Geriatrics at Monroe Community Hospital

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Awards

2013
Educator of the Year
Sponsor: Division of Geriatrics/Aging, University of Rochester

2012 - 2014
Lowell A. Glasgow Dean's Teaching Fellow
Sponsor: URSMD

2010
Fellow
Sponsor: American College of Physicians

2009
Physician Mentor Recognition Program
Sponsor: AMA Women Physicians Congress

2005
American Medical Director's Association Futures Program Recipient

2002
T. Franklin Williams Award

1999
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Location: University of Virginia

1999
Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation
Location: University of Virginia

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Publications

Journal Articles

9/2020
Intrator O, Li J, Gillespie SM, Levy C, Davis D, Edes T, Kinosian B, Karuza J. "Benchmarking Site of Death and Hospice Use: A Case Study of Veterans Cared by Department of Veterans Affairs Home-based Primary Care." Medical care.. 2020 Sep 0; 58(9):805-814.

8/2020
Gillespie SM, Handler SM, Bardakh A. "Innovation Through Regulation: COVID-19 and the Evolving Utility of Telemedicine." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.. 2020 Aug 0; 21(8):1007-1009.

10/8/2019
Haverhals LM, Manheim C, Gilman C, Karuza J, Olsan T, Edwards ST, Levy CR, Gillespie SM. "Dedicated to the Mission: Strategies US Department of Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care Teams Apply to Keep Veterans at Home." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2019 Oct 8; Epub 2019 Oct 08.

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