Suzanne M. Gillespie, M.D.

Suzanne M. Gillespie, M.D.

Contact Information

Monroe Community Hospital
435 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14620

Office: (585) 760-6350
Fax: (585) 760-6376

Professional Bio

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 Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (National)

Fellow | American College of Physicians 2010
Physician Mentor Recognition Program | AMA Women Physicians Congress 2009
American Medical Director's Association Futures Program Recipient 2005
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society | University of Virginia 1999
Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation | University of Virginia 1999

Awards & Honors (Local)

Educator of the Year | Division of Geriatrics/Aging, University of Rochester 2013
Lowell A. Glasgow Dean's Teaching Fellow | URSMD 2012 - 2014
T. Franklin Williams Award 2002

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 17 available »

2016 Mar
Shah MN, Wasserman EB, Wang H, Gillespie SM, Noyes K, Wood NE, Nelson D, Dozier A, McConnochie KM. "High-Intensity Telemedicine Decreases Emergency Department Use by Senior Living Community Residents." Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association. 2016 Mar; 22(3):251-8. Epub 2015 Aug 07.
2016 Feb
Gillespie SM, Olsan T, Liebel D, Cai X, Stewart R, Katz PR, Karuza J. "Pioneering a Nursing Home Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative: A Case Study of Method and Lessons Learned." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2016 Feb; 17(2):136-41. Epub 2015 Sep 26.
2015
Wasserman EB, Shah MN, Jones CM, Cushman JT, Caterino JM, Bazarian JJ, Gillespie SM, Cheng JD, Dozier A. "Identification of a neurologic scale that optimizes EMS detection of older adult traumatic brain injury patients who require transport to a trauma center." Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors. 2015 19(2):202-12. Epub 2014 Oct 07.
2015
Shah MN, Wasserman EB, Gillespie SM, Wood NE, Wang H, Noyes K, Nelson D, Dozier A, McConnochie KM. "High-Intensity Telemedicine Decreases Emergency Department Use for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions by Older Adult Senior Living Community Residents." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2015 16(12):1077-81. Epub 2015 Aug 17.
2014 Aug
Gillespie SM, Brandt LE, Chang A, Chao SH, Corcoran AM, Miller R, Harper GM, Levine SA, Medina-Walpole A. "Staying in the game: the 10-step approach to sustaining geriatrics education in hospitalists and subspecialty providers." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2014 Aug; 62(8):1575-82. Epub 2014 Jul 15.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Geriatrics/Aging (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Emergency Medicine (SMD)

Specialties

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

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ of Virginia Sch Medicine2001
BS | Nutritional Sciences | Cornell University1994

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Geriatrics at Monroe Community Hospital07/01/2004 - 6/30/2006
Fellowship in Geriatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2004 - 10/21/2005
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2004 - 06/30/2005
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center06/24/2001 - 06/30/2004