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Christine M. Osborne, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-4912

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Hospital Medicine


Dr. Osborne graduated from College of The Holy Cross in 2004, with a B.A. in Biology and later received her MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry in 2010. Right now, she is the course director of patient safety, quality and interprofessional communication in the medical school. This covers the second through fourth years of medical school, helping to integrate patient safety and quality concepts, TeamSTEPPS education and interprofessional sessions with students from the School of Nursing (SON). She is the coordinator for the HMD-Palliative Care case conference series and a facilitator for Advanced Communication Techniques or ACT, a course with Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Carroll. The goal of ACT is to improve communication about medical issues and end of life care. There are courses for myriad departments across the medical center, from heart failure to liver/kidney transplant to Hematology/Oncology to the General Medicine Division (GMD) to the Hospital Medicine Division (HMD). Dr. Osborne is part of the 6-3400 Pursuing Excellence Project, working with an interdisciplinary team on lessening length of stay, getting early discharges with early completion of the medication reconciliation process, and decreasing ED boarding time. Recent data has shown a notable decline in length of stay sans an increase in readmissions.



MD | University of Rochester

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2011 - 06/24/2014
Residency in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2011
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Sponsor: Alpha Omega Alpha
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry


Journal Articles

• Osborne CM; Robbins B. "Oral sucrose with facilitated tucking is effective pain control for preterm infants." Journal of Pediatrics. 2012; 161(1): 169-170.

Jagannathan P; Osborne CM; Royce C; "Comparisons of CD8+ T cells specific for human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C virus, cytomegalovirus reveal differences in frequency, immunodominance, phenotype and, interleukin-2 responsiveness". Journal of Virology. 2009; 83(6): 2727-2742.

Migueles SA; Osborne CM; Royce C, "Lytic granule loading of CD8+ T cells is required for HIV-infected cell elimination associated with immune control". Immunity. 2008; 29(6): 1009-1021.