Dr. Karelsky is an assistant professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Karelsky is a native of Russia who has lived in the United States since childhood. She was undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a BA in molecular and cell biology. Her seminal undergraduate research work on short interfering RNA was published in the journal Nature. She subsequently completed medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and has recently graduated from the otolaryngology program at the University of Rochester. Dr. Karelsky practices primarily at Highland Hospital and provides a wide range of ear, nose and throat services to both children and adults. Her academic interests include improving patient care through improving hospital systems, education and communication.