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Pebble M. Kranz, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 784-7848

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Family Medicine, Primary Care, Pediatrics

Biography

Dr. Kranz completed post-baccalaureate studies at Goucher College in 2003 and returned to her undergraduate alma mater, Brown University, for medical school. During medical school, she was thrilled to discover family medicine as she is most interested in caring for whole people, families, and communities. University of Rochester's family medicine department was a perfect fit for residency with its excellent psychosocial/behavioral health curriculum and collaborative practice environment. After serving as chief resident, she joined the faculty in 2011 with a focus on teaching in the psychosocial medicine curriculum. She became a Fellow of the European Committee on Sexual Medicine in 2018 and has pursued additional training in sexual medicine through the European Society of Sexual Medicine, the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health, and the American Association of Sexuality Counselors Educators and Therapists. Sexual medicine, simply put, addresses the sexual aspects of medical issues and the medical aspects of sexual issues. In addition to clinical work in sexual medicine she teaches physicians, mental health professionals and community members about sexual medicine.

Professional Background

Dr. Kranz's academic work has focused on sexual medicine and psychosocial aspects of primary care. After residency and chief residency with the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, she served on the faculty of the residency program from 2011-2014. Subsequently she pursued further training in the new field of sexual medicine through the European Society of Sexual Medicine, the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual health, and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She became a Fellow of the European Committee on Sexual Medicine in 2018. She presents on topics in sexual medicine to community members, physicians and mental health professionals. In addition to her clinical work for the Center for Primary Care, she leads a sexual medicine clinic in the University's Department of Gynecologic Oncology. In 2017, she opened Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness with AASECT certified sex therapist Daniel Rosen, LCSW. Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness is a unique resource in Western New York offering comprehensive medical and mental health evaluation and treatment for sexual concerns in people of all genders. RCSW has a parallel mission to educate medical and mental health generalists about providing excellent and sensitive care for sexual concerns.

Research

Research interests include sexual medicine, sexual development, women's health and psychosocial aspects of primary care.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine

Education

1991
BA | Brown University
Arts & Sciences

1991
BA | Brown University
Arts & Sciences

2002-2003
BH | Goucher College
Premed

2007
MD | The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Medicine

2007
MD | The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/26/2008 - 06/25/2011
Residency in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

06/15/2007 - 06/25/2008
Internship in Family Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center - GME Office

Awards

2012
Behavioral Medicine Family Systems Educator Fellowship
Sponsor: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

2008
AFMRD Scholarship
Sponsor: Frontline Diabetes

2007
John J. Cunningham Memorial Family Medicine Award
Sponsor: , Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

1994
Award for Excellence
Sponsor: American Marketing Association

1993
Governor's Citation for bringing audio description services to Maryland Citizens
Sponsor: State of Maryland

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Publications

Books & Chapters

2020
Chapter Title: Collaborative Sexual Wellness
Book Title: Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy
Author List: DT Rosen LCSW CST, P Kranz MD FECSM
Edited By: T Nelson PhD
Published By: PESI 2020

2011
Chapter Title: First Aid for the Family Medicine Boards
Book Title: Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Author List: Kranz, P
Edited By: Le, T; Mendoza, M; Coffa, D
Published By: McGraw Hill 2011

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