CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSAWARDSPUBLICATIONSDonna A. Kreher, Ph.D.Contact InformationPhone NumbersAppointment: (585) 276-3000A member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty GroupgroupAn Accountable Health PartnerassignmentAccepting New PatientsLocationsUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterSchool of Medicine and Dentistry601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCHRochester, NY 14642Faculty AppointmentsAssistant Professor - Department of Psychiatry , Psychology (SMD) Assistant Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD) - JointBiographyProfessional BackgroundDonna Kreher, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Dr. Kreher received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at URMC. Dr. Kreher works to address the unmet needs of individuals living with chronic pain through clinical, leadership, scholarship, and teaching activities. As Director of University Mental Health Practice, she has developed services for patients requiring specialized care and has increased access to behavioral supports for those coping with chronic pain. She provides consultation, evaluation and ongoing therapeutic support for patients living with pain, and has particular expertise in chronic pelvic pain. Her scholarship centers on the role of psychological factors in the onset and maintenance of chronic pain. Dr. Kreher has given presentations on biopsychosocial approaches to pain in local, national and international organizations, and has provided clinical supervision and research mentorship to numerous graduate and postgraduate trainees.CredentialsEducationPost-doctoral Training & Residency09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/2010 - 08/31/2011Internship in Clinical Psychology at University of Rochester School of Medicine GMEAwards2022Caring for patients with a sexual trauma history: A preliminary needs assessment of OB/GYN clinicians.Sponsor: Top Poster, International College of Psychosomatic Medicine2019 - 2020Whole-Person Wellness in Chronic Pelvic and Vulvar PainSponsor: Innovation Grant, Department of Psychiatry, URMC2018Multidisciplinary Assessment and Intervention Improves Pain-Related FunctioningSponsor: Top Poster Award, International Pelvic Pain SocietyVIEW ALL expand_morePublicationsJournal Articles8/16/2022Li R, Kreher DA, Gubbels AL, Palermo TM. "Chronic Pelvic Pain Profiles in Women Seeking Care in a Tertiary Pelvic Pain Clinic." Pain medicine : the official journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.. 2022 Aug 16; Epub 2022 Aug 16. 8/11/2022Kreher DA, Gubbels AL, Eastin S, Lee J, Kranz P, Parker S, Poleshuck E. "Responding flexibly to the complex problem of chronic pelvic pain: Incorporating patient needs into program development." Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare.. 2022 Aug 11; Epub 2022 Aug 11. 7/2022Kreher, DA, Li, R and Gubbels AL. "Pain acceptance predicts healthcare utilization in women with chronic pelvic pain". Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders. 2022; 14(3).VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSClose WindowSchedule an appointment with Donna A. Kreher, Ph.D.Please answer the following questions to help us find the right appointment for you.Important: If you believe that you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. This website is not intended for emergency care.Have you seen this provider in the last 2 years?YesNoExisting Patient Schedule or request a follow up appointment online through MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, please close this window and call the appointment phone number. Donna A. Kreher, Ph.D. is currently scheduling for the following appointment type(s): Our policy does not permit patients to establish care with multiple providers within the same practice or specialty without prior approval. If you choose a new provider in the same office, we will cancel the appointment. Please contact the office directly with questions on this policy.