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Urologists

MICHAELIDES_JOYJoy Michaelides, MD

Dr. Michaelides earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and completed her urologic residency at University of Rochester Medical Center. She has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals on a variety of urologic conditions, and has received special recognition for her patient-oriented care. Her special interests include urologic oncology and voiding dysfunction. 

 

valvo_john John Valvo, MD
Division Head of Urology at Rochester General Hospital

Board certified in urology, Dr. Valvo is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and completed his urology residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. A member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a diplomat of the American Board of Urology, Dr. Valvo is also a clinical associate professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Executive Director of the Polisseni Center for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Rochester General Hospital. His special interests include robotic and minimally invasive urologic surgery and men's health issues. 

Urology Midlevels

Carla Culhane, ANP Undergraduate Education:
BS, Nursing, St. John Fisher College - 2002
BS, Nutrition Management, Rochester Institute of Technology - 1999 Graduate Education:
MS, ANP, University of Rochester - 2006 Work Experience:
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology
Cardiology
Urology Board Certification:
ANCC Adult NP
NCBDE CDE
CDR RO Professional Memberships:
Rochester Area Diabetic Educators (RADE)
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE)
American College of Nurse Practitioners 

Jack DeLisio, RPA-c Undergraduate Education:
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Rochester - 1974
Medical Professional Education:
Physician Assistant, Rochester Institute of Technology - 2005 Work Experience:
General Surgery
Urology SICU
Certifications:
ACLS, PALS, BTLS, ATLS
NYS AEMT-Paramedic
Professional Memberships:
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Academy of Physician Assistants

Jason Donovan, RPA-c Undergraduate Education:
BS, Physician Assistant Program, Rochester Institute of Technology - 2003
Emergency Medical Technician Certificate, Monroe Community College - 2000
BS, Physical and Health Education, Radford University - 1999 Work Experience:
Internal Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Orthopedics
Urology
Certifications:
ACLS, PALS, CPR

Kristin Smith, RPA-c Undergraduate Education:
BS, Biology, State University of New York at Geneseo - 2001
Graduate Education:
MS, Physician Assistant Studies, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy - 2006 Work Experience:
Emergency Medicine
Urgent Care
Urology
Certifications:
NCCPA, ACLS, PALS

Associated Specialists

Vascular Surgery

Patrick Riggs, MD
Division Chief, Vascular Surgery Dr. Riggs is Chief of Vascular Surgery Associates at Rochester General Hospital. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery, University of Rochester. He specializes in the repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysms and renal and visceral bypasses. 

Kevin Geary, MD
Vascular Surgeon Dr. Geary specializes in vascular surgery and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester.

Jeffrey Rhodes, MD
Medical Director, Greater Rochester Vein Care Center Dr. Rhodes runs the Greater Rochester Vein Care Center. His services include minimally-invasive vascular surgery, peripheral vascular disease and state-of-the-art treatment of varicose and spider veins.   

General Surgery

Vicent Chang, MD Dr. Chang earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Chang is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Anthony DiBenedetto, MD, FACS Dr. DiBenedetto earned his medical degree and completed a general surgery residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is board certified in general surgery and is the Medical Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at Rochester General Health System.  

Urogynecology

Mark Eigg, MD Dr. Eigg earned his medical degree from the State of New York, Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Eigg is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Eigg's areas of special clinical interest include obstetrics, advanced hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery, including laparoscopic hysterectomy and myomectomy, alternatives to hysterectomy, fertility, pelvic pain management, endometriosis, female incontinence evaluation and treatment, and advanced pelvic surgical reconstruction.