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Pediatrics Team

siegel  David Siegel, MD
Chief, Pediatrics

“It is especially gratifying to be a part of the lives of children and adolescents, facilitating their growth and development and being a resource for them and their families.”

Dr. David Siegel earned his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Rochester. Board certified in pediatrics, internal medicine, pediatric rheumatology and adolescent medicine, Dr. Siegel finds it both inspiring and fun to work in a pediatrics department that teaches and trains medical students and residents to be future doctors.
 Cynthia Christy
Cynthia Christy, MD

Associate Chief, Pediatrics & Infectious Diseases

“I love seeing children grow and develop, and take pride in watching them recover from their illnesses.”

Dr. Cynthia Christy earned her medical degree at the University of Vermont, completed her residency and chief residency at University of Kentucky’s Albert Chandler Medical Center, and spent an additional fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Christy is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.
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Larry Denk, MD

Medical Director, Rochester General Pediatric Associates

“I enjoy all the age groups of the patients I see. I love explaining things to parents, and when children tell me how they are doing in school.”

Dr. Larry Denk is medical director of Rochester General Pediatric Associates. He received his medical degree from Howard University and completed a pediatric residency at the University of Rochester, where he is an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics. Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Denk has special interests in child safety and prevention, infectious diseases, and adolescent medicine.
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Lynn Garfunkel, MD

Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program

“I have loved learning from and being with children for as long as I can remember.”

As Dr. Lynn Garfunkel was choosing a career path, the same question was always present: “How will I get to work with children?” Once she decided to pursue medicine, her choice of specialties was obvious. Board certified in pediatrics, she earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, completed her internship, residency and chief residency at the University of Cincinnati, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and completed an additional fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at the University of Rochester, where she is an associate professor.
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Jara Kim Johnson, DO

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Nirupama Laroia, MD

Medical Director, Special Care Nursery 
Paul Francis Lehoullier 
Paul Lehoullier, MD

Clinical Instructor

"I always found it amazing how honest children are, and I find it rewarding when I'm able to make a child smile!"

Dr. Paul Lehoullier feels honored to have the opportunity to watch his patients grow, and to know there's a possibility that through his practice, he can have an impact on their health that will last a lifetime.

Board certified in pediatrics, and with previous experience working in emergency medicine, Dr. Lehoullier now focuses on primary care. He received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School, and completed his internship and residency at the University of Rochester.
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Jessica Pate-Morrison, DO

Associate Director, Rochester General Pediatric Associates

Dr. Jessica Pate-Morrison earned her medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her pediatric internship and residency at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of the North Shore LIJ Health System. Dr. Pate-Morrison enjoys working with children and has special interests in preventative medicine and promoting healthy lifestyles.
 Suzanne Fredrickson Mullin
Suzanne Mullin, MD

Director, Mother-Baby Unit

"I love my job because I am able to take care of children every day."

Dr. Mullin earned her medical degree at the State University of New York at Syracuse and completed her internship and residency at the University of Rochester. Board certified in pediatrics, she specializes in newborn health and breastfeeding.
Valerie M Rozak Brunson
Valerie Rozak-Brunson, MD

Pediatrician

Dr. Brunson was inspired by her pediatricians growing up, so when she realized her passion for medicine, her specialty was clear: Pediatrics for her love of children and the special opportunity to positively affect their lives by promoting healthy lifestyles early on in life. She received her medical degree from Temple University and completed her pediatric internship and residency at the University of Rochester. She has an interest in newborn health and feeding, and enjoys watching her patients grow into young adults.
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Heidi Smith, MD

Pediatrician

“The interactions and relationships I have with my patients and their families are important to me.”

A former pediatric nurse, Dr. Heidi Smith became a pediatric physician to improve the health of children through preventive medicine. Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Smith received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, completed her internship and residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and did additional fellowship training at Strong Memorial Hospital.
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Michelle Swanger-Gagne

Clinical Psychologist
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LaKeyah Wilson, MD

Pediatrician
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Daniel Yawman, MD

Pediatrician

"I've always enjoyed working with children. I love their smiles. Every one is different."

As a child, Dr. Daniel Yawman’s pediatrician was a big influence in his life – and ultimately became the reason he chose pediatrics as a career. Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Yawman earned his medical degree at State University of New York at Buffalo, and completed his internship and residency at the University of Rochester.