222 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY 14607
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Phone: (585) 922-8245
Fax: (585) 922-8260
|Monday - Thursday
||8:30am - 8:00pm
||9:00am - 5:00pm
||8:30am - 1:00pm
To schedule an appointment, call us at (585) 922-8230 or (585) 922-8245.
After hours and emergency care available at the Rochester General Hospital Emergency Department. Call (585) 922-4000 or (585) 258-3307.
Genesee Pediatrics offers comprehensive pediatric services. Our physicians and staff are committed to assuring that your child receives the highest quality medical care and attention for everything from routine examinations to emergencies. Pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other pediatric healthcare providers work in small group practice teams, allowing for a high degree of personalized, individual care.
We provide comprehensive pediatric care, as well as the ability to provide easy access to a wide range of ancillary services. We have a full time social worker on staff to help coordinate services with other community organizations, as well as an insurance enroller to help manage any additional needs you may have.
Our practice is recognized as a Patient Center Medical Home. For more information about Patient Centered Medical Home, click here.
Services We Offer
- Same-day access for most appointments
- Regular check-ups to monitor growth and development
- Well visits at 1 & 2 weeks, and 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 & 24 months
- Yearly exams after 2 years of age
- Laboratory services on site
- Social worker on site (works with schools and community organizations)
- Convenient access to asthma care, diabetes and nutrition care, allergy/immunology care
- Specialized adolescent care
- Care for refugee patients
- Reach Out and Read program (free book at a well-child visit)
- Validated parking
Genesee Pediatrics accepts new patients and a majority of insurance plans. Fees are on a sliding scale based on financial need.
We also have a facilitated enroller who can assist you with your insurance needs. We participate in New York State’s Vaccine for Children program, a free vaccine program for patients who might otherwise not receive the usual childhood vaccinations.
Maria-Elena Banghart, MD
of the time, the thrill of pediatrics comes from basic things, like
teaching children and families healthy habits so that they can achieve
fulfillment in all areas of their lives."
Interested in science at a young age, Dr. Banghart used to tag along
with her father, a family practice physician, while on his rounds or in
the laboratory analyzing specimens. She chose pediatrics after spending a
year in the surgical department of a children’s hospital, caring for
Dr. Banghart is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the
American Academy of Pediatrics. She completed her residency in
Pediatrics at the University of Rochester in 1994 and since then has
been with Genesee Pediatrics. Originally from Ecuador, Dr. Banghart
graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of
Guayaquil, followed by an internship and postgraduate clinical training
in Ecuador. She is a native speaker of Spanish and treats a diverse
community of patients.
Besides spending time with her husband and three children, she enjoys
sports (particularly swimming, biking and tennis), gardening, and long
walks with her rambunctious Irish terrier.
Sarah Collins-McGowan, MD
"The best part of being a pediatrician is making an impact on
children when they are young and watching them learn, grow, and develop
into thriving young adults."
Dr. Collins joined Genesee Pediatrics in 2011. A native of Geneva, NY,
she received her medical degree from Cornell University. She then
completed her pediatric residency and served as chief resident in
pediatrics, both at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Collins is board-certified in pediatrics, is a fellow of the
American Academy of Pediatrics, and has a special interest in refugee
In her spare time, she enjoys playing the violin, reading, and spending time with her family.
Margaret Colpoys, MD
"I have fun every day with the children I see, and have the privilege of watching them grow into adults."
Dr. Colpoys has been a member of the Genesee Pediatrics since 2005.
She received her medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo and completed her
residency in Pediatrics at the University of Rochester.
Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Colpoys enjoys the challenge of
medicine, and has a special interest in the behavior and development of
children, particularly the international health care of refugees.
Outside the office, she swims and spends time with her husband and four daughters.
Andree Jacobs-Perkins, MD
"The joy of having my own children during medical school and residency made pediatrics a natural choice for me."
Dr. Jacobs-Perkins found her passion for medicine as a high school
student, while volunteering at a hospital and school for disabled
children. Now, with a sepcial interest in refugees and children in
foster care, she cherishes the opportunity to communicate with – and
learn from – children and families from many cultures.
Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Jacobs-Perkins joined Genesee
Pediatrics in 2000, after an affiliation with Foster Care Pediatrics for
the Department of Health. She received her medical degree from the
University of Rochester, where she completed her residency in
Pediatrics, and has been honored with the Robert J. Haggerty Prize in
In her spare time, she enjoys watching her childrens’ violin and cello
skills mature, hiking with her family and dog, cooking, gardening, and
reading novels and biographies.
Galina Radunsky, MD
“What gets me every time is how ‘kids say the darndest things.’
They are my daily teachers in enjoying the little things in life.”
Born in Belarus and a native speaker of Russian, Dr. Radunsky
nevertheless spent the majority of her youth growing up in Rochester,
New York. She received her medical degree from the Chicago College of
Osteopathic Medicine. After completing her Pediatric Residency at the
University of Rochester Medical Center, she is delighted to join Genesee
Dr. Radunsky has a special interest in community projects that help
families and patients advocate for their own health. Pediatrics is an
exciting area of practice because the transition from birth to early
adulthood is filled with crucial changes.
When not at work, you can find her hiking, in the garden, doing yoga or
spending time with friends and family. She never eats fewer than 3
apples a day, or misses her daily dose of dark chocolate.
Katie Sussman, MD
“It’s a privilege and a joy to work with children every day and to watch them grow and develop over time.”
Dr. Sussman completed both medical school and her residency at the Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine. She then worked for three years
at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where she focused on medical
education and international health. She is proficient in medical
Spanish and also has a particular interest in early childhood
development. She is board certified in pediatrics, and joined Genesee
Pediatrics in 2013.
In addition to practicing pediatrics, Dr. Sussman enjoys reading,
biking, hiking and spending time with her husband and children.
Bryce Smithson, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Licensure and Certifications
New York and California State Medical Licenses;
Board Certified in Pediatrics
Kristen Glover, NP
Certificate in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing,
Yale School of Nursing – New Haven, CT
Licensure and Certifications
Certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board