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Our Allergy & Rheumatology Providers

Dr. Ana Maria Arango
Ana Maria Arango, MD

Dr. Arango joined the Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology division in 2007.  She attended the Valle University Medical School in Cali, Columbia and completed her residency in internal medicine and her fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Arango is also fluent in Spanish.  She and her family live in Pittsford. 

Dr. Eduardo Arreaza

Eduardo Arreaza, MD, FACP

Eduardo Arreaza, MD, FACP, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology and recertified in 2001 in Allergy & Immunology.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Physicians.  Dr. Arreaza’s special interests are Asthma and its impact on the Hispanic population, in addition to other allergic and immunological disorders such as vasculitis and drug allergies.  Dr. Arreaza graduated from medical school in Venezuela and is fluent in Spanish.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine in New York City and a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center in New York City.  Currently Dr. Arreaza is the secretary of the New York State Allergy Society and President of the Finger Lakes Allergy Society.  He has published scientific articles in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Annals of Allergy, Allergy Proceedings, Clinical & Experimental Allergy and Texas Medicine.

Theresa Bingemann, MD

Theresa Bingemann, MD joined the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at the Genesee Health Service in September, 2006.  She attended Rutgers College and then the UMDNJ/New Jersey Medical School. She completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. Her Allergy and Immunology training for adults and children was completed at the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, MN.  While at the Mayo Clinic she did research on health care quality, the safety of immunotherapy, asthma and immunodeficiency.  She published this work and received awards at the American College of Allergy and Immunology.  Her special interests include children and adults with food allergy, immunodeficiency, asthma and other allergic diseases. She is Board Certified in pediatrics, internal medicine and allergy and immunology. She lives in Pittsford with her husband and two sons.
Dr. Ya Li Chen

Ya Li Chen, MD

Ya Li Chen, MD joined the division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology in July of 2006.  He recently finished a rheumatology fellowship at Albany Medical Center Hospital where he also completed his residency in Internal Medicine.  His medical and Masters in Science degrees were completed at Hunan Medical University in Southern Central China in 1991.  Following graduation he joined the New York Medical College where he worked on NIH-funded research.  Dr. Chen was also a physician researcher at Wyeth-Ayerst in Princeton, NJ.  His research has been published in American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, and the European Journal of Pharmacology. Dr. Chen is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Board Certified in Rheumatology since 2006.  He and his family live in Pittsford, NY.

 Dr. Douglas Jones
Douglas Jones, MD

Dr. Jones was an undergraduate of Colgate University and went to Medical School at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He did his Internal Medicine training at the Rochester General Hospital and fellowship training in Allergy and Rheumatology at the University of Rochester. Dr. Jones has been in the practice of Allergy and Rheumatology here in Rochester since joining the Genesee Health Service in 1985. His interests are in evaluation and treatment of patients with allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases.  He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology and the American College of Rheumatology.  Dr. Jones lives in Pittsford with his wife Dr. Rosemary Utz. They have two adult daughters. His activities outside of medicine include marathon running, swimming, biking and weight lifting. He is also active in the Eastern Melodies singing group which performs for area nursing homes, and sings in the Saturday choir at the Church of the Transfiguration in Pittsford.


S. Shahzad Mustafa, MD

Shahzad Mustafa joined the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology in July 2009. After growing up in the Rochester area, Dr. Mustafa pursued his undergraduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. He then completed his internal medicine training at the University of Colorado and stayed in Denver to complete his fellowship training in allergy and clinical immunology at the University of Colorado and National Jewish Health. While in Denver, Dr. Mustafa was involved in research on peanut allergy and new therapies for asthma. Although he enjoys taking care of a variety of patients of all ages, he has special interests in food allergy and urticaria/angioedema. Dr. Mustafa is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Allergy and Immunology. He lives in Pittsford, NY with his wife and three children. In addition to spending time with his family, his interests include traveling, photography, and playing squash.


Allison Ramsey attended Colgate University and earned her medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed her internal medicine training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and remained at the university to complete her fellowship training in allergy and clinical immunology. Dr. Ramsey is board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology. She enjoys taking care of both adults and children, and has a special interest in the management of drug allergy. In her personal life, her interests include exercise, especially running and horseback riding; and spending time with her husband, Jon; their three children; and their yellow Labrador retriever.


Our Midlevel Providers

Anne Marie Arendt, MS, RPA-C

  • Specialties:  Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
  • Medical Education:  Daemen College 2004-2009 BS/MS: Health Care Science/Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physician Assistant 



Robin MacLaughlin, MS, PA-C

  • Specialties: Allergy, Asthma, Immunology and Rheumatology
  • Medical Education: Red Rocks Community College - Lakewood, CO  1999-2001
  • Physician Assistant




Karen McMurtry, MS, FNP, BC

  • Specialties: Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology; certified asthma educator
  • Medical education: State University of New York – Binghamton, 1984-1986
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Asthma Educator



palermo_bernadette1Bernadette Palermo PA-C, MA

  • Specialties: Allergy, Asthma, Immunology & Rheumatolgy
  • Medical Education: PA Certificate, Albany Medical College; MA, Nutrition, Syracuse University; BS, Biology, St. John Fisher College
  • Physician Assistant 




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Michelle Rizzolo, MS, PA-C

  • Specialties: Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology
  • Medical Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences - Boston, MA 2005-2007
  • Physician Assistant