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Our Team

Our Physicians

Our board-certified physicians are all specialists in endocrinology and diabetes care who offer a wealth of clinical experience, providing you with the latest in medical treatment and care.

Zachary Freedman, MD, FACE (Medical Director)

  • Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Chicago
  • Board certified in endocrinology and metabolism
  • Assistant professor of medicine at the University of Rochester
  • Memberships: American Diabetes Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Endocrine Society

Dr. Zachary Freedman

Seth Charatz, DO

  • Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Medical College - University of Massachusetts
  • Board certified in endocrinology and metabolism
  • Senior Clinical Instructor, Division of Endocrinology at the University of Rochester
  • Clinical Instructor, Physician Assistant Program at Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Memberships: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Endocrine Society

Dr. Seth Charatz

Ritu Malik, MD

  • Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
  • Chief Resident: University of Buffalo School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Endocrinology - University of Buffalo School of Medicine
  • Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Memberships: Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Dr. Ritu Malik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Our Nurse Practitioners

 In addition to providing clinical care to our patients, two of our Nurse Practitioners are Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE).

 

 

Jane Lyons-Patterson, ANP,  BC, CDE

 • Nursing education: D’Youville
College, State University of
New York-Buffalo, University of
Rochester School of Nursing
• Specialties: advanced techniques
in insulin administration, insulin
pumps and glucose sensors                                       

 

 

Jane Lyons-Patterson

Eric Griffith, CNP

• Nursing education: University of
Minnesota, Twin Cities, College of
St. Scholastica School of Nursing
• Specialties: diabetes, insulin
pumps, and glucose sensors

 

 

 

 Eric Griffith
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carole McClary, ANP, BC, CDE

• Nursing education: Niagara
University, University of Rochester
• Specialties: diabetes, general
endocrinology, gestational
diabetes

 

 

 Carole McClary

Lorraine Medina, ANP

• Nursing education: University of Buffalo, University of Rochester

 

 

 

 

 

Lorraine Medina
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registered Dieticians

Our registered dietitians are nationally certified diabetes educators (CDE). They administer the Medicare medical nutrition therapy (MNT) benefit in accordance with nationally accepted nutrition protocols, as well instruct the nutrition and weight loss programs at the Endocrine-Diabetes Care & Resource Center.

Bridget Bigelow RD, CDE

John Kralles RD, CDE

Natalie Johnstone RD

Our Registered Nurses

The Registered Nurses at the Endocrine-Diabetes Care & Resource Center work together with the physicians, nurse practitioners, and dieticians to provide exceptional patient care. All RNs are also Certified Diabetes Educators and assist with diabetes education programs.

Cindy Toth RN, CDE

Kathy Vidas RN, CDE

Judith Overslaugh RN, CDE

Donna Brower RN, CDE


Our Practice Manager

Laurie Foster
 

Inpatient Consultations at Rochester General Hospital

Robert Heinig, MD, RGH Unit Head, Endocrinology
Dr. Robert HeinigRochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Ave.
Rochester, NY 14621
Inpatient Consultations Only: (585) 922-4344

  • Medical School: University of Oregon Medical School, Portland OR
  • Internship/Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY
  • Chief Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY
  • Fellowship: Metabolism-University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY