Clinical Advisory Board

Dr. Brian Blyth
Associate Professor of Clincal Emergency Medicine







Dr. Todd Gerwig, DO
VA Rochester Clinic







Dr. Kimberly Kalish

Dr. Kimberly D. Kalish holds a Ph.D. in psychology with specializations in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, anxiety, and geropsychology. She is the consulting psychologist for the Warrior Salute program at CDS Monarch. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, and has a private practice.

Dr. Susan McDaniel
University of Rochester Medical Center

Susan McDaniel, PHD, a family psychologist on the University of Rochester Medical Center faculty, is the Dr Laurie Sands Distinguished Professor of Families & Health in the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry. She enjoys the many philosophical, theoretical, and clinical commonalities between family therapy and family medicine and their integration into the practice of biopsychosocial medicine. Her special interests are in the family in family medicine and collaboration between mental health specialists and primary care practitioners.

Dr. Kathy Platoni
Retired - U.S. Army

Kathy Platoni, Psy.D. has been a practicing clinical psychologist for more than 33 years and maintains her private practice in Centerville, Ohio. In service of her country and as an Army Reserve clinical psychologist, she has deployed on four occasions in time of war, to include Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom (both Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay Cuba and Afghanistan). 

Dr. Aaron Satloff

Dr. Aaron Satloff is a retired psychiatrist in Pittsford, New York and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Highland Hospital of Rochester and Rochester General Hospital. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and has been in practice for 55 years. He was one of 26 doctors at Highland Hospital of Rochester and one of 14 at Rochester General Hospital who specialized in Psychiatry.

Dr. Scott Tripler
University of Rochester Medical Center

Scott Tripler, MD, after completing a BA at Williams College in 1981, received his MD degree in 1985 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Tripler was asked to provide medical services to Mobil Chemical Corporation in an occupational setting, as well as serve as a medical director for an agency that cares for individuals with developmental disabilities. During that time in Palmyra/Macedon, Dr. Tripler became actively involved in practice-based research (ASPN), as well as teaching medical students and nurse practitioners.

Dr. Miriam Weber
University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Weber's research program is focused on how hormonal changes during critical periods in the female reproductive life cycle might increase the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease in later life. Her current studies are examining the natural history of cognitive and affective changes in the menopausal transition. Her work is supported by NIH/NIA.

Dr. Richard Wissler
University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Peter Zianowski
Clinical Psychologist
Rochester Vet Center