Meet Our Nursing Staff.
Our nurses are not only caregivers, they are patient advocates and educators who bring knowledge, expertise and the highest degree of professionalism to their field.
Jennifer Kump (UMI Nurse Manager) received the iCare Award for consistently upholding the iCare values within the UMI organization as part of the University of Rochester, Department of Imaging Sciences iCare effort.
Jennifer Kump, R.N., B.S.N., C.R.N.
UMI’s Nursing Manager
“It’s rewarding to know that you can help comfort a person through what may be a very difficult time in their life.”
As our Nurse Manager in charge of our nursing department and patient care, Jennifer has almost 20 years of experience in nursing. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, a Certified BLS Trainer, and is a Member of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing. Jennifer is also UMI’s OSHA Compliance officer, and sits on the Safety Committee and Leadership Team to help improve the quality of care patients receive while at UMI. Before joining UMI, Jennifer worked in Highland Hospital’s step-down cardiac unit, as well as a number of medical imaging centers. She says she chose radiology because it allows her the opportunity “to make a difference in many people’s lives daily through compassion and education.”
Jennifer Piazza, R.N., B.S.A.
“I try to make my patients feel comfortable and well informed about their procedure.”
Before she went into nursing, Jennifer earned a degree in Medical Illustration. Today, she continues to see the big picture for her patients. A nurse for almost 20 years, she spent five years in the neonatal intensive care unit. Today at UMI, she specializes in IV Therapy and is a member of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing.
John Eckert, R.N.
“I enjoy meeting and working with the patients, and try to give them the best possible experience.”
After 25 years in manufacturing, he returned to school to receive his AAS in Nursing in 2006. His 5 years at Strong Memorial Hospital include 2 summer student nursing jobs in the Emergency Dept. and Operating Room, 1 year on the Ortho-trauma Unit as a staff nurse and 3 ½ years as a staff nurse in the CT/MRI outpatient areas of Radiology. The following 6 ½ years were at Highland Hospital in the inpatient/outpatient area of CT/MRI in Radiology.
Ryan Brisco, R.N.
“Seeing how well the staff get along and work together with each other, that has been a blessing to witness.”
Having over 20 years of patient care experience Ryan started as a patient care technician in 1993. He received his LPN in 1998 and continued with school and received his RN in 2004. Ryan has worked on the Maternity floor and Med Surg Units at Strong and has 10 years experience in the Radiology depart at the U of R specializing in MR/CT and Interventional Radiology. Ryan came to UMI and worked per diem for almost a year before coming on board full time in November of 2015.
Betty Carmody, R.N.
“The staff at UMI have showm me whats it’s like to work as a team for the safety and benefit of the patient.”
Betty has 25+ years’ experience as a nurse. She started as an LPN in 1993 and received her RN in 2009. The majority of Betty’s experience has been in long term care. She is a certified BLS instructor and has had several different opportunities to advance her career. Betty has worked as Director of Nursing, Nurse Manager, MDS Coordinator and also as an Infection Control/Staff Development and Employee Health nurse. After doing long term care for many years, an ad for a radiology nurse peaked her interest. While not having any experience with radiology she showed the desire and commitment to become a contributing member of the UMI team.
Cindy Glitzer, R.N., C.R.N.
“My goal is to show a higher level of care and compassion to my patients in a time of their lives when they need it most.”
Cindy is UMI’s LEAD Nurse and has been with us since 2013. Her career started out in Overland Park, Kansas where she worked at Children’s Mercy Hospital in the Pediatric Urgent Care/ER. Coming back to Rochester she took a position at Strong Memorial Hospital in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU and an Adult Med/Surg unit. Cindy came to UMI in 2013 and is an active member of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing and is also a member of the OSHA safety committee at UMI.
Tiffany Marialke, R.N., B.S.N.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” –Maya Angelou
Tiffany has been in patient care since 1994, starting out as a patient care technician and receiving my Associates degree in Nursing in 2000. She worked at the University of Rochester Medical Center for the last 16.5 years and received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2002 at the University. Coming full time to University Medical Imaging in October 2016 after working in the Radiology department at Strong for 8 years. Tiffany has experience in Vascular, Plastic and Cardiac surgical post care. I have spent time in the Emergency Room, ENT and Orthopedic Units prior to the radiology department. She enjoys working with and helping patients through, what is sometimes, the most difficult parts of their lives.
UMI’s Per-Diem Nursing Staff
Aimee Lathrop, R.N., B.S.N.
Wendy Silverman, R.N., B.S.N.
Carol Walsh, R.N.
Lauren Bellian, R.N., OCN
Mary-Catherine Marshall, R.N., B.S.N.
Rachel Titto, R.N.
Cynthia Cassidy, R.N.
Landyn Sprague, R.N.
Dr. Weinberg specializes in Cross-Sectional Imaging in MRI, CT and Ultrasound. His in-depth knowledge of these sub-specialty areas results in a higher level of accuracy and care.
David A. Shrier, M.D.
Dr. Shrier has been published in many leading peer-reviewed medical journals, and he has collaborated in a number of clinical trials. His current research includes exploring new techniques in contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).
Dr. Hollenberg specializes in Body and Musculoskeletal MRI and Cross-Sectional Imaging. He is a Professor of Radiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, with 16 years of experience in his field.
To Dr. Zynda-Weiss, the imaging sciences bring together anatomy and pathology to answer her patient's most critical questions. It is this process of discovery, of uncovering solutions to problems that inspired her to become a radiologist.
Peter Rosella, M.D.
UMI Medical Director
Dr. Peter Rosella gained a personal understanding of disease management when a family member contracted a severe illness. He brings that experience with him to UMI with patient-centered, empathetic medical care.
Allan Bernstein, M.D.
Dr. Bernstein's broad experience includes being on the radiology staff at St. Luke's Memorial Hospital Center in Utica, NY, SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, and at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY.
Steven P. Meyers,
M.D., Ph.D., FACR
Steven P. Meyers, M.D., Ph.D., FACR specializes in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Imaging. Dr. Meyers is committed to providing compassionate and technologically superior care to his patients.
NICHOLAS I. KILMER,
Dr. Nicholas Kilmer may be the newest faculty member to UMI, but is certainly not new to medicine. Before becoming certified by the American Board of Radiology, he was an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Orthopedics at the University of Rochester.