Pediatrician, a Clarkson grad, returns in North Country to practice at Canton-Potsdam Hospital
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 5:28 pm

POTSDAM -- Pediatrician Patty Rissacher, a Clarkson University graduate, is back in the North Country and has joined the medical staff at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

Dr. Rissacher is now seeing patients at the Canton Family Health Center in the E.J. Noble Building, 80 E. Main St., Canton.

Rissacher completed medical training at University of Vermont College of Medicine in 2005. She completed her residency in pediatrics at University of Vermont, Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher-Allen Health Care, where she was chief resident in pediatrics.

Rissacher earned her bachelor of science degree in biology from Clarkson.

She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is an active member and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Most recently, Rissacher was an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and as a pediatric hospitalist at Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She had been a clinical instructor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington.

Rissacher has given numerous presentations on the practice of pediatric medicine to her peers. She participated on the Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) implementation project at Vermont Children’s Hospital and developed and implemented a bronchiolitis guideline in order to standardize the care of infants admitted to the hospital.

She was a teaching attending physician at Vermont Children’s Hospital, where she was the primary teacher and evaluator for medical students and residents rotating through the general pediatric ward.

Rissacher’s practice joins that of Dr. Kathleen Terrence and includes all facets of medical care of infants, children, and adolescents.

Appointments may be scheduled by calling 261-7180.

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