Dr. Urban is the Medical Director for University of Rochester Medical Center - Center for Community Practice (CCP), and is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester (UR) School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Dr. Urban studied Chemistry at Villanova University and then obtained her Medical Degree and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Her first position was at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health STD clinic where she worked as a staff physician, and was the Study Coordinator for a CDC-sponsored clinical trial evaluating the management of HIV/syphilis co-infections. This experience prompted a lifelong interest in public health and especially STI/HIV care and prevention.
In 1991, she moved to Rochester to pursue a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center and stayed on as a faculty member. Since that time, she has been the Principal Investigator (PI) for numerous state and federal projects focused on sexual health and HIV prevention. She has cared for patients living with HIV at the UR AIDS Center, served on HIV/STI related NYS AIDS Institute committees,
conducted research as a Co-Investigator for NIH funded clinical trials related to HIV/STI prevention, and provided extensive clinical education and training regarding sexual health, and HIV/STIs throughout
New York and nationally. She currently directs the NYS Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) Sexual Health Center of Excellence and continues to serve as the Medical Director of the Monroe County STD Clinic (a position she has held since 1994).
For her continued dedication and commitment to HIV medicine and prevention, Dr. Urban was awarded the 2019 Linda Laubenstein Award by the NYS DOH AIDS Institute.
Areas of Interest/Expertise:
Sexual Health, STIs, HIV/AIDS, Clinical Education