Leslie Lawrence, MD, is a graduate of Cornell University and received his MD degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his residency in Family Practice at St. Claire’s Hospital in Schenectady, New York, and is Board-certified. In private practice with admitting privileges to Saratoga Hospital for over ten years, Dr. Lawrence went on to become Medical Director at the University at Albany before joining Rensselaer as the Institute's Medical Director in January of 2004. He has a special interest in the areas adolescent medicine and anxiety and depressive disorders, and enjoys teaching students.
Kevin Readdean, MSEd, LMHC, joined the Student Health Center in 2007. He received his Masters in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed Mental Health Counselor. Prior to joining Rensselaer, Kevin was Administrative Director of the Health and Counseling Services at SUNY Cobleskill. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Systems Administration from Rutgers University.
Anita Chu, MD is a physician who is Board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Prior to joining the RPI Counseling Center, Dr. Chu served as medical director for several residential treatment facilities for adolescents and adults, as well as a non-profit community mental health clinic for children and adolescents. She has also worked in private practice leading a clinical staff of licensed psychologists, social workers, and certified alcohol drug counselors.
Ariela Zamcheck, DO, MPH is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and public health specialist who joined RPI Student Health in August, 2021. Prior to her work here, she completed a fellowship in Public Health at the New York State Department of Health and University at Albany School of Public Health, focusing on issues pertaining to health disparities faced by transgender populations and assisting in statewide Covid – related guidance and population research. She completed her residency at Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY and attended medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. Originally from the Bronx, NY, she loves living and working in Troy. Her special interests include harm reduction and addiction medicine, LGBTQIA+ healthcare including Gender Affirming Care, and sexual health.
Medical and Gynecological Staff
The Student Health Center is a comprehensive, nationally accredited physician directed program providing outpatient ambulatory health care.
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The Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) assists Rensselaer students with disabilities in gaining equal access to academic programs, extracurricular activities, and physical facilities on campus.
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