In general, Dr. Blonski believes one of the most important aspects of providing excellent care to her patients is being a good listener. Too often in medicine, physicians get busy in practice and sometimes details get lost in translation. She prides herself on being as clear as possible with explanation of diagnosis, prognosis, and various treatment options. She often err on the side of least-invasive options for treatment first and only suggest more invasive strategies when those treatments fail to improve symptoms over the expected time course for recovery.
Dr. Blonski was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. Her father was a machinist for a regional hospital system, and her mother an OBGYN in a busy private practice. They instilled in her the value of working hard to achieve her goals and the importance of helping others whenever you can. She has an older brother and younger sister who live out of state, but they stay in close contact. She graduated from the University of Rochester and spent a few years working as a lab technician at Strong Memorial Hospital before leaving the area to attend medical school in San Francisco. Dr. Blonski returned to the region and completed her Family Medicine Residency training in Binghamton, then spent a year in Grand Rapids, Michigan for her sports medicine fellowship training year. She returned to Binghamton to help build the educational program in sports medicine in 2007, and stayed there in practice until she decided to move to Rochester to start anew. She joined Rochester General Hospital in 2013 and helped grow the sports medicine program from the ground up. She is the head Team Physician for the athletes at RIT, which most days seems like its own city. You will often catch her with her son, watching the RIT sports teams competing throughout the year.
Dr. Blonski loves sports! Playing them, watching them...you name it! But, her number one priority outside of work is her son, TJ. Right now, he's only two years old, but giving her a run for it with his everyday wonder and boundless energy. She is an avid Buffalo sports fan, having grown up in the suburbs of Buffalo, and so too it has become TJ's burden to cheer for the teams through victory and defeat.