Albert Hartel, MD
Dr. Hartel was raised in Henrietta, by the most wonderful, inspirational, loving single mother a child could ever dream of. He attended University at Buffalo, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa the Gold Key and AED honor societies, and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Psychology. After spending a year working for Walt Disney World in Orlando, and volunteering driving the train for Give Kids the World, he returned to reality and attended Medical School at SUNY Syracuse. He continued there to complete his Internship and Residency training at Upstate University Hospital. During his training, he was awarded the first ever Resident Excellence in Teaching Award and was nominated for the Upstate Hospital Humanism Award.
After spending a year practicing as a hospitalist in Canandaigua (which he found extremely difficult to leave), Dr. Hartel pursued further training in both pediatric and adult Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida. While there, he worked on multiple immune deficiency research projects, served on the fellowship committee, was selected as a mentor to medical students and residents, and was awarded a USF superior presentation award for his research work. After one too many category 4 hurricanes, Dr. Hartel decided to come back home to Rochester to be near family, and joined AAIR in 2006 to help continue their longstanding history of excellence and leadership in the field. He has taken over as President of AAIR and takes great pride in providing a friendly, happy, comfortable environment to provide top notch care of patients, and is proud that AAIR is one of the largest private medical practices and in the Greater Rochester area.
Through everything, Dr. Hartel’s most fulfilling accomplishment has been providing a happy home full of love, laughter and memories for the woman of his dreams and their six children. Together they enjoy camping, swimming, travel, barbequing, archery, bike riding, building and maintaining their famous annual Halloween display, and non-stop belly laughs and fun. They are also roller coaster enthusiasts (have ridden over 200 different coasters together). He cherishes his time watching his kids at field hockey, volleyball, Tae Kwon Do, dance, gymnastics, soccer, baseball, and takes great pride in embarrassing them from the sidelines. His two older girls shared a passion and love for synchronized swimming for many years, with Amanda participating in the Junior Olympics. He takes great pride in being their father and friend while always making time for memories with them and teaching them the importance of family.