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Our skilled specialists are ready to help you

Our staff is led by an experienced group of professionals, and includes specially trained registered nurses and dietitians who provide specialized care for diabetes, endocrine, and nutrition issues.

K.K. Rajamani, M.D. 
The Unity Diabetes Center is headed by Dr. Rajamani, chief of Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine at Unity Hospital.

Robert James Bingham, M.D.  
Dr. Bingham is an endocrinologist who is board certified in both Endocrinology and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Jean Bauch, R.D., C.D.E., C.P.T.
Jean is the director of the Unity Diabetes Center and Unity Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, supervising the staff of nurses, therapsists, nutritionists, and office assistants. 

Karen Gesell, R.D., C.D.E.
Karen is the program coordinator for the Unity Diabetes Education Program. 

Additional staff 
The remainder of our team includes experienced registered nurses and dietitians who specialize in diabetes care. 


K.K. Rajamani, M.D. 

Leading our team 
The Unity Diabetes Center is headed Dr. Rajamani, an Endocrinology specialist who is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with a subspecialty in Endocrine-Diabetes-Metabolism. He received his medical degree from Christian Medical College in India, and he completed residencies at Christian Medical College and the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Dr. Rajamani has been with Unity since 1994, and is also affiliated with the American Diabetes Organization. 



Robert James Bingham, M.D.

Expanding our services 
Dr. Bingham is board certified in both Endocrinology and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also an assistant professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a clinical instructor for the Physician Assistant Program for the Department of Medical Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Bingham earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has researched, written, and taught on topics related to endocrinology.



Jean Bauch, R.D., C.D.E., C.P.T. 

Director of the Center
As the Director of the Unity Diabetes Center and Unity Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Jean supervises our staff of diabetes nurses, nutritionists, and office assistants. She has more than 25 years of experience in diabetes and nutrition counseling. She is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and also serves as a diabetes consultant to a variety of organizations. 




Karen Gesell, R.D., C.D.E. 

Overseeing our ADA-recognized Diabetes Education Program
As the program coordinator for the Unity Diabetes Education Program, Karen has over 12 years of experience as a registered dietitian, and is a certified diabetes educator. Karen holds a BS in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Canisius College, a BS in Dietetics from Buffalo State College, and an MS in Exercise Science from the University of Buffalo. 



Additional staff 

Expert care provided by specially trained professionals 
Our team also includes experienced registered nurses and dietitians who specialize in diabetes care: 

  • Marilyn Konezny, R.D., C.D.E., C.P.T. Clinical Diabetes Educator 
  • Sharon Spear, R.D., C.D.E. Clinical Diabetes Educator 
  • Karen Baker, R.D., C.D.E., Clinical Diabetes Educator
  • Joy Valvano, R.D., C.D.E. Nutrition Educator 
  • Vielka Gause, R.N. Staff Nurse
  • Anna Pesch, R.N., Staff Nurse
  • Martha Young, M.A., Medical Assistant 
  • Precious Council, Registration Specialist 
  • Betty Mederos, Registration Specialist 
  • Stephanie Hudzinski, Registration Specialist
  • Valerie Tillman, Department Secretary