American College of Physicians Presents Its Highest Award to Local Geriatrician

May 16, 2005

Robert McCann, M.D., chief of Medicine at Highland Hospital, was presented the 2005 Laureate Award from the American College of Physicians during a ceremony in New York City. The Laureate Award is presented annually to physicians in the United States who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research and service to their community.

Dr. McCann has been chief of medicine at Highland Hospital since 1999. He has made significant contributions to the care of older adults through this research, academic pursuits and working as a licensed geriatrician in the community.

Prior to joining Highland’s medical staff, Dr. McCann was the medical director of Independent Living for Seniors. He earned his M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical Center and completed his residency training at Rochester General Hospital and the University of Rochester Internal Medicine Residency Program. He has been a physician in the Rochester community for over 20 years.

Dr. McCann is also a professor of medicine at the University of Rochester and has been published in a number of peer review publications. In addition he has been awarded multi-million dollar education grants from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and the Hartford Foundation to improve the delivery of health care services to older adults.

“It is a great honor to receive the Laureate Award from the American College of Physicians. It is rewarding both professionally and personally to be recognized for my dedication to research, teaching and patient care,” said Robert McCann, M.D.

The Laureate Award honors those Fellows and Masters of the American College of Physicians (ACP) that have demonstrated, by their example and conduct, an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research and service to their community with distinction. A Laureate nominee is usually a senior physician that has been a Fellow or Master of the ACP for at least 15-20 years.

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