James G. Dolan, M.D.

James G. Dolan, M.D.

Contact Information

Public Health Sciences
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 276-5161
Administrative: (585) 275-0624
Fax: (585) 461-4532

Professional Bio

After graduating from Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Dolan completed both a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in General Medicine at the University of Rochester. He then practiced as an academic general internist at Rochester General Hospital, Highland Hospital, and most recently, Unity Hospital. In 2009, he joined the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center where he is currently director of Master's education.

Research Bio

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dr. Dolan is a General Internist with more than 25 years of practice experience. He has a long-standing interest in improving the quality of clinical decision making at every level in the health care system. His research has primarily involved exploring the effects of multi-criteria decision making methods, particularly the Analytic Hierarchy Process, on doctor-patient communication, shared decision making, decision outcomes, translation of clinical evidence into practice, implementation of clinical guidelines, and the clinical decision making process.



RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: Dr. Dolan is the principal investigator of a CDC Special Interest project that will test the use of a decision dashboard to help clinicians counsel men with newly diagnosed low grade prostate cancer regarding their treatment options. He is also serving as a methods expert on a FDA-funded grant exploring ways to assess stakeholder preferences in their new device approval process. He is the last year of a K-24 mid-career development award from the NHLBI that, in addition to mentoring junior investigators, included a series of studies exploring the extent to which multi-criteria methods involve a tradeoff between ease-of-use and accuracy. Other recent studies include a NCI-funded study comparing the effectiveness of five different formats for presenting information about uncertain future outcomes to patients, a study multi-site study that assessed patient preferences for recommended colorectal cancer screening tests, and a project funded by the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making that involved the design and initial evaluation of an interactive, computer-based, patient "decision dashboard" for choosing an arthritis pain medication.

Awards & Honors (National)

Fellowship, American College of Physicians 1988

Awards & Honors (Local)

Mentor of Distinction Award, presented by Unity Health System Internal Medicine Residency Program Housestaff Association 2008
Rochester Society for Internal Medicine Prize 1984
Alpha Omega Alpha 1975
Phi Beta Kappa 1973
BA awarded Magna Cum Laude, Colgate University 1973

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Nov
Diaz-Ledezma C, Lichstein PM, Dolan JG, Parvizi J. "Diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection in medicare patients: multicriteria decision analysis." Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 2014 Nov; 472(11):3275-84.
2014 Jun 26
Thirukumaran CP, Dolan JG, Webster PR, Panzer RJ, Friedman B. "The Impact of Electronic Health Record Implementation and Use on Performance of the Surgical Care Improvement Project Measures." Health services research. 2014 Jun 26; Epub 2014 Jun 26.
2014 Mar
Iannuzzi JC, Rickles AS, Kelly KN, Rusheen AE, Dolan JG, Noyes K, Monson JR, Fleming FJ. "Perioperative pleiotropic statin effects in general surgery." Surgery. 2014 Mar; 155(3):398-407. Epub 2013 Nov 21.
2014 Jan
Iannuzzi JC, Rickles AS, Kelly KN, Fleming FJ, Dolan JG, Monson JR, Noyes K. "Defining high risk: cost-effectiveness of extended-duration thromboprophylaxis following major oncologic abdominal surgery." Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 2014 Jan; 18(1):60-8. Epub 2013 Oct 08.
2014
Veazie PJ, McIntosh S, Chapman BP, Dolan JG. "Regulatory focus affects physician risk tolerance." Health psychology research. 2014 2(2):85-88.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | Medicine | Temple University Sch Medicine1977
BA | Biology | Colgate University1973

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation fellow in General Internal Medicine, University of Rochester,1981-1983 1983
Residency in Internal Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York:1977-1980 1980