Steven L. Barnett, M.D.

Steven L. Barnett, M.D.

Contact Information

Family Medicine Research Programs
1381 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Appointment: (585) 279-4800

  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital
  • Primary Care Physician Primary Care Physician

Patient Care Bio

Steve Barnett, MD, was born in Brooklyn, grew up in New Jersey, went to college in Philadelphia, attended medical school in New Jersey and his residency in Wisconsin. He came to Rochester for the family systems medicine fellowship and stayed in the area doing research, locum tenens family medicine and rural emergency department work.

He joined the faculty in 2002 in the research division. His research, teaching and clinical interests include healthcare across languages and cultures, healthcare system access for people who are deaf, and physician-patient communication. He is medical director of Strong Connections, the University of Rochester Medical Center's Telehealth Sign Language Interpreter Program. Dr. Barnett is also the Associate Director of the CDC-funded Rochester Prevention Research Center: National Center for Deaf Health Research

Awards & Honors (Local)

Outstanding Poster Award: Overall Impact | CDC Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) Meeting | St Louis, MO 2012
Excellence Award (for Mentoring and Support of Medical Students) | Department of Family Medicine | University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2010
Winner | Poster Contest Commemorating the National Health Interview Survey's 50th anniversary | CDC National Center for Health Statistics | Hyattsville, MD 2007
Frank W. Lovejoy M.D. Preceptorship in Family Medicine | Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2004
Family Medicine Faculty Teaching Award | Family Medicine Residency, Department of Family Medicine | University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2003
Best Seminar, STFM Northeast Region Meeting | Society of Teachers of Family Medicine | Philadelphia, PA 2000

Current Appointments

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


Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


MD | Medicine | New Jersey Medical School1990
BA | Biology | University of Pennsylvania1986

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Highland Hospital of Rochester07/01/1994 - 06/30/1996
Residency in Family Medicine at St Marys Hospital Medical Center07/01/1991 - 06/30/1993
Internship in Family Medicine at St Marys Hospital Medical Center07/01/1990 - 06/30/1991