Stephen J. Lurie, M.D., Ph.D.

Stephen J. Lurie, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Eastside Internal Medicine
800 Ayrault Road, Suite 200
Fairport, NY 14450-8941

Appointment: (585) 279-4800

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Primary Care Physician Primary Care Physician

Patient Care Bio

After nearly a decade of practice as a solo rural physician in upstate New York, I worked in Chicago for 4 years as Senior Editor at JAMA. I returned in 2004 to join the wonderful faculty at Rochester. In addition to my clinical responsibilities, I am also a suite leader at the Family Medicine Center. I see myself as an all-around family doctor.

I have several formal roles in program evaluation at the University. I serve as Director of Assessment at the medical school's Office of Curriculum and Assessment, where I oversee all aspects of assessment of the 4-year curriculum leading to the MD degree. Since 2004 I have published more than 20 original articles about technical issues in assessment of medical trainees. I am also an evaluator for the medical center's NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. I am a Deputy Editor for the journal Medical Education. With a longstanding interest in statistics and technology, I am working towards an MS degree in medical informatics.

In 2007 I founded the Rochester Medical Orchestra, which brings together people from across the medical community to perform two concerts a year in support of local medically related charities. I also perform with the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, as well as numerous pit orchestras for local musical theater productions. I enjoy bicycling in beautiful western New York, as well as gardening, woodworking, and reading historical fiction.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine (Part-Time) - Department of Family Medicine (SMD) - Primary


Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


MD | Medicine | Wake Forest University School Medicine1988
PhD | Social and Quantitative Psychology | U of N Carolina Chapel Hill1984
MA | Psychology | U of N Carolina Chapel Hill1982
BS | Psychology | University of Michigan1979

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Family Medicine at Duke University Hospital07/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Internship in Family Practice at Duke University Hospital07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989