Thomas McInerny, M.D.

Thomas McInerny, M.D.

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Professional Bio

Dr. McInerny has had significant involvement at the national level holding leadership positions with the American Academy of Pediatrics which have included District II - Member, Executive Committee; Treasurer; Chapter 1, District II - Member of the Executive Committee and served as Vice President and President. He was Chairman of the Committee on Child Health Financing, Chairman of the ACQIP-EQIPP Strategic Planning Committee; a member of the Pediatrician Reimbursement Advisory Team, a member of the Private Sector Advocacy Advisory Committee and was also a member of the Access to Care Subcommittee. He has been a member of the ADHD Project Advisory Committee, a member of the Immunization Advisory Team, and a member of the Mental Health Task Force. He was previously the AAP representative to the Ambulatory Care Quality Association and the AAP representative to the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA).



Previously, Dr. McInerny was the AAP representative to the American Board of Pediatrics Task Force on Maintenance of Certification in Pediatrics, AAP representative to the AMA Physician Consortium for Quality Improvement and is also a member of the Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management.

Dr. McInerny served as President-elect, President, and Immediate Past President of the AAP.

Dr. McInerny is also a member of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Child Health Quality Measures Steering Committee and is presently Co-Chair.

In addition, Dr. McInerny has served as Chairman of the Pediatric Advisory Group for the New York State Department of Health.

Dr. McInerny is Editor-in-Chief of the fifth edition of Dr. Robert Hoekelman's textbook, "Primary Pediatric Care."

Research Bio

Dr. McInerny is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at the UR Medicine Golisano Children's Hospital where he worked closely with the primary care pediatricians in the Rochester region. He has had over 40 years experience as a primary care pediatrician, was Chief Medical Officer for the Rochester Community Individual Practice Association (RCIPA) for three years and is a Certified Physician Executive and Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. McInerny is the immediate past chair of the Committee on Child Health Financing (COCHF) and is also a member of the following Academy committees: Task Force on Immunization, the Mental Health Task Force, and Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management. He also served as President of Chapter I, District II (Upstate NY) and Treasurer of District II. He has also been Chair of the ACF and PROS Steering Committees and served on PPAC and the Access to Care Subcommittee. He has served as President-elect, President, and Immediate Past President of the AAP.



These experiences have helped Dr. McInerny collaborate with a number of research projects, all focusing on improving quality of care and primary care to children. He is a collaborator on a number of immunization research projects, studies of health care financing, and is an institutional leader in the practice-based research network projects.

Awards & Honors (National)

American Academy of Pediatrics Education Award 2009

Awards & Honors (Local)

Morning Report MVP Award | Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong 2006
Ruth A. Lawrence Academic Faculty Service Award | Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong | University of Rochester Medical Center 2005
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/Cincinnati Pediatric, Historical Society's Hall of Honor 2004
Rochester Academy of Medicine Merit Award 1999
McCurdy-Stormont President's Award | Rochester Academy of Medicine 1995
Award of Chapter Excellence | American Academy of Pediatrics, Chapter 1 District II 1993
McCurdy-Stormont President's Award | Rochester Academy of Medicine 1984

Recent Journal Articles

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2007 Jan
Chaudron LH, Szilagyi PG, Campbell AT, Mounts KO, McInerny TK. "Legal and ethical considerations: risks and benefits of postpartum depression screening at well-child visits." Pediatrics. 2007 Jan; 119(1):123-8.
2006 Apr
McManus MA, Berman S, McInerny T, Tang SF. "Weighing the risks of consumer-driven health plans for families." Pediatrics. 2006 Apr; 117(4):1420-4.
2005 Jul
. "Model contractual language for medical necessity for children." Pediatrics. 2005 Jul; 116(1):261-2.
2005 Apr
McInerny TK, Cull WL, Yudkowsky BK. "Physician reimbursement levels and adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics well-visit and immunization recommendations." Pediatrics. 2005 Apr; 115(4):833-8.
2004 Sep
Humiston SG, Szilagyi PG, Iwane MK, Schaffer SJ, Santoli J, Shone L, Barth R, McInerny T, Schwartz B. "The feasibility of universal influenza vaccination for infants and toddlers." Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine. 2004 Sep; 158(9):867-74.

Current Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

MD | Medicine | Harvard Medical School1966
BMS | Pre-Clinical Studies (1st & 2nd year medical school) | Dartmouth College1964
BA | Pre-Med | Dartmouth College1963

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Second Year Residency in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, MA 1969
First Year Residency in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 1968
Pediatrics Internship, Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 1967