David W. Dougherty, M.D.

David W. Dougherty, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 704
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

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Patient Care Bio

David W. Dougherty, MD is a Senior Instructor of Medicine and Oncology and Chief Quality & Safety Officer for the Wilmot Cancer Center.



Dr. Dougherty received his Bachelor of Science, with honors, from Pennsylvania State University in University Park. He then went on to earn his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

From 2005 to 2009, Dr. Dougherty completed his residency in internal medicine and also served as chief resident and instructor at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey. He completed a fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2011.

Dr. Dougherty is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the
W.G. Stuber Fellowship; the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award; the Drs. Donald R. and Henry Pohl Prize for Professionalism and the Arnold R. Weitz Memorial Prize in Hematology. He has authored numerous publications and has participated in a wide variety of research studies related to urologic oncology, bone marrow transplantation, and Hodgkin lymphoma.

Dr. Dougherty is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is licensed to practice medicine in the states of New York and Pennsylvania. He is a member of professional organizations including Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Physicians and American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Dougherty's clinical focus is in treating patients with lung cancer and he has received additional training in this specialty at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to his clinical efforts and seeing patients, Dr. Dougherty oversees and develops many of the Cancer Center's initiatives to improve quality of care and safety for our patients.

Awards & Honors (National)

Golden Key National Honor Society | Penn State University 1999

Awards & Honors (Local)

Executive Development Program | Simon Graduate School of Business | University of Rochester 2011 - 2012
Dept. of Medicine Fellows Teaching Award Finalist | URMC 2011
W.G. Stuber Fellowship | URMC 2010 - 2011
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society | Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center 2009
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award | Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 2009
Outstanding Senior Resident Role Model | Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 2008
Cardiology Senior Resident Award for Outstanding Achievement | Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 2008
Hematology/Oncology R1 Award for Oustanding Achievement | Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 2006
Senior Resident of the Month | Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 2006
The Drs. Donald R. And Henry Pohl Prize for Professionalism | Jefferson Medical College 2005
The Arnold R. Weitz Memorial Prize in Hematology | Jefferson Medical College 2005
Phi Beta Kappa | Penn State University 2001
Academic Excellence Scholarship, Schreyer Honors College | Penn State University 1997 - 2001
Strong Star Award (multiple) | URMC

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | Medicine | Jefferson Medical College2005
BS | Health Sciences | Pennsylvania State University2001
MBA | Executive MBA Program | Simon Graduate School of Business, University of RochesterAttended 2011 - Present

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Medical Oncology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011
Residency in Internal Medicine at Pennsylvania State University-Hershey Medical Center07/01/2006 - 06/30/2009
Internship in Internal Medicine at Pennsylvania State University-Hershey Medical Center07/01/2005 - 06/30/2006