Michael D. Mendoza, M.D., M.P.H.

Michael D. Mendoza, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Highland Family Medicine
777 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620-1448

Administrative: (585) 279-4846

Research Bio

Dr. Mendoza serves as Medical Director at Highland Family Medicine and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.



Dr. Mendoza joined the University of Rochester in 2009. Prior to then, he served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at The University of Chicago and saw patients as a National Health Service Corps Scholar in federally-qualified health centers on Chicago's South Side. His clinical interests include prevention and management of chronic illness, particularly cardiovascular disease and diabetes. He has a strong interest in advancing primary care through innovation, and promoting quality in ambulatory settings with the goal of narrowing health disparities for underserved and minority populations.

Dr. Mendoza is a recognized educator and writer. He has been named "Teacher of the Year" by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and is Co-Editor of "First Aid for the Family Medicine Boards". His scholarly interests include studying and implementing practice-based innovations that promote quality and patient safety in underserved clinical settings. His prior research focused on pay-for-performance incentive programs in underserved settings and the effects of community-based faculty development on the quality of medical student education.

Originally from Chicago, IL, Dr. Mendoza received his undergraduate and medical degrees from The University of Chicago. He received his Masters Degree in Public Health from The University of Illinois - Chicago where he studied school-based educational interventions to address high risk behaviors among inner city children and adolescents, and he obtained his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Rochester. He completed his residency training in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California - San Francisco, and served an additional year there as Chief Resident. He completed a Fellowship Program in Resident Teaching at UCSF and the Certificate Program in Biomedical Informatics at the Oregon Health and Science University. In his spare time, Dr. Mendoza enjoys running, cycling, and photography.

Awards & Honors (National)

Fellow | American Academy of Family Physicians | Kansas City, MO 2012
New Faculty Scholar Award | Society of Teachers of Family Medicine | Kansas City, MO 2010
Young Alumni Service Citation | University of Chicago Alumni Association | Chicago, IL 2008
National Health Service Corps Scholar | U.S. Public Health Service 1996

Awards & Honors (Local)

Gold Humanism Induction Keynote Speaker | University of Chicago School of Medicine, 2008
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship/HMPRG Appreciation Award | Chicago, IL 2008
Teacher of the Year | Illinois Academy of Family Physicians 2008
Alan W. Donaldson Memorial Award | UIC School of Public Health | Chicago, IL 2001
Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society | UIC School of Public Health | Chicago, IL 2001
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society | UIC | Chicago, IL 2001
Albert Schweitzer Fellow | Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program 2000
Paul Q. Peterson Public Health Scholar | University of Illinois (UIC) | Chicago, IL 2000
Founder - Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity | University of Chicago | Chicago, IL 1996
Howell Murray Award | University of Chicago Alumni Association | Chicago, IL 1996

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Aug 5
Fiscella K, Winters PC, Mendoza M, Noronha GJ, Swanger CM, Bisognano JD, Fortuna RJ. "Do Clinicians Recommend Aspirin to Patients for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease?" Journal of general internal medicine. 2014 Aug 5; Epub 2014 Aug 05.
2014 Jan
Hendren S, Winters P, Humiston S, Idris A, Li SX, Ford P, Specht R, Marcus S, Mendoza M, Fiscella K. "Randomized, controlled trial of a multimodal intervention to improve cancer screening rates in a safety-net primary care practice." Journal of general internal medicine. 2014 Jan; 29(1):41-9. Epub 2013 Jul 02.
2014
Steiner B, Cochella S, Jortberg B, Margo K, Jerpbak C, Last A, Mendoza M, Tobias B, Johnston E, Robinson M. "STFM develops preceptor guidelines and a position statement on student use of electronic health records." Annals of family medicine. 2014 12(2):179-80.
2013 May
Mendoza M, Rosenberg T. "Self-management of type 2 diabetes: a good idea--or not ?" The Journal of family practice. 2013 May; 62(5):244-8.
2013 Jan
Mendoza MD. "Abstracts from the Proceedings of the 2012 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Medical Student Education." Teaching and learning in medicine. 2013 Jan; 25(1):109-14.

Current Appointments

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

Specialties

Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine

Education

Master of Science | Business Administration | University of Rochester, Simon Graduate School of Business2012
Doctor of Medicine | The University of Chicago2001
Master of Public Health in Community Health | University of Illinois at Chicago2001
Bachelor of Arts | The University of Chicago1996

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Family Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center07/01/2002 - 06/30/2005
Internship in Family Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002