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Community Clinician Steering Committee

Our Community Clinician Steering Committee is comprised of practicing community clinicians in primary care, representing independent practices and multiple local health systems. The Community Clinician Steering Committee meets three to four times per year, often reviewing practice-based studies and quality improvement projects with researchers to find ways to minimize burden for practices and maximize potential benefits for patients and practices.

Jeffrey Allen, MD
Division Chief, General Medicine, Unity Health

John Andolina, MD
Clinton Medical Associates

James L. Budd, MD
Twelve Corners Internal Medicine

John K. Chamberlain, MD
Ridgewood Med-Peds

John F. Cox III, MD
Clinton Medical Associates

Joseph A. DiPaola Jr., MD
Ridgeview Internal Medicine Group

Paul S. Frame, MD
Tri-County Family Medicine

Anne B. Francis, MD
Elmwood Pediatric Group

Raj B. Kachoria, MD
Kachoria Family Practice

Edward D. Lewis, MD
Lewis Pediatrics

Sanford Mayer, MD
RIT Student Health Center

Michael D. Mendoza, MD, MPH
Highland Family Medicine

Michael Nazar, MD
VP of Primary Care, Unity Health

Betty Rabinowitz, MD
Clinton Medical Associates

James Sutton, RPA-C
Clinton Family Health Center

Heidi R. Zinkand, MD
Westside Health Services


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Contact Us

Center for Community Health
Karen Vitale, MSEd
Network Coordinator
46 Prince St
Rochester, NY 14607


(585) 224-3056 (phone)
(585) 244-9532 (fax)