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A Message from the Associate Medical Director: Our Commitment to Regional Hospitals

A Message from the Associate Medical Director: Our Commitment to Regional Hospitals

Recently St. James Mercy Hospital became the sixth hospital to join UR Medicine's network, which includes Strong Memorial and Highland hospitals in Rochester, Jones Memorial in Wellsville, Noyes Memorial in Dansville, and F. F. Thompson in Canandaigua. I have been serving as Chief Medical Officer at St. James Mercy since 2015 as part of a partnership agreement between the hospital and UR Medicine, leading quality improvement initiatives, and helping to recruit physicians to the Hornell area. UR Medicine is committed to helping regional hospitals survive and thrive. This is important to all of us.

Highland Hospital Honors Physician and Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

Highland Hospital Honors Physician and Advanced Practice Provider of the Year

Highland Hospital is honoring Cynthia Angel, M.D., as Physician of the Year, and Sheila Marcoccia, RPA-C, as Advanced Practice Provider (APP) of the Year.

Highland Physicians Honored with RBJ Health Care Achievement Awards

Highland Physicians Honored with RBJ Health Care Achievement Awards

The Rochester Business Journal recently honored Mathew Devine, D.O., and Ronald Epstein, M.D., with 2018 Health Care Achievement Awards in the Physician Category. The award honors  physicians whose job performance is considered exemplary by patients and peers. Factors judged include evidence of positive outcomes, patient satisfaction, and testimonials from peers and administrators.

A Conversation with Bogachan Sahin, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Neurology

A Conversation with Bogachan Sahin, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Neurology

Bogachan Sahin, M.D., Ph.D., became Chief of Neurology at Highland in April. He succeeds Adam Kelly, M.D., who served as Highland Hospital’s Chief of Neurology for almost six years. Dr. Sahin has been an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry since 2013 and became the Director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2015.  A native of Turkey, Dr. Sahin earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology at Princeton University and his M.D. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He went on to complete his residency in Neurology and fellowship in Vascular Neurology at Johns Hopkins University. The following is an interview with Dr. Sahin about his new role and Neurology at Highland.

Tom Campbell, M.D., to Step Down as Family Medicine Chair in 2019

Tom Campbell, M.D., to Step Down as Family Medicine Chair in 2019

Thomas L. Campbell, M.D., has chosen to step down as chair of the Department of Family Medicine in July 2019, having served as the department’s leader for 15 years. Jeffrey Lyness, M.D., senior associate dean for Academic Affairs, will lead the national search for a successor.