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Ronald Epstein, M.D.,  Awarded American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship

Ronald Epstein, M.D., Awarded American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship

Ronald M. Epstein, M.D., professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology and Medicine (Palliative Care), has received the American Cancer Society’s most prestigious award, the Clinical Research Professorship, to continue his studies of doctor-patient communication. ACS awards only two of these professorships each year. These grants provide up to $80,000 a year to mid-career professionals for five years and are renewable once.

Colleen T. Fogarty, M.D., MSc, Selected for Fellowship

Colleen T. Fogarty, M.D., MSc, Selected for Fellowship

Colleen T. Fogarty, M.D., MSc, Associate Chair for Interprofessional Practice and Education, and Medical Director at Highland Family Medicine with the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Department of Family Medicine has been selected by the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM) for a year-long fellowship program that provides academic leadership development for those interested in being a chair or considering that as a potential career direction.

UR Medicine Cardiology at Highland Earns Echocardiography Reaccreditation by IAC

UR Medicine Cardiology at Highland Earns Echocardiography Reaccreditation by IAC

UR Medicine Cardiology at Highland has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Transthoracic, Adult Transesophageal and Adult Stress. This latest accreditation demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography.

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Recent Publications

Congratulations to the physicians who have recently published. If you would like to have your publication listed in the August edition of Highland Physician please send in the format seen below to HighlandPR@urmc.rochester.edu and indicate that it is a submission for the physician newsletter.

Lessons Learned from "High Reliability Organizations" Grand Rounds

Lessons Learned from "High Reliability Organizations" Grand Rounds

Thank you to all who attended the special Patient Safety Grand Rounds this past December, featuring  Steve Kreiser, Partner, Healthcare Performance Improvement, Press Ganey Strategic Consulting,  a national speaker and expert on improving human performance in the health care environment.

Steve’s presentation was powerful and gave us new tools to ensure that we have every effort in place to assure the utmost in patient safety.