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About the Department

Welcome from the Chair

Dr. Ruth O'ReganThe Department of Medicine is proud to be the largest academic and clinical department at the University of Rochester Medical Center. We are made up of 14 divisions, and are committed to compassionate clinical care, educational excellence, and innovative research. We believe in fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion among all of our faculty and staff, students and trainees, as well as our patients and their families. 

Our team includes close to 500 faculty members, over 200 advanced practice providers, 200 residents and fellows, and 800 staff. We conduct around 125,000 outpatient visits per year, as well as 16,000 inpatient discharges. 

We’re lucky to have basic, clinical, and translational scientists who conduct research across the broad spectrum of disorders and diseases we treat. We believe in close collaboration between our scientists, providers, and trainees so that our patients receive the most advanced care and have access to the latest clinical trials. This also allows our students, residents, and fellows to work with and learn from a wide variety of experienced mentors.  

As the largest department, we are dedicated in supporting our community, whether it’s coordinating community outreach programs, working with our affiliate hospitals to ensure quality care is available to all populations across our region, or creating opportunities for youth from all backgrounds to explore careers in health and medicine.   

Ruth M. O'Regan, MD
Charles Ayrault Dewey Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief, Strong Memorial Hospital
Associate Director of Education and Mentoring at the Wilmot Cancer Institute