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Ralph Manchester, M.D.

Ralph Manchester, M.D.

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About Me

Professional Background

Ralph A. Manchester, MD joined UHS in July, 1983. Dr Manchester served as chief of the UHS Medical Care Section until July 1994, when he assumed the position of Director of the University Health Service. Dr. Manchester is Professor in the Department of Medicine in the UR School of Medicine and Denti...
Ralph A. Manchester, MD joined UHS in July, 1983. Dr Manchester served as chief of the UHS Medical Care Section until July 1994, when he assumed the position of Director of the University Health Service. Dr. Manchester is Professor in the Department of Medicine in the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, Vice Provost and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. He received his medical degree from the University of Vermont in 1979 and completed his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in 1983. Dr. Manchester has an interest in the evaluation and treatment of medical problems of musicians and serves as Editor of the Journal, Performing Arts Medicine. He is Past President of both the American College Health Association and the NYS College Health Association.

Certified Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Medicine, General Medicine (SMD)

Vice Provost & Director - Department of University Health Service (UR)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine. 1980 - 1983

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine. 1979 - 1980

Education

MD | University of Vermont College of Medicine. 1979

Awards

Magna cum laude, Tufts University, 1975

Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Vermont, 1978

Outstanding Resident Teacher, Dept of Medicine, University of Kentucky, 1982

Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1991

Fellow, American College Health Association, 1992

Quality Achievement Award, Strong Memorial Hospital, 1997

Clifford B Reifler Award, New York State College Health Association, 2003

Edward Hitchcock Award, American College Health Association, 2006

Publications

Journal Articles

Randomized Controlled Trial of an Electronic Intervention for Alcohol Misuse Informed by Self-Determination Theory

Niemiec C: Williams G; Manchester R.

in review - Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2017; .

Health Promotion in Schools of Music: Initial Recommendations for Schools of Music

Chesky K, Dawson W, Manchester R.

Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 2006; 21(3): 142-144.

Overuse Injuries in Non-classical Recreational Instrumentalists

Buckley T; Manchester R.

Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 2006; 21(2): 80-87.

Blood Borne Pathogen Disease in Health Science Students: Recommendations from the Lexington Conference

Members of the Student Health Services at Academic Medical Centers Task Force.

Journal of American College Health. 2000; 50: 107-120.

Efficacy of informational letters on hepatitis B immunization rates in university students.

Marron RL, Lanphear BP, Kouides R, Dudman L, Manchester RA, Christy C

Journal of American college health : J of ACH.. 1998 November 47 (3):123-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Instrument - sepecific Rates of Upper-extremity Injuries in Music Students

Cayea D, Manchester R.

Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 1998; 13(1): 19-25.

Musculoskeletal Problems of Adolescent Instrumentalists

Manchester R.

Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 1997; 12(3): 72-74.

A Case-Control Study of Performance-Related Hand Problems in Music Students

Manchester R, Park S.

Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 1996; 11: 20-23.

Research in college health. 4: Analyzing and communicating results.

Steenbarger BN, Schwartz AJ, Manchester RA

Journal of American college health : J of ACH.. 1993 November 42 (3):99-104. Epub 1900 01 01.

Research in college health. 3: Representative designs and their challenges.

Steenberger BN, Manchester RA

Journal of American college health : J of ACH.. 1993 September 42 (2):55-60. Epub 1900 01 01.

Research in college health. 2: Designing the study.

Steenbarger BN, Manchester RA

Journal of American college health : J of ACH.. 1993 July 42 (1):15-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Further Observations on the Epidemiology of Hand Injuries in Music Students

Manchester R, Fleder D.

Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 1991; 6: 11-14.

Research in college health. I: An introduction to the research process.

Steenbarger BN, Manchester RA

Journal of American college health : J of ACH.. 1990 November 39 (3):119-24. Epub 1900 01 01.

Screening for hypercholesterolemia in college students.

Manchester RA, McDuffie C, Diamond E

Journal of American college health : J of ACH.. 1989 January 37 (4):149-53. Epub 1900 01 01.

The Short-term Outcome of Hand Problems in Music Students

Manchester R, Lustik S.

Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 1989; 4: 95-97.

The Incidence of Hand Problems in Music Students

Manchester R.

Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 1988; 3: 15-18.

Medical Aspects of Music Development

Manchester R.

Psychomusicology. 1988; 7: 147-152.

Does physician uncertainty affect patient satisfaction?

Johnson CG, Levenkron JC, Suchman AL, Manchester R

Journal of general internal medicine.. 1988 3 (2):144-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Prevention of coronary atherosclerosis: the role of a college health service.

Manchester RA, Greenland P

Journal of American college health : J of ACH.. 1987 May 35 (6):261-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Feasibility of large-scale cholesterol screening: experience with a portable capillary-blood testing device.

Greenland P, Levenkron JC, Radley MG, Baggs JG, Manchester RA, Bowley NL

American journal of public health.. 1987 January 77 (1):73-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

A Randomized Trail of Dietary Education for Students with Mildly Elevated Cholesteral Levels

Manchester R, McDuffle C.

Journal of American College Health. 1986; 35: 59.

The effect of visiting on psychiatric patients in a general hospital.

Bernstein RA, Manchester RA, Weaver LA

Community mental health journal.. 1980 16 (3):235-40. Epub 1900 01 01.

Books

Internal Medicine On Call, 3rd Edition (2002)

Chapter: "Hypocalcemia, "Hypophosphatemia"

Authors: Manchester R

Publisher: McGraw Hill 2002

Principles and Practices of Student Health (1992)

Chapter: "Cholesterol and Other CHD Risk Factors in the College Population"

Authors: Manchester R

Publisher: Third Party Publishing Co. 1992

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