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Robert M. McCann, M.D.

Robert M. McCann, M.D.

Geriatrics & Aging , Internal Medicine

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About Me

Certified Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Medicine, Highland Hospital (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Internal Medicine, Rochester General Hospital. 1984 - 1987

Internship, Internal Medicine, SUNY Upstate University Hospital. 1982 - 1983


MD | State University of New York at Syracuse. 1982


Highland Hospital Heritage Award. 2019

University of Rochester Geriatrics Mentorship Award. 2018

RBJ Health Care Achievement Award-Physician Category. 2016

Mastership in the American College of Physicians. 2015

Fellowship Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 2013

Best Doctors in America. 2010

RBJ Health Care Award for Innovation in Medical Education. 2009

American College of Physicians Laureate Award. 2005

Fellowship in the American Geriatrics Society, 2004. 2004

Fellowship in the American College of Physicians, 2000. 2000

Visiting Nurse Service Distinguished Physician of the Year Award. 1993

B.S., Biochemistry - Cum Laude, Concordia University, Montreal. 1978

Health Care Achievement award 2009.


Journal Articles

Controlled sedation for physical and existential suffering?

Taylor BR, McCann RM

Journal of palliative medicine.. 2005 February 8 (1):144-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Evaluation of a handwashing intervention to reduce respiratory illness rates in senior day-care centers.

Falsey AR, Criddle MM, Kolassa JE, McCann RM, Brower CA, Hall WJ

Infection control and hospital epidemiology.. 1999 March 20 (3):200-2. Epub 1900 01 01.

The "common cold" in frail older persons: impact of rhinovirus and coronavirus in a senior daycare center.

Falsey AR, McCann RM, Hall WJ, Criddle MM, Formica MA, Wycoff D, Kolassa JE

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 1997 June 45 (6):706-11. Epub 1900 01 01.

Evaluation of four methods for the diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus infection in older adults.

Falsey AR, McCann RM, Hall WJ, Criddle MM

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 1996 January 44 (1):71-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Acute respiratory tract infection in daycare centers for older persons.

Falsey AR, McCann RM, Hall WJ, Tanner MA, Criddle MM, Formica MA, Irvine CS, Kolassa JE, Barker WH, Treanor JJ

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 1995 January 43 (1):30-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Comfort care for terminally ill patients. The appropriate use of nutrition and hydration.

McCann RM, Hall WJ, Groth-Juncker A

JAMA.. 1994 October 26272 (16):1263-6. Epub 1900 01 01.


Geriatrics Palliative Care Textbook (2002)

Chapter: Decision-making in the Cognitively Impaired Patient

Authors: Quill, T; McCann, RM

Publisher: Oxford Publishing 2002

New Ways to Care for Older People: Building Systems Based on Evidence (1999)

Chapter: Care of Older People Who are Dying

Authors: McCann, R M; ed. Calkins, E; Wagner, E; Pacala, J

Publisher: Springer Publishing Co 1999

Cardiovascular Issues in the Elderly: Focus on Hypertension (1993)

Chapter: Complications of Hypertension

Authors: McCann, RM; Katz, P

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone, Japan 1993

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