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Richard A. Demme, M.D.

Richard A. Demme, M.D.


Appointment (585) 461-0662
Administrative (585) 274-0202

About Me

Faculty Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Medicine, Nephrology (SMD)

Professor - Department of Health Humanities and Bioethics (SMD) - Joint


Post-doctoral Training & Residency

AMA-MCW Online Fellowship in Physician Ethics and Professionalism 2004 - 2005

Nephrology Fellowship (Clinical and Research)
Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA
Harvard Medical School 1990 - 1993

Internal Medicine Residency, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX 1987 - 1990


MD | SUNY Upstate Medical Center. Medicine. 1987

BA | St Univ at Buffalo. Biology. 1983


1979-$10,000 Westinghouse Family Scholarship (one of four national recipients).

1983-Honors Biology Research Program.

1983 Summa cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo.

1983-Phi Beta Kappa.

1983-Alpha Epsilon Delta.

1983 Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program.

1996 Air Force Commendation Medal.

1996 David Grant Medical Center Nominee for the Archie Hoffman award for Academic Medicine Excellence in Internal Medicine.

1999 Air Force Commendation Medal, Oakleaf Cluster.


Journal Articles

When There Are No Good Choices: Illuminating the Borderland Between Proportionate Palliative Sedation and Palliative Sedation to Unconsciousness. Pain Manage.,

Reid T, Demme RA, Quill T.

2011; 1(131-40).

Wrong to Force Organ Donations.

Demme, RA. Rochester.

Democrat and Chronicle. Opinion page. 2011; .

Ethical Concerns About an Organ Market.

Demme RA.

J Natl Med Assoc. 2010; 102: 46-50.

Demme, RA.

Decisions Faced by Hospital Ethics Committees.

Qualitative Report of Dual Palliative Care/ Ethics Consultations: Intersecting Dilemmas and Paradigmatic Cases. J Clin Ethics,

Childers J, Demme R, Greenlaw J, King DA, Quill T. A.

2008; 19(3): 204-13.

Ethical Issues in Palliative Care.

Demme RA, Singer EA, Greenlaw J, Quill TE.

Anesthesiology Clinics of North America . 2006; : 129-144.

Home Glucometer Monitoring Markedly Improves Diagnosis of Post Transplant Diabetes Mellitus in Renal Transplant Recipients.

Shah A, Kendall G, Demme RA, Taylor J, Bozorgzadeh A, Orloff M, Jain, A, Abt, P, and Zand, M.

Transplantation. 2005; 80: 775-781.

Treatment of C4d-positive acute humoral rejection with plasmapheresis and rabbit polyclonal antithymocyte globulin. .

Shah A, Nadasdy T, Arend L, Brennan J, Leong N, Coppage M, Orloff M, Demme R, Zand MS.

Transplantation. 2004; 77(9): 1399-405.

Truth and Consequences in an Era of "Unsurance."


AJOB Fall. 2004; 4: 69-71.

Zand MS, ;and Demme,RA.

Halt the Bidding: A Response to Dr. Kevorkian's Proposal.

Organs for Undocumented Aliens- Another Look: Response to



Renal Disease and Rickets.

Demme,RA. Tiny Tim, Dickens.

AJDC. 1993; 147: 819-820.

Long-Term Management of Post-Transplant Anemia and Erythrocytosis



The Ethics of Xenotransplantation (2001)

Authors: Demme,RA

Publisher: Elsevier Science Inc, ISBN: 07623-0764-1 2001