Michael D. Mendoza, M.D., M.P.H.
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Dr. Mendoza joined the faculty at the University of Roc...
Dr. Mendoza joined the faculty at the University of Rochester in 2009 and was appointed to serve as Medical Director at Highland Family Medicine, one of the largest family medicine residency teaching practices in the country. In the following seven years, Dr. Mendoza led the practice through unprecedented growth and change. Under his oversight, Highland Family Medicine became recognized as a local and national innovator in team-based care and interprofessional practice and education.
As Commissioner of Public Health, Dr. Mendoza oversees the Monroe County Health Department comprised of a diverse array of health promotion and disease preparedness efforts serving the residents of Monroe County, NY.
In this role, Dr. Mendoza aims to improve population health through collaborations between primary healthcare delivery and public health practice. His clinical practice emphasizes evidence-based care, chronic illness prevention and management, and the integration of behavioral health in primary care. As an advocate for public health, Dr. Mendoza seeks to bridge the innovation and clinical rigor of academic primary care with the strengths of long-standing community assets and partnerships.
Dr. Mendoza is a recognized educator and writer. He was named "Teacher of the Year" by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His scholarly interests include studying and implementing practice-based innovations that promote quality and patient safety in underserved clinical settings, and capacity development for the primary care and public health workforce. His prior research focused on pay-for-performance incentive programs in underserved settings and the effects of community-based faculty development on the quality of medical student education. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and has held leadership roles in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the New York State Academy of Family Physicians, and he is a member of the Board of Directors of several local community-based organizations.
Originally from Chicago, IL, Dr. Mendoza received his undergraduate and medical degrees from The University of Chicago. He received his Masters Degree in Public Health from The University of Illinois - Chicago, and he obtained his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester. He completed his residency training in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California - San Francisco, and served an additional year as Chief Resident. He completed a Fellowship Program in Resident Teaching at UCSF and the Certificate Program in Biomedical Informatics at the Oregon Health and Science University. In his spare time, Dr. Mendoza enjoys running, cycling, cooking, and photography.
Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
Professor of Clinical Family Medicine (Part-Time) - Department of Family Medicine (SMD)
Professor of Clinical Public Health Sciences (Part-Time) - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - Joint
Professor of Clinical Nursing - Department of SON Adjuncts (SON) - Joint
Residency & Fellowship
Residency, Family Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital and Medical Center. 2002 - 2005
Internship, Family Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital and Medical Center. 2001 - 2002
MD | University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. 2001
MPH | University Of Illinois At Chicago School Of Public Health. 2001
New York State Senate Commendation. 2021
Outstanding Contribution to Infection Prevention Award. 2021
Robert W. August Inspiring Hope Award. 2021
Edward Mott Moore Physician of the Year Award. 2021
Friend of Education Award. 2021
Distinguished Service Award, Health Care Team. 2020
The Charlotte Hegedus Award. 2018
George Huther Jr. Memorial Ward. 2018
Alpha Omega Alpha. 2017
Inaugural Inductee - Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. 2014
New Faculty Scholar Award. 2010
Nominee, Exemplary Teaching Award. 2009
Gold Humanism Induction Keynote Speaker. 2008
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship/HMPRG Appreciation Award. 2008
Young Alumni Service Citation. 2008
Teacher of the Year. 2008
Alan W. Donaldson Memorial Award. 2001
Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society. 2001
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. 2001
Albert Schweitzer Fellow. 2000
Paul Q. Peterson Public Health Scholar. 2000
Founder - Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity. 1996
Howell Murray Award. 1996
National Health Service Corps Scholar. 1996
Denham A, Vasu T, Avendano P, Boslett A, Mendoza M, Hill EL
The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse.. 2022 June 6 :1-12. Epub 06/06/2022.
Drame F, Urban MA, Inscho RR, Mendoza MD, Hiltunen K, Owens J, Stone C, Hart-Malloy R
Sexually transmitted diseases.. 2021 December 6 Epub 12/06/2021.
Alzamil H, Wu TT, van Wijngaarden E, Mendoza M, Malmstrom H, Fiscella K, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ, Xiao J
JDR clinical and translational research.. 2021 October 23 :23800844211049406. Epub 10/23/2021.
Wang L, Ren J, Fiscella KA, Bullock S, Sanders MR, Loomis EL, Eliav E, Mendoza M, Cacciato R, Thomas M, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Billings RJ, Xiao J
BMC oral health.. 2020 November 2320 (1):333. Epub 11/23/2020.
Hartnett KP, Jackson KA, Felsen C, McDonald R, Bardossy AC, Gokhale RH, Kracalik I, Lucas T, McGovern O, Van Beneden, Mendoza M, Bohm M, Brooks JT, Asher AK, Magill SS, Fiore A, Blog D, Dufort EM, See I, Dumyati G
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report.. 2019 July 568 (26):583-586. Epub 07/05/2019.
Szilagyi PG, Schaffer S, Rand CM, Goldstein NPN, Younge M, Mendoza M, Albertin CS, Concannon C, Graupman E, Hightower AD, Yoo BK, Humiston SG
Clinical pediatrics.. 2019 January 2 :9922818821878. Epub 01/02/2019.
Mendoza M, Russell HA
The Journal of family practice.. 2019 68 (6):324-331. Epub 1900 01 01.
Young J, Mendoza M
The Journal of family practice.. 2018 May 67 (5):276;279;284;286. Epub 1900 01 01.
Wittink MN, Walsh P, Yilmaz S, Mendoza M, Street RL, Chapman BP, Duberstein P
Patient education and counseling.. 2018 February 101 (2):214-220. Epub 08/08/2017.
Bedard BA, Younge M, Pettit PA, Mendoza M
Journal of medical systems.. 2017 November 2742 (1):12. Epub 11/27/2017.
Mirabelli MH, Devine MJ, Singh J, Mendoza M
American family physician.. 2015 September 192 (5):371-6. Epub 1900 01 01.
Fiscella K, Winters PC, Mendoza M, Noronha GJ, Swanger CM, Bisognano JD, Fortuna RJ
Journal of general internal medicine.. 2015 February 30 (2):155-60. Epub 1900 01 01.
Robinson M, Mendoza MD
Teaching and learning in medicine.. 2015 27 (2):226-32. Epub 1900 01 01.
Hendren S, Winters P, Humiston S, Idris A, Li SX, Ford P, Specht R, Marcus S, Mendoza M, Fiscella K
Journal of general internal medicine.. 2014 January 29 (1):41-9. Epub 07/02/2013.
Abstracts From the Proceedings of the 2014 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Medical Student Education
Robinson M; Mendoza MD.
Teaching and learning in medicine. 2014; 26(2): 196-203.
Steiner B, Cochella S, Jortberg B, Margo K, Jerpbak C, Last A, Mendoza M, Tobias B, Johnston E, Robinson M
Annals of family medicine.. 2014 12 (2):179-80. Epub 1900 01 01.
Mendoza M, Rosenberg T
The Journal of family practice.. 2013 May 62 (5):244-8. Epub 1900 01 01.
Teaching and learning in medicine.. 2013 January 25 (1):109-14. Epub 1900 01 01.
Sanders MR, Winters P, Fortuna RJ, Mendoza M, Berliant M, Clark L, Fiscella K
The Journal of ambulatory care management.. 2013 36 (3):251-9. Epub 1900 01 01.
Mendoza MD, Little DN
Teaching and learning in medicine.. 2012 January 24 (1):90-6. Epub 1900 01 01.
Mendoza MD, Smith SG, Eder MM, Hickner J
Family medicine.. 2011 February 43 (2):83-9. Epub 1900 01 01.
Vargish L, Mendoza MD, Ewigman B
The Journal of family practice.. 2009 August 58 (8):E1-3. Epub 1900 01 01.
Mendoza MD, Hickner J
The Journal of family practice.. 2008 November 57 (11):731-4. Epub 1900 01 01.
Mendoza MD, Stevermer JJ
The Journal of family practice.. 2008 May 57 (5):306-10. Epub 1900 01 01.
Diehr S, Hamp A, Jamieson B, Mendoza M
The Journal of family practice.. 2007 February 56 (2):140-4. Epub 1900 01 01.
Ginn PH, Jamieson B, Mendoza MD
The Journal of family practice.. 2006 June 55 (6):539-40. Epub 1900 01 01.
What is the best surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic carriers of hepatitis B?
Rugge, JB; Lochner, J; Judkins, D; Mendoza, MD.
J Fam Pract. 2006; 55(2): 155-6.
Men's Health in Primary Care (2016)
Chapter: Promoting Cardiovascular Health in Men
Authors: Mendoza MD, Loo-Gross C
Publisher: Springer 2016
Family Medicine (2015)
Chapter: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity Issues in Healthcare
Authors: Mendoza, MD; Lopez M
Publisher: Springer International, Switzerland 2015
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty (2013)
Chapter: Family Practice
Authors: Mendoza, MD; Vargish, L
Publisher: McGraw-Hill, New York 2013
First Aid for Family Medicine Boards (2012)
Authors: Le, T; Mendoza, MD; Coffa, D
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2012
Separations of f-elements (1995)
Chapter: New Water-soluble Phosphonate and Polycarvoxylate Complexants for Enhanced f-Element Separations
Authors: Nash, KL; Rickert, PG; Lessman, EP; Mendoza, MD; Feil, JF; Sullivan, JC
Publisher: Plenum Press, New York 1995
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