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Gary J. Noronha, M.D.

Gary J. Noronha, M.D.

Primary Care

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Rochester Internal Medicine Associates

2300 West Jefferson Road, Suite 400
Pittsford, NY 14534

About Me

Dr. Noronha is a past graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; he subsequently completed a residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Noronha spent the next ten years working for Johns Hopkins in primary care, research, administration a...
Dr. Noronha is a past graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; he subsequently completed a residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Noronha spent the next ten years working for Johns Hopkins in primary care, research, administration and teaching before returning to University of Rochester in 2013.

Dr. Noronha is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been named a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has previously been recognized by the Delmarva Foundation for excellence in diabetes education, and by the Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Residency program for his skills as a teacher of physicians in training. While he was medical director at his practice in Baltimore, Wyman Park was named "Best Health Care Provider " by the Baltimore City Paper in 2008. Dr. Noronha believes in the importance of good communication, and team based care to help patients meet their health goals.

In addition to his clinical roles Dr Noronha is the Co-Director of the Greater Rochester Practice Based Research Network and Director of the UNYTE translational research collaborative. In these roles he seeks to build collaborations amongst researchers throughout the state, and from researchers to practicing clinicians and medical institutions. His research has focused on improving the quality of care in primary care practices for common medical conditions, including in particular cancer screening and hypertension management.

Certified Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (Part-Time) - Department of Medicine, Primary Care Physicians (SMD)

Associate Professor of Clinical (Part-Time) - Center for Community Health and Prevention - Joint


Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 2000 - 2002

Internship, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 1999 - 2000


MD | University of Rochester. 1999


Lawrence A. Kohn Teaching Fellow. 2021 - 2022

Lawrence A. Kohn Teaching Fellow. 2020 - 2021

Lawrence A. Kohn Teaching Fellow. 2018 - 2019

Lawrence A. Kohn Teaching Fellow. 2017 - 2018

Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home certification: (Awarded while Medical Director). 2011 - 2012

Excellence Award for Diabetes Education. 2010

Johns Hopkins Leadership Development Program. 2010

Ambulatory Preceptor of the Year. 2008

Best Health Care Provider Award (Awarded to practice while Medical Director). 2008


Journal Articles

Increasing Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screenings: A Qualitative Assessment of Barriers and Promoters in Safety-Net Practices

Brady LA, Tumiel-Berhalter LM, Schad LA, Bentham A, Vitale K, Norton A, Noronha G, Swanger C, Morley CP.

J Patient Cent Res Rev. 2021; 8(4): 323-330.

Improving Cancer Screening Rates in Primary Care via Practice Facilitation and Academic Detailing: A Multi-PBRN Quality Improvement Project.

Morley CP, Schad LA, Tumiel-Berhalter LM, Brady LA, Bentham A, Vitale K, Norton A, Noronha G, Swanger C

Journal of patient-centered research and reviews.. 2021 8 (4):315-322. Epub 10/18/2021.

Impact of COVID-19 on Screening Rates for Colorectal, Breast, and Cervical Cancer: Practice Feedback From a Quality Improvement Project in Primary Care.

Schad LA, Brady LA, Tumiel-Berhalter LM, Bentham A, Vitale K, Norton A, Noronha G, Swanger C, Morley CP

Journal of patient-centered research and reviews.. 2021 8 (4):347-353. Epub 10/18/2021.

A bundled quality improvement program to standardize clinical blood pressure measurement in primary care.

Boonyasai, RT; Carson, KA; Marstellar, JA; Dietz, KB; Noronha, GJ; Hsu, YJ; Flynn, SJ; Charleston, JM; Prokopowicz, GP; Miller, ER; Cooper, LA.

J Clin Hypertens. 2017; 00: 1-10.

Practice Facilitation and Academic Intervention Can Improve Cancer Screening Rates in Primary Care Safety Net Clinics

Mader, EM; Fox, CH; Epling, JW; Noronha, GJ; Swanger, CM; Wisniewski, AM; Vitale, K; Norton, AL; Morley, CP.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2016; 29(5): 533-542.

Improving Urban African Americans' Blood Pressure Control through Multi-level Interventions in the Achieving Blood Pressure Control Together (ACT) Study: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Ephraim PL, Hill-Briggs F, Roter D, Bone L, Wolff J, Lewis-Boyer L, Levine D, Aboutamar H, Cooper LA, Fitzpatrick S, Gudzune K, Albert M, Monroe D, Simmons M, Hickman D, Purnell L, Fisher A, Matens R, Noronha G, et al.

Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2014; 38: 370-382.

Do Clinicians Recommend Aspirin to Patients for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease?

Fiscella, K; Winters, PC; Mendoza, MD; Noronha, GJ; Swanger, CM, Bisognano, JD; Fortuna, RJ.

Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2014; .

Perceptions of Health System Orientation: Quality, Patient Centeredness, and Cultural Competency.

Cunningham, BA; Marsteller, JA; Romano, MJ; Carson, KA; Noronha, GJ; McGuire, MJ;, Yu A; Cooper, LA.

Medical Care Research and Review. 2014; .

Coverage Isn't Enough: Building Primary Care Capacity in the Setting of Health Reform

Brock, L; Cook, BG; Hanyok, LA; de la Torre, D; Rogers, MM; Noronha, G; Sylvia, M.

Journal of Health care for the Poor and Underserved. 2014; 25(1): 25-28.

Does Access to Comprehensive Outpatient Care Alter Patterns of Emergency Department Utilization Among Uninsured Patients in East Baltimore?

Block, Lauren; Ma, Sai; Emerson, Matthew; Langley, Anne; de la Torre, Desiree; Noronha, Gary.

Journal of Primary Care & Community Health Epub. 2013; .

A multi-level system quality improvement intervention to reduce racial disparities in hypertension care and control: study protocol.

Cooper, Lisa A; Marsteller, Jill A; Noronha, Gary J; Flynn, Sarah J; Carson, Kathryn A; Boonyasai, Romsai T; Anderson, Cheryl A; Aboumatar, Hanan J; Roter, Debra L; Dietz, Katherine B; Miller, Edgar R; Prokopowicz, Gregory P; Dalcin, Arlene T; Charleston, Jeanne B; Simmons, Michelle; Huizinga, Margaret Mary.

Implementation Science. 2013; .

Creating a Transdisciplinary Research Center to Reduce Cardiovascular Health Disparities in Baltimore, Maryland: Lessons Learned

Cooper, LA; Boulware, LE; Miller, ER; Golden, SH; Carson, KA; Noronha, G; Huizinga, M; Roter, DL; Yeh, HC; Bone, LR; Levine, DM; Hill-Briggs, F; Charleston, J; Kim, M; Wang, MY, Aboumater, H; Halbert, JP; Ephraim, PL; Brancati, FL.

American Journal of Public Health. 2013; 103(11): 26-38.

Patient Safety Perceptions of Primary Care Providers after Implementation of an Electronic Medical Record System.

Maura J. McGuire, MD;Gary Noronha, MD; Lipika Samal, MD;MPH, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, PhD; Susan Crocetti, BSN, RN, CPHQ, CHEM; and Steven Kravet, MD, MBA.

JGIM. 2012; .

Who Participates in Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) Programs? CDSM Participants and Non-Participants in a Population of Multi-Morbid Older Adults.

Melissa Dattalo; Erin R. Giovanetti;Daniel Scharfstein; Chad Boult; Stephen Wegener;Jennifer L. Wolff;Bruce Leff; Kevin D. Frick; Lisa Reider; Katherine Frey; Gary Noronha; Cynthia Boyd.

Medical Care. 2012; .

Primary Care Providers' Perspectives on Discontinuing Prostate Cancer Screening.

Craig E. Pollack MD MHS;Elizabeth A. Platz SCD MPH; Nrupen A. Bhavsar PHD MPH; Gary Noronha MD,; Gene E. Green MD; Sean Chen BA; H. Ballentine Carter MD.

Cancer. 2012; .

Cooper LA; Ghods Dinoso BK; Ford DE; Roter DL; Primm AB; Larson SM; Gill JM;Noronha GJ;Shaya EK; Wang NY.

Comparative Effectiveness of Standard versus

Primary Care Providers' Response to the USPSTF Draft Recommendations on Screening for Prostate Cancer.

Craig E. Pollack, MD MHS; Gary Noronha, MD; Gene E. Green, MD; Nrupen A. Bhavsar, PhD, MPH; H. Ballentine Carter, MD.

Archives of Internal Medicine. 2012; 172(8).

Improving Access to Care for Uninsured Patients at an Academic Medical Center: The Access Partnership.

Lauren Block MD; Sai Ma PhD;Matthew Emerson MHA MIM; Anne Langley JD MPH; Desiree de la Torre MPH MBA;Gary Noronha MD.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2012; 23(8).

Comparative Effectiveness of Weight-Loss Interventions in Clinical Practice.

Lawrence J. Appel, M.D. M.P.H.;Jeanne M. Clark, M.D. M.P.H.; Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Ph.D.; Nae-Yuh Wang, Ph.D.; Janelle W. Coughlin, Ph.D.,;Gail Daumit, M.D., M.H.S.;Edgar R. Miller, M.D., Ph.D.; Arlene Dalcin, R.D.;Gerald J. Jerome, Ph.D.;Steven Geller, M.D.;Gary Noronha, M.D.;Thomas Pozefsky, M.D.; Jeanne Charleston, R.N.; Jeffrey B. Reynolds, M.S.; Nowella Durkin;Richard R. Rubin, Ph.D.; Thomas A. Louis, Ph.D.; and Frederick L. Brancati, M.D., M.H.S.

New England Journal of Medicine. 2011; 365(2).

A Cluster Randomized Trial of Standard Quality Improvement Versus Patient-Centered Interventions to Enhance Depression Care for African Americans in the Primary Care Setting: Study Protocol NCT00243425.

Lisa A. Cooper; Daniel E. Ford; Bri K. Ghods; Debra L. Roter; Annelle B. Primm;Susan M. Larson; James M. Gill; Gary J. Noronha; Elias K. Shaya; and Nae-Yuh Wang.

Implementation Science. 2010; 5(18).

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