M. Mahala Schlagman, M.D.
M. Mahala Schlagman, M.D.View Contact & Scheduling
In her role as Health Equity Curriculum Director, Dr. Schlagman has worked with a team to develop a novel educational curriculum for Internal Medicine residents on the Social Determinants of Health and how they impact health equity. The curriculum includes both didactic and experiential components, bringing residents out into the Greater Rochester community to develop a better understanding of both the challenges we experience and the resources available to address the social determinants of health.
Additionally, Dr. Schlagman has promoted the formation of a medical legal partnership (MLP) at Strong Internal Medicine and Highland Family Medicine. MLPs address social determinants of health by providing patients with free civil legal services, often removing the burden of navigating the legal system from the medical providers and freeing them to engage in direct medical care. Dr. Schlagman is part of a coalition of staff, residents, faculty, nurses, social workers and community attorneys, contracted through a partnership with Finger Lakes Legal Care, a project of Legal Assistance of Western NY.
Her current research focuses on access to care and mapping the distribution of medical resources to promote health equity. She works to promote partnership across departments within URMC and within our greater community.
She currently lives in Rochester with her partner and three children.
Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, General Medicine (SMD)
Residency & Fellowship
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2014 - 2016
Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2013 - 2014
MD | Weill Medical College of Cornell University. 2013
Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award. 2020
Lawrence A Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow. 2019 - 2021
Lawrence E. Young Prize for Dedication to Patient Care & Teaching. 2016
Barbara Simms Primary Care Award. 2016
Honors in Service, Weill Cornell Medicine. 2013
Phi Beta Kappa. 2008
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