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Cynthia Christy, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Infectious Diseases

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 922-4028

Office: (585) 922-4028

Fax: (585) 922-3929

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments


Pediatric Infectious Diseases


Dr. Christy's current research interests focus on improving medical education especially relating to professionalism issues.



  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


BS | Jackson College of Tufts University
Biology and French

MD | University of Vermont College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1983 - 06/30/1987
Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Disease/Immunology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1980 - 06/30/1983
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Kentucky Medical Center

07/01/1979 - 06/30/1980
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Kentucky Medical Center

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Medicin-Pediatrics Award for Teaching Excellence presented by Graduating Class of Medicine-Pediatric Residents

2011 - 2012
Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award presented by Peds & Med Peds Residents

2008 - 2009
Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award presented by 3rd Year Medical Students

2006 - 2007
Outstanding Hospital Faculty Teaching Award presented by 3rd Year Medical Students

2004 - 2004
Ruth A. Lawrence Faculty Service Award
Sponsor: Golisano Children's Hospital at SMH, Rochester, NY

1998 - 2000
National Pediatric Fuculty Development Scholars Program: Educational scholarship
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration; APA

1979 - 1979
Alpha Omega Alpha
Sponsor: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

1975 - 1975
Magna cum laude
Sponsor: Jackson College of Tufts University, Medford, MA

1974 - 1974
Benjamin Brown Award
Sponsor: Biology Department, Tufts University

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Journal Articles

Beck Dallaghan GL, Alerte AM, Ryan MS, Patterson PB, Petershack J, Christy C, Mills WA, Paul CR, Peltier C, Stamos JK, Tenney-Soeiro R, Vercio C. "Recruiting and Retaining Community-Based Preceptors: A Multicenter Qualitative Action Study of Pediatric Preceptors." Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2017 Aug 0; 92(8):1168-1174.

Buchanan AO, Stallworth J, Christy C, Garfunkel LC, Hanson JL. "Professionalism in practice: strategies for assessment, remediation, and promotion." Pediatrics.. 2012 Mar 0; 129(3):407-9. Epub 2012 Feb 27.

Smith S, Hanson JL, Tewksbury LR, Christy C, Talib NJ, Harris MA, Beck GL, Wolf FM. "Teaching patient communication skills to medical students: a review of randomized controlled trials." Evaluation & the health professions.. 2007 Mar 0; 30(1):3-21.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Viral Respiratory Infections
Book Title: Conn's Current Therapy
Author List: Christy C, Hall CB
Edited By: Rakel R.E., Bope E.T.
Published By: W.B.Saunders2002 in Philadelphia, PA

Chapter Title: Tuberculosis
Book Title: Primary Pediatric Care
Author List: Christy C, Starke J.
Edited By: Hoekelman RA, Friedman SB, Nelson NM, Siedel HM, Weitzman ML
Published By: Mosby2001 in St. Louis, MO

Chapter Title: Food Poisoning
Book Title: The Pediatric Clinical Advisor
Author List: Christy C.
Edited By: L. C. Garfunkel, J. Kaczorowski, C. Christy
Published By: Mosby-Year Book, Inc.2001 in St. Louis, MO