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Ralph A. Manchester, M.D.

University Student Health Services

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2662

Fax: (585) 256-1285

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

  • Professor - Department of Medicine , General Medicine (SMD) - Primary
  • Vice Provost & Director - Department of University Health Service (UR)


Professional Background

Ralph A. Manchester, MD joined UHS in July, 1983. Dr Manchester served as chief of the UHS Medical Care Section until July 1994, when he assumed the position of Director of the University Health Service. Dr. Manchester is Professor in the Department of Medicine in the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, Vice Provost and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. He received his medical degree from the University of Vermont in 1979 and completed his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in 1983. Dr. Manchester has an interest in the evaluation and treatment of medical problems of musicians and serves as Editor of the Journal, Performing Arts Medicine. He is Past President of both the American College Health Association and the NYS College Health Association.



  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


BS | Tufts University

MD | Univ of Vermont Coll Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/79 - 6/30/1980
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Kentucky College of Medicine

07/01/1980 - 06/30/83
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Kentucky College of Medicine


Magna cum laude, Tufts University, 1975

Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Vermont, 1978

Outstanding Resident Teacher, Dept of Medicine, University of Kentucky, 1982

Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1991

Fellow, American College Health Association, 1992

Quality Achievement Award, Strong Memorial Hospital, 1997

Clifford B Reifler Award, New York State College Health Association, 2003

Edward Hitchcock Award, American College Health Association, 2006

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Journal Articles

Niemiec C: Williams G; Manchester R. "Randomized Controlled Trial of an Electronic Intervention for Alcohol Misuse Informed by Self-Determination Theory". in review - Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2017; .

Chesky K, Dawson W, Manchester R. "Health Promotion in Schools of Music: Initial Recommendations for Schools of Music". Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 2006; 21(3): 142-144.

Buckley T; Manchester R. "Overuse Injuries in Non-classical Recreational Instrumentalists". Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 2006; 21(2): 80-87.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: "Hypocalcemia, "Hypophosphatemia"
Book Title: Internal Medicine On Call, 3rd Edition
Author List: Manchester R
Edited By: Haist and Robbins
Published By: McGraw Hill2002

Chapter Title: "Cholesterol and Other CHD Risk Factors in the College Population"
Book Title: Principles and Preactices of Student Health
Author List: Manchester R
Edited By: Wallace, Patric, Parcel and Igoe
Published By: Third Party Publishing Co.1992