Ralph A. Manchester, M.D.

Ralph A. Manchester, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester
738 Library Road
PO Box 270617
Rochester, NY 14627

Office: (585) 275-2662
Fax: (585) 256-1285

Professional Bio

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 an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine in the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry 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.

Awards & Honors (Local)

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

Recent Journal Articles

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Members of the Student Health Services at Academic Medical Centers Task Force. "Blood Borne Pathogen Disease in Health Science Students: Recommendations from the Lexington Conference". Journal of American College Health. 2000; 50: 107-120. Link
1998 Nov
Marron RL, Lanphear BP, Kouides R, Dudman L, Manchester RA, Christy C. "Efficacy of informational letters on hepatitis B immunization rates in university students." Journal of American college health : J of ACH. 1998 Nov; 47(3):123-7.
Cayea D, Manchester R. "Instrument - sepecific Rates of Upper-extremity Injuries in Music Students". Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 1998; 13(1): 19-25. Link
Manchester R. "Musculoskeletal Problems of Adolescent Instrumentalists". Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 1997; 12(3): 72-74. Link
Manchester R, Park S. "A Case-Control Study of Performance-Related Hand Problems in Music Students". Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 1996; 11: 20-23. Link

Current Appointments

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


Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | Medicine | Univ of Vermont Coll Medicine1979
BS | Chemistry | Tufts University1975

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Kentucky College of Medicine07/01/1980 - 06/30/83
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Kentucky College of Medicine07/01/1979 - 6/30/1980