John C. Dickinson, M.D.

John C. Dickinson, M.D.

Contact Information

Family Medicine
HH Box 37

Office: (585) 279-4600
Fax: (585) 279-4605

Research Bio

Jay Dickinson, MD, completed his MD at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1975. He then migrated south to Duke University for Family Practice residency training, followed by fellowships in both primary care research and medical education. Upon arrival in Rochester in 1980, he focused most of his energies on our medical student training program and on his research interests in how physicians deal with uncertainty.

He was appointed the Department's first full-time Chair in May of 1989 and served in that role through 2002. He also served as President of the national organization of department leaders and chaired one of six task forces for the Future of Family Medicine Project. He now serves the department as senior clinician, teacher, and administrative consultant.

When not attending to Departmental affairs, he can often be found on one of the area's excellent trout streams, in his basement woodworking shop, or reading Latin-American literature

Recent Journal Articles

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Dickinson, JC. "Future of Family Medicine Project Leadership Committee - The Future of Family Medicine: A Collaborative Project of the Family Medicine Community". Ann Fam Med. 2004; 2: S2-S32. Link
Dickinson JC, Evans KL, Carter J, and Burke K. "Task Force Report 4. Report of the Task Force on Marketing and Communications". Ann Fam Med. 2004; 2: S75-S87. Link
2000 Jan
Bresnick GH, Mukamel DB, Dickinson JC, Cole DR. "A screening approach to the surveillance of patients with diabetes for the presence of vision-threatening retinopathy." Ophthalmology. 2000 Jan; 107(1):19-24.
Bresnick GH; Mukamel DB; Dickinson JC; Cole DR. "A screening approach to the surveillance of diabetic patients for the presence of vision-threatening retinopathy." Opththalmology. 2000; 107(1): 19-24. Link
1994 Apr
Noble J, Bithoney W, MacDonald P, Thane M, Dickinson J, Guyatt G, Bauchner H, Hardt E, Heffernan J, Eskew A. "The core content of a generalist curriculum for general internal medicine, family practice, and pediatrics." Journal of general internal medicine. 1994 Apr; 9(4 Suppl 1):S31-42.

Current Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Family Medicine (SMD) - Primary


Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


MD | Medicine | Columbia Univ Coll P&s1975
BA | Arts & Sciences | Amherst College1971

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Family Medicine at Duke-Watts Family Medicine07/01/1976 - 06/30/1978
Internship in Family Medicine at Duke-Watts Family Medicine07/01/1975 - 06/30/1976