Lynn C. Garfunkel, M.D.

Lynn C. Garfunkel, M.D.

Contact Information

General Pediatrics
Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Ave.
Rochester, NY 14621

Office: (585) 922-5658

Research Bio

Dr. Garfunkel's area of interest is in pediatric resident training and education as well as in primary care pediatrics. She completed a 4 year tenure on the Board of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), and has been involved with many projects related to Pediatric Resident Graduate Medical education. As the Region III chair of CORNET (COntinuity clinic Research NETwork), a research network that evolved through the Ambulatory Pediatric Association--she participates in projects involving quality of care for patients who receive their primary care in a Continuity clinic and education of residents in Continuity clinic; additionally she serves on the leadership committee of the Continuity Clinic SIG of the APA.

Interest in behavioral and mental health training in residency, has led to several projects in collaborative mental health training in continuity clinics. She developed and implemented resident QI training in Rochester and is involved with advancing Global health education in pediatric training programs. She has presented with other members of the division on an Innovation in Pediatric Education (IIPE) project involving self-determination theory and resident autonomy and is currently working with colleagues on reflective practice. As a primary-care clinician and pediatric educator, Dr. Garfunkel realizes the importance of point-of-care clinical references for busy clinicians which has resulted in editorship of both the Pediatric Clinical Advisor (Mosby/Elsevier) and the Bright Futures Preventive Manual. Most recently Dr. Garfunkel has joined the editorial board of Pediatrics In Review.

Awards & Honors (Local)

School of Medicine and Dentistry Trainee Academic Mentoring Award in Clinical Programs | University of Rochester Medical Center 2014
National Pediatric Faculty Development Scholar 1998 - 2000
Certificate of Recognition, Department of Medicine for Med/Peds program direction 1996
Golden Apple Award - teaching award from pediatric housestaff 1989

Recent Journal Articles

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2015 Sep
Butteris SM, Schubert CJ, Batra M, Coller RJ, Garfunkel LC, Monticalvo D, Moore M, Arora G, Moore MA, Condurache T, Sweet LR, Hoyos C, Suchdev PS. "Global Health Education in US Pediatric Residency Programs." Pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 136(3):458-65. Epub 2015 Aug 10.
2015 Apr
Biondi EA, Varade WS, Garfunkel LC, Lynn JF, Craig MS, Cellini MM, Shone LP, Harris JP, Baldwin CD. "Discordance between resident and faculty perceptions of resident autonomy: can self-determination theory help interpret differences and guide strategies for bridging the divide?" Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2015 Apr; 90(4):462-71.
Butteris S; Schubert C; Batra M; Coller R; Garfunkel LC; Monticalvo D; Moore M; Arora G; Moore M; Condurache T; Sweet L; Hoyos C; Suchdev P. "Global Health in U.S. Pediatric Residency Programs." Pediatrics. 2015 Sep;136(3):458-65. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0792. Epub 2015 Aug 10. 2015; .
Craig MS, Garfunkel LC, Baldwin CD, Mann KJ, Moses JM, Co JP, Blumkin AK, Szilagyi PG. "Pediatric resident education in quality improvement (QI): a national survey." Academic pediatrics. 2014 14(1):54-61.
2012 Nov
Baldwin CD, Craig MS, Garfunkel LC, Harris JP, Shone LP, Biondi E, Cellini MM, Varade WS. "Autonomy-supportive medical education: let the force be within you!" Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2012 Nov; 87(11):1468-9.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | Medical College of Pennsylvania1981
MS | Biology | Tufts University1977

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1990 - 06/30/1992
Fellowship at Michigan State University Clinical Center07/01/1989 - 06/30/1990
Residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Medical Center07/01/1982 - 06/30/1985
Internship in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Medical Center07/01/1981 - 06/30/1982