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Betty Rabinowitz, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 341-7682

Office: (585) 341-7682

Fax: (585) 341-4220

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Dr. Betty Rabinowitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. At age 6 she immigrated to Israel with her family. She graduated the Ben Gurion University Medical School where she also completed a residency in Internal Medicine. She came to the United States in 1990 for a fellowship in Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, joining Clinton Medical Associates in 1992. She is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Rochester. Since the spring of 2010 she has been the Medical Director for the URMC Center for Primary Care. In her role she is focusing on transforming the URMC Primary Care Network practices to Patient Centered Medical Homes providing patients with the highest quality of care in a caring, efficient and cost effective manner. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.



MD | Ben Gurion University (Israel)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1990 - 06/30/1992
Fellowship in Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1985 - 06/30/1989
Residency in Internal Medicine at Soroka University Medical Center (Israel)


The Frederick W. Anderson Teaching Award
Sponsor: The Genesee Hospital
Location: Rochester, NY

Award of Excellence
Sponsor: The Rochester Trio Consortium of Student Support Services
Location: Rochester, NY

Clinical Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: Primary Care Internal Medicine Program
Location: Rochester, NY

APF Award for Outstanding Research
Sponsor: Ben-Gurion University Center for Health Sciences
Location: Isreal

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Journal Articles

Priel B, Heimer D, Rabinowitz B, Hendler N. "Perceptions of asthma severity: the role of negative affectivity." The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma.. 1994 31(6):479-84.

Priel B, Gonik N, Rabinowitz B. "Appraisals of childbirth experience and newborn characteristics: the role of hardiness and affect." Journal of personality.. 1993 Sep; 61(3):299-315.

Rabinowitz B, Williams G, Quill TE. "Somatization. Why can't we see the forest for the trees?" General hospital psychiatry.. 1993 Jul; 15(4):208-10.