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Valerie J. Lang, M.D., M.H.P.E.

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-4912

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

  • Professor - Department of Medicine , Hospital Medicine (SMD)
  • Professor of Clinical Nursing - Department of SON Adjuncts (SON) - Joint

Patient Care Setting

Hospital Medicine


Professional Background

Dr. Lang has been an internal medicine hospitalist at the University of Rochester since 2000. She is the Senior Associate Division Chief for Hospital Medicine and Director of the Hospital Medicine Faculty Development program. She is the inaugural Director of Meliora in Medicine, a 2-year course and 4-year thread throughout the medical school curriculum. She directed the Medicine Clerkship for 13 years and is a past president of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine. Dr. Lang co-led the development of the Aquifer Internal Medicine and Aquifer High Value Care national on-line virtual patient courses and currently serves as Academic Director of Assessment of Clinical Decision Making at Aquifer. Her research interests focus on medical education, including the teaching and assessment of clinical reasoning, virtual patients, and faculty development.



MD | Suny Health Science Center At Syracuse

MED | University of Illinois at Chicago

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1997 - 06/30/1998
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center


Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges

Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD Service Award
Sponsor: Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine

Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD Service Award
Sponsor: Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine

Faculty Academic Mentoring Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Harry L. Segal Prize for Excellence in Third Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Location: Rochester, NY

Louis N. Pangaro Educational Program Development Award; Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine

Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine

Fellow, American College of Physicians

2004 - 2006
Jules Cohen Dean's Teaching Fellowship

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Journal Articles

Mooney CJ, Blatt A, Pascoe J, Lang V, Kelly M, Braun M, Burch J, Stone RT. "Predictors of Narrative Evaluation Quality in Undergraduate Medical Education Clerkships." Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2022 Nov 1; 97(11S):S168. Epub 2022 Oct 18.

Moore CA, Ross DW, Pivert KA, Lang VJ, Sozio SM, O'Neill WC. "Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training during Nephrology Fellowship: A National Survey of Fellows and Program Directors." Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN.. 2022 Sep 21; Epub 2022 Sep 21.

Mooney CJ, Pascoe JM, Blatt AE, Lang VJ, Kelly MS, Braun MK, Burch JE, Stone RT. "Predictors of faculty narrative evaluation quality in medical school clerkships." Medical education.. 2022 Aug 11; Epub 2022 Aug 11.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Assessment of Clinical Reasoning
Book Title: Teaching Clinical Reasoning
Author List: Lang V, Schuwirth L, Durning SJ, Rencic JJ
Edited By: Trowbridge RL, Rencic JJ, and Durning SJ
Published By: American College of Physicians 2015

Chapter Title: Approach to the Altered Mental State
Book Title: Internal Medicine Essentials for Clerkship Students
Author List: Lang VJ.
Published By: American College of Physicians 2011