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

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

  • Associate Professor - Department of Medicine , Hospital Medicine (SMD)
  • Associate 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.



  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse

MPH | University of Illinois School of Public Health

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


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

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

Lang VJ, Berman NB, Bronander K, Harrell H, Hingle S, Holthouser A, Leizman D, Packer CD, Park YS, Vu TR, Yudkowsky R, Monteiro S, Bordage G. "Validity Evidence for a Brief Online Key Features Examination in the Internal Medicine Clerkship." Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2019 Feb 0; 94(2):259-266.

Cayea D, Tartaglia K, Pahwa A, Harrell H, Shaheen A, Lang VJ. "Current and Optimal Training in High-Value Care in the Internal Medicine Clerkship: A National Curricular Needs Assessment." Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2018 Oct 0; 93(10):1511-1516.

Gorgone M, McNichols B, Lang VJ, Novak W, O'Connor AB. "The Procedure Coordinator: A Resident-Driven Initiative to Increase Opportunity for Inpatient Procedures." Journal of graduate medical education.. 2018 Oct 0; 10(5):583-586.

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