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Louis John Papa, M.D.

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Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 341-7210

Fax: (585) 325-6051

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Primary Care


Dr. Papa is a graduate of the SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine and completed his medical residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in 1992. He also served as Chief Medical Resident and Fellow in General Internal Medicine at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, NY. Dr. Papa is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Throughout his career, Dr. Papa has received many honors and awards and is listed in the Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Papa currently serves as Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. In addition to active medical practice and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Papa has held various professional positions including president of the Monroe County Medical Society, Regional Board Member of Excellus Rochester, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, the "20/20 Commission" and CTAAB. He is also a regular panelist on the national PBS program "Second Opinion".



  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | State University of NY at Stony Brook School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1990 - 06/24/1992
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/23/1989 - 06/30/1990
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center


Edward Mott Moore Award
Sponsor: Monroe County Medical society
Location: MCMS 2013 Annual Meeting at the Irondequoit Country Club

Healthcare Achievement Awards for Physician Volunteer
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal
Location: Hyatt Regency Rochester

2008 - Present
Listed in America's Top Physicians
Sponsor: Consumer Research Council

James M. Stewart, MD Award presented to a community physician for clinical care and teaching, Department of Medicine, University

National Recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award for Young Physicians (part of the Excellence

2001 - Present
Listed in Best Doctors in America
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors

Rochester Business Journal, "Rochester's 40 under 40" - 2001

1999 - 2000
"Who's Who in Rochester Healthcare"
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal

Lawrence E. Young Patient Care Award, Strong Memorial Hospital
Sponsor: Categorical Internal Medicine Residency
Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

William Morgan Teaching Award, Strong Memorial Hospital

Medical School Commencement Speaker

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Journal Articles

Papa LJ, Weber BE. "Physician characteristics associated with the use of bone densitometry." Journal of general internal medicine.. 1997 Dec; 12(12):781-3.

Reilly BM, Wagner M, Magnussen CR, Ross J, Papa L, Ash J. "Promoting inpatient directives about life-sustaining treatments in a community hospital. Results of a 3-year time-series intervention trial." Archives of internal medicine.. 1995 Nov 27; 155(21):2317-23.

Li JT. "Clinical skills in the 21st century." Archives of internal medicine.. 1994 Jan 10; 154(1):22-4.