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Marc N. Berliant, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-7424

Office: (585) 275-7424

Fax: (585) 273-1041

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Internal Medicine

Biography

Dr. Marc Berliant is Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine, Chief of the Division of General Medicine, and Raymond J. Mayewski Professor of Medicine at URMC. He is also the Medical Director of the faculty-resident internal medicine practice at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is the Co-Chair of the Clinical Quality Committee of the Finger Lakes Preferred Provider System, a thirteen county organization which is part of the New York State initiative to improve the quality of care for Medicaid patients. Dr. Berliant attended medical school at the University of Illinois School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at URMC. He has led several hospital and community initiatives to enhance the safety and quality of care for patients in the Rochester area. Dr. Berliant’s professional interests include new models of health care delivery and improving equity in health care.

Professional Background

Dr. Berliant pioneered the Virtual Care Center model of care for the University of Rochester Medicine Service. This care model provided intensive virtual follow up to high-risk patients following hospital admission and discharge. The program, which was funded by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation from 2013-2016, emphasized better post-discharge care coordination and multi-disciplinary patient management in the transition from hospital to home, which are significant contributors both to poor health outcomes and costly (and avoidable) hospital readmissions. Dr. Berliant was also the Director of Safe Transitions, a Multi-disciplinary Project to Reduce Hospital Admissions at the University of Rochester, named by UHC/AAMC as top performer in “Best Practices For Better Care,” with reductions in 7 day hospital readmissions of 18% over 15 months. Most recently, he has been collaborating with Drs. Mammen, Arcoleo, and Halterman in pioneering new approaches to primary care asthma management through the TEAMS asthma telemedicine program.

Dr. Berliant was co-PI for a regional New York State Hospital-Medical Home Demonstration grant that promoted improved care coordination, patient continuity and quality of care for Medicaid beneficiaries. Outpatient primary care training sites were transformed into high functioning Patient Centered Medical Homes as recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance.

Dr. Berliant is active in the development of the ambulatory educational curriculum for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Strong Memorial Hospital. He teaches primary care internal medicine in the faculty-resident practice, and serves as faculty adviser and mentor to medical residents over the course of their three-year training program. He also serves, or has served on, numerous leadership and administrative teams throughout the University of Rochester.

Credentials

Education

1977
MD | University of Illinois College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1978 - 06/30/1980
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1977 - 06/30/1978
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2012
Physician Recipient of Excellence Award
Sponsor: URMC Board of Directors

2011
Physician Honoree of Health Care Achievement Award
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal

1994
James M. Stewart Award of the Department of Medicine for Distinguished Clinical Teaching

1991 - 1997
Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

1990
Art Bauman Award for Outstanding Housestaff Teaching

1990
Certificate of Merit from the Department of Medicine for Outstanding Clinical Teaching

1977
Alpha Omega Alpha

1977
Edmond J. James Scholar

1973
Phi Beta Kappa

1973
Phi Kappa Phi

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Publications

Journal Articles

10/16/2020
Mammen JR, Schoonmaker JD, Java J, Halterman J, Berliant MN, Crowley A, Reznik M, Feldman JM, Fortuna RJ, Frey SM, Turgeon K, Philibert A, Arcoleo K. "Going mobile with primary care: smartphone-telemedicine for asthma management in young urban adults (TEAMS)." The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma.. 2020 Oct 16; :1-13. Epub 2020 Oct 16.

10/2/2020
Mammen JR, Turgeon K, Philibert A, Schoonmaker JD, Java J, Halterman J, Berliant MN, Crowley A, Reznik M, Feldman JM, Fortuna RJ, Arcoleo K. "A mixed-methods analysis of younger adults' perceptions of asthma, self-management, and preventive care: "This isn't helping me none"." Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology.. 2020 Oct 2; Epub 2020 Oct 02.

2013
Sanders MR, Winters P, Fortuna RJ, Mendoza M, Berliant M, Clark L, Fiscella K. "Internet access and patient portal readiness among patients in a group of inner-city safety-net practices." The Journal of ambulatory care management.. 2013 36(3):251-9.

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Videos

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Safe Transitions: How URMC Hospitals Plan to Reduce Readmissions