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Stephen J. Lurie, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 784-7848

Fax: (585) 784-7844

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Primary Care


I'm never quite sure what to say about my philosophy of practice. After twenty five years as a primary-care physician, I am still surprised at humbled by the endless variety of ways that people experience life. So while I may not be up to a whole philosophy, I have at least developed some practical standards that guide my daily practice.

- Everyone who comes to me is deserving of unconditional respect and decency, and of my best efforts.

- Anyone can benefit from having an advocate.

- Habits are hard to change, and health-related habits are even harder.
There are often more immediate things to worry about. Meaningful change happens slowly, and may not be apparent from one visit to the next.

- Superstition and wishful thinking can cause a lot of avoidable suffering. There is considerable research evidence for the benefits and harms of many medical interventions - my job is to help people make the best decision for themselves, informed by the best available scientific evidence.



PHD | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MD | Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1991
Residency in Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989
Internship in Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center


Journal Articles

Dozier AM, Martina CA, O'Dell NL, Fogg TT, Lurie SJ, Rubinstein EP, Pearson TA. "Identifying emerging research collaborations and networks: method development." Evaluation & the health professions.. 2014 Mar; 37(1):19-32. Epub 2013 Sep 08.

Lyness JM, Lurie SJ, Ward DS, Mooney CJ, Lambert DR. "Engaging students and faculty: implications of self-determination theory for teachers and leaders in academic medicine." BMC medical education.. 2013 Nov 11; 13:151. Epub 2013 Nov 11.

Lurie SJ. "History and practice of competency-based assessment." Medical education.. 2012 Jan; 46(1):49-57.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: AMA Manual of Style
Author List: Iverson C, Christiansen S, Flanagin A, Fontanarosa PB, Glass RM, Lurie SJ, Meyer HS, Winker MA, Young RK
Published By: Oxford University Press 2007 in New York