Laurie J. Donohue, M.D.

Laurie J. Donohue, M.D.

Contact Information

Westside Health Services, Inc.
322 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14608

Appointment: (585) 254-6480

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital
  • Primary Care Physician Primary Care Physician

Patient Care Bio

Laurie Donohue grew up in New Hampshire and survived a stint as a middle school teacher for seven years before finding her way to Dartmouth Medical School. She moved to Rochester to attend the Family Medicine residency program and graduated in 1994.

After establishing her clinical practice at Brown Square Health Center, she was a natural choice to become the faculty liaison to the Brown Square residents. She held this position from 1996 until 2005. In 1998, she increased her faculty commitment to become the Associate Residency Director. In 2005, she added to her list of responsibilities the medical directorship of Westside Health Services, the parent organization for Brown Square Health Center and a second site, Woodward Health Center.

Areas of interest include healthcare for the underserved, addressing healthcare disparities, and feminist spirituality. She lives in the city's 19th Ward with her partner and son.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, Northeast Region, First place faculty submission 2004
Community preceptor award, Department of Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2003
Community Service Award, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 1994

Current Appointments

Clinical Associate Professor - Department of Family Medicine (SMD) - Primary


Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


MD | Medicine | Dartmouth Medical School1991
BA | English Or Journalism | Emmanuel College1979
AAS | Arts & Sciences | Mount St Mary College1978

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Family Practice at Highland Hospital of Rochester07/01/1992 - 06/30/1993
Internship in Family Practice at Highland Hospital of Rochester07/01/1991 - 06/30/1992