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Thomas V. Caprio, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 760-6353

Office: (585) 760-6364

Fax: (585) 760-6376

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Geriatrics & Aging


Dr. Thomas Caprio specializes in geriatric medicine, hospice, and palliative care. He is the director of the geriatric training programs at the University of Rochester (UR) and he serves as the Director of the UR Medicine Geriatric Assessment Clinic located at Monroe Community Hospital providing geriatric consultation for frail older adults in the community. Dr. Caprio serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the UR Medicine Home Care, Medical Director for the Visiting Nurse Service and the Medical Director of the Visiting Nurse Hospice of Rochester. He provides geriatric consultation and palliative care clinical services for patients in home care, nursing homes, outpatient, and inpatient settings.

Professional Background

Dr. Thomas Caprio is an Associate Professor of Medicine/Geriatrics, Dentistry, Clinical Nursing, and Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center and serves as medical director of the University of Rochester Geriatric Assessment Clinic, Chief Medical Officer for UR Medicine Home Care, Medical Director of the Visiting Nurse Service and Medical Director of Visiting Nurse Hospice and Palliative Care. He is director of the University of Rochester geriatric medicine fellowship program and director of an interdisciplinary geriatric training program for physicians, dentists, and behavioral/mental health professionals. He is Director of the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center and is a past recipient of a Geriatric Academic Career Award from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Caprio is active in research and teaching at the University of Rochester and he was appointed a Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Medicine in 2008 and a Dean's Teaching Fellow at the School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2013. In 2015 he was appointed a scholar in the Tideswell Leadership Development Program sponsored by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP).

Dr. Caprio is a recipient of the Rochester Business Journal's Health Care Achievement Award in 2015. He is past-president of the State Society on Aging of New York and past-President for the National Association of Geriatric Education Centers and the National Association for Geriatric Education. In July 2015, he received funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce, for the establishment of the Finger Lakes Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program which provides education and training related to geriatrics and palliative care, as well as Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias across Upstate New York. This program targets multiple health care disciplines, primary care providers, academic faculty, rural health care providers, and family caregivers.

Dr. Caprio completed his undergraduate studies in biochemistry at Nazareth College of Rochester and then graduated from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He went on to complete his internship and residency training in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital and a subsequent fellowship in geriatric medicine, a postdoctoral research fellowship in geriatrics and gerontology, Master in Public Health degree, and Master's in Health Professions Education at the University of Rochester. Dr. Caprio is a board-certified physician in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society. He is a certified medical director in long-term care and a certified hospice medical director.


Dr. Caprio is an academic geriatrician, nursing home physician, and hospice/home care medical director with research training and background focused on interprofessional team training, rural health, survey instrument construction, program development and evaluation, health services research and assessment of quality of care.



  • Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


BS | Nazareth Coll of Rochester

MD | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Master of Public Health (MPH) | University of Rochester

Master of Science (MS) | University of Rochester
Health Professions Education

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2005
Fellowship in Geriatrics at Monroe Community Hospital

07/01/2001 - 06/23/2003
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/24/2000 - 06/30/2001
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Felllow of the American Geriatrics Society

Health Care Achievement Award in Management
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal

Educator of the Year Award
Sponsor: Division of Geriatrics & Aging, University of Rochester

2013 - 2015
Dean's Teaching Fellowship
Sponsor: University of Rochester

Dr. John D. Baum Award
Sponsor: Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center

American Geriatrics Society Presidential Poster Award
Sponsor: American Geriatrics Society

Fellow of the American College of Physicians

American Academy of Home Care Physicians Award

2008 - 2010
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow
Sponsor: University of Rochester

Sidney Hillman Health Center Award
Sponsor: Rochester Academy of Medicine

2005 - 2008
AMA Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation

American Medical Directors Association Foundation - Futures Scholar Program

Lawrence E. Young Teaching Award (Dept. of Medicine - University of Rochester)

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

1996 - 2000
University at Buffalo School of Medicine Dean's Scholarship

Vice President's Award in Scholarship & Leadership (Nazareth College)

Sr. Therese M. Lang Biochemistry Award (Nazareth College)

Phi Lambda Upsilon (Honorary Chemical Society)

Hemophilia Health Services Memorial Scholarship

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

American Chemical Society Analytical Chemistry Award

1992 - 1996
Nazareth College Alumni Scholarship

1992 - 1996
Nazareth College Presidential Scholarship

Dr. Thomas B. Tomasi Research Fellowship (Roswell Park Cancer Institute)

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Journal Articles

Zheng NT, Mukamel DB, Friedman B, Caprio TV, Temkin-Greener H. "The effect of hospice on hospitalizations of nursing home residents." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.. 2015 Feb 0; 16(2):155-9. Epub 2014 Oct 07.

Temkin-Greener H, Ladwig S, Caprio T, Norton S, Quill T, Olsan T, Cai X, Mukamel DB. "Developing palliative care practice guidelines and standards for nursing home-based palliative care teams: a Delphi study." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.. 2015 Jan 0; 16(1):86.e1-7. Epub 2014 Dec 04.

Hung WW, Rossi M, Thielke S, Caprio T, Barczi S, Kramer BJ, Kochersberger G, Boockvar KS, Brody A, Howe JL. "A multisite geriatric education program for rural providers in the Veteran Health Care System (GRECC-Connect)." Gerontology & geriatrics education.. 2014 35(1):23-40.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Falls and Gait Disorders.
Book Title: Geriatric Rehabilitation: Bed-Side to Curb-Side
Author List: Thornton, K; Caprio TV
Edited By: Podur, KR
Published By: CRC Press 2016 in Boca Raton

Book Title: Primer of Palliative Care (6th Edition)
Author List: Quill, TE; Holloway, RG; Shah, M; Caprio, TV; Olden, AM; Storey, P
Published By: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2014

Chapter Title: Multidimensional Functional Assessment: An Overview
Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Elder Care (6th Edition)
Author List: Caprio, TV
Edited By: In Capezuti, Malone, Katz, Mezey (Eds)
Published By: Springer Publishers 2013 in New York