Thomas V. Caprio, M.D.

Thomas V. Caprio, M.D.

Contact Information

Monroe Community Hospital
435 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14620

Office: (585) 760-6364
Fax: (585) 760-6376

Professional Bio

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, 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 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.

Research Bio

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

Awards & Honors (National)

Felllow of the American Geriatrics Society 2015
American Geriatrics Society Presidential Poster Award | American Geriatrics Society 2011
Fellow of the American College of Physicians 2010
American Academy of Home Care Physicians Award 2009
AMA Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation 2005 - 2008
American Medical Directors Association Foundation - Futures Scholar Program 2004

Awards & Honors (Local)

Health Care Achievement Award in Management | Rochester Business Journal 2015
Educator of the Year Award | Division of Geriatrics & Aging, University of Rochester 2014
Dean's Teaching Fellowship | University of Rochester 2013 - 2015
Dr. John D. Baum Award | Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center 2013
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow | University of Rochester 2008 - 2010
Sidney Hillman Health Center Award | Rochester Academy of Medicine 2007
Lawrence E. Young Teaching Award (Dept. of Medicine - University of Rochester) 2003
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 1999
University at Buffalo School of Medicine Dean's Scholarship 1996 - 2000
Hemophilia Health Services Memorial Scholarship 1996
Phi Lambda Upsilon (Honorary Chemical Society) 1996
Sr. Therese M. Lang Biochemistry Award (Nazareth College) 1996
Vice President's Award in Scholarship & Leadership (Nazareth College) 1996
American Chemical Society Analytical Chemistry Award 1995
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 1995
Nazareth College Presidential Scholarship 1992 - 1996
Nazareth College Alumni Scholarship 1992 - 1996
Dr. Thomas B. Tomasi Research Fellowship (Roswell Park Cancer Institute) 1991

Recent Journal Articles

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2015 Feb
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; 16(2):155-9. Epub 2014 Oct 07.
2015 Jan
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; 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.
2013 Oct
Zheng NT, Mukamel DB, Caprio TV, Temkin-Greener H. "Hospice utilization in nursing homes: association with facility end-of-life care practices." The Gerontologist. 2013 Oct; 53(5):817-27. Epub 2012 Dec 10.
2013 Jun
Downing LJ, Caprio TV, Lyness JM. "Geriatric psychiatry review: differential diagnosis and treatment of the 3 D's - delirium, dementia, and depression." Current psychiatry reports. 2013 Jun; 15(6):365.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Geriatrics/Aging (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Dentistry (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD)


Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Hospice & Palliative Care
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


Master of Science (MS) | Health Professions Education | University of Rochester2015
Master of Public Health (MPH) | University of Rochester2010
MD | Medicine | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences2000
BS | Biochemistry | Nazareth Coll of Rochester1996

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Geriatrics at Monroe Community Hospital07/01/2003 - 06/30/2005
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2001 - 06/23/2003
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center06/24/2000 - 06/30/2001