CONTACT INFORMATIONBIOGRAPHYCREDENTIALSAWARDSPUBLICATIONSMichael R. Privitera, M.S., M.D.Contact InformationPhone NumbersAppointment: (585) 275-3505Fax: (585) 276-0161A member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty GroupgroupAn Accountable Health PartnerassignmentNot Accepting New PatientsLocations300 Crittenden BlvdRochester, NY 14642-0001Psychiatry: (585) 273-5701Strong Memorial Hospital Psychiatry300 Crittenden BlvdRochester, NY 14642-0001Psychiatry: (585) 273-5050Faculty AppointmentsProfessor (Part-Time) - Department of Psychiatry , Crisis Services (SMD) Patient Care SettingsNeurology, PsychiatryBiographyDr. Privitera is not accepting ongoing private patients. He continues to provide two visit consultation in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Consultation Clinic, and the Outpatient Psychiatry Consultation Clinic. Consultation can be obtained by calling 275-3505.Professional BackgroundDr. Privitera is Professor of Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), a consultation/liaison psychiatrist and directs the outpatient division of the Psychiatric Consultation/Liaison Service. This is a two visit consultative model to be a support to primary care clinicians, and second opinions on treatment resistant mood disorders to other psychiatrists. He is a member of the UR Medicine Workplace Safety Committee, Staff Support Committee, Patient and Family Centered Care Council addressing disruptive behavior, patient satisfaction and Burnout in physicians. He Co-Chaired Workplace Violence Committee in Psychiatry for 6 years with Catherine Cerulli PhD JD and assembled national and international experts in the workplace violence field which culminated in editing and writing for the book: Workplace Violence in Mental and General Healthcare Settings (Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2011). This book won the 2012 Manford Guttmacher Award, given by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), a forensic psychiatry division of The American Psychiatric Association. In recent years, Dr. Privitera has been focusing on the issue of physician burnout. He is one of the main architects of URMC's hospital-wide multimodal approach to addressing clinician burnout by supporting individuals and making institutional/ organizational changes in his hospital role as Medical Director of the Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Program. He is a member of a national collaborative group of academic medical centers referred to as "CHARM" (Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine) centered at MGH/Harvard. He is a member of the Federation of State Medical Boards Task Force on Physician Burnout and was Chair of the Medical Society of the State of New York Committee on Physician Wellbeing and Resilience from 2015-2019. He has written in publications of The Joint Commission, American Hospital Association, National Patient Safety Foundation, Medscape and Journal of Hospital Administration on physician burnout.CredentialsSpecialtiesPsychosomatic MedicineEducation1975MD | SUNY at Buffalo Grad Medical-Dental Education ConsPost-doctoral Training & Residency09/01/1981 - 06/30/1983Residency in Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1979 - 06/30/1981Internship in Psychiatry at University of Michigan HospitalsAwards2019American Medical Association Joy in Medicine Award 2019Sponsor: University of Rochester2018 - 2019Patient Safety Award; Integrated Model: Patient Safety and Staff WellbeingSponsor: MCIC Vermont (Malpractice Carrier) Patient Safety Award Project2017Best Doctors In America2015Best Doctors in America2014Sidney Rubin, MD Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Residency2014Doctor of ExcellenceSponsor: Board of Leaders in Healthcare Network2012 - 2012Manfred Guttmacher Award 2012 in Forensic PsychiatrySponsor: American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law/APALocation: Philadelphia PA, 5/6/122009Friend of Residents Award – (URMC Psychiatry Resident Class)2009Irma Bland MD Award (APA) for Excellence in Teaching Residents2007 - 2009Best Doctors in America2006Top Psychiatrists in America2005URMC, Dept of Psychiatry Excellence in Clinical Care Award2005Best Doctors in America2004Sidney Rubin, MD Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Residency2001Sidney Rubin, MD Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Residency1999Mary Lou Meyers, MD Award for Excellence in Medical Student1998Best Doctors In America1997Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD Award (APA) for Excellence in Medical Student Education1995Fellow (now called1986Sidney Rubin, MD Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Residency1983Sandoz Award in Psychopharmacology1979Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical SocietyLocation: (SUNY @ Buffalo, of Medicine)VIEW ALL expand_morePublicationsJournal Articles6/21/2021Epstein RM, Privitera MR. "Finding Our Way Out of Burnout." . 2021 Jun 21; :OP2100233. Epub 2021 Jun 21. 2021Epstein RM, Privitera MR. "Finding our way out of burnout JCO Oncology Practice 2021" . 2021; : 1-4.2021Privitera MR, MacNamee K. "Integrating Patient Safety and Clinician Wellbeing." Physician Leadership Journal. 2021; : 39-46.Books & Chapters2021 Book Title: Organizational Interventions to Reduce Burnout in Healthcare. Author List: Privitera MR. Edited By: D'Souza RF, Nimmagadda S, McIntyre J, DeSousa A. Published By: Oxford Press 20212021 Book Title: Burnout in Healthcare: The effect of halo bias on clinician expectations in burnout. Author List: Privitera MR. Edited By: Herman I. Published By: Unknown 20212020 Chapter Title: Managing the Disruptive Physician. Book Title: The periFACTS OB/GYN Academy Author List: Privitera MR, Hengerer AS, and Apostolakos MJ. Published By: Unknown 2020VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSClose WindowSchedule an appointment with Michael R. Privitera, M.S., M.D.Please answer the following questions to help us find the right appointment for you.Important: If you believe that you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. This website is not intended for emergency care.Have you seen this provider in the last 2 years?YesNoExisting Patient Schedule or request a follow up appointment online through MyChart. If you do not have a MyChart account, please close this window and call the appointment phone number. Michael R. 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