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Michael R. Privitera, M.S., M.D.

Neurology, Psychiatry

Clinical Interests

Epilepsy

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-5701

Administrative: (585) 275-3592

Office: (585) 399-4581

Fax: (585) 276-0161

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Dr 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 Joan Brisbane at 275-3505.

He also is Psychiatric Consultant to U of Rochester Epilepsy Program and is scheduled through the Epilepsy Team for these consultations.

Professional Background

Dr Privitera is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), and Directs the Psychiatric Consultation/Liaison Service which services the Medical/Surgical/OB-GYN Service patients, the Mood and Anxiety Disorder Clinic, which services the medical community and region with consultation on difficult to treat mood and anxiety disorders. Dr Privitera has through years of clinical and administrative experience, personal victimization, co-chairing the Department of Psychiatry Workplace Violence (WPV) Committee, membership on URMC Workplace Safety Committee, completing a sabbatical focusing on WPV, assembled national and international interdisciplinary and interprofessional experts in the WPV field which culminated in editing and writing for the book Workplace Violence in Mental and General Healthcare Settings (Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2011). He has presented internationally on interdisciplinary and interprofessional approaches to prevention and dealing urgently with WPV issues directly before, during, and directly after violent or potentially violent events ("Perivention").

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

1974
BA | Northwestern University
Biology

1975
MS | SUNY Coll at Buffalo
Arts & Sciences

1979
MD | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1981 - 06/30/1983
Residency in Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1979 - 06/30/1981
Internship in Psychiatry at University of Michigan Hospitals

Awards

2015
Best Doctors in America

2014
Sidney Rubin, MD Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Residency

2012 - 2012
Manfred Guttmacher Award 2012
Sponsor: American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law/APA
Location: Philadelphia PA, 5/6/12

2009
Friend of Residents Award – (URMC Psychiatry Resident Class)

2009
Irma Bland MD Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents

2007 - 2009
Best Doctors in America

2006
Top Psychiatrists in America

2005
URMC, Dept of Psychiatry Excellence in Clinical Care Award

2005
Best Doctors in America

2004
Sidney Rubin, MD Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Residency

2001
Sidney Rubin, MD Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Residency

1999
Mary Lou Meyers, MD Award for Excellence in Medical Student

1998
Best Doctors In America

1997
Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD Award for Excellence in Medical Student

1995
Fellow (now called

1986
Sidney Rubin, MD Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Residency

1983
Sandoz Award in Psychopharmacology

1979
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Location: (SUNY @ Buffalo, of Medicine)

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/2017
Ripp JA, Privitera MR, West C, Leiter R, Logio L, Shapiro J, Bazari H. "Well-Being in Graduate Medical Education: A Call for Action." Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2017 Jul 0; 92(7):914-917.

4/8/2017
Epstein RM, Privitera MR. "Physician burnout is better conceptualised as depression - Authors' reply." Lancet.. 2017 Apr 8; 389(10077):1398.

2017
Epstein RM; Privitera MR; Author's Reply to comments of of Bianchi R. et al. "Physician burnout is better conceptualised as depression". The Lancet. 2017; .

Books & Chapters

2011
Chapter Title: Prevention Terminology: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and an Evolution of Terms
Book Title: Workplace Violence in Mental and General Healthcare Settings
Author List: Rose E. Constantino and Michael R Privitera
Edited By: Privitera MR
Published By: Jones and Bartlett Publishers2011 in Sudbury MA

2011
Chapter Title: Violence: Definitions, Classifications and the Diverse Literature
Book Title: Workplace Violence in Mental and General Healthcare Settings
Author List: Michael R Privitera MD MS
Edited By: Privitera, Michael R
Published By: Jones and Bartlett Publishers2011 in Sudbury MA

2011
Chapter Title: The Impact of Violence and Factors Contributing to Violence
Book Title: Workplace Violence in Mental and General Healthcare Settings
Author List: Michael R Privitera MD MS
Edited By: Privitera MR
Published By: Jones and Bartlett Publishers2011 in Sudbury MA

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