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Michael Mendoza

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentFamily Medicine
AddressHighland Family Medicine
777 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester NY 14620-1448
Other Positions
TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences

 Awards And Honors
2012     Fellow  | American Academy of Family Physicians
2008     Albert Schweitzer Fellowship/HMPRG Appreciation Award
2000     Albert Schweitzer Fellow  | Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program
1996     Founder - Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity  | University of Chicago
2000     Paul Q. Peterson Public Health Scholar  | University of Illinois (UIC)
1996     National Health Service Corps Scholar  | U.S. Public Health Service
2001     Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society  | UIC School of Public Health
2001     Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society  | UIC
2008     Young Alumni Service Citation  | University of Chicago Alumni Association
2010     New Faculty Scholar Award  | Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
2001     Alan W. Donaldson Memorial Award  | UIC School of Public Health
1996     Howell Murray Award  | University of Chicago Alumni Association
2008     Teacher of the Year  | Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
2008     Gold Humanism Induction Keynote Speaker  | University of Chicago School of Medicine,
Dr. Mendoza serves as Medical Director at Highland Family Medicine and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Mendoza joined the University of Rochester in 2009. Prior to then, he served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at The University of Chicago and saw patients as a National Health Service Corps Scholar in federally-qualified health centers on Chicago's South Side. His clinical interests include prevention and management of chronic illness, particularly cardiovascular disease and diabetes. He has a strong interest in advancing primary care through innovation, and promoting quality in ambulatory settings with the goal of narrowing health disparities for underserved and minority populations.

Dr. Mendoza is a recognized educator and writer. He has been named "Teacher of the Year" by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and is Co-Editor of "First Aid for the Family Medicine Boards". His scholarly interests include studying and implementing practice-based innovations that promote quality and patient safety in underserved clinical settings. His prior research focused on pay-for-performance incentive programs in underserved settings and the effects of community-based faculty development on the quality of medical student education.

Originally from Chicago, IL, Dr. Mendoza received his undergraduate and medical degrees from The University of Chicago. He received his Masters Degree in Public Health from The University of Illinois - Chicago where he studied school-based educational interventions to address high risk behaviors among inner city children and adolescents, and he obtained his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Rochester. He completed his residency training in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California - San Francisco, and served an additional year there as Chief Resident. He completed a Fellowship Program in Resident Teaching at UCSF and the Certificate Program in Biomedical Informatics at the Oregon Health and Science University. In his spare time, Dr. Mendoza enjoys running, cycling, and photography.

 Selected Publications
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  1. Hendren S, Winters P, Humiston S, Idris A, Li SX, Ford P, Specht R, Marcus S, Mendoza M, Fiscella K. Randomized, controlled trial of a multimodal intervention to improve cancer screening rates in a safety-net primary care practice. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jan; 29(1):41-9.
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  2. Sanders MR, Winters P, Fortuna RJ, Mendoza M, Berliant M, Clark L, Fiscella K. Internet access and patient portal readiness among patients in a group of inner-city safety-net practices. J Ambul Care Manage. 2013 Jul-Sep; 36(3):251-9.
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  3. Mendoza M, Rosenberg T. Self-management of type 2 diabetes: A good idea--or not ? J Fam Pract. 2013 May; 62(5):244-8.
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  4. Mendoza MD. Abstracts from the Proceedings of the 2012 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Medical Student Education. Teach Learn Med. 2013 Jan; 25(1):109-14.
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  5. Mendoza MD, Smith SG, Eder MM, Hickner J. The seventh element of quality: the doctor-patient relationship. Fam Med. 2011 Feb; 43(2):83-9.
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  6. Vargish L, Mendoza MD, Ewigman B. Use physical therapy to head off this deformity in infants. Consider early PT to prevent severe deformational plagiocephaly. J Fam Pract. 2009 Aug; 58(8):E2.
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  7. Mendoza MD, Hickner J. Glucose self-monitoring: think twice for type 2 patients. J Fam Pract. 2008 Nov; 57(11):731-4.
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  8. Mendoza MD, Stevermer JJ. Hypertension with metabolic syndrome: think thiazides are old hat? ALLHAT says think again. J Fam Pract. 2008 May; 57(5):306-10.
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  9. Diehr S, Hamp A, Jamieson B, Mendoza M. Clinical inquiries. Do topical antibiotics improve wound healing? J Fam Pract. 2007 Feb; 56(2):140-4.
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  10. Ginn PH, Jamieson B, Mendoza MD. Clinical Inquiries. How accurate is the use of ECGs in the diagnosis of myocardial infarct? J Fam Pract. 2006 Jun; 55(6):539-40.
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