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    Daniel Lasser MD, MPH

    TitleChair and Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
    Phone508-856-2246
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        Dr. Lasser 2011

        Current Positions

        • Chairman, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMass Memorial Health Care/University ofMassachusetts Medical School
        • Senior Vice President, Center for the Advancement of Primary Care

        Click here to view Dr. Lasser's curriculum vitae

        Education

        • State University of New York at Buffalo : MD, 1974
        • State University of New York at Buffalo : Rotating Medical Internship, 1975
        • Hennepin County Medical Center (Minneapolis, MN ): Family Practice Residency, 1977
        • Harvard School of Public Health: MPH (Health Policy and Administration), 1987

        Affiliations

        Staff Physician, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Worcester, MA

        Scholarly Activity

        Dr. Lasser's professional interests include:

        • Health care service delivery to vulnerable populations;
        • Health workforce development;
        • Linking medical education and shortage area practice; and
        • Health management and administration, especially within the public sector

        Biography

        Daniel Lasser is Professor and Chair of the UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, a position he has held since 1998. Dr. Lasser was appointed Senior Vice President for Primary Care in 2006, leading the Center for Advancement of Primary Care; and asked to serve as Interim President of the UMass Memorial Medical Group from 2007-2010. In his ongoing role as Chair and Senior Vice President he leads the UMassMemorial’s strategic initiative to create Patient-Centered Medical Homes in the system’s primary care sites, and has been instrumental in the Medical School’s ranking among the best medical schools for primary care, as well as leading a department which is among the largest and most respected Departments of Family Medicine in the nation.



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        1. Ferguson WJ, Cashman SB, Savageau JA, Lasser DH. Family medicine residency characteristics associated with practice in a health professions shortage area. Fam Med. 2009 Jun; 41(6):405-10.
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        2. Cashman SB, Savageau JA, Ferguson W, Lasser D. Community dimensions and HPSA practice location: 30 years of family medicine training. Fam Med. 2009 Apr; 41(4):255-61.
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        3. Baldor R, Ennis M, Lasser D, Wertheimer R. The use of M&M Rounds in departments of FM. Fam Med. 2004 May; 36(5):310.
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        4. Quirk M, Lasser D, Domino F, Chuman A, Devaney-O'Neil S. Family medicine educators' perceptions of the future of faculty development. Fam Med. 2002 Nov-Dec; 34(10):755-60.
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        5. Quirk M, Stone S, Chuman A, Devaney-O'Neil S, Mazor K, Starr S, Lasser D. Using differences between perceptions of importance and competence to identify teaching needs of primary care preceptors. Teach Learn Med. 2002; 14(3):157-63.
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        6. Lasser DH, Chuman A, Ferrara E, Gurwitz J. Use of a mini-grant program to stimulate generalist training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Acad Med. 1999 Jan; 74(1 Suppl):S30-5.
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        7. Field TS, Baldor RA, Casey LM, Chuman A, Lasser D, Ehrlich A, Gurwitz JH. Introducing managed care to the medical school curriculum: effect on student attitudes. Am J Manag Care. 1998 Jul; 4(7):1015-21.
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        8. Quirk ME, DeWitt T, Lasser D, Huppert M, Hunniwell E. Evaluation of primary care futures: a faculty development program for community health center preceptors. Acad Med. 1998 Jun; 73(6):705-7.
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        9. Cotsonas CE, Bibace R, Lasser DH. Teaching the tension: residency programs and cost containment. Fam Med. 1989 Mar-Apr; 21(2):98-9.
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        10. Quirk M, Style A, Lasser D. Family practice and internal medicine residents' values related to future medical practices. J Med Educ. 1985 Feb; 60(2):138-40.
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