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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
      Other Positions
      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health


        Current Positions

        • Chairman, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMass Memorial Health Care/University of Massachusetts Medical School
        • Senior Vice President, Center for the Advancement of Primary Care
        Click here to view Dr. Lasser's curriculum vitae 


        • 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


        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


        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 UMass Memorial strategic initiative to create Patient-Centered Medical Homes in the system primary care sites, and has been instrumental in the Medical School 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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