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Daniel Lasser MD, MPH

TitleProfessor and Chair Emeritus
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health

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    State University of New York, Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United StatesBAPsychology
    Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, United StatesMPHPublic Health
    State University of New York, Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United StatesMDFamily Medicine

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    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


    • 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. PMID: 19492187.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    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. PMID: 19343555.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    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. PMID: 15129371.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
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