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Talbott Named URM Finger Lakes Health VP, Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer


Matthew Talbott MD, MBA, FACEP has been appointed Vice President, Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer for UR Medicine Finger Lakes Health effective February 19, 2024.

In his new role, Talbott is responsible for Risk Management, Care Management, Performance Improvement, Infection Prevention, Medical Staff Services and the medical staff clinical departments. He will continue his leadership role for both the Brenda & Dave Rickey Foundation Emergency Department at Geneva General Hospital and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Emergency Department as Director of Emergency Medicine.

Jose Acevedo, MD, MBA, President & CEO of Finger Lakes Health states “I am very proud of Dr. Talbott’s accomplishments at Finger Lakes Health. His commitment to our mission through evidence-based, quality patient care is demonstrated with continuous recertifications of our Stroke and Chest Pain Centers from The Joint Commission, as well as annual recognition from the American Heart Association for our gold-level standard of patient care. Under Dr. Talbott’s leadership, our two emergency departments continue to maintain the shortest wait times within the Finger Lakes and New York State. His focus on improving metrics and outcomes, along with  his leadership and dedication to learning, has earned him this well-deserved promotion.”

Talbott has been an active staff Emergency Medicine physician at Finger Lakes Health since 2008. In 2016, he was promoted to Director of Emergency Medicine. In 2018 he received the James J. Dooley Leadership Excellence Award that recognizes outstanding performance by a leader who is committed to Finger Lakes Health’s mission, values and the healing environment, as well as the leader’s overall job performance and leadership skills. In May 2023, he was named Associate Chief Medical Officer.

Talbott is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). He is board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. He received his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine & Public Health, Columbus, OH. Most recently, he completed his Master’s in Business Administration degree at SUNY Oswego.

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