In this role, Papa will advise and assist the Board of Regents and the State Education Department with respect to professional regulations and licensing requirements, licensing examinations and practice issues. State Board members must be dedicated to public protection and quality professional preparation and conduct.
Papa joins current Board of Medicine member UR Medicine pediatric radiologist Margaret H. Ormanoski, D.O., who also sits on the group’s medical physics sub-board. His appointment follows that of Roger M. Oskvig, M.D., who completed 10 years on the Board and continues to serve as an extended non-voting member.
“Having Dr. Papa follow in the footsteps of Dr. Oskvig, in providing oversight and guidance of licensing, will no doubt be a huge benefit to both New York State and URMC,” said Paul C. Levy, M.D., Charles A. Dewey Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine. “The licensing process can be exceedingly complex at times, when internationally trained providers or those moving across state lines wish to practice in our region. Dr. Papa is well qualified to oversee this important and often underappreciated process that impacts quality of care and patient safety.”
A board-certified internist with UR Medicine Primary Care, Papa is a professor of clinical medicine in the Department of Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In addition to an active medical practice, teaching responsibilities and community involvement, Papa has held various professional positions, including serving as president of the Monroe County Medical Society and on the boards of Excellus Rochester and the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. He also is a regular panelist on the national PBS program “Second Opinion.”