|John C. Notaro, MD
Associate Medical Director
Chair, Primary Care Department
Buffalo Medical Group, PC
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dr. John C. Notaro has been a member of the Buffalo Medical Group’s Department of Internal Medicine since 1995, and has served as chair of the Primary Care Department since January 2004.
He was appointed BMG Associate Medical Director in 2005.
A Buffalo, NY, native, Dr. Notaro is a graduate of the University of Rochester where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. He earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College, and did his residency in internal medicine at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Before joining the Buffalo Medical Group, Dr. Notaro spent four years in the United States Air Force Medical Corps at
the former Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, NY, from 1991-1995. He earned the rank of major while serving as a staff internist and Director of the Allergy and Immunology Clinic for the 416th Medical Group.
As a BMG physician leader, he spearheaded the organization’s participation in an international initiative, entitled the “Idealized Design of Clinical Office Practice” (IDCOP). Conducted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston, Mass., the project’s goal was to design office-based systems that make it possible to achieve better clinical outcomes.
In 2007, Dr. Notaro helped lead the
rollout of BMG's electronic medical records (EMR) system that has
virtually replaced all paper charts, enhanced the quality and
coordination of patient care, and reduced health care costs.
The EMR rollout will be completed by the end of 2010 or in early
Dr. Notaro served as chair of the BMG Quality Assurance Committee from January 1999 to December 2004, and was chair of the Group’s Board of Directors from September 2002 to December 2004.
He serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Health and is a member
of the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Licensed to practice medicine in New York State, he is a member of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Notaro resides in Orchard Park, NY, with his wife, Nga
Le, MD, and their three children.