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Matthew Talbott named Associated Chief Medical Officer for Finger Lakes Health

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Matthew Talbott M.D., FACEP, MBA was named Associate Chief Medical Officer for Finger Lakes Health effective May 15, 2023.


In his new role as Associate Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Talbott will provide oversight of the Performance Improvement Department. He will continue his leadership role for both the Brenda & Dave Rickey Foundation Emergency Department at Geneva General Hospital and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Emergency Department as Director of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Talbott has been an active staff Emergency Medicine physician at Finger Lakes Health since 2008. 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.


Jose Acevedo, M.D., MBA, President & CEO of Finger Lakes Health states “ Under Dr. Talbott’s leadership our Emergency Departments at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital and Geneva General Hospital have the top two shortest wait times in the Finger Lakes region. His focus on increasing quality metrics has enabled us to achieve chest pain and stroke center recertifications from The Joint Commission. His commitment to quality and evidence based medicine for improved patient outcomes will ensure that Finger Lakes Health continues on our path to become recognized as the best health system.”   

Dr. 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.