John C. Notaro, M.D.
Associate Medical DirectorChair, Primary Care Department
When I am not working, you can find me:
In the garden – I love planting things and watching them grow.
Favorite place to visit:
I have two favorites: The first is Vietnam, especially the southern part, where my wife was born. The second is the region of Calabria in Italy where my parents were born.
Anything by Dickens. I fell in love with Great Expectations when I was a freshman in college and since then I’ve loved all of Charles Dickens.
If I wasn’t a medical professional, I would be:
If I wasn’t in medicine, I would love to have been a college professor. Finding a way to understand something, and then sharing it with someone else is one of the greatest pleasures for me.
Favorite guilty pleasure:
Chocolate – but my wife keeps me on rations because she knows I can’t restrain myself.
Member of BMG Since:
MD from Albany Medical College
Chair of the BMG Primary Care Department since 2004, Appointed BMG Associate Medical Director in 2005
Areas of Interest:
Use of electronic medical records to improve quality of patient care
Residency in Internal Medicine at Albany Medical Center Hospital
Member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Health and the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Choir member at Nativity of Our Lord Church, Orchard Park