Dr. Lisa DeLucia
Lisa DeLucia, a clinical director with Special Smiles, was one of six health care professionals to receive the 2012 Leadership Award for Exemplary Healthcare Services from the Golisano Foundation during its annual luncheon October 18.
Dr. DeLucia teaches pediatric dentistry residents at University of Rochester Medical Center's Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and is faculty for the LEND Fellowship program in hopes of inspiring another generation of oral health providers to care for this population. She also has a private practice in Webster. She has been a staunch advocate by not only treating patients with intellectual disabilities, but also by educating other providers in order to increase their comfort level in caring for and awareness of this severely underserved population.
The Golisano Foundation awards are given annually to health care professionals in New York, USA who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts to improve healthcare and access to care for people with intellectual disabilities.
About Karl Hejlik: SOI Senior Manager, Health/Research Communications