Dr. Wayne Strouse is a rural family medicine physician who has practiced for 25 years in the Finger Lakes region of New York state, where he was recognized as New York State Family Doctor of the Year in 2020.
He has served as a director of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians, the Medical Staff President of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, and a member of the Board of Finger Lakes Health System.
Dr. Strouse earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, followed by an internship at the Naval Hospital Charleston, and residency at the Kingsport Family Practice Residency in Tennessee.
Dr. Strouse’s passion for Medicare for All was inspired by his diverse experiences both in and out of the U.S. From 1987 to 1992, he served as a medical officer for the U.S. Navy, where personnel receive comprehensive and affordable health care within the military system. Dr. Strouse also practiced in New Zealand in 2004-05, where he worked at a Maori tribe-owned clinic and saw firsthand the benefits of a national health system. A fierce advocate for health justice, Dr. Strouse is a founding member of the Central and Western NY Chapter of PNHP.