Kevin A. Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H.

Kevin A. Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Family Medicine Research Programs
1381 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Office: (585) 506-9484
Fax: (585) 473-2245

Research Bio

Kevin received his BA in psychology from Antioch College, his MD from the Medical College of Virginia, and his MPH degree from the University of Rochester. He completed a faculty development fellowship through the University of Rochester Department of Family Medicine, training in family therapy through the Department of Psychiatry and joined the faculty in 1996. He is Associate Director of the Rochester Center to Improve Communication in Health, Co-Director of Community Engagement for the Rochester Clinical Translational Science Institute, Co-Director of the Greater Rochester Practice Research Network and HIV Clinical Coordinator for Westside Community Health Center.

His clinical interests are in the area of care of chemically dependent HIV+ persons and office management of chronic pain. His research interests are in the area of racial and socioeconomic disparities in health status, the effects of poverty on family function, and health services to underserved populations, particularly those at risk for cancer and heart disease. He is currently directing projects funded by the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Awards & Honors (National)

HAMES Award for Family Medicine Research | Society for Teachers of Family Medicine | Baltimore 2013
Outstanding Peer Reviewer, Medical Care 2009

Awards & Honors (Local)

2013 Faculty Diversity Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry | Rochester, New York 2013
Nominee for the David Satcher Community Health Improvement Award 2010
Nominated for AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award | University of Rochester 2005

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Apr 11
Chapman B, Fiscella K, Duberstein P, Kawachi I, Muennig P. "Measurement confounding affects the extent to which verbal IQ explains social gradients in mortality." Journal of epidemiology and community health.. 2014 Apr 11; Epub 2014 Apr 11.
2014 Mar 25
Jean-Pierre P, Cheng Y, Paskett E, Shao C, Fiscella K, Winters P, . "Item response theory analysis of the patient satisfaction with cancer-related care measure: a psychometric investigation in a multicultural sample of 1,296 participants." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2014 Mar 25; Epub 2014 Mar 25.
2014 Feb 15
Bensink ME, Ramsey SD, Battaglia T, Fiscella K, Hurd TC, McKoy JM, Patierno SR, Raich PC, Seiber EE, Warren-Mears V, Whitley E, Paskett ED, Mandelblatt S, . "Costs and outcomes evaluation of patient navigation after abnormal cancer screening: evidence from the Patient Navigation Research Program." Cancer.. 2014 Feb 15; 120(4):570-8. Epub 2013 Oct 25.
2014 Feb
Hatzenbuehler ML, Bellatorre A, Lee Y, Finch B, Muennig P, Fiscella K. "Structural stigma and all-cause mortality in sexual minority populations." Social science & medicine (1982). 2014 Feb; 103:33-41. Epub 2013 Jun 18.
2014 Jan 1
Hendren S, Fiscella K. "Patient navigation improves the care experience for patients with newly diagnosed cancer." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.. 2014 Jan 1; 32(1):3-4. Epub 2013 Nov 25.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Family Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Cancer Center


Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Family Practice
Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


MPH | Research | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry1996
MD | Medicine | Medical College of Virginia1980
BA | Psychology | Antioch College1976

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Family Practice at Buffalo General Hospital07/01/1981 - 06/30/1983
Internship in Family Medicine at Buffalo General Hospital07/01/1980 - 06/30/1981