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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2015 Mar 10
Carroll J, Winters P, Fiscella K, Williams G, Bauch J, Clark L, Sutton J, Bennett N. "Process Evaluation of Practice-based Diabetes Prevention Programs: What Are the Implementation Challenges?" The Diabetes educator. 2015 Mar 10; Epub 2015 Mar 10.
2015 Feb
Fiscella K, Winters PC, Mendoza M, Noronha GJ, Swanger CM, Bisognano JD, Fortuna RJ. "Do clinicians recommend aspirin to patients for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease?" Journal of general internal medicine. 2015 Feb; 30(2):155-60.
2015 Feb
Osuji A, Pharr JR, Nwokoro U, Ike A, Ali C, Ejiro O, Osuyali J, Obiefune M, Fiscella K, Ezeanolue EE. "Impact of HIV testing and counseling (HTC) knowledge on HIV prevention practices among traditional birth attendants in Nigeria." International journal of environmental research and public health. 2015 Feb; 12(2):1969-82. Epub 2015 Feb 10.
Phillips L, Hendren S, Humiston S, Winters P, Fiscella K. "Improving breast and colon cancer screening rates: a comparison of letters, automated phone calls, or both." Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 2015 28(1):46-54.
2014 Nov
Fiscella K, Geiger HJ. "Caring for the poor in the 21st century: enabling community health centers for a new era." Journal of health care for the poor and underserved. 2014 Nov; 25(4):2044-52.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Family Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD)
Professor - Cancer Center
Professor - Center for Community Health


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