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 Nov 10
Fiscella K. "Distinguishing phases of biomedical research is critical to improving health outcomes." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2015 Nov 10; Epub 2015 Nov 10.
2015 Nov
Chapman BP, Weiss A, Fiscella K, Muennig P, Kawachi I, Duberstein P. "Mortality Risk Prediction: Can Comorbidity Indices Be Improved With Psychosocial Data?" Medical care. 2015 Nov; 53(11):909-15.
2015 Oct 5
Wells KJ, Winters PC, Jean-Pierre P, Warren-Mears V, Post D, Van Duyn MA, Fiscella K, Darnell J, Freund KM, . "Effect of patient navigation on satisfaction with cancer-related care." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 2015 Oct 5; Epub 2015 Oct 05.
2015 Oct
McKee MM, Winters PC, Sen A, Zazove P, Fiscella K. "Emergency Department utilization among Deaf American Sign Language users." Disability and health journal. 2015 Oct; 8(4):573-8. Epub 2015 May 29.
2015 Oct
McKee MM, Paasche-Orlow MK, Winters PC, Fiscella K, Zazove P, Sen A, Pearson T. "Assessing Health Literacy in Deaf American Sign Language Users." Journal of health communication. 2015 Oct; 20 Suppl 2:92-100.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Family Medicine (SMD) - Primary


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