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Robert Fortuna

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentMedicine
AddressCulver Medical Group
913 Culver Road
Rochester NY 14609-7141
Other Positions
TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPediatrics

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
DepartmentCenter for Community Health

 
 Awards And Honors
1996     Engineering Scholarship, National Starch and Chemical Company
1997     Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
2001     Ohiyesa Fellowship  | Dartmouth Medical School
2002     Good Physician Award  | Dartmouth Medical School
2002     MD with Honors  | Dartmouth Medical School
2002     Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society  | Dartmouth Medical School
2007     Nominee, Harvard Medical School Prize for Excellence in Teaching  | Harvard Medical School
2010     Finalist, National Milton W. Hamolsky Awards Junior Faculty Award  | Society of General Internal Medicine
2010 - 2011Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow  | University of Rochester
2011 - 2012Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow  | University of Rochester
2011     Class of 2011 Med-Peds Teaching Award
2012     Community Impact Award  | Greater Rochester Health Foundation
 
 Overview
Dr. Fortuna is a health services researcher with interests related to improving health care delivery, particularly for young adults with chronic disease. His major areas of research interest are: (1) evaluating and improving access to primary care, especially for young adults; (2) evaluating the effect of health insurance on health care for young adults; (3) exploring and developing standards of care for young adults; and (4) developing health IT systems to facilitate health care delivery and improve quality in the ambulatory setting.

 
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  1. Fortuna RJ, Idris A, Winters P, Humiston SG, Scofield S, Hendren S, Ford P, Li SX, Fiscella K. Get screened: a randomized trial of the incremental benefits of reminders, recall, and outreach on cancer screening. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jan; 29(1):90-7.
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  2. Joynt M, Train MK, Robbins BW, Halterman JS, Caiola E, Fortuna RJ. The impact of neighborhood socioeconomic status and race on the prescribing of opioids in emergency departments throughout the United States. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Dec; 28(12):1604-10.
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  3. Sanders MR, Winters P, Fortuna RJ, Mendoza M, Berliant M, Clark L, Fiscella K. Internet access and patient portal readiness among patients in a group of inner-city safety-net practices. J Ambul Care Manage. 2013 Jul-Sep; 36(3):251-9.
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  4. Fortuna RJ, Halterman JS, Pulcino T, Robbins BW. Delayed transition of care: a national study of visits to pediatricians by young adults. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Sep-Oct; 12(5):405-11.
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  5. Mani N, Caiola E, Fortuna RJ. The influence of social networks on patients' attitudes toward type II diabetes. J Community Health. 2011 Oct; 36(5):728-32.
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  6. Fortuna RJ, Robbins BW, Caiola E, Joynt M, Halterman JS. Prescribing of controlled medications to adolescents and young adults in the United States. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126(6):1108-16.
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  7. Fortuna RJ, Robbins BW, Mani N, Halterman JS. Dependence on emergency care among young adults in the United States. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jul; 25(7):663-9.
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  8. Fortuna RJ, Robbins BW, Halterman JS. Ambulatory care among young adults in the United States. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Sep 15; 151(6):379-85.
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  9. Fortuna RJ, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Campion FX, Finkelstein JA, Kotch JB, Feldstein AC, Smith DH, Simon SR. Reducing the prescribing of heavily marketed medications: a randomized controlled trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Aug; 24(8):897-903.
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  10. Fortuna RJ, Ting DY, Kaelber DC, Simon SR. Characteristics of medicine-pediatrics practices: results from the national ambulatory medical care survey. Acad Med. 2009 Mar; 84(3):396-401.
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  11. Fortuna RJ, Palfrey JS, Shelov SP, Samuels RC. Paediatric experiences with work-hour limitations. J Eval Clin Pract. 2009 Feb; 15(1):116-20.
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  12. Fortuna RJ, Ross-Degnan D, Finkelstein J, Zhang F, Campion FX, Simon SR. Clinician attitudes towards prescribing and implications for interventions in a multi-specialty group practice. J Eval Clin Pract. 2008 Dec; 14(6):969-73.
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  13. Hermiller JB, Simonton C, Hinohara T, Lee D, Cannon L, Mooney M, O'Shaughnessy C, Carlson H, Fortuna R, Zapien M, Fletcher DR, DiDonato K, Chou TM. The StarClose Vascular Closure System: interventional results from the CLIP study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2006 Nov; 68(5):677-83.
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  14. Goldberg SL, Berger P, Cohen DJ, Shawl F, Buchbinder M, Fortuna R, O'Neill W, Leon M, Braden GA, Teirstein PS, Reisman M, Bailey SR, Dauerman HL, Bowers T, Mehran R, Colombo A. Rotational atherectomy or balloon angioplasty in the treatment of intra-stent restenosis: BARASTER multicenter registry. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2000 Dec; 51(4):407-13.
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  15. Holmes DR, Lansky A, Kuntz R, Bell MR, Buchbinder M, Fortuna R, O'Shaughnessy CD, Popma J. The PARAGON stent study: a randomized trial of a new martensitic nitinol stent versus the Palmaz-Schatz stent for treatment of complex native coronary arterial lesions. Am J Cardiol. 2000 Nov 15; 86(10):1073-9.
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  16. Baim DS, Cutlip DE, Sharma SK, Ho KK, Fortuna R, Schreiber TL, Feldman RL, Shani J, Senerchia C, Zhang Y, Lansky AJ, Popma JJ, Kuntz RE. Final results of the Balloon vs Optimal Atherectomy Trial (BOAT) Circulation. 1998 Feb 3; 97(4):322-31.
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  17. Reisman M, Harms V, Whitlow P, Feldman T, Fortuna R, Buchbinder M. Comparison of early and recent results with rotational atherectomy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1997 Feb; 29(2):353-7.
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  18. Fortuna R, Walston D, Hansell H, Schulz GY. Directional coronary atherectomy: experience in 310 patients. J Invasive Cardiol. 1995 Apr; 7(3):57-64.
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