Robert J. Fortuna, M.D., M.P.H.View Contact & Scheduling
Dr. Fortuna enjoys caring for families and people of all ages. He is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
Dr. Fortuna is accepting pediatric patients only.
Professor - Department of Medicine, Primary Care Physicians (SMD)
Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD) - Joint
Residency & Fellowship
Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Harvard University. 2006 - 2008
Residency, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Harvard University. 2003 - 2006
Internship, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Harvard University. 2002 - 2003
MD | Dartmouth Medical School. 2002
United Hero - Patient Satisfaction. 2022
Excellence in Quality Improvement, UR Department of Medicine 2020. 2020
Outstanding Quality of Care -- Comprehensive Approach to Opioid Management in Primary Care. 2020
UR Department of Medicine Excellence in QI - 2019. 2019
ICARE Bronze Star 2019 - 5 or more Strong Stars. 2019 - 2019
ICARE Bronze Star 2018 - 5 or more Strong Stars. 2018
Harvard Med-Peds Visiting Professorship in Population Medicine. 2017 - 2017
Recognition for Leading High Performing Team | 4th Annual Institute for Innovative Education Team Based Care Summit. 2017
Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards. 2016
Community Impact Award. 2012
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow. 2011 - 2012
Class of 2011 Med-Peds Teaching Award. 2011
Finalist, National Milton W. Hamolsky Awards Junior Faculty Award. 2010
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow. 2010 - 2011
Nominee, Harvard Medical School Prize for Excellence in Teaching. 2007
Good Physician Award. 2002
MD with Honors. 2002
Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. 2002
Ohiyesa Fellowship. 2001
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. 1997
Engineering Scholarship, National Starch and Chemical Company. 1996
Longitudinal Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Utilization of Hemoglobin A1c Testing in Outpatients
Zha, L; MacLeod, S; Love, T; Fortuna, RJ; Victoria Zhang YV.
Clin Chim Acta
Continuity and Health Outcomes in Resident Clinics: A Scoping Review of the Literature
Margaret J. Connolly MJ, Weppner WG, Fortuna RJ, Snyder ED.
Cureus. 2022; .
The Presence 5 for Racial Justice Framework for anti-racist communication with Black patients
Brown-Johnson C, Cox J, Shankar M,Baratta J, De Leon G, Garcia R, Hollis T, Verano M, Henderson K, Upchurch M, Safaeinili N ,Shaw JG, Fortuna RJ, Beverly C, Walsh M, Somerville CS, Haverfield M, Israni ST, Verghese A, Zulman DM.
Health Services Research. 2022; .
Perspectives of internal medicine residency clinics: A national survey of US medical directors
Fortuna RJ, Tobin DG, Sobel HG, Barrette EP, Noroha C, Laufman L, Huang X, Staggers KA, Nadkarni M, Lu LB.
Educ Health. 2022 May-Aug;35(2):58-66. 36647933. 2022; .
Fortuna RJ, Tobin DG, Sobel HG, Barrette EP, Noroha C, Laufman L, Huang X, Staggers KA, Nadkarni M, Lu LB
Education for health : change in training & practice.. 2022 35 (2):58-66. Epub 1900 01 01.
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica): An Unusual Case of Galactorrhea.
Easton L, Vaid S, Nagel AK, Venci JV, Fortuna RJ.
Am J Case Rep. 2021; 8(22).
Mammen JR, Turgeon K, Philibert A, Schoonmaker JD, Java J, Halterman J, Berliant MN, Crowley A, Reznik M, Feldman JM, Fortuna RJ, Arcoleo K
Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology.. 2020 October 2 Epub 10/02/2020.
Fortuna RJ, Clark JS, Johnson WE, Bajorska A, Solan LG, Pesis-Katz I, Stetzer A, Judge SR
Population health management.. 2020 May 18 Epub 05/18/2020.
Going mobile with primary care: smartphone-telemedicine for asthma management in young urban adults (TEAMS).
Mammen JR, Schoonmaker JD, Java J, Halterman J, Berliant MN, Crowley A, Reznik M, Feldman JM, Fortuna RJ, Frey SM, Turgeon K, Philibert A, Arcoleo K.
J Asthma. PMID: 33064038. 2020; .
Oronce CIA, Fortuna RJ
Journal of general internal medicine.. 2019 November 19 Epub 11/19/2019.
Carroll JK, Farah S, Fortuna RJ, Lanigan AM, Sanders M, Venci JV, Fiscella K
Annals of internal medicine.. 2019 May 7170 (9_Supplement):S46-S53. Epub 1900 01 01.
Fortuna RJ, Rocco TA, Freeman J, Devine M, Bisognano J, Williams GC, Nagel A, Beckman H
The journal of clinical hypertension.. 2019 February 21 (2):196-203. Epub 01/04/2019.
Robbins BW, Nead K, Scofield S, Caiola E, Bingemann T, Pulcino TL, Wagoner G, Messing S, Marston B, Fortuna RJ
Journal of medical education and curricular development.. 2019 6 :2382120519859298. Epub 07/01/2019.
Fortuna RJ, Holub A, Turk MA, Meccarello J, Davidson PW
Family practice.. 2018 April 27 Epub 04/27/2018.
Fortuna RJ, Nagel AK, Rocco TA, Legette-Sobers S, Quigley DD
American journal of hypertension.. 2018 February 931 (3):340-345. Epub 1900 01 01.
Patient Experience with Care and its Association with Adherence to Hypertension Medications
Fortuna RJ, Nagel AK, Rocco TA, Legette-Sobers S, Quigley D.
American Journal of Hypertension. 2017; 31(3): 340-345.
Miller EO, Stanistreet B, Ruckdeschel E, Nead K, Fortuna RJ
Journal of community health.. 2016 December 41 (6):1257-1263. Epub 1900 01 01.
Fortuna RJ, Garfunkel L, Mendoza MD, Ditty M, West J, Nead K, Robbins BW
Journal of graduate medical education.. 2016 October 8 (4):532-540. Epub 1900 01 01.
Fortuna RJ, Robinson L, Smith TH, Meccarello J, Bullen B, Nobis K, Davidson PW
Journal of general internal medicine.. 2016 January 31 (1):77-84. Epub 09/11/2015.
Factors Associated with Resident Continuity in Ambulatory Training Practices
Fortuna RJ; Garfunkel L; Mendoza MD; Ditty M; West J; Nead K; Robbins BW.
Journal of Graduate Medical Education (GME). 2016; .
Factors Associated with Resident Continuity in Ambulatory Training Practices
Fortuna RJ; Garfunkel L, Mendoza MD, Ditty M, West J, Nead K, Robbins BW.
Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2016; .
Fortuna RJ, Nagel AK, Rose E, McCann R, Teeters JC, Quigley DD, Bisognano JD, Legette-Sobers S, Liu C, Rocco TA
Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH.. 2015 December 9 (12):966-74. Epub 10/26/2015.
Fiscella K, Winters PC, Mendoza M, Noronha GJ, Swanger CM, Bisognano JD, Fortuna RJ
Journal of general internal medicine.. 2015 February 30 (2):155-60. Epub 1900 01 01.
Fortuna RJ, Idris A, Winters P, Humiston SG, Scofield S, Hendren S, Ford P, Li SX, Fiscella K
Journal of general internal medicine.. 2014 January 29 (1):90-7. Epub 1900 01 01.
Joynt M, Train MK, Robbins BW, Halterman JS, Caiola E, Fortuna RJ
Journal of general internal medicine.. 2013 December 28 (12):1604-10. Epub 1900 01 01.
Internet Access and Patient Portal Readiness Among Patients in a Group of Inner City Safety-Net Practices
Sanders MR, Winters P, Fortuna RJ, MD, Mendoza M, Berliant M, Clark L, Fiscella K.
The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2013; .
Sanders MR, Winters P, Fortuna RJ, Mendoza M, Berliant M, Clark L, Fiscella K
The Journal of ambulatory care management.. 2013 36 (3):251-9. Epub 1900 01 01.
Health outcomes in adults with Prader-Willi syndrome
L Robinson, J Zarcone, R Fortuna, K Nobis, J Meccarello, PW Davidson.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 2012; 56(7).
Fortuna RJ, Halterman JS, Pulcino T, Robbins BW
Academic pediatrics.. 2012 12 (5):405-11. Epub 06/17/2012.
Mani N, Caiola E, Fortuna RJ
Journal of community health.. 2011 October 36 (5):728-32. Epub 1900 01 01.
Fortuna RJ, Robbins BW, Caiola E, Joynt M, Halterman JS
Pediatrics.. 2010 December 126 (6):1108-16. Epub 11/29/2010.
Fortuna RJ, Robbins BW, Mani N, Halterman JS
Journal of general internal medicine.. 2010 July 25 (7):663-9. Epub 03/20/2010.
Dependence on emergency care among young adults in the United States.
Fortuna RJ; Robbins BW; Mani N; Halterman JS.
J Gen Intern Med. 2010; 25(7): 663-9.
Rochester Community-Wide Practice Guidelines
Fortuna RJ, Robbins BW, Halterman JS
Annals of internal medicine.. 2009 September 15151 (6):379-85. Epub 1900 01 01.
Fortuna RJ, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Campion FX, Finkelstein JA, Kotch JB, Feldstein AC, Smith DH, Simon SR
Journal of general internal medicine.. 2009 August 24 (8):897-903. Epub 05/28/2009.
Fortuna RJ, Ting DY, Kaelber DC, Simon SR
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2009 March 84 (3):396-401. Epub 1900 01 01.
Fortuna RJ, Palfrey JS, Shelov SP, Samuels RC
Journal of evaluation in clinical practice.. 2009 February 15 (1):116-20. Epub 1900 01 01.
Ambulatory care among young adults in the United States
Fortuna RJ; Robbins BW; Halterman JS.
Ann Intern Med. 2009; 151(6): 379-85.
Reducing the Prescribing of Heavily Marketed Medications: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Fortuna RJ; Zhang F; Ross-Degnan D; Campion FX; Finkelstein JA; Kotch JB; Feldstein AC; Smith DH; Simon SR.
J Gen Intern Med. 2009; 8(8): 897-903.
Office Visits to Medicine-Pediatrics Physicians: Results from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
Fortuna RJ; Ting DY; Kaelber DC; Simon SR.
Acad Med. 2009; 84(3)(84(3)): 396-401.
Pediatric Experiences with Work-Hour Limitations
Fortuna RJ; Palfrey JS; Shelov SP; Samuels RC.
J Eval Clin Pract. 2009; 15(1)(15(1)): 116-20.
Fortuna RJ, Ross-Degnan D, Finkelstein J, Zhang F, Campion FX, Simon SR
Journal of evaluation in clinical practice.. 2008 December 14 (6):969-73. Epub 05/02/2008.
Clinician Attitudes towards Prescribing and Implications for Interventions in a Multispecialty Group Practice
Fortuna RJ; Ross-Degnan D; Finkelstein J; Zhang F; Campion FX; Simon SR.
J Eval Clin Pract. 2008; 14(6)(14(6)): 969-73.
In vitro Activation of Human Monocytes by Silicones
Naim JO; van Oss CJ; Ippolito KML; Zhang JW; Jin LP; Fortuna R; Buehner NA.
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 1998; 11: 78-86.
Rochester Community-Wide Practice Guidelines – 2014 Pediatric Preventive Care Guidelines. Monroe County Medical Society. Guideline Committee: Thomas McInerny MD, Robert Fortuna MD, MPH, David Sullo MD, Edward Lewis MD, Michael Jordan MD, Sandford Mayer MD. | May 2014
Rochester Community-Wide Practice Guidelines - 2014 Adult Preventive Care Guidelines. Monroe County Medical Society. Guideline Committee: Clint Koenig MD, Robert Fortuna MD, MPH, David Gandell, Nancy Bennett, Paul Frame, Dolores Tereault, Kevin Fiscella, John McIntyre MD, Diane Cunningham MD, Thomas Arnone, MD. | 2014
Leading an Academic Medical Practice (2018)
Chapter: Population Health Management for Residents
Authors: Robert J. Fortuna, Halle Sobel
Publisher: Springer 2018
Population Health Management for Residents (2018)
Chapter: Maximizing Continuity in Continuity Clinic
Authors: William Weppner, Reena Gupta, and Robert J Fortuna
Publisher: Springer 2018
Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (2018)
Chapter: Cerebral Palsy
Authors: Margaret Turk, MD Robert J. Fortuna MD, MPH
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell 2018
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