Robert K. Horowitz, M.D.

Robert K. Horowitz, M.D.

Contact Information

Palliative Care Program
University of Rochester Medical Center
Box 687
Rochester, NY 14642

Culver Medical Group
913 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14609

Fax: (585) 275-7403
Office: (585) 273-1154
Administrative: (585) 273-1154
Office: (585) 654-5432

Research Bio

Dr. Horowitz's primary research interests regard palliative care, pain management and Cystic Fibrosis.

Awards & Honors (National)

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 1993 - Present

Awards & Honors (Local)

Herbert W. Mapstone Prize for Excellence in Second Year Teaching | URSMD Class of 2017 2015
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award URSMD nominee 2014
Gilbert Forbes Dean's Teaching Fellowship 2014 - 2016
Patient- and Family-Centered Care Top Performers Award | University of Rochester Medical Center Leadership 2013
Mary Jane Taylor Awared | Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rochester, NY | for work "as a pioneer in CF care" 2009
Class of 1976 Prize | URMC Students | for "promise to become an outstanding clinical teacher" 1993
Bryce Collier Prize | URMC Faculty | for "compassionate and understanding care of the sick" 1993

Recent Journal Articles

Horowitz, R; Gramling, R; Quill, TE. "Palliative Care Education in US Medical Schools". Medical Education. 2014; 48: 59-66.
Horowitz, R. "The rational use of opioids in cystic fibrosis: treating pain without feeding misuse, abuse, or addiction". Pediatric Pulmonology. 2013; 48(Supplement 36): 166-67.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine - Department of Medicine, Palliative Care (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1993
BA | Psychology | St. John Fisher College1985
Duke University, Durham, NCAttended 1978 - 1980

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1994 - 09/30/1998
Internship in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1993 - 06/30/1994