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)

Curtis Hames Award for Family Medicine Research | Society for Teachers of Family Medicine | Baltimore 2013
Outstanding Peer Reviewer, Medical Care 2009

Awards & Honors (Local)

Dean's Professorship, Family Medicine | University ofRochester School of Medicine & Dentistry 2015
HIV Clinical Provider Award | Rochester Area Task For on AIDS | Rochester, NY 2015
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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2017 Jan 1
Epstein RM, Duberstein PR, Fenton JJ, Fiscella K, Hoerger M, Tancredi DJ, Xing G, Gramling R, Mohile S, Franks P, Kaesberg P, Plumb S, Cipri CS, Street RL, Shields CG, Back AL, Butow P, Walczak A, Tattersall M, Venuti A, Sullivan P, Robinson M, Hoh B, Lewis L, Kravitz RL. "Effect of a Patient-Centered Communication Intervention on Oncologist-Patient Communication, Quality of Life, and Health Care Utilization in Advanced Cancer: The VOICE Randomized Clinical Trial." JAMA oncology. 2017 Jan 1; 3(1):92-100.
2016 Nov 1
Gramling R, Fiscella K, Xing G, Hoerger M, Duberstein P, Plumb S, Mohile S, Fenton JJ, Tancredi DJ, Kravitz RL, Epstein RM. "Determinants of Patient-Oncologist Prognostic Discordance in Advanced Cancer." JAMA oncology. 2016 Nov 1; 2(11):1421-1426.
2016 Oct
Bartels J, Rodenbach R, Ciesinski K, Gramling R, Fiscella K, Epstein R. "Eloquent silences: A musical and lexical analysis of conversation between oncologists and their patients." Patient education and counseling. 2016 Oct; 99(10):1584-94. Epub 2016 Apr 20.
2016 Oct
Carroll JK, Flocke SA, Sanders MR, Lowenstein L, Fiscella K, Epstein RM. "Effectiveness of a clinician intervention to improve physical activity discussions in underserved adults." Family practice. 2016 Oct; 33(5):488-91. Epub 2016 May 27.
2016 Aug
Sanders M, Fiscella K, Veazie P, Dolan JG, Jerant A. "Does patient time spent viewing computer-tailored colorectal cancer screening materials predict patient-reported discussion of screening with providers?" Health education research. 2016 Aug; 31(4):555-62. Epub 2016 Jun 24.

Current Appointments

Dean's Professorship - Department of Family Medicine (SMD)
Professor - Department of Family Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Center for Community Health
Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD)


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

Fellowship in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital of Rochester07/01/1992 - 07/01/1995
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