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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2016 Feb 5
Jean-Pierre P, Cheng Y, Wells KJ, Freund KM, Snyder FR, Fiscella K, Holden AE, Paskett ED, Dudley DJ, Simon MA, Valverde PA, . "Satisfaction with cancer care among underserved racial-ethnic minorities and lower-income patients receiving patient navigation." Cancer. 2016 Feb 5; Epub 2016 Feb 05.
2016 Jan 18
Fiscella K, Sanders MR. "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Quality of Health Care." Annual review of public health. 2016 Jan 18; Epub 2016 Jan 18.
2016 Jan
Paskett ED, Dudley D, Young GS, Bernardo BM, Wells KJ, Calhoun EA, Fiscella K, Patierno SR, Warren-Mears V, Battaglia TA. "Impact of Patient Navigation Interventions on Timely Diagnostic Follow Up for Abnormal Cervical Screening." Journal of women's health. 2016 Jan; 25(1):15-21. Epub 2015 Dec 01.
2016 Jan
Tarazi C, Skeer M, Fiscella K, Dean S, Dammann O. "Everything is connected: social determinants of pediatric health and disease." Pediatric research. 2016 Jan; 79(1-2):125-126.
2015 Nov 24
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 24; 112(47):E6412. Epub 2015 Nov 10.

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

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