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Colleen T. Fogarty, M.D., M.Sc.

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 279-4800

Fax: (585) 442-8319

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Family Medicine


Professional Background

Dr. Fogarty completed her BA in Chemistry at Cornell University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; after a year in service as a Jesuit Volunteer in Southern California, she entered the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where she earned her MD. She trained as a resident and served as Chief resident in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital/University of Rochester. She then completed additional training in the Marriage and Family Therapy Training Program at the University of Rochester and subsequently a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Boston University School of Public Health.

Dr. Fogarty is a Board Certified Family Physician who practices full spectrum care for children and adults, with a commitment to serving underserved patients. After residency, she practiced in a rural Community Health Center in Western New York for three years before joining the faculty and practicing at the Boston University Department of Family Medicine.

Returning to Rochester in 2004 to join the UR Department of Family Medicine, she initially practiced at Brown Square/Jordan Health Center. In 2017, she moved to practice at the Highland Family Medicine Center in Rochester NY. Her special clinical interests include working with patients coping with post-trauma symptoms, integrating mental health care within routine primary care practice, and behavioral change to promote health and wellness.

Teaching and Scholarship
Dr. Fogarty's publication record reveals both empirical and creative work. This scholarship includes work in primary care identification and management of mental health conditions, intimate partner violence, cultural humility training and Patient Centered Communication Strategies while Using the Electronic Health Record. Her empiric publications have appeared in Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, The Clinical Teacher, and other journals. A committed medical educator, she has taught many topics relevant to the Patient Centered Medical Home, including team development, team huddles, and supporting patient self-management.

Dr. Fogarty is considered an expert on writing 55-word stories and using them as an educational tool for self-reflection. She has published many of stories, poetry, and narrative essays in journals including Family Medicine, Health Affairs, Pulse Magazine, Medical Humanities, the Journal of Family Practice, and Families, Systems, and Health. Dr. Fogarty served as co-editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Families, Systems, and Health in 2013-2018. She has received creative writing awards from the University of Rochester Cluster on Human Values in Healthcare and the Family Medicine Education Consortium.

Since joining the Department of Family Medicine as faculty, Dr. Fogarty has served in a variety of leadership roles including: Assistant Residency Director, Site Director at Brown Square/Jordan for the UR Family Medicine residency, Medical Director of the Highland Family Medicine Practice, Associate Chair for Interprofessional Practice and Education, and Senior Communication Coach for URMC Physician Communication Coaching Program.



MD | University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/24/1993 - 06/23/1996
Residency in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital of Rochester

06/15/1992 - 06/23/1993
Internship in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital of Rochester


Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust: Honors Professors who inspired their former students to achieve greatness
Sponsor: Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services
Location: Atlanta, GA

Wingspread Honoree 2017
Sponsor: Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA)
Location: Houston, Texas

Impact Award: The Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Rochester Business Journal's Health Care Achievement Award
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal
Location: Rochester, New York

2014 - 2015
Developing from Within: Exploring and Enhancing Career Choices for Mid-Career Women
Sponsor: Offices for Faculty Development and Diversity
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Family Medicine Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: Highland Hospital/URMC Family Medicine Residency
Location: Rochester, New York

Impact Award: The Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Award Winning Essay, "This I Believe"
Sponsor: Family Medicine Education Consortium,

Top 10% Reviewer
Sponsor: Journal of American Board of Family Medicine

Brown Square Community Health Center, Residents' Staff Appreciation Award

Workshop for Directors of Family Medicine Residencies, Poster Award - third place

URMC Creative Excellence Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

The DeWitt Brower Dean's Teaching Fellow
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

URMC Creative Excellence Award Essay "I just want the best for my child"
Sponsor: University of Rochester

Best Workshop Award
Sponsor: Northeast Regional Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Family Medicine Education Consortium, Creative Writing Award "Could you Know?"

Parke-Davis Teacher Development Award
Sponsor: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Highland Hospital/URMC Family Medicine Residency, Women's Health Care Award
Sponsor: Highland Hospital/URMC Family Medicine Residency

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teaching Award

National Migrant Referral Project Scholarship Award

1990 - 1992
Scholar in Family Medicine
Sponsor: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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Journal Articles

Kaizuka S, Maguire J, Sridhar S, Devine M, Nicandri G, Fogarty CT. "Notes 2.0: Reducing Documentation Burden." Family practice management.. 2022 Jul; 29(4):19-24.

Sanders M, Fogarty CT, Morley CP, Schultz S, Devine M, Sridhar SB, Fiscella K. "Training Family Medicine Residents to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey of Program Directors." Family medicine.. 2022 May; 54(5):343-349.

Sanders M, Fogarty CT, Russell HA, Fiscella K, Nofziger A, Naumburg EH, Rosenberg T, McDaniel SH. "Sexual Harassment and Gender Bias in Family Medicine: Divergent Experiences of Men and Women." Family medicine.. 2022 Mar; 54(3):176-183.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Team-Based Integrated Primary Care
Book Title: Psychiatry, Primary Care, and Medical Specialties: Pathways for Integrated Care
Author List: Rosenberg T, Fogarty CT, Privitera M, McDaniel SH
Edited By: Robert E Feinstein, MD Joseph V Connelly, MD
Published By: Oxford University Press 2017

Chapter Title: You Know a Tree by its Fruit: Growing a Fellowship Program for Community-Partnered Mental Health Disparities Research in an Academic Medical Center
Book Title: Building Community Capacity: Case Examples from Around the World
Author List: White AM, Castle K, Sorensen S, Briody S, Dailey H, King D, Fogarty CT, Duberstein P
Published By: Gazelle Distribution 2013

Chapter Title: Problems in Pregnancy: The Experience of Postpartum Depression
Book Title: Woman-Centered Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author List: Fogarty CT
Edited By: Shields SG, Candib LM
Published By: Radcliffe Publishing 2010