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

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

Contact Information

Highland Family Medicine
777 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620-1448

Fax: (585) 254-1092
Office: (585) 279-4749
Administrative: (585) 506-9484 x209

Research Bio

Dr. Fogarty is the Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship and Assistant Residency Director at the University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Department of Family Medicine. She earned her medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed residency at the University of Rochester. Dr Fogarty has additional training in Family Systems from the University of Rochester and a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Boston University School of Public Health. A community health center "lifer" she has worked at CHC's in rural Michigan, rural and urban western New York, and South Boston. She now provides care for patients and families at Brown Square Community Health Center (CHC), the site of her residency practice.

Dr. Fogarty's publication record includes both empirical and creative work. Her scholarship includes work in primary care identification and management of mental health conditions, intimate partner violence, and cultural humility training. Her empiric publications have appeared in Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, The Clinical Teacher, and other journals. She currently has funding from the Gold Foundation for Humanism in Healthcare to provide training to residents and faculty in Patient Centered Communication Strategies while Using the Electronic Health Record.

Dr. Fogarty is considered an expert in writing 55-word stories and using them as an educational tool for self-reflection. She has published many 55-word stories, poetry, and narrative essays in several journals, including Family Medicine, Health Affairs, Pulse Magazine, Medical Humanities, the Journal of Family Practice, and Families, Systems, and Health; She has received creative writing awards from the University of Rochester Cluster on Human Values in Healthcare and the Family Medicine Education Consortium. She practices and teaches writing 55-word stories with colleagues and residents, and edits the 55-word story column for the journal Families, Systems, and Health.

Dr Fogarty was named co-editor (with Larry Mauksch) of the journal, Families, Systems, and Health in 2013. She also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for many journals, and was recently recognized as one of the "top 10%" of reviewers for The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

A dedicated medical educator, she has taught many topics relevant to the Patient Centered Medical Home, including team development, team huddles, and supporting patient self-management.

Awards & Honors (National)

2011 Behavioral Science Forum Impact Award | Association for Behavioral Science in Medical Education | Chicago, Illinois 2012
Workshop for Directors of Family Medicine Residencies, Poster Award - third place 2009
Top 10% Reviewer | Journal of American Board of Family Medicine 2009
Parke-Davis Teacher Development Award | Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 1998
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teaching Award 1995
National Migrant Referral Project Scholarship Award 1991

Awards & Honors (Local)

Rochester Business Journal's Health Care Achievement Award | Rochester Business Journal | Rochester, New York 2016
The Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine's Impact Award | The Forum, Medical College of Wisconsin | Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2016
Family Medicine Faculty Teaching Award | Highland Hospital/URMC Family Medicine Residency | Rochester, New York 2014
Developing from Within: Exploring and Enhancing Career Choices for Mid-Career Women | Offices for Faculty Development and Diversity | University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 2014 - 2015
URMC Creative Excellence Award. Essay, "Marked, Outside and In: A trilogy of 55 word stories" | University of Rochester 2009
Brown Square Community Health Center, Residents' Staff Appreciation Award 2009
Award Winning Essay, "This I Believe" | Family Medicine Education Consortium, 2009
URMC Creative Excellence Award Essay "I just want the best for my child" | University of Rochester 2008
The DeWitt Brower Dean's Teaching Fellow | University of Rochester Medical Center 2008
Best Workshop Award | Northeast Regional Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 2007
Family Medicine Education Consortium, Creative Writing Award "Could you Know?" 2002
Highland Hospital/URMC Family Medicine Residency, Women's Health Care Award | Highland Hospital/URMC Family Medicine Residency 1996
Scholar in Family Medicine | University of Connecticut School of Medicine 1990 - 1992

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 58 available »

2016 Jun
Mauksch LB, Fogarty CT. "In search of a perennial philosophy for behavioral health integration in primary care." Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare. 2016 Jun; 34(2):79-82.
2016 May
Fogarty CT, Winters P, Farah S. "Improving patient-centered communication while using an electronic health record: Report from a curriculum evaluation." International journal of psychiatry in medicine. 2016 May; 51(4):379-89.
2016 Mar
Fogarty CT, Mauksch LB. "The Tri-Optic II: Embracing the family voice." Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare. 2016 Mar; 34(1):1-3.
Carney PA, Jacob-Files D, Rosenkranz SJ, Cohen DJ, Green L, Jones S, Fogarty CT, Waller E, Eiff MP. "Perceptions of Becoming Personal Physicians Within a Patient-Centered Medical Home". Journal of Health Education Research & Development. 2016; 4(3).
Fogarty CT, Lin N, Stengel A, Guillaume G. "Improving Care for Refugee and Low English Proficiency Patients in Rochester New York". Family Doctor - A Journal of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. 2016; 4(4): 29-31.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Family Medicine (SMD) - Primary


Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


MSc | Epidemiology and Biostatistics | Boston University School of Public Health2004
MD | Medicine | University of Connecticut School of Medicine1992
BA | Chemistry | Cornell University1987

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital of Rochester06/24/1993 - 06/23/1996
Internship in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital of Rochester06/15/1992 - 06/23/1993