Brett W. Robbins, M.D.

Brett W. Robbins, M.D.

Contact Information

601 Elmwood Avenue
Box 777R
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 654-5432
Fax: (585) 288-7871
Administrative: (585) 273-1044

Professional Bio

After growing up and finishing medical school in Indiana, Dr. Robbins matched at the Med-Peds residency at the University of Rochester. Upon completion of residency in 1997 he became the Associate Director and ultimately the Program Director for the Med-Peds residency in 1999. He is dual boarded in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and cares for patients of all ages in a primary care setting. He teaches and does research in the areas of medical education, evidence-based medicine, and the transition of youth with chronic illnesses to adulthood. He is currently also the chief of the division of adolescent medicine within the department of pediatrics.

Research Bio

My research and publications are in the areas of medical education, evidence-based medicine, and the transition of adolescents with chronic illness to adulthood.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Nominated for the AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award 2005
Nominated for MPPDA President 2002
AAP Leaders of the 21st Century Award 2002 - 2003
Faculty Teaching Award University of Rochester Primary Care Program in Internal Medicine 2001
Nominated for MPPDA Secretary-Treasurer 2001
Meg Colgan Award University of Rochester Department of Pediatrics 1997
Alpha Omega Alpha Indiana University 1993

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 19 available »

Fortuna, RJ; Garfunkel, LC; Mendoza, MD; Ditty, Megan; West, Julia; Nead, K; Robbins, BW. "Factors Associated with Resident Continuity in Ambulatory Training Practices". Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2016; : 532-540.
2013 Dec
Joynt M, Train MK, Robbins BW, Halterman JS, Caiola E, Fortuna RJ. "The impact of neighborhood socioeconomic status and race on the prescribing of opioids in emergency departments throughout the United States." Journal of general internal medicine. 2013 Dec; 28(12):1604-10.
Osborne, C.; Robbins, B. "Oral sucrose with facilitated tucking is effective pain control for preterm infants". Journal of Pediatrics. 2012; 161(1): 169-170.
Fortuna RJ, Halterman JS, Pulcino T, Robbins BW. "Delayed transition of care: a national study of visits to pediatricians by young adults." Academic pediatrics. 2012 12(5):405-11. Epub 2012 Jun 17.
Fix AL, Kaelber DC, Melgar TA, Chamberlain J, Cull W, Robbins BW. "Graduating med-peds residents' interest in part-time employment." Academic pediatrics. 2011 11(5):369-74. Epub 2011 Jun 02.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Medicine, Primary Care Physicians (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | Medicine | Indiana Univ School Medicine1993
BA | Chemistry | Hanover College1989

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Michigan State University Clinical Center07/01/1999 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1994 - 06/30/1997
Internship in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1993 - 06/30/1994