Robert C. Nutt, M.D.

Robert C. Nutt, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Professional Bio

Dr. Nutt was born in Portsmouth, VA and grew up in Blue Bell, PA (outside Philadelphia). He completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College in both Biochemistry-Molecular Biology and Religious Studies. He received his medical degree from the Geisel School of Medicine (Dartmouth).

At Dartmouth, Dr. Nutt led discussion groups for parents and teens in the Steps Towards Adult Awareness (STAR) program, making a positive difference in the lives of teenagers with chronic health conditions and the families who support them in their transition to adulthood. He was awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, which enabled him to establish a support group for families of children with hearing loss in remote rural towns of New Hampshire and Vermont struggling to cope with their child's new diagnosis of hearing loss. Dr. Nutt served as an officer on the Board of Trustees for the Laurent Clerc Academy (Concord, NH), and helped implement state-wide newborn hearing screening as a member of the New Hampshire Newborn Hearing Screening Task Force.

Dr. Nutt completed his pediatric residency training at the Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2012. He spent two years (2012-2014) as a General Academic Fellow for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center and is pursuing a Master's in Public Health degree. His overall research aims to reduce health disparities in underserved or socially vulnerable populations. His current project aims to characterize and improve the experience of patients and their families after they receive a new diagnosis of a chronic health condition. He has presented his research at both regional and national conferences.

Dr. Nutt continues his post-residency training with the URMC Division of Neurodevelopmental-Behavioral Pediatrics as a LEND (Leadership and Educations in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) fellow. His specialty-specific goal is to understand the interactions between deafness and developmental disabilities. Dr. Nutt has developed an ambulatory pediatric clinic for families who communicate using American Sign Language within the context of the Patient-Centered Medical Home framework at Strong Pediatric Practice. Rob enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends, short trips to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, and vacationing to warmer climates during the winter months.

Patient Care Bio

The general pediatrics clinic at Strong Memorial Hospital (URMC) was competitively selected to become a site for a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) for children in the Rochester, New York area. Working in this PCMH setting, where services are designed to be accessible, family-centered, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally competent, helped me to formulate my own model for how to offer optimal healthcare for families of children with chronic medical conditions, including children with hearing loss. As I tailored the PCMH model for families with hearing loss , my role in fulfilling their needs for effective communication became apparent, as families transferred to me from other providers within our university hospital-based clinic and from other community pediatric practices.

I found that I had built the first and only pediatric medical home for the Deaf community in Rochester, and had moved a step closer to realizing my vision for how to give families organized, specific, unbiased information so they can make the best decisions for their children with special needs. I am continuing this work as a general academic pediatric fellow at URMC, investigating how pediatricians and other providers in a child's medical home can improve the experience for patients after they receive a new diagnosis.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Patient- and Family-Centered ICARE Award | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, NY 2012
The Budzie Award | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, NY 2012
Douglas P. Zipes, Research Prize in Medicine | Dartmouth Medical School | Hanover, NH 2004
Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program for Community Service | Dartmouth Medical School | Hanover, NH 2000 - 2001
Palaecopitus Senior Honor Society | Dartmouth College | Hanover, NH 1997 - 1998
Section 504/ADA Committee on Disabilities | Dartmouth College | Hanover, NH 1995 - 1998
William S. Churchill Award | Dartmouth College | Hanover, NH 1995


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


Doctorate of Medicine (MD) | | Medicine | Dartmouth Medical School2004
Arte Baccalori (BA) | | (1) Biochemistry/Molecular Biology ; (2) Religious Studies | Dartmouth College1998
Masters in Public Health (MPH) | | Division of Public Health Science | University of RochesterAttended: Present

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at University of Rochester Medical Center
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center06/28/2010 - 06/27/2012
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center06/17/2009 - 06/27/2010