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Robert J. Fortuna, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 654-5432

Office: (585) 654-5432

Fax: (585) 288-7871

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Primary Care


Dr. Fortuna received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and his masters in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Brigham and Women's Hospital, MGH, and Children's Hospital Boston and subsequently completed a general medicine fellowship at the Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Fortuna enjoys caring for families and people of all ages. He is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

Dr. Fortuna is accepting pediatric patients only.


Dr. Fortuna is a health services researcher with interests related to improving health care delivery, particularly for young adults with chronic conditions. His major areas of research interest are: (1) population health; (2) evaluating quality and improving access to primary care; (3) examining the health of young adults with chronic conditions, including autism, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disabilities.



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


MD | Dartmouth Medical School

MPH | Harvard School of Public Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2008
Fellowship in Internal Medicine at Harvard University

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at Harvard University

06/20/2002 - 06/30/2003
Internship in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at Harvard University

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2017 - 2017
Harvard Med-Peds Visiting Professorship in Population Medicine
Sponsor: Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital

Recognition for Leading High Performing Team | 4th Annual Insistute for Innovative Education Team Based Care Summit
Location: Center for Experiential Learning | Univeristy of Rochester

Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards

Community Impact Award
Sponsor: Greater Rochester Health Foundation

2011 - 2012
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow
Sponsor: University of Rochester

Class of 2011 Med-Peds Teaching Award

2010 - 2011
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow
Sponsor: University of Rochester

Finalist, National Milton W. Hamolsky Awards Junior Faculty Award
Sponsor: Society of General Internal Medicine

Nominee, Harvard Medical School Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Sponsor: Harvard Medical School

Good Physician Award
Sponsor: Dartmouth Medical School

MD with Honors
Sponsor: Dartmouth Medical School

Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
Sponsor: Dartmouth Medical School

Ohiyesa Fellowship
Sponsor: Dartmouth Medical School

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Engineering Scholarship, National Starch and Chemical Company

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Journal Articles

Fortuna RJ, Rocco TA, Freeman J, Devine M, Bisognano J, Williams GC, Nagel A, Beckman H. "A community-wide quality improvement initiative to improve hypertension control and reduce disparities." The journal of clinical hypertension.. 2019 Feb 0; 21(2):196-203. Epub 2019 Jan 04.

Fortuna RJ, Holub A, Turk MA, Meccarello J, Davidson PW. "Health conditions, functional status and health care utilization in adults with cerebral palsy." Family practice.. 2018 Apr 27; Epub 2018 Apr 27.

Fortuna RJ, Nagel AK, Rocco TA, Legette-Sobers S, Quigley DD. "Patient Experience With Care and Its Association With Adherence to Hypertension Medications." American journal of hypertension.. 2018 Feb 9; 31(3):340-345.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Population Health Management for Residents
Book Title: Leading an Academic Medical Practice
Author List: Robert J. Fortuna, Halle Sobel
Published By: Springer 2018

Chapter Title: Maximizing Continuity in Continuity Clinic
Book Title: Population Health Management for Residents
Author List: William Weppner, Reena Gupta, and Robert J Fortuna
Published By: Springer 2018

Chapter Title: Cerebral Palsy
Book Title: Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Author List: Margaret Turk, MD Robert J. Fortuna MD, MPH
Edited By: Vee P. Prasher and Matthew P. Janicki
Published By: Wiley-Blackwell 2018