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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

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 Settings

Hospital Medicine, Medicine, Primary Care, Pediatrics


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 focused on the intersection between general internal medicine, education, and research. His scholarly pursuits have spanned many areas of primary care, population health, and quality improvement.



MD | Dartmouth Medical School

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 Pediatrics, Internal Medicine at Harvard University

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

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United Hero - Patient Satisfaction

Outstanding Quality of Care -- Comprehensive Approach to Opioid Management in Primary Care
Sponsor: UR Quality Board (JMQC)

Excellence in Quality Improvement, UR Department of Medicine 2020

2019 - 2019
ICARE Bronze Star 2019 - 5 or more Strong Stars

UR Department of Medicine Excellence in QI - 2019

ICARE Bronze Star 2018 - 5 or more Strong Stars

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 Institute for Innovative Education Team Based Care Summit
Location: Center for Experiential Learning | University 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

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

MD with Honors
Sponsor: Dartmouth Medical School

Good Physician Award
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

Margaret J. Connolly MJ, Weppner WG, Fortuna RJ, Snyder ED. "Continuity and Health Outcomes in Resident Clinics: A Scoping Review of the Literature". Cureus. 2022; .

Brown-Johnson C, Cox J, Shankar M,Baratta J, De Leon G, Garcia R, Hollis T, Verano M, Henderson K, Upchurch M, Safaeinili N ,Shaw JG, Fortuna RJ, Beverly C, Walsh M, Somerville CS, Haverfield M, Israni ST, Verghese A, Zulman DM. "The Presence 5 for Racial Justice Framework for anti-racist communication with Black patients". Health Services Research. 2022; .

Fortuna RJ, Tobin DG, Sobel HG, Barrette EP, Noroha C, Laufman L, Huang X, Staggers KA, Nadkarni M, Lu LB. "Perspectives of internal medicine residency clinics: A national survey of US medical directors". Educ Health. 2022 May-Aug;35(2):58-66. 36647933. 2022; .

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: 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

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



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