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

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

Contact Information

Culver Medical Group
913 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14609

Office: (585) 654-5432
Fax: (585) 288-7871

Research Bio

Dr. Fortuna is a health services researcher with interests related to improving health care delivery, particularly for young adults with chronic disease. His major areas of research interest are: (1) evaluating and improving access to primary care, especially for young adults; (2) evaluating the effect of health insurance on health care for young adults; (3) exploring and developing standards of care for young adults; and (4) developing health IT systems to facilitate health care delivery and improve quality in the ambulatory setting.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Community Impact Award | Greater Rochester Health Foundation 2012
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow | University of Rochester 2011 - 2012
Class of 2011 Med-Peds Teaching Award 2011
Finalist, National Milton W. Hamolsky Awards Junior Faculty Award | Society of General Internal Medicine 2010
Lawrence A. Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow | University of Rochester 2010 - 2011
Nominee, Harvard Medical School Prize for Excellence in Teaching | Harvard Medical School 2007
Good Physician Award | Dartmouth Medical School 2002
MD with Honors | Dartmouth Medical School 2002
Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society | Dartmouth Medical School 2002
Ohiyesa Fellowship | Dartmouth Medical School 2001
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society 1997
Engineering Scholarship, National Starch and Chemical Company 1996

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Jan
Fortuna RJ, Robinson L, Smith TH, Meccarello J, Bullen B, Nobis K, Davidson PW. "Health Conditions and Functional Status in Adults with Autism: A Cross-Sectional Evaluation." Journal of general internal medicine. 2016 Jan; 31(1):77-84. Epub 2015 Sep 11.
2015 Feb
Fiscella K, Winters PC, Mendoza M, Noronha GJ, Swanger CM, Bisognano JD, Fortuna RJ. "Do clinicians recommend aspirin to patients for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease?" Journal of general internal medicine. 2015 Feb; 30(2):155-60.
Fortuna RJ, Nagel AK, Rose E, McCann R, Teeters JC, Quigley DD, Bisognano JD, Legette-Sobers S, Liu C, Rocco TA. "Effectiveness of a multidisciplinary intervention to improve hypertension control in an urban underserved practice." Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH. 2015 9(12):966-74. Epub 2015 Oct 26.
2014 Jan
Fortuna RJ, Idris A, Winters P, Humiston SG, Scofield S, Hendren S, Ford P, Li SX, Fiscella K. "Get screened: a randomized trial of the incremental benefits of reminders, recall, and outreach on cancer screening." Journal of general internal medicine. 2014 Jan; 29(1):90-7.
Sanders MR, Winters P, Fortuna RJ, MD, Mendoza M, Berliant M, Clark L, Fiscella K. "Internet Access and Patient Portal Readiness Among Patients in a Group of Inner City Safety-Net Practices". The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2013; .

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Primary Care Physicians (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)
Assistant Professor - Center for Community Health


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


MPH | Harvard School of Public Health2008
MD | Dartmouth Medical School2002

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Internal Medicine at Harvard University07/01/2006 - 06/30/2008
Residency in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at Harvard University07/01/2003 - 06/30/2006
Internship in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at Harvard University06/20/2002 - 06/30/2003