Nicole A. Stassen, M.D.

Nicole A. Stassen, M.D.

Contact Information

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Ave.
Ambulatory Care Facility Second Floor (AC-2)
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-5100
Fax: (585) 276-1992

Professional Bio

Nicole A. Stassen, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She also serves as the Director of the third year medical student clerkship at the University of Rochester Medical School and as the Director of the Kessler Family Burn Trauma Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Stassen earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. louis, Missouri, and earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in Piscataway New Jersey.

Dr. Stassen then completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Where she was awarded the Golden Apple Teaching award her chief year. She subsequently completed a fellowhip in trauma and critical care at the University of Louisville. While in Lousiville she worked in the laboratory of Dr. Hiram C. Polk, Jr. on the genetic characterization of gamma interferon and its role in sepsis and the examination of altered immune function in the elderly trauma victim

Dr. Stassen is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and surgical critical care. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Association for Surgical Education and the Surgical Infection Society. Her areas of special interest include acute care surgery, general surgery, trauma and critical care and surgical education.

Awards & Honors (Local)

University of Rochester - Class of 2006 Commendation for Excellence in Third Year Teaching | University of Rochester 2006 - 2006
Paul F. Griner Dean's Teaching Fellow 2005 - 2007
Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching | University of Chicago Department of Surgery 2000 - 2000

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Jul
Brown JB, Forsythe RM, Stassen NA, Peitzman AB, Billiar TR, Sperry JL, Gestring ML. "Evidence-based improvement of the National Trauma Triage Protocol: The Glasgow Coma Scale versus Glasgow Coma Scale motor subscale." The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2014 Jul; 77(1):95-102; discussion 101-2.
2013 May
Kahn SA, Schubmehl H, Stassen NA, Sangosanya A, Cheng JD, Gestring ML, Bankey PE. "Risk factors associated with venous thromboembolism in isolated blunt chest trauma." The American surgeon. 2013 May; 79(5):502-5.
Kahn SA, Sleem R, Schiralli M, Stassen NA, Sangosanya A, Cheng JD, Gestring ML, Bankey PE. "Assessment of surgical residents' ability to predict appendicitis with computed tomography." The American surgeon. 2013 79(12):1308-10.
2012 Nov
Kerwin AJ, Haut ER, Burns JB, Como JJ, Haider A, Stassen N, Dahm P, . "The Eastern Association of the Surgery of Trauma approach to practice management guideline development using Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology." The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2012 Nov; 73(5 Suppl 4):S283-7.
2012 Nov
Stassen NA, Bhullar I, Cheng JD, Crandall M, Friese R, Guillamondegui O, Jawa R, Maung A, Rohs TJ, Sangosanya A, Schuster K, Seamon M, Tchorz KM, Zarzuar BL, Kerwin A. "Nonoperative management of blunt hepatic injury: an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline." The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2012 Nov; 73(5 Suppl 4):S288-93.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Surgery, Acute Care (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


Surgical Critical Care - American Board of Surgery
Surgery - American Board of Surgery


MD | Medicine | UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School1995
BS | Chemical Engineering | Washington University1991

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Trauma at University of Louisville Hospital07/01/2000 - 7/1/02
Residency in General Surgery at University of Chicago Hospitals06/26/1996 - 6/26/00
Internship in General Surgery at University of Chicago Hospitals06/25/1995 - 6/25/96