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Mark Gestring

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentSurgery
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester NY 14642
 
 Awards And Honors
1991     Student Research Award  | American Federation for Clinical Research
2001 - 2002Emergency Medicine Resident Teaching Award  | University of Rochester School of Medicine
2003     2003 Excellence Award  | University of Rochester School of Medicine
2005     ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy "Pharmacists enhancing patient safety during trauma resuscitations"  | University of Rochester Medical Center Board
2006     World Council of Churches, Blessed are the Peacemakers Award for recognition of community violence prevention efforts  | World Council of Churches
2007     Golden Hour Excellence in Clinical Research Award
 
 Overview
Mark Gestring, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director of Adult Trauma at the Strong Regional Trauma Center, Dr. Gestring is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Gestring completed his surgical training at Brown University and his fellowship training in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gestring is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Surgical Infection Society, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Association for Academic Surgery and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. His areas of special interest include trauma, critical care, prehospital care of the injured patient and regional trauma system development.

 
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  1. 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. Am Surg. 2013 Dec; 79(12):1308-10.
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  2. Doucet J, Bulger E, Sanddal N, Fallat M, Bromberg W, Gestring M. Appropriate use of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services for transport of trauma patients: Guidelines from the Emergency Medical System Subcommittee, Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Oct; 75(4):734-41.
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  3. 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. Am Surg. 2013 May; 79(5):502-5.
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  4. Brown JB, Forsythe RM, Stassen NA, Gestring ML. The National Trauma Triage Protocol: can this tool predict which patients with trauma will benefit from helicopter transport? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Aug; 73(2):319-25.
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  5. Cheng JD, Schubmehl H, Kahn SA, Gestring ML, Sangosanya A, Stassen NA, Bankey PE. Impact of a graduated driver's license law on crashes involving young drivers in New York State. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Aug; 73(2):457-61.
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  6. Brown JB, Stassen NA, Bankey PE, Sangosanya AT, Cheng JD, Gestring ML. Helicopters improve survival in seriously injured patients requiring interfacility transfer for definitive care. J Trauma. 2011 Feb; 70(2):310-4.
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  7. Brown JB, Stassen NA, Bankey PE, Sangosanya AT, Cheng JD, Gestring ML. Mechanism of injury and special consideration criteria still matter: an evaluation of the National Trauma Triage Protocol. J Trauma. 2011 Jan; 70(1):38-44; discussion 44-5.
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  8. Brown JB, Stassen NA, Bankey PE, Sangosanya AT, Cheng JD, Gestring ML. Helicopters and the civilian trauma system: national utilization patterns demonstrate improved outcomes after traumatic injury. J Trauma. 2010 Nov; 69(5):1030-4; discussion 1034-6.
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  9. Spaniolas K, Cheng JD, Gestring ML, Sangosanya A, Stassen NA, Bankey PE. Ground level falls are associated with significant mortality in elderly patients. J Trauma. 2010 Oct; 69(4):821-5.
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  10. Brown JB, Stassen NA, Cheng JD, Sangosanya AT, Bankey PE, Gestring ML. Trauma center designation correlates with functional independence after severe but not moderate traumatic brain injury. J Trauma. 2010 Aug; 69(2):263-9.
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  11. Brown JB, Bankey PE, Gorczyca JT, Cheng JD, Stassen NA, Gestring ML. The aging road warrior: national trend toward older riders impacts outcome after motorcycle injury. Am Surg. 2010 Mar; 76(3):279-86.
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  12. Molena D, Burr N, Zucchiatti A, Lovria E, Gestring ML, Cheng JD, Bankey PE, Stassen NA. The incidence and clinical significance of pneumomediastinum found on computed tomography scan in blunt trauma patients. Am Surg. 2009 Nov; 75(11):1081-3.
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  13. Sleem R, Fisher S, Gestring M, Cheng J, Sangosanya A, Stassen N, Bankey P. Perforated appendicitis: is early laparoscopic appendectomy appropriate? Surgery. 2009 Oct; 146(4):731-7; discussion 737-8.
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  14. Brown JB, Bankey PE, Sangosanya AT, Cheng JD, Stassen NA, Gestring ML. Prehospital spinal immobilization does not appear to be beneficial and may complicate care following gunshot injury to the torso. J Trauma. 2009 Oct; 67(4):774-8.
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  15. Brown JB, Hallinan WM, Massey HT, Bankey PE, Cheng JD, Stassen NA, Sangosanya AT, Gestring ML. Does the need for noncardiac surgery during ventricular assist device therapy impact clinical outcome? Surgery. 2009 Oct; 146(4):627-33; discussion 633-4.
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  16. Rico FR, Cheng JD, Gestring ML, Piotrowski ES. Mechanical ventilation strategies in massive chest trauma. Crit Care Clin. 2007 Apr; 23(2):299-315, xi.
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  17. Feeney SN, Pegoli W, Gestring ML. Pancreatic transection as a complication of the Heimlich maneuver: case report and literature review. J Trauma. 2007 Jan; 62(1):252-4.
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  18. Gestring ML, Stassen NA, Cheng JD, Bankey PE. Isolated gastric injury after blunt abdominal trauma. J Trauma. 2006 Oct; 61(4):1021.
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  19. Stassen NA, Williams VA, Gestring ML, Cheng JD, Bankey PE. Magnetic resonance imaging in combination with helical computed tomography provides a safe and efficient method of cervical spine clearance in the obtunded trauma patient. J Trauma. 2006 Jan; 60(1):171-7.
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  20. Pearsall LA, Metz MA, Watson TJ, Gestring ML. Membranous tracheal injury after blunt thoracic trauma. J Trauma. 2005 Dec; 59(6):1533-4.
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  21. Gestring ML, Gracias VH, Feliciano MA, Reilly PM, Shapiro MB, Johnson JW, Klein W, Kauder DR, Schwab CW. Evaluation of the lower spine after blunt trauma using abdominal computed tomographic scanning supplemented with lateral scanograms. J Trauma. 2002 Jul; 53(1):9-14.
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  22. Sheeran SR, Gestring ML, Murphy TP, Slaiby JM. Endovascular graft-related iliac artery infection. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 1999 Jul-Aug; 10(7):877-82.
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  23. Maitra SR, Gestring ML, El-Maghrabi MR, Lang CH, Henry MC. Endotoxin-induced alterations in hepatic glucose-6-phosphatase activity and gene expression. Mol Cell Biochem. 1999 Jun; 196(1-2):79-83.
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  24. Maitra SR, Gestring M, el-Maghrabi MR. Alterations in hepatic 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase and glucose-6-phosphatase gene expression after hemorrhagic hypotension and resuscitation. Shock. 1997 Nov; 8(5):385-8.
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  25. Gestring ML, Geller ER, Akkad N, Bongiovanni PJ. Shotgun slug injuries: case report and literature review. J Trauma. 1996 Apr; 40(4):650-3.
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