Kessler Burn & Trauma Center Injury is the leading cause of death in Americans under age 44, and the fifth leading cause of death overall. It accounts for significant disability regardless of race, gender, or economic status. When seconds count, the specialized care offered at the Kessler Burn & Trauma Center can mean the difference between life and death. The Kessler Burn & Trauma Center is a major tertiary referral center serving the metropolitan Rochester area as well as the 1.8 million people in the 17 counties which surround the Finger Lakes Region in Western New York. Located on the campus of the University of Rochester Medical Center, the center provides around-the-clock care for the sickest patients. Dr. Nicole Stassen elected 30th President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Burn and Trauma Services Renamed to Honor Devoted Benefactors Kessler Burn Center The Kessler Burn Center is among the nation's finest burn units. It provides holistic care to the critically injured burn patient from the point of injury to long-term care. Our Burn Care Team Hot Tips: First Aid for Burns Kids and Burns Kessler Trauma Center The Kessler Trauma Center treats over 3,000 people a year with severe blunt and penetrating injuries. We are Western New York's largest and Rochester's only trauma center. Our Trauma Care Team Kessler Family ICU The Kessler Family ICU opened in December 2004.