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David A. Krusch, M.D.

Cancer, Surgery

Clinical Interests

Gastrointestinal, Foregut, Stomach, Liver Cancer; General Surgery; Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary & Gastrointestinal Surgery; Liver, Hepatobiliary, Pancreas, Gastrointestinal; Oncology

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-1611

Office: (585) 275-5027

Fax: (585) 273-1252

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients


I chose this field because it is my goal to partner with my patients to help them return to wellness.

Treating patients who have a surgically approachable disease requires a holistic approach – and I am always mindful of their physiologic, psychological and environmental challenges. Surgery is only one component of the complete care of the patient.

My areas of expertise are minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, treatment of splenic disorders and oncologic vascular access.

Conditions I Treat

- Gastrointestinal cancers
- Hematologic gastrointestinal/splenic disorders
- Abdominal wall reconstructions and other hernias
- Biliary disease

Professional Background

Dr. Krusch is Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and then completed his residency and fellowship in surgery at the University of Virginia. His areas of specialty interest include gastrointestinal surgery, minimally invasive upper abdominal surgery, vascular access and surgical treatment of hematological diseases. Dr. Krusch is also the Director of the Department of Medical Informatics and the Chief Medical Information Officer for URMC.


Faculty Appointments


  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


BA | Johns Hopkins University

MD | Johns Hopkins U Sch Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

6/1/1982 - 6/30/1983
Internship in Surgery-General at University of Virginia Hospitals

7/01/1983 - 6/30/1984
Residency in Surgery-General at University of Virginia Hospitals

7/01/1984 - 6/30/1986
Fellowship in Surgery-General at University of Virginia Hospitals

7/01/1986 - 6/30/1989
Residency in Surgery-General at University of Virginia Hospitals

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Meliora Award
Sponsor: Univeristy of Rochester

University of Rochester Medical Center Board, Award for Excellence Univerisity of Rochester Medical Center

Buswell Fellowship Award, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

The Bigger-Lehman Award, Virginia Surgical Society Virginia Surgical Society

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Journal Articles

Krusch, D; Grieger, D. "A pilot study to document the return on investment for implementing an ambulatory electronic health record at an academic medical center, JACS." JACS. 2007; .

Kogut KA, Nifong LW, Witt MJ, Krusch DA. "Hepatic insulin extraction after major hepatectomy." Surgery.. 1998 Apr 0; 123(4):415-20.

Illig KA, Schmidt E, Cavanaugh J, Krusch D, Sax HC. "Are prophylactic antibiotics required for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy?" Journal of the American College of Surgeons.. 1997 Apr 0; 184(4):353-6.