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Robert D. Bronstein, M.D.

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Knee Pain & Injury; Shoulder & Elbow, Pain & Injury; Sports Medicine - Surgical

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 275-1024

Fax: (585) 756-4733

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments


Dr. Bronstein's medical practice includes the care of sports-related injuries as well as fractures and shoulder injuries. He has special expertise in treatment of injuries to the knee. Dr. Bronstein treats athletes and physically active patients of all ages in the Rochester, NY area. He is the primary Team Physician for the Rochester Amerks as well as the University of Rochester and Monroe Community College sports teams.

Dr. Bronstein is a graduate of both Colgate University and Johns Hopkins University. He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he completed an orthopaedic surgical residency as well. Dr. Bronstein then joined University Sports Medicine, first as a Sports Medicine Fellow, then an attending physician and faculty member. Dr. Bronstein has authored nearly two dozen medical journal articles on such topics as ACL reconstruction techniques and clavicle and knee ligament injuries. He is certified as an orthopaedic surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2008, he was among the first orthopaedic surgeons to obtain the ABOS Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Bronstein is currently a Professor of Orthopaedics at URMC.



  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


AB | Colgate University
Arts & Sciences

MS | The Johns Hopkins University
Arts & Sciences

MD | University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- New Jersey Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1992 - 06/30/1993
Fellowship in Orthopaedics at University of Rochester Medical Center

01/01/1988 - 06/30/1992
Residency in Surgical, Orthopaedic Surgery at UMDNJ-University Hospital

07/01/1987 - 12/31/1987
Internship in Surgical, Orthopaedic Surgery at UMDNJ-University Hospital

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Nominated for the Dr. Moyer Award for outstanding physician in sports medicine
Sponsor: Eastern Trainers Association

Orthopaedic Review, Resident Writers' Award finalist

Graduate tuition scholarship
Sponsor: The Johns Hopkins University

Dean's Award for Academic Achievement
Sponsor: Colgate University

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Journal Articles

Bronstein, RD. "Overuse Injuries in School-age Athletes". Doctor's Advice. 2009; 2(3): 18-21.

Bronstein, R. "Knee Ligament Injuries." American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Your Orthopaedic Connection on line publications. 2008; .

Bronstein, R. "Revision ACL reconstruction: Arthroscopic Pearl." Arthroscopy Association of North America Pearls. 2006; .

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care
Book Title: AAOS
Author List: Bronstein, R.; DeHaven, K.; Maloney, M.; Sebastianelli, W.; Cosgarea, A.; Black, K.;
Edited By: Greene, WB.
Published By: Contributing Author2001

Chapter Title: Medical aspects of athletic knee injuries.
Book Title: Rehabilitation in Sports Medicine
Author List: Bronstein, R.; DeHaven, K.
Edited By: Canavan, P.
Published By: Stamford, Appleton, and Lange1998

Chapter Title: Injuries to the menisci of the knee.
Book Title: The Lower Extremity and Spine in Sports Medicine
Author List: DeHaven, K.; Bronstein, R.
Edited By: Nicholas, J.; Hershman, E.
Published By: Mosby1995 in St. Louis




Robert D. Bronstein, MD