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Robert S. Bennett, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-6880

Fax: (585) 341-8221

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Emergency Medicine


Professional Background

Dr Bennett is Medical Director of the Highland Hospital ED Observation Unit. He was born in Boston, but spent his formative years in Brighton, NY, returning to the Boston vicinity for his college degree at Harvard College (BA '82). He went north for medical school in Montreal at McGill University (MDCM '86), returning to the Rochester for a residency in Medicine-Pediatrics ('86-'90).

He began his practice of Emergency Medicine at The Genesee Hospital before shifting to Highland Hospital in 1993, where he has remained a fixture ever since. In 2011, Dr Bennett founded the Highland Hospital ED Observation unit which manages an array of patients with conditions such as chest pain, syncope, cellulitis, kidney stones, asthma and abdominal complaints.

Dr Bennett has a special interest in the management of skin and soft tissue infections and has authored a chapter on the subject for the first Observation Medicine textbook.

For leisure, Dr Bennett enjoys sports in every weather condition offered by Rochester (platform tennis, mountain biking, snowboarding) as well as supporting the Jazz Festival and the RPO. Considerable effort is taken to tame his woodland perennial garden and to defend its plants from woodchuck and deer.



MD | McGill University (Canada)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/01/1987 - 06/30/1990
Residency in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/01/1986 - 05/31/1987
Internship in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center


Journal Articles

Bennett, RS. "Unmasking Aortic Dissection: New Developments in Clinical and Radiologic Diagnosis." Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine. 1996; .

Bazarian JJ, Bennett RS. "Chest pain and aortic dissection." Annals of emergency medicine.. 1995 Oct; 26(4):526-7.