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Robert S. Bennett, M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-6880

Fax: (585) 341-8221

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Biography

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Education

1982
Bachelor of Arts | Harvard University
Biology

1986
Doctor of Medicine | McGill Medical School
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/01/1987 - 06/30/1990
Residency in at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/01/1986 - 5/31/1987
Internship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

Publications

Journal Articles

5/1996
Bennett, RS. "Unmasking Aortic Dissection: New Developments in Clinical and Radiologic Diagnosis." Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine. 1996; .

10/1995
Bazarian JJ, Bennett RS. "Chest pain and aortic dissection." Annals of emergency medicine.. 1995 Oct 0; 26(4):526-7.

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