Robert S. Bennett, M.D.

Robert S. Bennett, M.D.

Contact Information

Highland Hospital
1000 South Avenue
Box HH 31
Rochester, NY 14620

Fax: (585) 341-8221

Professional Bio

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.

Recent Journal Articles

1996 May
Bennett, RS. "Unmasking Aortic Dissection: New Developments in Clinical and Radiologic Diagnosis." Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine. 1996; . Link
1995 Oct
Bazarian JJ, Bennett RS. "Chest pain and aortic dissection." Annals of emergency medicine. 1995 Oct; 26(4):526-7.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine - Department of Emergency Medicine (SMD) - Primary


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


Doctor of Medicine | Medicine | McGill Medical School1986
Bachelor of Arts | Biology | Harvard University1982

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center06/01/1987 - 06/30/1990
Internship in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center06/01/1986 - 5/31/1987