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Julius D. Cheng, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-3022

Office: (585) 275-6500

Fax: (585) 276-1992

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Hospital Medicine, Surgery


Professional Background

Dr. Julius Cheng is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Prior to coming to Rochester, Dr. Cheng completed a trauma/surgical critical-care fellowship at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center of the University of Maryland Medical System, in Baltimore. In addition, he earned his Master's in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Prior to his training in Baltimore, Dr. Cheng completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J. Dr. Cheng earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and did his undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Cheng is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, The Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Medical Association. His areas of interest include injury and injury prevention.



  • Surgical Critical Care - American Board of Surgery


MD | Umdnj-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-Camden

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1998 - 06/08/2000
Fellowship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Maryland Hospital for Children

07/01/1994 - 06/30/1998
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School GME <10 yrs ago

07/01/1993 - 06/30/1994
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School GME <10 yrs ago

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The G.F. Chandler Award
Sponsor: New York State Trooper's Association
Location: New York

Junior Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: General Surgery Residency Program
Location: UMDNJ-NJ Medical School Department of Surgery, Newark, NJ


Journal Articles

Gorczyca MT, Toscano NC, Cheng JD. "The trauma severity model: An ensemble machine learning approach to risk prediction." Computers in biology and medicine.. 2019 May; 108:9-19. Epub 2019 Mar 06.

Wasserman EB, Shah MN, Jones CM, Cushman JT, Caterino JM, Bazarian JJ, Gillespie SM, Cheng JD, Dozier A. "Identification of a neurologic scale that optimizes EMS detection of older adult traumatic brain injury patients who require transport to a trauma center." Prehospital emergency care.. 2015 19(2):202-12. Epub 2014 Oct 07.

Kahn SA, Sleem R, Schiralli M, Stassen NA, Sangosanya A, Cheng JD, Gestring ML, Bankey PE. "Assessment of surgical residents' ability to predict appendicitis with computed tomography." The American surgeon.. 2013 Dec; 79(12):1308-10.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: "Draping"
Book Title: Tools of the Trade and Rules of the Road: A Surgical Guide
Author List: EA Deitch
Published By: Lippincott-Raven 1997 in Philadelphia