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


Clinical Interests

Acute Care, Trauma; General Surgery

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


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
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


BA | Johns Hopkins University

MD | Coll Med/Dent NJ-Rutgers Med

MPH | Johns Hopkins University
Public Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

7/1/1994 - 6/30/1998
Residency in General Surgery at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School

7/1/1993 - 6/30/1994
Internship in General Surgery at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School

7/1/98 - 6/8/00
Fellowship in Surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center

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


Journal Articles

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 : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors.. 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 0; 79(12):1308-10.

Kahn SA, Schubmehl H, Stassen NA, Sangosanya A, Cheng JD, Gestring ML, Bankey PE. "Risk factors associated with venous thromboembolism in isolated blunt chest trauma." The American surgeon.. 2013 May 0; 79(5):502-5.

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-Raven1997 in Philadelphia