Paul E. Bankey, M.D., Ph.D.

Paul E. Bankey, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Ave.
Ambulatory Care Facility Second Floor (AC-2)
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-0380

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Professional Bio

Dr. Paul Bankey is Chief of the Division of Trauma, Burns and Emergency Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University Rochester School of Medicine.

Dr. Bankey earned his B.S. Chemical Engineering degree at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Bankey also earned his Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. His postgraduate training included an internship and residency in General Surgery at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis. He completed a subsequent fellowship in Critical Care Medicine also in Minneapolis in the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Bankey was a Kellogg Fellow in Surgical Nutrition Research and the Recipient of the John H. Davis Research Scholarship Award from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Dr. Bankey completed an Executive Program in Health Care Leadership from the Simon School of Business Administration.

The author of numerous journal articles, books, and book chapters, Dr. Bankey has served as Principal Investigator on a NIGMS Training Grant and is the Program Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Rochester. He serves on the Executive Council of the Surgical Infection Society as Secretary and the Scholarship Committee of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. He is an examination consultant to the American Board of Surgery and a scientific editor of the journals, SHOCK, and the Journal of Surgical Research.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Chief Residents' Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award | University of Rochester Surgery Department | URMC 2012 - 2013
Faculty Supervior, Robin Minelly, Resident Trauma Paper Winner | American College of Surgeons, COT | Upstate NY Chapter 2003
Educational Achievement Star Award, Best New Course: Medical School Course | University of Massachusetts Medical School 1999
Young Surgeons Representative Fellowship | North Texas Chapter, American College of Surgeons 1995
John H. Davis Faculty Research Scholarship | American Association for the Surgery of Trauma | University of Texas Southwestern Medical Cent er at Dallas 1994 - 1995
Best Poster Presentation | Surgical Infection Society, National Meeting 1991
Shock Society Research Travel Award | Shock Society 1989
Surgery Abstract Award | Society of Critical Care Medicine, Annual Meeting 1988
Kellogg Fellowship in Nutrition: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Effects on Macrophage Biology | Department of Food Science & Nutrition and Surgery, Research Lab | University of Minnesota 1987 - 1989
Alpha Omega Alpha - Medical Honorary | University of Minnesota 1983
Tau Beta Pi- National Engineering Honorary | Purdue University 1978

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Surgery, Acute Care (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


Surgical Critical Care - American Board of Surgery
Surgery - American Board of Surgery


PhD | Nutritional Biochemistry; Minor - Cell Biology | University of Minnesota1993
MD | Medicine | Univ Minnesota Medical School1983
BS | Chemical Engineering with Distinction | Purdue University1979

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at University of Minnesota Hospitals & Clinic07/01/1991 - 06/30/1992
Residency in General Surgery at University of Minnesota Hospitals & Clinic07/01/1984 - 06/30/1991
Internship in General Surgery at University of Minnesota Hospitals & Clinic06/23/1983 - 07/01/1984