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John T. Gorczyca, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 275-7576

Fax: (585) 276-2497

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Orthopaedics & Physical Performance


Dr. Gorczyca, Chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Division, is a traumatologist, or an orthopaedic surgeon that treats difficult fractures and fractures that fail to heal or heal incorrectly. He has a great deal of experience using limb shortening and lengthening to correct deformities. Dr. Gorczyca performs complex reconstructive surgery to repair bone loss using bone transplants, artificial implants, and growth of new bone in adults.

Dr. Gorczyca earned his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma and joint reconstruction at the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre at the University of Toronto. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Gorczyca is Chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Division at URMC and a Professor of Orthopaedics. He has published numerous medical articles and textbook chapters, and is on the editorial boards of prominent medical journals.



  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MD | Boston University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1993 - 06/30/1994
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at Sunnybrook Hospital

06/01/1988 - 06/30/1993
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

06/25/1987 - 5/31/1988
Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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Institute of Innovative Education Team Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center

2018 - 2019
Patients' Choice Award
Sponsor: Vitals Physician Award Program

2017 - 2020
America's Best Physicians
Sponsor: National Consumer Advisory Board

America's Top Surgeons
Sponsor: Consumers' Research Council of America

Achievement Award
Sponsor: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Best Doctors in America for Trauma

Duthie-Evarts Resident Education Award

Kentucky Colonel

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Journal Articles

Jordan Vokes, Alexander Greenstein, Emily Carmody, John T. Gorczyca. "The Current Status of Medical School Clerkship Grades in Residency Applicants" . Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2020; .

Greenstein AS, Gorczyca JT. "Orthopaedic Surgery and the Geriatric patient. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine" . Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 2019; 35.

Seifert C, Vokes J, Roberts A, Gorczyca J, Judd K. "Simultaneous Bilateral Extensor Mechanism Disruptions: More than Double the Trouble?" . J Knee Surg. 2019; .

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Radial Head and Neck Fractures: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation
Book Title: Operative Techniques: Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
Author List: Roberts A, Gorczyca JT
Edited By: Schemitsh E and McKee MD
Published By: Elsevier, Inc. 2020 in Philadelphia

Chapter Title: Proximal Humerus fractures
Book Title: Chapman's Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery
Author List: Soles G, Gorczyca JT
Published By: Jaypee Brothers Medical 2019

Book Title: Encyclopedia of Trauma Care
Author List: Gorczyca JT, Section Editor for Musculoskeletal Injury
Edited By: Papadakos PJ and Gestring ML
Published By: Springer 2015




John T. Gorczyca, MD