Mark L. Gestring, M.D.

Mark L. Gestring, M.D.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 275-7248
Fax: (585) 276-1992

Professional Bio

Mark Gestring, M.D., F.A.C.S., Director of Adult Trauma at the Strong Regional Trauma Center, Dr. Gestring is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Gestring completed his surgical training at Brown University and his fellowship training in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Gestring is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Surgical Infection Society, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Association for Academic Surgery and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. His areas of special interest include trauma, critical care, prehospital care of the injured patient and regional trauma system development.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Trooper William H. Barfoot Award | New York State Troopers PBA | New York, New York 2016
Distinguished Service Award, Rochester Academy of Medicine | Rochester, New York 2015
2012 New York State Trauma Physician of Distinction | New York State Division, American Trauma Society | Albany, New York 2013
2013 Health Service Award, Peace Island Institute | Rochester, New York 2013
American Hospital Association NOVA Award | Rochester Youth Violence Partnership | San Diego, California 2011
Surgery Interest Group Annual Mentorship Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine 2010
Healthcare Association of New York State, Community Health Improvement Award | Rochester Youth Violence Partnership 2010
Golden Hour Excellence in Clinical Research Award | Transport Medicine Conference, San Antonio, Texas 2007
World Council of Churches, Blessed are the Peacemakers Award for recognition of community violence prevention efforts | World Council of Churches 2006
ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy "Pharmacists enhancing patient safety during trauma resuscitations" | University of Rochester Medical Center Board 2005
2003 Excellence Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine 2003
Emergency Medicine Resident Teaching Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine 2001 - 2002
Student Research Award | American Federation for Clinical Research 1991

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 11 available »

2007 Apr
Rico FR, Cheng JD, Gestring ML, Piotrowski ES. "Mechanical ventilation strategies in massive chest trauma." Critical care clinics. 2007 Apr; 23(2):299-315, xi.
2007 Jan
Feeney SN, Pegoli W, Gestring ML. "Pancreatic transection as a complication of the Heimlich maneuver: case report and literature review." The Journal of trauma. 2007 Jan; 62(1):252-4.
2006 Oct
Gestring ML, Stassen NA, Cheng JD, Bankey PE. "Isolated gastric injury after blunt abdominal trauma." The Journal of trauma. 2006 Oct; 61(4):1021.
2006 Jan
Stassen NA, Williams VA, Gestring ML, Cheng JD, Bankey PE. "Magnetic resonance imaging in combination with helical computed tomography provides a safe and efficient method of cervical spine clearance in the obtunded trauma patient." The Journal of trauma. 2006 Jan; 60(1):171-7.
Rico, F; Cheng, JD; Bankey, PE; Gorczyca, JT; Gestring, ML; Stassen, NA; Palchik, E; Piotrowski, ES; Papadakos, PJ. "Multiple Shotgun pellet embolization to the pulmonary artery." Critical Care and Shock. 2006; 9: 55-60.

Current Appointments

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


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


MD | Medicine | Coll Med/Dent NJ-NJ Med School1992
MS | Physiology | Rutgers State University1988
BS | Zoology | Rutgers State University1986

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care/pediatric trauma at Hospital of University of Pennsylvania07/01/1999 - 06/30/2001
Residency in General Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital07/01/1997 - 06/30/1999
Residency in General Surgery at University Hospital-SUNY at Stony Brook07/01/1993 - 06/13/1997
Internship in General Surgery at University Hospital-SUNY at Stony Brook07/01/1992 - 06/30/1993