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Mark Lawrence Gestring, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-3022

Office: (585) 275-7248

Fax: (585) 276-1992

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Surgery

Biography

Professional Background

Mark Gestring, M.D., F.A.C.S., 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.

Credentials

Specialties

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

Education

1992
MD | UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1999 - 06/30/2001
Fellowship in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care/pediatric trauma at Hospital of University of Pennsylvania

07/01/1997 - 06/30/1999
Residency in General Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital

07/01/1993 - 06/13/1997
Residency in General Surgery at University Hospital-SUNY at Stony Brook

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1993
Internship in General Surgery at University Hospital-SUNY at Stony Brook

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Awards

2016
Trooper William H. Barfoot Award
Sponsor: New York State Troopers PBA
Location: New York, New York

2015
Distinguished Service Award, Rochester Academy of Medicine
Location: Rochester, New York

2013
2013 Health Service Award, Peace Island Institute
Location: Rochester, New York

2013
2012 New York State Trauma Physician of Distinction
Sponsor: New York State Division, American Trauma Society
Location: Albany, New York

2011
American Hospital Association NOVA Award
Sponsor: Rochester Youth Violence Partnership
Location: San Diego, California

2010
Healthcare Association of New York State, Community Health Improvement Award
Sponsor: Rochester Youth Violence Partnership

2010
Surgery Interest Group Annual Mentorship Award
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine

2007
Golden Hour Excellence in Clinical Research Award
Location: Transport Medicine Conference, San Antonio, Texas

2006
World Council of Churches, Blessed are the Peacemakers Award for recognition of community violence prevention efforts
Sponsor: World Council of Churches

2005
ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy "Pharmacists enhancing patient safety during trauma resuscitations"
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical Center Board

2003
2003 Excellence Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine

2001 - 2002
Emergency Medicine Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine

1991
Student Research Award
Sponsor: American Federation for Clinical Research

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Publications

Journal Articles

2/22/2022
Lupton JR, Davis-O'Reilly C, Jungbauer RM, Newgard CD, Fallat ME, Brown JB, Mann NC, Jurkovich GJ, Bulger E, Gestring ML, Lerner EB, Chou R, Totten AM. "Under-triage and Over-triage Using the Field Triage Guidelines for Injured Patients: A Systematic Review." Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors.. 2022 Feb 22; :1-11. Epub 2022 Feb 22.

2022
Fischer PE, Gestring ML, Sagraves SG, Michaels HN, Patel B, Dodd J, Campion EM, VanderKolk WE, Bulger EM. "The national trauma triage protocol: how EMS perspective can inform the guideline revision." Trauma surgery & acute care open.. 2022 7(1):e000879. Epub 2022 Jan 18.

8/1/2019
Porter BA, Zaeem M, Hewes PD, Hale LS, Jones CMC, Gestring ML, Acquisto NM. "Pharmacist involvement in trauma resuscitation across the United States: A 10-year follow-up survey." American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.. 2019 Aug 1; 76(16):1226-1230.

Books & Chapters

2007
Chapter Title: Gunshot injury: Overview of ballistics, wounding and clinical management principles.
Book Title: Trauma: Contemporary Principles and Therapy
Author List: Gestring, ML: Gestring, BJ.
Published By: Lippincott, Wiliams & Wilkins 2007

2006
Chapter Title: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: The Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) device.
Book Title: UpToDate
Author List: Gestring ML
Published By: Rose BD 2006 in Wellesley, MA

2002
Chapter Title: Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
Book Title: Up to date
Author List: Mark L Gestring, MD
Edited By: Rose, BD
Published By: UpToDate 2002 in Wellesley, MA

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