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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 Settings

Hospital Medicine, Surgery


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.



  • Surgical Critical Care - American Board of Surgery


MD | New Jersey Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1999 - 06/30/2001
Fellowship at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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

07/01/1993 - 06/13/1997
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at State University of New York at Stony Brook

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1993
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at State University of New York at Stony Brook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2003 Excellence Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine

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

Student Research Award
Sponsor: American Federation for Clinical Research

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Journal Articles

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.. 2022 Feb 22; :1-11. Epub 2022 Feb 22.

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.

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

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

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

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