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Mark Lawrence Gestring, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5100

Office: (585) 275-5100

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.




    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

    Doucet J, Shatz DV, Kaplan LJ, Bulger EM, Capella J, Kuhls DA, Fallat M, Remick KN, Newton C, Fox A, Jawa R, Harvin JA, Blake DP, Bukur M, Gates J, Ficke J, Gestring ML, . "Are trauma surgeons prepared? A survey of trauma surgeons' disaster preparedness before and during the COVID-19 pandemic." Trauma surgery & acute care open.. 2023 8(1):e001073. Epub 2023 Jun 28.

    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.

    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