Nicole A. Stassen, M.D.

Nicole A. Stassen, M.D.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 275-5100
Fax: (585) 276-1992

Professional Bio

Nicole A. Stassen, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She also serves as the Director of the third year medical student clerkship at the University of Rochester Medical School and as the Director of the Kessler Family Burn Trauma Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Stassen earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. louis, Missouri, and earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in Piscataway New Jersey.

Dr. Stassen then completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Where she was awarded the Golden Apple Teaching award her chief year. She subsequently completed a fellowhip in trauma and critical care at the University of Louisville. While in Lousiville she worked in the laboratory of Dr. Hiram C. Polk, Jr. on the genetic characterization of gamma interferon and its role in sepsis and the examination of altered immune function in the elderly trauma victim

Dr. Stassen is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and surgical critical care. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Association for Surgical Education and the Surgical Infection Society. Her areas of special interest include acute care surgery, general surgery, trauma and critical care and surgical education.

Awards & Honors (Local)

University of Rochester - Class of 2006 Commendation for Excellence in Third Year Teaching | University of Rochester 2006 - 2006
Paul F. Griner Dean's Teaching Fellow 2005 - 2007
Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching | University of Chicago Department of Surgery 2000 - 2000

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Aug
Brown JB, Gestring ML, Guyette FX, Rosengart MR, Stassen NA, Forsythe RM, Billiar TR, Peitzman AB, Sperry JL. "Development and Validation of the Air Medical Prehospital Triage Score for Helicopter Transport of Trauma Patients." Annals of surgery. 2016 Aug; 264(2):378-85.
2016 Feb
Brown JB, Gestring ML, Stassen NA, Forsythe RM, Billiar TR, Peitzman AB, Sperry JL. "Geographic Variation in Outcome Benefits of Helicopter Transport for Trauma in the United States: A Retrospective Cohort Study." Annals of surgery. 2016 Feb; 263(2):406-12.
2016 Jan
Butler KL, Chang Y, DeMoya M, Feinstein A, Ferrada P, Maduekwe U, Maung AA, Melo N, Odom S, Olasky J, Reinhorn M, Smink DB, Stassen N, Wilson CT, Fagenholz P, Kaafarani H, King D, Yeh DD, Velmahos G, Stefanidis D. "Needs assessment for a focused radiology curriculum in surgical residency: a multicenter study." American journal of surgery. 2016 Jan; 211(1):279-87. Epub 2015 Aug 05.
2015 May
Kahn SA, Iannuzzi JC, Stassen NA, Bankey PE, Gestring M. "Measuring satisfaction: factors that drive hospital consumer assessment of healthcare providers and systems survey responses in a trauma and acute care surgery population." The American surgeon. 2015 May; 81(5):537-43.
2015 Feb
Brown JB, Gestring ML, Forsythe RM, Stassen NA, Billiar TR, Peitzman AB, Sperry JL. "Systolic blood pressure criteria in the National Trauma Triage Protocol for geriatric trauma: 110 is the new 90." The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2015 Feb; 78(2):352-9.


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


MD | Medicine | UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School1995
BS | Chemical Engineering | Washington University1991

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Trauma at University of Louisville Hospital07/01/2000 - 7/1/02
Residency in General Surgery at University of Chicago Hospitals06/26/1996 - 6/26/00
Internship in General Surgery at University of Chicago Hospitals06/25/1995 - 6/25/96