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Nicole Anne Stassen, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5100

Office: (585) 275-5100

Fax: (585) 276-1992

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Professional Background

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 fellowship in trauma and critical care at the University of Louisville. While in Louisville 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.



MD | Umdnj-School Of Public Health-Piscataway

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2000 - 07/30/2002
Fellowship at University of Louisville Hospital

07/01/2000 - 07/01/2002
Fellowship in Surgery, Trauma Surgery at University of Louisville Hospital

06/26/1996 - 06/26/2000
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Chicago Hospitals

06/26/1995 - 07/01/2000
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

06/25/1995 - 06/25/1996
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Chicago Hospitals

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2006 - 2006
University of Rochester - Class of 2006 Commendation for Excellence in Third Year Teaching
Location: University of Rochester

2005 - 2007
Paul F. Griner Dean's Teaching Fellow

2000 - 2000
Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching
Sponsor: University of Chicago Department of Surgery

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Journal Articles

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.

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.

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.