P. Francisco Javier Gensini, M.D.

P. Francisco Javier Gensini, M.D.

Contact Information

Strong Memorial Hospital
Children's Heart Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Professional Bio

The University of Rochester Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Francisco J. Gensini, MD as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. A native of Cali, Colombia, Dr. Gensini joins us from Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, Washington, where he was one of the first ACGME approved fellows in congenital cardiac surgery in the United States.

Dr. Gensini received his undergraduate degree from Colegio Colombo Británico in Cali, Colombia. He then went on to earn his degree in medicine and surgery from Universidad del Valle, also in Cali, Colombia, followed by a general surgery residency. Dr. Gensini later received a degree in cardiovascular surgery from Fundación – Clínica Cardiovascular Santa María, College of Medicine of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia.

In addition to filling the role of attending physician in cardiothoracic surgery at the Fundación – Clínica Valle del Lili in Cali, Dr. Gensini completed a two-year fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, United Kingdom. This was followed by an ECMO fellowship in the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care. Since coming to the United States, Dr. Gensini has also held the positions of resident physician and chief resident physician in general surgery as well as fellow in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Board eligible by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Gensini is a member of professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons, The Henry N. Harkins Surgical Society, the American College of Cardiology and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. His professional interests include transposition of the great arteries, single ventricle physiology, tetralogy of fallot, coartation of the aorta and atrioventricular canal defects, among others.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery - Department of Surgery, Cardiac (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics - Department of Pediatrics (SMD)


Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery) - American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Congenital Cardiac Surgery | Seattle Children's Hospital - University of Washington2009
Cardiothoracic Surgery | University of Washington2008
General Surgery | University of Washington2006
Certificate Program in Surgical Subintership for International physicians | - Surgery | University of Washington2003
ECMO Fellow | Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children - UCL - Institute of child Health2002
Specialist Registrar in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery | Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children2002
Specialist in Cardiovascular Surgery | Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana1999
Specialist in General Surgery | Universidad del Valle1996
MD | Surgery | Universidad del Valle1990

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Washington07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at University of Washington Medical Center07/01/2006 - 06/30/2008
Residency in General Surgery at University of Washington Medical Center07/01/2003 - 06/30/2006
Internship at University of Washington Medical Center05/05/2003 - 06/30/2003
Research at Great Ormond Street for sick Children01/01/2003 - 04/30/2003
Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Great Ormond Street for sick Children08/01/2002 - 12/31/2002
Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Great Ormond Street for sick Children08/01/2000 - 07/01/2002
Residency in Cardiovascular Surgery at Fundacin Clnica Cardiovascular Santa Mara02/01/1997 - 06/01/1999
Residency in General Surgery at Universitario del Valle "Evaristo Garcia"02/01/1992 - 06/01/1996
Internship in Rotating at Universitario del Valle "Evaristo Garcia"01/01/1989 - 11/01/1990