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Francisco Gensini

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester NY 14642
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TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry

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.

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  1. Swartz MF, Morrow D, Atallah-Yunes N, Cholette JM, Gensini F, Kavey RE, Alfieris GM. Hypertensive changes within the aortic arch of infants and children with isolated coarctation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul; 96(1):190-5.
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  2. Swartz MF, Sena A, Atallah-Yunes N, Meagher C, Cholette JM, Gensini F, Alfieris GM. Decreased incidence of supravalvar pulmonary stenosis after arterial switch operation. Circulation. 2012 Sep 11; 126(11 Suppl 1):S118-22.
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  3. Swartz MF, Schiralli MP, Angona R, Cholette JM, Gensini F, Alfieris GM. The Effect of Repeat Sternotomy during Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Reconstruction. Congenit Heart Dis. 2013 Mar; 8(2):142-8.
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  4. Cholette JM, Henrichs KF, Alfieris GM, Powers KS, Phipps R, Spinelli SL, Swartz M, Gensini F, Daugherty LE, Nazarian E, Rubenstein JS, Sweeney D, Eaton M, Lerner NB, Blumberg N. Washing red blood cells and platelets transfused in cardiac surgery reduces postoperative inflammation and number of transfusions: results of a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 May; 13(3):290-9.
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  5. Swartz MF, Atallah-Yunes N, Meagher C, Schiralli MP, Cholette J, Orie J, Gensini F, Kavey RE, Alfieris GM. Surgical strategy for aortic coarctation repair resulting in physiologic arm and leg blood pressures. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Nov-Dec; 6(6):583-91.
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