Stephen E. Ettinghausen, MD

Surgery - General

Medical Director - Surgical Oncology

Main Location
RGH Department of Surgery
1415 Portland Ave
Ste 245
Rochester, NY 14621
Accepting New Patients? Yes


Dr. Stephen Ettinghausen is the Director of Surgical Oncology at Rochester General Hospital and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry.  He received a BA from Amherst College and an MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. After completing two years of residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and one year of residency in anatomic pathology at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, he finished residency in General Surgery at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. His training in surgical oncology included fellowships in the Surgery Branch at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
  • Surgery - General
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - General
  • Hepato-biliary and pancreatic cancer
  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal tract cancers, including recurrent rectal cancer
  • Retroperitoneal and visceral sarcomas
  • Melanoma
  • Breast cancer
  • 1978, Cornell University Medical College, MD
  • 06/01/1978-06/30/1981, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • 07/01/1981-06/30/1983, New York Hospital
  • 07/01/1979-06/30/1980, The New York Hosp-Cornell Med Cntr
  • 07/01/1986-06/30/1989, The New York Hosp-Cornell Med Cntr
  • 07/01/1989-06/30/1990, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • 07/01/1983-06/30/1986, National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda)


  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association


Insurance Accepted
  • Aetna Healthcare (RGH does not participate with the Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan)
  • CareIQ
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • ElderONE
  • Empire Plan
  • Excellus BCBS
  • Fidelis Care of NY (RGH does not participate with Fidelis Medicare Plans)
  • First Niagara Business Works
  • Emblem Health
  • HealthNow NY (RGH does not participate with HealthNow Medicaid Plans)
  • Health Republic
  • Humana (RGH does not participate with Humana Medicare. Some patients are still covered in full while others may incur a 50% Co-insurance bill.)
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Benefits (formerly RMSCO)
  • Magnacare
  • Martin's Point - US Family Health Plan
  • Medicare
  • MetraComp
  • Monroe Plan
  • Multi Plan
  • MVP Healthcare
  • North American Administrators
  • NY Medicaid
  • OneCall Medical
  • Pomco
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Value Options (Behavioral Health)
  • Wellcare of New York