Dr. Georas was born and grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from Brown University with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Biology in 1983, and then attended Brown Medical School (M.D., 1987). After Internal Medicine internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Georas moved to Johns Hopkins University for a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, which he completed in 1994. From 1994 to 2006, he was a faculty member of the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Division at Johns Hopkins, conducting research in the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center.
He rose to the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Pulmonary Research. In July 2006, he moved to the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he served as Division Chief of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine until 2010. Dr. Georas directs a research group investigating mechanisms of immune cell activation in the lung in asthma and other diseases. He has authored numerous publications in this area, and has been invited to present his research at national and international meetings. He is active in peer review, and serves on numerous advisory panels and review groups for the NIH and other professional societies.
Patient Care Bio
I am board certified in both Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and have been caring for patients with a variety of acute and chronic lung diseases for more than twenty years. I am an attending physician in the Medical Intensive Care Units at Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals, caring for patients with acute respiratory failure and other critical illnesses. Prior to moving to Rochester, I served as Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and the Johns Hopkins Ventilator Patient Rehabilitation Unit, where we implemented protocols for managing patients with acute respiratory failure, and for liberating patients from mechanical ventilation.
We use similar protocols here incorporating evidenced-based strategies to improve patient outcomes. I also see outpatients one half-day per week at the Mary Parkes Center for Asthma and Pulmonary Care, including patients with asthma. We are enrolling adult asthma patients in our Asthma Registry, which offers non-invasive monitoring of airway inflammation using state-of-ther-art techniques.