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Michal Lada, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-1509

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Professional Background

Dr. Michal J. Lada joined the Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. He is a graduate of Boston College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Lada was awarded his medical degree from Jagiellonian University Medical College.

Dr. Lada completed his General Surgery internship and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center during which he dedicated an additional two years as a research fellow with a focus on esophageal cancer and motility disorders. He then completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery training at the University of Rochester Medical Center as part of the 4+3 General Surgery/Thoracic Surgery Combined Program.

He has been the primary author or co-author on numerous research publications and is active in presenting his research on thoracic and foregut surgery nationally and internationally. He is involved in numerous societies including The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, General Thoracic Surgical Club and the International Society for Diseases the Esophagus.

His clinical interests include minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung cancer and mediastinal tumors, esophageal disease including gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's Esophagus and esophageal cancer. Dr. Lada is dedicated to the provision of patient-centered care involving compassion, communication and state-of-the-art surgical treatment.



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


MD | Jagiellonian University Medical College (Poland)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018
Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2016
Residency in Thoracic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Paul R. Schloerb Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY


Journal Articles

Lada MJ, Milano MT, Jones CE. "Pulmonary metastectomy: impact of tumor histology and size." Journal of thoracic disease.. 2018 Feb; 10(2):644-647.

Molena D, Schlottmann F, Boys JA, Blackmon SH, Dickinson KJ, Dunst CM, Hofstetter WL, Lada MJ, Louie BE, Mungo B, Watson TJ, DeMeester SR. "Esophagectomy Following Endoscopic Resection of Submucosal Esophageal Cancer: a Highly Curative Procedure Even with Nodal Metastases." Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.. 2017 Jan; 21(1):62-67. Epub 2016 Aug 25.

Sepesi B, Schmidt HE, Lada M, Correa AM, Walsh GL, Mehran RJ, Rice DC, Roth JA, Vaporciyan AA, Ajani JA, Watson TJ, Swisher SG, Low DE, Hofstetter WL. "Survival in Patients With Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Undergoing Trimodality Therapy Is Independent of Regional Lymph Node Location." The Annals of thoracic surgery.. 2016 Mar; 101(3):1075-80; Discussion 1080-1. Epub 2015 Dec 08.