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Michael A. Nead, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael A. Nead, M.D., Ph.D.

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine , Cancer

4.9 out of 5 stars
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Pulmonary Clinic

601 Elmwood Avenue, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

About Me

Certified Specialties

Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital. 2003 - 2006

Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2000 - 2002

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1999 - 2000


MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry. 1999


T. Franklin Williams Award 2002

Milton S. Luria Award ("For clinical ability, enthusiasm, and attitude in the intern year") 2000

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 1999

Dean's Award, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1999

Phi Beta Kappa 1991

Magna cum Laude, Biology major with Highest Honors 1991

Christopher G. Reed Biologist Award ("Awarded to a graduating Biology Major with a distinguished biology research career") 1991

Sigma Xi Award 1991

Presidential Scholar 1991

Tucker Foundation Honor Society (awarded for service to community) 1991


Clinical Trials

CASCADE-LUNG: Cancer Screening Assay Using DELFI; A Clinical Validation Study in Lung

Lead Researcher: Michael A Nead

CASCADE-LUNG is an event-driven, multisite, prospective, observational, blood specimen collection study in the elevated-risk lung cancer screening population. The primary objective is to determine the sensitivity and specificity of the Delfi Lung Can...

Determination and Validation of Lung EpiCheck®: A Multianalyte Assay for Lung Cancer Prediction. A Case-Control Study

Lead Researcher: Michael A Nead

This study is part of the development and validation of a non-invasive lung screening test which aim to identify early stage lung cancer in patients at high risk for lung cancer.


Journal Articles

RB bind c-Jun and activates transcription.

Nead, M.A.; Baglia, L.A.; Antinore, M.J.; Ludlow, J.W.; and D.J. McCance.

EMBO. 1998; 17(8): 2342-2352.

Poly-L-ornithine-mediated transfection of human keratinocytes.

Nead MA, McCance DJ

The Journal of investigative dermatology.. 1995 November 105 (5):668-71. Epub 1900 01 01.

Nucleotide sequence of the hemG gene involved in the protoporphyrinogen oxidase activity of Escherichia coli K12.

Sasarman A, Letowski J, Czaika G, Ramirez V, Nead MA, Jacobs JM, Morais R

Canadian journal of microbiology.. 1993 December 39 (12):1155-61. Epub 1900 01 01.

Alternatively spliced pp52 mRNA in nonlymphoid stromal cells.

Gimble JM, Dorheim MA, Youkhana K, Hudson J, Nead M, Gilly M, Wood WJ, Hermanson GG, Kuehl M, Wall R

The Journal of immunology : official journal of the American Association of Immunologists.. 1993 January 1150 (1):115-21. Epub 1900 01 01.

Response of the brackish water mummichog to different salinities

Nead, M.A.; and J.K. Buttner.

Progressive Fish Culturist. 1987; 49: 136-137.


Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders (2007)

Chapter: Interstitial Lung Disease: A clinical overview and general approach.

Authors: Nead, M.A. and D.G. Morris

Publisher: McGraw Hill, New York 2007

Human Tumor Viruses (1995)

Chapter: Activities of the transforming proteins of human papillomaviruses.

Authors: Nead, M.A. and D.J. McCance

Publisher: American Society of Microbiology Press, Washington, D.C. 1995

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.9 stars

Patient Comments

Dr Nead was amazing. It was my first time meeting him and I was impressed with his ability to communicate difficult procedure options to me. I also felt like I was not rushed and was able ask as many questions that I needed.

Jan 03, 2024

5.0 stars

Fantastic care and concern for my well being. You could not ask for better

Dec 07, 2023

I received information and a viewing of test results that were never provided under that care of a another practice outside of UR Medicine. I continue to be grateful for that.

Aug 31, 2023

5.0 stars

Always a pleasure to see and talk to Dr. Nead.

Aug 17, 2023

5.0 stars

Totally excellent experience.

Jul 13, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Nead is the best! Very focused on me and my illness and best steps moving forward.

May 18, 2023

5.0 stars

He explained everything completely and made sure I was aware of the procedure and possible issues.

Apr 02, 2023

5.0 stars

If I was a doctor, Dr. Nead is the kind of doctor I would hope I would be [...]

Mar 02, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr Nead is excellent. He really listens and explains things in a positive helpful way,

Feb 22, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Nead was empathetic; explained CAT scan & showed me it; ordered tests. I have confidence in his ability to help me!

Feb 17, 2023

We liked Dr. Nead very much.he was very thorough and very good at explaining everything to us in a way we could understand.

Jan 27, 2023

He was a great doctor. Was easy to deal with. Explained things in terms I could easily understand.

Dec 17, 2022


Dr. Nead is one of the best, perhaps THE best doctor I've seen in the last 10 years, maybe longer. And I see many doctors and most of them are good, but Dr. Nead shines. Do everything you can to keep him at Strong Hospital.

Dec 16, 2022


The experience was good visual was shown to clearly understand.

Dec 08, 2022

Dr. Nead was just great. Showed me my images , explained options thoroughly

Dec 06, 2022


He is a very active and has a high level work ethics with customers.

Nov 18, 2022

Very personal and professional. Made me feel relaxed and confident about care

Nov 10, 2022

Dr. Nead spent ample time with me asking questions and relaying information regarding potential issues and the proposed procedure.

Nov 03, 2022

Dr Nead is extremely knowledgeable and respectful

Oct 28, 2022


How lucky I am to have Dr. Nead to address my pulmonary problems - you can't ask for better care or professional ability

Oct 14, 2022

I felt very secure with all of Dr. Neads recommendations and obvious knowledge.

Oct 10, 2022


Oct 01, 2022


Very good.

Sep 29, 2022


Good communication skills. Explained treatment options thoroughly in easy to understand terms.

Aug 21, 2022

Great rapport while conversing and thorough.

Aug 19, 2022


He is exceptional.

Jul 14, 2022


Dr. Nead is a excellent caring physician.

Jul 12, 2022



Jun 13, 2022


Besides my PCP, Dr. Nead is very informative [...]

Feb 18, 2022


Thorough during visit. I was very happy with information given.

Feb 14, 2022