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

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

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Cancer

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About Me

Certified Specialties

Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine


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 & Reviews

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