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Michael John Nabozny, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5100

Office: (585) 275-5100

Fax: (585) 276-1992

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting



“I try to bring a patient-centered approach, where instead of just outlining the risks and benefits, I attempt to tell a ‘story’ of what the range of possible outcomes are after surgery or trauma.”

Areas of Expertise

• General and Trauma Surgery
• Critical Care
• Medical Ethics
• Surgical Education
• Chest wall reconstruction after trauma

I chose trauma/emergency surgery because I enjoy the unique process. I meet someone on what might be their worst day of their life, treat them as I would a family member, and then see them through to their recovery. The most important part of surgery, whether urgent or elective, is often the decision to operate, and I work with patients and their families to come to a collaborative decision about the best path to take.

I have a research interest in surgical decision making, and how patients and their families actually come to make a medical decision. I am also interested in clinical research in emergency surgery and trauma, as I feel there is an ethical imperative to test new interventions to improve the quality of surgical and trauma care.




    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    08/01/2018 - 07/31/2019
    Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    07/01/2012 - 06/30/2018
    Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

    06/01/2011 - 06/30/2012
    Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

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    Journal Articles

    Dorazio J, Chiappelli AL, Shields RK, Tsai YV, Skinker P, Nabozny MJ, Bauza G, Forsythe R, Rosengart MR, Gunn SR, Marini R, Clarke L, Falcione B, Ludwig J, McCreary EK. "Clindamycin Plus Vancomycin Versus Linezolid for Treatment of Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection." Open forum infectious diseases.. 2023 Jun; 10(6):ofad258. Epub 2023 May 11.

    Shaw MH, Nabozny MJ, Kaufman D. "Almagest Again? An Epistemological Critique of Nielsen Busch and Mjaaland." The American journal of bioethics : AJOB.. 2023 Feb; 23(2):33-35.

    Loria A, Jacobson T, Melucci AD, Bartell N, Nabozny MJ, Temple LK, Fleming FJ. "Sigmoid volvulus: Evaluating identification strategies and contemporary multicenter outcomes." American journal of surgery.. 2022 Aug 1; Epub 2022 Aug 01.