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Michael John Nabozny, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-3022

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

Surgery

Biography

“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.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Surgical Critical Care - American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

2011
MD | University of Rochester Medical Center

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2018 - 07/31/2020
Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

06/24/2012 - 06/23/2018
Residency in General Surgery at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

06/24/2011 - 06/23/2012
Internship in General Surgery at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/2018
Taylor LJ, Johnson SK, Nabozny MJ, Tucholka JL, Steffens NM, Kwekkeboom KL, Brasel KJ, Campbell TC, Schwarze ML. "Barriers to Goal-concordant Care for Older Patients With Acute Surgical Illness: Communication Patterns Extrinsic to Decision Aids." Annals of surgery.. 2018 Apr 0; 267(4):677-682.

6/1/2017
Taylor LJ, Nabozny MJ, Steffens NM, Tucholka JL, Brasel KJ, Johnson SK, Zelenski A, Rathouz PJ, Zhao Q, Kwekkeboom KL, Campbell TC, Schwarze ML. "A Framework to Improve Surgeon Communication in High-Stakes Surgical Decisions: Best Case/Worst Case." JAMA surgery.. 2017 Jun 1; 152(6):531-538.

4/2017
Kruser JM, Taylor LJ, Campbell TC, Zelenski A, Johnson SK, Nabozny MJ, Steffens NM, Tucholka JL, Kwekkeboom KL, Schwarze ML. ""Best Case/Worst Case": Training Surgeons to Use a Novel Communication Tool for High-Risk Acute Surgical Problems." Journal of pain and symptom management.. 2017 Apr 0; 53(4):711-719.e5. Epub 2017 Jan 04.

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