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Steve N. Georas, M.D.

Pulmonary

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-4861

Office: (585) 275-4861

Fax: (585) 273-1114

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Biography

I am board certified in both Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and have been caring for patients with a variety of acute and chronic lung diseases for more than twenty years. I have previous experience directing a respiratory therapy department, and currently oversee the Pulmonary Function Labs at URMC. I am an attending physician in the Medical Intensive Care Units at Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals, and have extensive experience in managing patients with acute respiratory failure, pneumonia, sepsis, and multi-organ failure, using multiple ventilator modes and also patient-specific approaches to ventilator weaning. I emphasize a team approach in the MICU, and value the input provided by nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and other specialists in developing tailored care plans.

I also see outpatients with asthma at the Mary Parkes Center for Asthma and Pulmonary Care, and work closely with consultants in Allergy, ENT, and Speech Therapy to develop individualized approaches to diagnosis and management.

Professional Background

Dr. Georas was born and grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from Brown University with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Biology in 1983, and then attended Brown Medical School (M.D., 1987). After Internal Medicine internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Georas moved to Johns Hopkins University for a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, which he completed in 1994. From 1994 to 2006, he was a faculty member of the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Division at Johns Hopkins, conducting research in the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center. He rose to the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Pulmonary Research. In July 2006, he moved to the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he served as Division Chief of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine until 2010. Dr. Georas directs a research group investigating mechanisms of immune cell activation in the lung in asthma and other diseases. He has authored numerous publications in this area, and has been invited to present his research at national and international meetings. He is active in peer review, and serves on numerous advisory panels and review groups for the NIH and other professional societies.

Research

Dr. Georas is Professor of Medicine, Environmental Medicine. Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. From 1994-2006, he was a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University in the Pulmonary & Critical Care Division with a joint appointment in the Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, and Department of Environmental Health Sciences. He moved to the University of Rochester in 2006. Dr. Georas directs a research group investigating mechanisms of immune cell activation in the lung. Current studies are aimed at defining molecular pathways by which allergens and particulate matter activate epithelial cells and dendritic cells, leading to generation of maladaptive allergen-specific immune responses in asthma. A separate line of research is investigating how lysophosphatidic acid is generated in the lung, exploring the role of different LPA receptors in lung inflammation and immune responses. These studies should further our understanding of how the lung functions as an immune organ, with a long-term goal of alleviating the burden of immune-mediated lung diseases including asthma in susceptible human subjects. Dr. Georas also directs the Study of Asthma in Rochester (SOAR2), which is enrolling adult asthma patients who have frequent exacerbations in a prospective registry, with the goal of identifying new treatments for these patients who currently have limited therapeutic options.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

1983
B.S. | Brown University
Applied Math / Biology

1987
M.D. | Brown Univ Bio/Med Sciences
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1987 - 06/30/1988
Internship in Internal Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1990
Residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center

07/01/1990 - 06/30/1994
Fellowship in Internal Medicine: Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Patents

Title: Methods of Diagnosing and Treating Fibrosis
U.S. Serial #: 14/814,238
Filed: Jul 30, 2015
Invented By: SteveGeoras, JiaGuo, XinLin, PatriciaSime

Title: Methods of Diagnosing and Treating Fibrosis
U.S. Serial #: 13/126,875
Filed: Nov 02, 2009
Invented By: SteveGeoras, JiaGuo, XinLin, PatriciaSime

Publications

Journal Articles

3/2016
Knowlden SA, Hillman SE, Chapman TJ, Patil R, Miller DD, Tigyi G, Georas SN. "Novel Inhibitory Effect of a Lysophosphatidic Acid 2 Agonist on Allergen-Driven Airway Inflammation." American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology.. 2016 Mar 0; 54(3):402-9.

12/1/2015
Levy BD, Noel PJ, Freemer MM, Cloutier MM, Georas SN, Jarjour NN, Ober C, Woodruff PG, Barnes KC, Bender BG, Camargo CA, Chupp GL, Denlinger LC, Fahy JV, Fitzpatrick AM, Fuhlbrigge A, Gaston BM, Hartert TV, Kolls JK, Lynch SV, Moore WC, Morgan WJ, Nadeau KC, Ownby DR, Solway J, Szefler SJ, Wenzel SE, Wright RJ, Smith RA, Erzurum SC. "Future Research Directions in Asthma. An NHLBI Working Group Report." American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2015 Dec 1; 192(11):1366-72.

2015
Long X, Chen Q, Zhao J, Rafaels N, Mathias P, Liang H, Potee J, Campbell M, Zhang B, Gao L, Georas SN, Vercelli D, Beaty TH, Ruczinski I, Mathias R, Barnes KC, Chen X. "An IL-13 promoter polymorphism associated with liver fibrosis in patients with Schistosoma japonicum." PloS one. 2015 10(8):e0135360. Epub 2015 Aug 10.

Books & Chapters

2006
Chapter Title: Common pulmonary problems: hemoptysis, dyspnea, chest pain, and the abnormal chest x-ray
Book Title: Principles of Ambulatory Medicine
Author List: Petrache I, Georas S
Published By: Williams & Wilkins2006

2002
Chapter Title: Common pulmonary problems: hemoptysis, dyspnea, chest pain, and the abnormal chest x-ray
Book Title: Principles of Ambulatory Medicine
Author List: Petrache I, Georas S
Published By: Williams & Wilkins2002

2000
Chapter Title: Manifestations of Immunologic Diseases: Th1 and Th2 Responses
Book Title: Cutaneous Medicine
Author List: Georas, S
Published By: B. C. Decker, Inc.2000

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