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Sean Frey, M.D., M.P.H.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2821

Administrative: (585) 275-1920

Office: (585) 275-2821

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As a general pediatrician, I am interested in providing high quality medical care for at-risk children and families. I am additionally interested in helping families identify strategies for succeeding in home management of chronic illnesses, such as asthma. Through this work, I hope to identify patient-centered approaches to clinical care and outpatient medication adherence that empower families and decrease preventable morbidity.


1. Medication identification among caregivers and children dealing with chronic illness, and persistent asthma in particular
2. Preventable barriers to medication adherence in a population dealing with pediatric asthma
3. The impact of low health literacy on outpatient management of chronic disease (especially asthma)
4. The transition of medication management responsibility from caregiver to child among families dealing with persistent pediatric asthma.



  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | SUNY Upstate College of Health Professions

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2013 - 06/30/2016
Fellowship at Golisano Children's Hospital-University of Rochester

06/28/2010 - 06/24/2013
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/17/2009 - 06/27/2010
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Emeritus Award for Excellence in Research
Sponsor: Dept of Public Health Sciences, URMC

2013 - 2014
Fellow Teaching Award, Medical Students
Sponsor: University of Rochester

Budzie Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Pediatric Nursing
Location: Rochester, NY

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Journal Articles

Feiler MO, Pavia CJ, Frey SM, Parsons PJ, Thevenet-Morrison K, Canfield RL, Jusko TA. "Early life blood lead levels and asthma diagnosis at age 4-6 years." Environmental health and preventive medicine.. 2021 Nov 12; 26(1):108. Epub 2021 Nov 12.

Zhang A, Fagnano M, Frey SM, Halterman JS. "The relationship between teen-reported nocturnal asthma symptoms and daily functioning." The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma.. 2021 Aug 23; :1-9. Epub 2021 Aug 23.

Frey SM, Goldstein NPN, Kwiatkowski V, Reinish A. "Clinical outcomes for young children diagnosed with asthma versus reactive airway disease." Academic pediatrics.. 2021 Jun 18; Epub 2021 Jun 18.