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Sean Frey, M.D.

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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 Medical University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

7/1/13 - 6/30/16
Fellowship in at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, University of Rochester

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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

Cappotelli K, Frey SM, Fagnano M, Holderness H, Halterman JS. "Internet Use Among Caregivers of Urban Children With Persistent Asthma." Clinical pediatrics.. 2020 Mar 7; :9922820910820. Epub 2020 Mar 07.

Frey SM, Méan M, Garnier A, Castioni J, Wenger N, Egloff M, Marques-Vidal P, Beer JH. "Inter-hospital comparison of working time allocation among internal medicine residents using time-motion observations: an innovative benchmarking tool." BMJ open.. 2020 Feb 16; 10(2):e033021. Epub 2020 Feb 16.

Frey SM, Contento NC, Halterman JS. "Nurse-delivered outpatient asthma education for children and caregivers: a pilot study to promote shared asthma management." The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma.. 2019 Nov 18; :1-9. Epub 2019 Nov 18.