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

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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.




    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

    Frey SM, Rowe RK, Halterman JS. "The prevalence of childhood asthma: interpreting falling rates in the context of shifting measurement and the COVID-19 pandemic." Current opinion in pulmonary medicine.. 2023 Mar 15; Epub 2023 Mar 15.

    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.