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Michael G. Drage, M.D., Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 273-3389

Fax: (585) 273-3637

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As a surgical pathologist, I combine the information gathered from the specimen with the available clinical information to provide the most definitive diagnosis possible, always with patient management in mind. My research interests include colorectal neoplasia, inflammatory bowel disease, and other inflammatory pathologies.

Professional Background

Dr. Drage earned his MD/PhD degrees at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH in 2011. He then completed Anatomic Pathology residency with subspecialty fellowships in both Cytopathology and Gastrointestinal pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA in 2016. He was recruited to the faculty at University of Rochester Medical Center in July 2016 and serves as an Assistant Professor of Pathology.



  • Anatomic Pathology - American Board of Pathology
  • Cytopathology - American Board of Pathology


MD | Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014
Fellowship in Cytopathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital

7/01/2015 - 06/30/2016
Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital

7/01/2014 - 06/30/2015
Residency in Anatomic Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital

7/01/2011 - 06/30/2013
Internship in Anatomic Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Alan Moritz Award for Excellence in Pathology
Sponsor: Case Western Reserve University
Location: Cleveland, OH

Department of Medicine Research presentation award
Sponsor: University Hospitals
Location: Cleveland, OH

ShowCASE presentation award
Sponsor: Case Medical Center
Location: Cleveland, OH

Irwin J. Lepow presentation award
Sponsor: Case Western Reserve University
Location: Cleveland, OH

NIH-NIAID travel award (IR13AI078984-0)
Sponsor: Institute of Medicine
Location: Keystone, CO

2005 - 2007
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
Sponsor: Institute of Medicine
Location: Cleveland, OH

Donald J. White Award for Excellence in Teaching
Location: Boston College

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Journal Articles

Mills BN, Connolly KA, Ye J, Murphy JD, Uccello TP, Han BJ, Zhao T, Drage MG, Murthy A, Qiu H, Patel A, Figueroa NM, Johnston CJ, Prieto PA, Egilmez NK, Belt BA, Lord EM, Linehan DC, Gerber SA. "Stereotactic Body Radiation and Interleukin-12 Combination Therapy Eradicates Pancreatic Tumors by Repolarizing the Immune Microenvironment." Cell reports.. 2019 Oct 8; 29(2):406-421.e5.

Drage MG, Lai KK, Lamps LW. "The Authors' Reply." American journal of clinical pathology.. 2019 Aug 1; 152(3):399-402.

Sharma M, Whitney-Miller CL, Drage MG, Huber AR, Gonzalez RS. "Effects of subspecialty signout and group consensus on the diagnosis of microscopic colitis." Virchows Archiv : an international journal of pathology.. 2019 Jul 29; Epub 2019 Jul 29.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Bacterial Infections Requiring Culture/ Ancillary Diagnosis
Book Title: Diagnostic Pathology: Infectious Diseases
Author List: Milner D, Pecora ND, Solomon I
Edited By: Milner D, Pecora ND, Solomon I
Published By: Amyrsis/Elsevier 2015

Chapter Title: "Folate/B12 deficiency", "Lead toxicity", "Hematologic Complications of Alcoholism", "Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma", and "Primary Myelofibrosis"
Book Title: Hematopathology
Author List: Drage MG
Edited By: Aster JC, Kutok JL, and Pozdnyakova O
Published By: Saunders 2013

Chapter Title: Mycobacterium tuberculosis interactions with dendritic cells and macrophages.
Book Title: Tuberculosis Handbook
Author List: Salgame P, Bhatt K, Drage MG, Pecora ND, Harding CV
Edited By: Kaufmann SHE and Britton W
Published By: Wiley 2007