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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

Baumgartner JM, Srivastava A, Melnitchouk N, Drage MG, Huber AR, Gonzalez RS, Bell P, Wu E, Resnick M, Turaga K, Poli E, Esquivel J, Deneve J, Kelly KJ, Veerapong J, Lowy AM. "A Multi-institutional Study of Peritoneal Recurrence Following Resection of Low-grade Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasms." Annals of surgical oncology.. 2021 Jan 7; Epub 2021 Jan 07.

Alpert L, Setia N, Ko HM, Lagana SM, Pittman ME, Johncilla M, Drage MG, Zhao L, Salomao MA, Liao X, Choi WT, Jenkins SM, Hart J, Harpaz N, Voltaggio L, Lauwers GY, Odze R, Remotti H, Smyrk TC, Graham RP. "Interobserver agreement and the impact of mentorship on the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease-associated dysplasia among subspecialist gastrointestinal pathologists." Virchows Archiv : an international journal of pathology.. 2021 Jan 3; Epub 2021 Jan 03.

Väyrynen SA, Zhang J, Yuan C, Väyrynen JP, Dias Costa A, Williams H, Morales-Oyarvide V, Lau MC, Rubinson DA, Dunne RF, Kozak MM, Wang W, Agostini-Vulaj D, Drage MG, Brais LK, Reilly E, Rahma OE, Clancy TE, Wang J, Linehan DC, Aguirre A, Fuchs CS, Coussens LM, Chang DT, Koong AC, Hezel AF, Ogino S, Nowak JA, Wolpin BM. "Composition, spatial characteristics, and prognostic significance of myeloid cell infiltration in pancreatic cancer." Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.. 2020 Dec 1; Epub 2020 Dec 01.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Eosinophilic, Mastocytic, and Histiocytic Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Book Title: Practical Gastrointestinal Pathology: Frequently Asked Questions
Author List: Michael G. Drage, Amitabh Srivastava
Edited By: Hanlin Wang and Eric Chen
Published By: Springer 2021 in Cham, Switzerland

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