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Frank C. Passero, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Cancer

Biography

As a physician I aim to provide patients with an understanding of their medical condition and guidance as they navigate complex medical decisions. I consider honesty, compassion and my medical knowledge as foundational principles upon which I seek to build a trusting patient-physician relationship. Getting to know my patients, their unique circumstances and goals is a key aspect of my practice, in order to provide patients with a personalized plan of care.

I obtained my medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and went on to complete internship, residency, and a chief medical residency in Internal Medicine at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. I pursued my Hematology and Oncology fellowship training at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts where I carried out laboratory research studying the effects of proteasome and HDAC inhibitors in lymphoma.

I have a special interest in plasma cell disorders including myeloma and amyloidosis, and would like to provide patients with the opportunity to participate in well-designed clinical trials for these and other related diseases.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

2005
B.A. | University of Pennsylvania
Dual major in Biology and Italian Studies

2010
MD | Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017
Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Tufts Medical Center

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
Residency in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

6/24//2010 - 06/23/2011
Internship in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/2016
Passero FC, Grapsa D, Syrigos KN, Saif MW. "The safety and efficacy of Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection) for the treatment of metastatic pancreatic cancer following gemcitabine-based therapy." Expert review of anticancer therapy.. 2016 Jul 0; 16(7):697-703. Epub 2016 Jun 03.

6/1/2016
Ravi D, Beheshti A, Abermil N, Passero F, Sharma J, Coyle M, Kritharis A, Kandela I, Hlatky L, Sitkovsky MV, Mazar A, Gartenhaus RB, Evens AM. "Proteasomal Inhibition by Ixazomib Induces CHK1 and MYC-Dependent Cell Death in T-cell and Hodgkin Lymphoma." Cancer research.. 2016 Jun 1; 76(11):3319-31. Epub 2016 Mar 17.

3/2016
Abrams MJ, Rakszawski K, Vasekar M, Passero F, Abbas A, Jia Y, Saif MW. "Recent advances in pancreatic cancer: updates and insights from the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology." Therapeutic advances in gastroenterology.. 2016 Mar 0; 9(2):141-51.

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