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Melissa                        Azaula

Melissa A. Azaula MD

Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation; Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine; Pediatrics

 

Education and Training:
  • Co-Chief Resident, Rehabilitation Medicine, University at Buffalo (1996)
  • Residency, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University at Buffalo (1995)
  • Internship, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University at Buffalo (1992)
  • MD, Medicine, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (1991)
  • BA, Biology, Rutgers University - Douglass College (1987)
Employment:
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1998-present)
  • Medical Director, Spina Bifida Clinic, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1997-present)
  • Clinical Instructor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1996-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1996-present)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1996-present)
  • Medical Consultant, The Center for Handicapped Children (1996–2005)
  • Medical Consultant/Director, Buffalo Public School #84 (1996–2002)
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Staff Physician, Erie County Medical Center (1996–1999)
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant, Millard Fillmore Hospital (1996–1999)
  • Medical Consultant, New York State School for the Blind (1996–1998)
  • Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant, University at Buffalo (1996–1998)
  • Clinician, Pediatric Emergency Room, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1994–1996)
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Awards and Honors:
  • University at Buffalo Department of Rehabilitation and Medicine: Outstanding Senior Research Project and Presentation (1996)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society


Journal Articles:

Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Presentations:
  • "Pediatric Spasticity, Non-Surgical Management" Pediatric Therapy Lecture Series, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Pediatric Brachial Plexus Injury and Management" Pediatric Therapy Lecture Series, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Importance of Mobility in Persons with Chronic Disability" , National Variety Club (2006)
  • "Basic Anatomy" Physical Therapy Students, Daemen College (1997)
  • "Brachial Plexus Palsy" Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Cerebrovascular Disease in Children" Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Current Trends in Cerebral Palsy" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Developmental Outcomes Following Cooling Blanket Protocol" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Developmental Outcomes Following Cooling Blanket Protocol" Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Osteoporosis in Children" Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Outcomes in Adults with Spina Bifida" Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Outcomes in Adults with Spina Bifida" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Outcomes of Our Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Outcomes of Our Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit" Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Pediatric Constraint Induced Therapy" Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Pediatric Rehabilitation" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Rehabilitation of Children with Rheumatic Disease" Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Scoliosis Management in Children with Cerebral Palsy" Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Spasticity Management" Therapy Lecture, Erie BOCES
  • "Spasticity Management; Motor Clinic Evaluation" Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Lecture Series, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Transitioning Care in Cerebral Palsy" Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Transitioning Care in Cerebral Palsy: Aging with CP" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Upper Extremity Splinting in Children with Cerebral Palsy" Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
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Service Activities:
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Family Advisory Committee for Neuromuscular Disease; Committee Member
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Service; Director
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Physical and Occupational Therapy Department; Advisor

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-1260
Fax: (716) 878-1277
Email: azaula@buffalo.edu

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