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Daniel                         Sheehan

Daniel W. Sheehan MD, PhD

Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Associate Professor and Chief, Pulmonology

Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Pulmonology; Pediatrics

 
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Professional Summary:

I oversee clinical, teaching and research activity related to evaluating and treating infants, children and young adults with pulmonary diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular disease, interstitial lung disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and chronic ventilatory failure. My practice is primarily located at the Lung Center at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo where I provide family-centered care to our patients that promotes wellness and quality of life. I manage the respiratory care of patients with neuromuscular disease such as spinal muscle atrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), and other muscular dystrophies.

I believe strongly in striving for equity in health care, e.g., all children and adults with DMD and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) should be offered the full spectrum of respiratory care choices. With investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I conduct research within the five-state Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance, Tracking and Research Network (MD STARnet) to study respiratory device use and pulmonologist involvement in the care of patients with DMD and BMD. There is a shortage of pediatric and adult pulmonologists trained in neuromuscular respiratory care, and through MD STARnet, we can explore variances in care delivery, particularly as patients make the transition from pediatric to adult health care providers, and thus can help guide allocation of funding, training and resources. Though many non-pulmonologists are filling the void and providing exemplary care, we may need to help non-pulmonologists care for pulmonary patients while formalizing training of future pulmonologists. One of our charges is to review trends in respiratory care over time relative to the 2010 publication of DMD Care Considerations from the CDC and TREAT-NMD (a neuromuscular network that provides an infrastructure to help patients receive the most promising new therapies as quickly as possible).

My other passion is teaching, especially preparing the next generation of physicians to provide care that is humanistic, holistic and patient-centered. I helped develop a quarterly humanism-in-residency curriculum for pediatric residents, and I am a member of the faculty advisory council for the medical school’s Center for Medical Humanities. I also serve as an instructor for the University at Buffalo/Royal College of Physicians Educator Program (UB/RCP), and I am a member of its master educator committee. Through these collaborations, we will develop a four-year medical student humanities curriculum by using examples in the humanities and the arts to provide insight into the human condition. This insight will foster in medical students and residents skills of observation, analysis, empathy and self-reflection − skills that are essential for humanistic medical care as well as self-care for the physician.

Education and Training:
  • Physician Educator Program, Royal College of Physicians (2010)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonology, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh (2002)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh (2000)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh (1998)
  • MD, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1997)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1993)
  • PhD, Physiology, University at Buffalo (1989)
  • BA, Physics, University of Rochester, magna cum laude (1984)
  • AAS, Applied Mathematics, Rochester Institute of Technology, Highest Honors (1982)
Employment:
  • Associate Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Educational Collaborator, Office of Graduate Medical Education and Resident Services, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2012-present)
  • Chief, Division of Pulmonology, Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2007-present)
  • Interim Chief, Division of Pulmonology, Pediatrics, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010–2011)
  • Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2005–2007)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2004–2007)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Ohio State University, College of Medicine and Public Health (2002–2004)
  • Research Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo (1989–1992)
Awards and Honors:
  • Best Doctors in America (2013)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society: Richard Sarkin/Emeritus Faculty Chapter Faculty Inductee (2012)
  • Business First: Healthcare 50 (2011)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Family Advisory Council for Excellence Award (2010)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: 2008-2009 Pediatric Residency Association Award (2009)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Pediatric Residency Association Co-Attending of the Year Award (2007)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Pediatric Residency Association Attending of the Year Award (2006)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine: Top Doctors in Western New York (2011-2013)
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.: America‘s Top Doctors (2010-2013)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2010
    iCARE: I Change Expectations and Raise Adherence
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Genentech, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2010
    An Open-Label, Rollover Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of VX-770 in Subjects with Cystic Fibrosis
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2010
    A Phase 2, Multicenter, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled, Multiple-Dose Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Efficacy, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of VX-809 Alone and in Combination with VX-770 in Subjects with Cystic Fibrosis, Homozyg
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2009
    The Early Pseudomonas Infection Control (EPIC) Observational Study: Longitudinal Assessment of Risk Factors for and Impact of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Acquisition of Early Anti-Pseudomonal Treatment in Children with CF
    Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Network
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • January 2008
    The Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance Tracking and Research Network (MDSTARnet)
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Role: Consultant

Journal Articles:
Abstracts:
  • Asfour F, Sharp J, Ma C, Borowitz DS, Sheehan DW, Kontos M. Evaluation of the Role of a Pulmonary Exacerbation Score (PES) in Detecting Exacerbations in Outpatient Cystic Fibrosis Care. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2009; 44(S32).
  • Sharp J, Sheehan DW, Ren CL. Lung Function in Infants with CF Diagnosed by Newborn Screening. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2007; 42(Suppl).
  • Kontos M, Sheehan DW, Borowitz DS, Smith J, Sharp J, Coburn-Miller C, Rand K, Prentice S. CF Education in the First Year After Diagnosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2006; 41(S29).
  • McMahon A, Kontos M, Langowitz A, Russell D, Russell K, Coburn-Miller C, Sheehan DW, Sharp J, Cronin JP, Smith J, Borowitz DS. "I Had No Idea About Most of This Stuff": A Patient-Specific Annual Summary Based on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Registry. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2006; 41(S29).
  • Sheehan DW, Goldstein A, Woodard S, McCoy K, Castile R. Factors Influencing Albuterol Responsiveness in Infants and Young Children with Cystic Fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2003; 25(Suppl).
  • Leach RM, Sheehan DW, Chacko VP, Sylvester JT. Effects of Glucose and Endothelium on Energy State, Intracellular pH, and Tension During Hypoxia in Pulmonary Artery Rings. Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 1994; 149(Suppl).
  • Sheehan DW, Sylvester JT, Sham JSK. 4-Aminopyridine-Sensitive, Delayed Rectifier (K )-Current is the Major K Current Controlling Resting Membrane Potential in Porcine Pulmonary Vascular Smooth Muscle. Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 1994; 149(Suppl).
  • Sheehan DW, Chacko VP, Sylvester JT. Effects of Hyperpoxia on High Energy Phosphagens and Intracellular pH of Porcine Pulmonary and Femoral Arteries. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1993; 147(Suppl).
  • Russell JA, Sheehan DW, Gugino SF, Giese EC. Basal and Stimulated Release of EDRF and Thromboxane A2. FASEB J. 1992; 6.
  • Sheehan DW, Giese EC, Gugino SF, Russell JA. Characterization and Mechanisms of Hydrogen Peroxide-induced Contractions of Isolated Rabbit Pulmonary Arteries. FASEB J. 1992; 6.
  • Sheehan DW, Russell JA, Farhi LE. Effect of Prolonged Lobar Hypoxia in vivo on the Response of Isolated Pulmonary Arteries and Veins to Hypoxia. FASEB J. 1990; 4.
  • Sheehan DW, Farhi LE. Pulmonary Vascular Response to Lobar Hypercapnia During Normoxia and Moderate Hypoxia. FASEB J. 1989; 3.
  • Sheehan DW, Pendergast DR, Farhi LE. Effect of Anti-G Suit Inflation on Lung Gas Trapping at High G. Aviat Space Environ Med. 1989; 60.
  • Farhi LE, Sheehan DW, Klocke RA. Pulmonary Circulatory Response to Regional Hypoxia in the Conscious Animal. Circulation. 1988; 78(Suppl).
  • Sheehan DW, Klocke RA, Farhi LE. Noninvasive On-line Measurement of Regional Pulmonary Hypoxic Vasoconstriction in the Conscious Animal. Physiologist. 1988; 31.
  • Sheehan DW, Pendergast DR, Olszowka AJ, Wilson D, Wilson ML. Effect of Varied Inspired Oxygen Fractions on Kinetics of Oxygen Consumption Adjustment in Supine Leg Exercise. Physiologist. 1985; 28.
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Sheehan DW, Dubin PJ. "Pulmonology". In a Page Pediatrics, 2nd Edition. 2008.
  • Sheehan DW, Klocke RA, Farhi LE. "Pulmonary Vascular Response to Hypoxia and Hypercapnia: Extent and Speed of Response". Respiration in Health and Disease. 1993.
  • Farhi LE, Sheehan DW. "Pulmonary Circulation and Systemic Circulation: Similar Problems, Different Solutions". Oxygen Transport to Tissue XII. 1990.

Professional Memberships:
  • American College of Chest Physicians: Fellow (FACCP) (2010)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow (FAAP) (2005)
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Buffalo Pediatric Society
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
Presentations:
  • "Congenital Lung Malformation" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2013)
  • "Dyspnea with Excercise" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2013)
  • "Humanism and Health Care Reform: the Why and How of Keeping the Patient in the Equation" 3rd Year Medical Student Lecture, University at Buffalo, Medical Humanities Intersession (2012)
  • "Teaching in the Clinical Setting" Advanced Medical Educator Program, University at Buffalo/Royal College of Physicians (2012)
  • "Advances in the Treatment of Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophies" Grand Rounds, Phoenix Children's Hospital (2012)
  • "Feedback and Session Planning" Chief Resident Conference, University at Buffalo, Effective Medical Leadership (2012)
  • "Devices and Treatments for Patients with Chronic/Advancing Pulmonary Compromise" Pulmonary Medicine Review Conference, Buffalo General Hospital (2012)
  • "Finding Meaning in Medicine" Gold Humanism Honor Society Retreat, University at Buffalo, Class of 2012 (2012)
  • "Chiari II Malformations and Death Spells" Eastern Pediatric Pulmonology Teleconference, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "CSI Buffalo: Cough Scene Investigation" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscle Atrophy" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Kapi' Olani Medical Center for Women and Children (2011)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "CSI Buffalo: Cough Scene Investigation" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "Pulmonary Complications of Ataxia Telangiectasia" Eastern Pediatric Pulmonology Teleconference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "Ataxia Telangeictasia" Pediatric Resident Clinical Case Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "CSI Buffalo: Cough Scene Investigation" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "Finding Meaning in Medicine" Gold Humanism Honor Society Retreat, University at Buffalo, Class of 2011 (2011)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "Physician Health and Well-Being Lecture" 3rd Year Medical Students, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • "I Lost a Patient Today" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Follow-up" Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Fellows Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "CSI Buffalo: Cough Scene Investigation" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "CSI Buffalo: Cough Scene Investigation" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Pulmonary Management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "CSI Buffalo: Cough Scene Investigation" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Pulmonary Complications and Mangement of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" Upstate New York Regional Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency AllianceTeleconference, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Alliance (2010)
  • "Case Report: First Do No Harm: Conservative Treatment of Acquired Lobar Emphysema in a Premature Neonate" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2010)
  • "Pulmonologist Involvement in Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophies: Data from the MD STARnet Caregiver Interview, 2007-2008" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2010)
  • "Spinal Muscle Atrophy Type 1" Pediatric Resident Clinical Case Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Care Considerations in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Respiratory Care Trends for Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophies (DBMD): Data from the MD STARnet, 2001-2007" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology (2010)
  • "Pulmonary Complications of CVID" Eastern Pediatric Pulmonary Teleconference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Pulmonary Management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Interpretation of Chest X-Rays" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "CSI Buffalo: Cough Scene Investigation" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Curious George Goes to the Hospital" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Obesity and Asthma" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "CSI Buffalo: Cough Scene Investigation" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Lesson Planning" Royal College of Physicians Faculty Development Program, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "CSI Buffalo: Cough Scene Investigation" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "CSI Buffalo: Cough Scene Investigation" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "CSI Buffalo: Cough Scene Investigation" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Follow-up" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Back to Basics: the 1st Minute (of a Patient-Doctor Interaction)" 3rd Year Medical Students Lecture, University at Buffalo, Outpatient Pediatric Rotation (2009)
  • "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Follow-up" Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Fellows Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Instructive and Unusual Cases" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Ethical Considerations when Technology Changes the Natural History of a Disease" Pediatric Resident Clinical Case Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Evaluation of Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Inspiring Wellness: How to Keep Your Lungs Healthy When You Have Sickle Cell Disease" Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day, Sickle Cells Disease Foundation of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Pediatric Pulmonary Potpourri II 2008" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Interpretation of Chest X-Rays" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Follow-up" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Interstitial Lung Disease" Pediatric Resident Clinical Case Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Pediatric Pulmonary Potpourri II 2008" Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Fellows Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Airway Clearance" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Interpretation of Chest X-Rays" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Lung Development" Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Fellows Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Pulmonary PREP Review" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Evaluation of Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Lung Function in Infants with CF Diagnosed by Newborn Screening" 21st North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2007)
  • "Interpretation of Chest X-Rays" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Pulmonary Complications of Bone Marrow Transplants" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Pulmonary Complications of Sickle Cell Disease" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Follow-up" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "14 Year Old Boy with Asthma, OSA, and Obesity" Eastern Pediatric Pulmonary Teleconference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Curious George Goes to the Hospital: QI" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "‘I Had No Idea About Most of This Stuff‘: A Patient-Specific Annual Summary Based on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Registry" 20th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2006)
  • "8 Year Old Girl with End-Stage Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Ethics Case Conference (2006)
  • "CF Education in the First Year After Diagnosis" 20th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2006)
  • "Challenges in the First Year of Life in the Era of Newborn Screening" 20th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2006)
  • "Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Why Controlled ventilation Chest CTs?" Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Lecture, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "17 Year Old Boy with Sickle Cell Disease" Eastern Pediatric Pulmonary Teleconference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Ventilatory Control and Pulmonary Vascular Disease" 2nd Year Medical Student Lecture, University at Buffalo, Lung and Respiration Module (2006)
  • "Asthma" 2nd Year Medical Student Lecture, University at Buffalo, Lung and Respiration Module (2006)
  • "Improving Communication" Pediatric Resident Clinical Case Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Cystic Fibrosis" Pediatric Resident Clinical Case Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Why Do Chest CTs with Sedation or Anesthesia?" Anesthesiology Lecture, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Why Do Chest CTs with Sedation or Anesthesia?" Radiology Lecture, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Cystic Fibrosis" Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Lecture, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis" Pediatric Resident Clinical Case Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Shortness of Breath with Exercise" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2005)
  • "Quality Improvement Follow-up" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2005)
  • "Early Diagnosis of Lung Disease in Infants and Toddlers - Infant PFTs and CT Scans" 19th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2005)
  • "Local Control of Pulmonary Blood Flow" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Divisions of Pediatric Pulmonology, Neonatology and Critical Care (2005)
  • "6 Month Old Boy with Cystic Fibrosis and Recurrent Barky Cough" Eastern Pediatric Pulmonary Teleconference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2005)
  • "Regional Pulmonary Blood Flow" Symposium in Honor of Dr. Leon Farhi, University at Buffalo (2005)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2005)
  • "How CT Scans Help Us Look at Lungs" Western New York Cystic Fibrosis Family Night, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2005)
  • "Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2005)
  • "Interpretation of Chest X-Rays" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2005)
  • "Measuring Pulmonary Outcomes in Infants with Lung Disease" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Divisions of Pediatric Pulmonology, Neonatology and Critical Care (2005)
  • "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Follow-up" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2005)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2005)
  • "Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2004)
  • "8 Month Old Boy with Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiolitis" Eastern Pediatric Pulmonary Teleconference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2004)
  • "Gastroesophageal Reflux and Lung Disease" Pediatric Surgery Conference, Columbus Children's Hospital (2004)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lectures, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2004)
  • "Factors Influencing Albuterol Responsiveness in Infants and Young Children with Cystic Fibrosis" 17th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2003)
  • "Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Cystic Fibrosis" Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Staff, Columbus Children's Hospital (2003)
  • "Local Pulmonary Vasoconstrictor Response to Hypercapnia at Different Oxygen Levels" XXXI International Congress of Physiological Sciences, International Union of Physiological Sciences (1989)
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Service Activities:
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society: Resident/Fellow Chapter of the Richard T. Sarkin/Emeritus Faculty Chapter; One of 10 pilot chapters nationally; Advisor (2012)
  • University at Buffalo: Class of 2012 Gold Humanism Honor Society Retreat; Invited Small Group Leader and Speaker (2012)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Medical/Surgical User Group 03; Member (2012)
  • University at Buffalo/Royal College of Physicians: Advanced Medical Educator Committee; Session Leader - Peer Support Network (2011)
  • Pediatric CHEST Medicine NetWork Subcommittee on Neuromuscular Disease; Committee Member (2011)
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases Common Data Elements Pulmonary Assessment Subgroup; Member (2011)
  • University at Buffalo: Class of 2011 Gold Humanism Honor Society Retreat; Invited Small Group Leader and Speaker (2011)
  • University Pediatric Associates, Inc.; Vice President (2011–2012)
  • University at Buffalo: Students in Pediatrics (SIPs) Dinner; Invited Speaker (2010)
  • University at Buffalo: Students in Pediatrics (SIPs) Dinner; Invited Speaker (2010)
  • University at Buffalo: Class of 2010 Gold Humanism Honor Society Retreat; Invited Small Group Leader and Speaker (2010)
  • University at Buffalo/Royal College of Physicians: Advanced Medical Educator Committee; Committee Member (2009)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Planning Group for the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Rounds; Member (2009)
  • University at Buffalo: Class of 2009 Gold Humanism Honor Society Retreat; Invited Small Group Leader (2009)
  • University Pediatric Associates, Inc.; Board Member (2009)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Lung Center; Director of Clinical Operations (2009)
  • Richard T. Sarkin, MD Foundation for Medical Education; Board Member (2009–2010)
  • Dr. Colleen Nugent's Development of a "Humanism in Residency" Curriculum; Dr. Nugent received an ACGME 2011 David C. Leach Award for this work.; Advisor (2008–2012)
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Medical Students Interested in Pediatrics; Preceptor (2008)
  • University at Buffalo: Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) Career Fair; Invited Speaker (2007)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Parent Advisory Council for Children with Neuromuscular Disease; Member (2007–2008)
  • University at Buffalo: Class of 2007 Gold Humanism Honor Society Retreat; Invited Small Group Leader (2007)
  • Lighthouse Free Clinic; Medical Student Preceptor (2006)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Joint Hematology and Pulmonology Sickle Cell Lung Clinic; Developer - Monthly clinic addresses pulmonary complications of Sickle Cell Disease (2006–2007)
  • Lighthouse Free Clinic; Medical Student Preceptor (2006)
  • University at Buffalo: Class of 2006 Gold Humanism Honor Society Retreat; Invited Small Group Leader (2006)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Quality and Patient Safety Council; Member (2005–2007)
  • Pediatrics; Reviewer (2005–2006)
  • Controlled-Ventilation Chest CTs with Radiology, Anesthesiology, and PICU; Developer - To improve quality of chest CTs for patients with interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, lung metastasis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and other lung diseases (2005–2006)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Assisted Breathing Center; Further development of non-invasive ventilation, home ventilation and cough-assist program for children with neuromuscular weakness and hypoventilation; Director (2005)
  • Ohio State University: Master of Science Thesis Committee of Jennifer Breza; "A Survey of Eating Behaviors in the Adolescent Cystic Fibrosis Population"; Committee Member (2004–2005)
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Medical Students; Advisor (2004)
  • Ohio State University: Pediatric Objective Structured Clinical Exam for 3rd Year Medical Students; Evaluator (2003)
  • Pediatric Residency Monthly Journal Club; Preceptor (2003–2004)
  • Pediatric Residency Morning Report; Preceptor (2003–2004)
  • American Board of Pediatrics: Pediatric and Pediatric Pulmonology Examinations; Question Writer (2003–2004)
  • Columbus Children‘s Hospital: Development Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program; For patients with cystic fibrosis and asthma/obesity; Director (2003–2004)
  • Elsevier Science: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Children (online PdxMD); Reviewer (2002)
  • University at Buffalo: Medical Student Pulmonary and Environmental Physiology Laboratory Sessions; Assistant (1985–1991)

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Contact Information

Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
Division of Pulmonology
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7524
Fax: (716) 888-3945
Email: dws9@buffalo.edu

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