Daniel W. Sheehan PhD, MD

Daniel Sheehan

Daniel W. Sheehan
PhD, MD

Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum, Clinical Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Pulmonology; Pediatrics

Contact Information
Office of Medical Curriculum
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street, Room 7179
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 829-3467
Fax: (716) 829-3849
dws9@buffalo.edu


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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 John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital 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 muscular dystrophy 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-site Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance, Tracking and Research Network (MD STARnet) to study respiratory care trends for individuals with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. 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.

My other passion is teaching, especially preparing the next generation of physicians to provide care that is humanistic, holistic and patient-centered. In February 2015, I joined the UB Office of Medical Curriculum as Associate Dean. 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.

Education and Training:

  • Cert, Medical Educators, Royal College of Physicians (2010)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonology, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (2002)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (2000)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (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:

  • Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2018-present)
  • Associate Dean of Medical Curriculum, University at Buffalo (2015-present)
  • Educational Collaborator, Office of Graduate Medical Education and Resident Services, University at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Director, Assisted Breathing Center, Oishei Children's Hospital (2005-present)
  • Attending Physician, Pulmonology, UBMD Pediatrics, Oishei Children's Hospital (2004-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2007–2018)
  • Division Chief, Pulmonology, UBMD Pediatrics (2011–2015)
  • Director of Clinical Operations, Pulmonology, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2007–2015)
  • Associate Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2012–2013)
  • Interim Division Chief, Pulmonology, UBMD Pediatrics (2010–2011)
  • Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program, University at 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, Physiology, University at Buffalo (1989–1992)
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Awards and Honors:

  • SUNY Tools of Engagement Project: First Place for Most Pedagogically Intriguing Use of TOEP Tool (2015)
  • 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)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (1984)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine: Top Doctors in Western New York (2011-2018)
  • Best Doctors in America (2014-2017)
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: America‘s Top Doctors (2010-2018)

Research Expertise:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • July 2014–June 2015
    Expression-Based Biomarkers in Cystic Fibrosis
    University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Fund
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $34,190
  • January 2014–January 2015
    Use of Lung Clearance Index to Measure Change in Airway Obstruction in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2012–January 2015
    A Multi-Center, Randomized, Controlled, Double-Blind Study of the Effects of an Antioxidant-Enriched Multivitamin Supplement on Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $25,751
  • January 2011–January 2015
    Baby Observational Nutrition Study
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • December 2010–December 2014
    A Phase 2, Multicenter, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled, Multiple-Dose Study to Evaluate Safety, Tolerability, Efficacy, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of VX-809 Alone in Combination with VX-770 in Subjects with Cystic Fibrosis
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $101,271
  • January 2010–January 2013
    iCARE: I Change Expectations and Raise Adherence
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation/Genentech, Inc./Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2010–January 2012
    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
  • August 2018
    Transmitted Intrapulmonary Pressures Values with the Use of Negative Pressure Ventilation via Biphasic Chest Cuirass
    Wildermuth Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $4,000
  • January 2016
    Engagement in Residency: A Systematic, Meta-Narrative Literature Review
    Arnold P. Gold Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2015
    Saline Hypertonic in Preschoolers
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $40,000
  • January 2015
    A Phase 3, Rollover Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Long-Term Treatment with Lumacaftor in Combination with Ivacaftor in Subjects Aged 6 Years and Older with with Cystic Fibrosis, Homozygous for the F508del-CFTR Mutation
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $113,215
  • January 2015
    A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of VX-661 in Combination with Ivacaftor in Subjects Aged 12 Years and Older with Cystic Fibrosis, Homozygous for the F508del-CFTR Mutation
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $50,000
  • January 2015
    A Two-Part Multicenter Perspective Longitudinal Study of CFTR-Dependent Disease Profiling in Cystic Fibrosis (PROSPECT)
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $30,000
  • January 2014
    G551D Observational Study (GOAL) Gastrointestinal pH sub-Study
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $30,000
  • January 2013
    A Long-Term Prospective Observational Study of the Incidence of and Risk Factors for Fibrosing Colonopathy in US Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Treated with Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy: A Harmonized Protocol Across Sponsors
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $5,000
  • January 2008
    The Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance Tracking and Research Network (MDSTARnet)
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Role: Consultant
  • January 2004
    Early Pseudomonas Infection Control (EPIC) Observational Study
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutic Development Network
    Role: Co-Investigator
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Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Silvestri NJ, Provost K, Sheehan DW. "Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure". Neuromuscular Disorders: A Symptoms and Signs Approach to Differential Diagnosis and Treatment. 2018.
  • Bui T, Slavin S, Bauer L, Haq C, Sheehan DW, Stanford C, Younkin S. Programs to Create a Compassionate and Supportive Learning Environment. Gold Humanism Honor Society Gold Guide. 2015.
  • Cossette S, Sheehan DW, Schroth M, Bach J. "Respiratory Management". The Care of Congenital Myopathy: A Guide for Families. 2015.
  • 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.

Abstracts:

  • Ryan RM, Sheehan DW, Kumar V, Caty MG, Lakshminrusimha S. First Do No Harm: Conservative Treatment of Acquired Lobar Emphysema in a Premature Neonate. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010; 181.
  • 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(S30).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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; 326(S25).
  • 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).
  • 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, 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).
  • 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.
  • Russell JA, Sheehan DW, Gugino SF, Giese EC. Basal and Stimulated Release of EDRF and Thromboxane A2. 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, Pendergast DR, Farhi LE. Effect of Anti-G Suit Inflation on Lung Gas Trapping at High G. Aviat Space Environ Med. 1989; 60.
  • Sheehan DW, Farhi LE. Pulmonary Vascular Response to Lobar Hypercapnia During Normoxia and Moderate Hypoxia. FASEB J. 1989; 3.
  • Sheehan DW, Klocke RA, Farhi LE. Noninvasive On-line Measurement of Regional Pulmonary Hypoxic Vasoconstriction in the Conscious Animal. Physiologist. 1988; 31.
  • Farhi LE, Sheehan DW, Klocke RA. Pulmonary Circulatory Response to Regional Hypoxia in the Conscious Animal. Circulation. 1988; 78(Suppl).
  • 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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Professional Memberships:

  • American College of Chest Physicians: Fellow (FACCP) (2010–present)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (2010–present)
  • Buffalo Pediatric Society (2006–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow (FAAP) (2005–present)
  • American Thoracic Society (2000–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (1997–present)

Presentations:

  • "856 Students and Faculty from 9 Professional Programs Come Together to Learn Inter-professional Strategies to Treat Opioid Dependence" Annual Meeting: Learn Serve Lead, Association of American Medical Colleges (2017)
  • "Airway Smooth Muscle" IMC604 Lung and Respiration Module, University at Buffalo, 2nd Year Medical Students (2017)
  • "Carbon Monoxide" IMC604 Lung and Respiration Module, University at Buffalo, 2nd Year Medical Students (2017)
  • "Meta-Narrative Review Searching" Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting, Medical Library Association (2017)
  • "Peripheral Gas Exchange" IMC604 Lung and Respiration Module, University at Buffalo, 2nd Year Medical Students (2017)
  • "Respiration at Altitude" IMC604 Lung and Respiration Module, University at Buffalo, 2nd Year Medical Students (2017)
  • "From Accidental Leader to Servant Leader: An Inside Outside Journey" Leadership Track Pilot, American Osteopathic Association (2017)
  • "When Breath Becomes Air: Inspiration from a Neurosurgeon and His Wife" Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Patient-Centered CEPAER-Centered* CAPSTONE to Prepare 4thYear Medical Students for Internship" Northeastern Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting, Association of American Medical Colleges (2017)
  • "Pulmonary Diseases: Recurrent Pneumonias and Cystic Fibrosis" 3rd Year Medical Student Lecture, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Does “Flipping the Classroom” to Teach a Procedural Task Result in Perceived Improvement in Learning for Medical Students?" Surgical Education Week, Association for Surgical Education (2017)
  • "Airway Clearance Techniques in Neuromuscular Disease" 228th Workshop, European Neuromuscular Centre (2017)
  • "Documentation for Billing" 4th Year Medical Student Lecture, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Interns as Teachers" 4th Year Medical Student Lecture, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Mediastinal Masses" Clinical-Pathological Case Conference, University at Buffalo, 2nd Year Medical Students (2017)
  • "Humanism and Health Care Reform: the ‘Why‘ and ‘How‘ of Keeping the Patient in the Equation" Medical Humanities Intersession, University at Buffalo, 3rd Year Medical Students (2016)
  • "Neuromuscular Respiratory Failure" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2016)
  • "Resident as Teacher: Feedback" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2016)
  • "Tween and Teen Respiratory Care: Staying Out of the Hospital" Annual Connect Conference, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (2016)
  • "Pulmonary Interventions to Improve Survival and Quality of Life" Newborn Screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Follow-Up Diagnosis and Subsequent Treatment (2016)
  • "Venipuncture, Sterile Gloves, Peripheral IV Insertion" Procedures Week, University at Buffalo, 2nd Year Medical Students (2016)
  • "Finding Meaning in Medicine" Gold Humanism Honor Society Pre-Match Day Retreat, University at Buffalo, Class of 2016 (2016)
  • "Physical Examination Practice Session in Clinical Competency Center" Clinical Practice of Medicine (CPM2), University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "Humanism and Health Care Reform: the ‘Why‘ and ‘How‘ of Keeping the Patient in the Equation" Medical Humanities Intersession, University at Buffalo, 3rd Year Medical Students (2015)
  • "Shortness of Breath on Exertion" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2015)
  • "Devices and Treatments for Patients with Chronic/Advancing Pulmonary Compromise" Pulmonary Medicine Review Conference, Buffalo General Hospital (2015)
  • "Pediatric Pulmonary Urgencies and Emergencies" Emergency Medicine Resident Lecture, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "Pulmonary Care of Young Adults/Adults with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" Annual Connect Conference, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (2015)
  • "Pulmonary Phenotypic/Genotypic Variability in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" Annual Connect Conference, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (2015)
  • "Chest X-Ray Interpretation" Procedures Week, University at Buffalo, 2nd Year Medical Students (2015)
  • "Respiratory Care Options in Neuromuscular Disease" Annual Western New York Regional Symposium, New York State Society for Respiratory Care (2015)
  • "Venipuncture, Sterile Gloves, Peripheral IV Insertion" Procedures Week, University at Buffalo, 2nd Year Medical Students (2015)
  • "Humanism and Health Care Reform: the ‘Why‘ and ‘How‘ of Keeping the Patient in the Equation" Medical Humanities Intersession, University at Buffalo, 3rd Year Medical Students (2014)
  • "Adult Pulmonary Care" Webinar Series: Breath of Life, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (2014)
  • "CSI Buffalo: Cough Scene Investigation" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2014)
  • "Trends in Tracheostomy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD): Data from the MD STARnet, 2006-2011" CHEST 2014, American College of Chest Physicians (2014)
  • "Poverty Simulation" Family Medicine Resident Core Lectures, University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Residents as Teachers and Learners" Resident Orientation, University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Airway Clearance" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2014)
  • "Transition" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2014)
  • "Humanism in Medicine" Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residents, University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Childhood Asthma Update 2013: Optimizing Care with a Community Asthma Action Plan" Grand Rounds, WCA Hospital (2013)
  • "Humanism and Health Care Reform: the ‘Why‘ and ‘How‘ of Keeping the Patient in the Equation" Medical Humanities Intersession, University at Buffalo, 3rd Year Medical Students (2013)
  • "Respiratory Care Options in Nemaline Myopathy" 5th Global Nemaline Myopathy Forum, A Foundation Building Strength (2013)
  • "Stories to Live (and Lead) By" Chief Resident Conference: Effective Medical Leadership, University at Buffalo (2013)
  • "15 Year Old with an Abnormal Heart" Eastern Pediatric Pulmonology Teleconference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2013)
  • "Inspiring Wellness: Respiratory Care Options in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" Western New York FACES Duchenne Roundtable Meeting, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (2013)
  • "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)
  • "How to Keep the Patient in the Equation" Professionalism (Humanism and Culture) Core Curriculum Master Session, University at Buffalo (2013)
  • "Humanism and Cultural Responsive Medicine Master Session" Graduate Medical Education Master Sessions, University at Buffalo (2013)
  • "Humanism and Health Care Reform: The 'Why'" Professionalism (Humanism and Culture) Core Curriculum Master Session, University at Buffalo (2013)
  • "Humanism and Health Care Reform: the ‘Why‘ and ‘How‘ of Keeping the Patient in the Equation" Professionalism (Humanism and Culture) Core Curriculim Master Session, University at Buffalo, Residents (2013)
  • "Humanism and Health Care Reform: the ‘Why‘ and ‘How‘ of Keeping the Patient in the Equation" Medical Humanities Intersession, University at Buffalo, 3rd Year Medical Students (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: Effective Medical Leadership, University at Buffalo (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 Pre-Match Day 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)
  • "Pediatric Interview in the Newborn Period and The Physical Exam of the Newborn" Clinical Practice of Medicine, University at Buffalo, 2nd Year Medical Students (2011)
  • "Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lecture, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "CSI Buffalo: Cough Scene Investigation" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lecture, 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 Telangiectasia" Pediatric Resident Clinical Case Conference, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "Finding Meaning in Medicine" Gold Humanism Honor Society Pre-Match Day Retreat, University at Buffalo, Class of 2011 (2011)
  • "I Lost a Patient Today" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Follow-up" Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellows Conference, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Pulmonary Management of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lecture, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Pulmonary Complications and Management 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)
  • "Respiratory Care Trends for Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophies (DBMD): Data from the MD STARnet, 2001-2007" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology (2010)
  • "Finding Meaning in Medicine" Gold Humanism Honor Society Pre-Match Day Retreat, University at Buffalo, Class of 2010 (2010)
  • "First Do No Harm: Conservative Treatment of Acquired Lobar Emphysema in a Premature Neonate" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2010)
  • "Pulmonary Complications of CVID" Eastern Pediatric Pulmonary Teleconference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Interpretation of Chest X-Rays" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lecture, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Curious George Goes to the Hospital" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Obesity and Asthma" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lecture, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Evaluation of the Role of a Pulmonary Exacerbation Score (PES) in Detecting Exacerbations in Outpatient Cystic Fibrosis Care" 23rd North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2009)
  • "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Follow-up" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Chronic Cough" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lecture, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Back to Basics: the 1st Minute (of a Patient-Doctor Interaction)" Medical Student Lecture, University at Buffalo, Outpatient Pediatric Rotation (2009)
  • "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Follow-up" Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellows Conference, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Instructive and Unusual Cases" Pediatric Resident Specialty Rotation Lecture, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "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)
  • "Lung Function in Infants with CF Diagnosed by Newborn Screening" 21st North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2007)
  • "14 Year Old Boy with Asthma, OSA, and Obesity" Eastern Pediatric Pulmonary Teleconference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "‘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)
  • "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)
  • "17 Year Old Boy with Sickle Cell Disease" Eastern Pediatric Pulmonary Teleconference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Early Diagnosis of Lung Disease in Infants and Toddlers - Infant PFTs and CT Scans" 19th North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (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)
  • "How CT Scans Help Us Look at Lungs" Western New York Cystic Fibrosis Family Night, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2005)
  • "8 Month Old Boy with Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiolitis" Eastern Pediatric Pulmonary Teleconference, 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:

  • University at Buffalo: Annual Interprofessional Forum - ‘Meet Fred Santago: An Interprofessional Strategy‘; Facilitator/Debriefer (2017)
  • 208th European Neuromuscular Center Workshop: Airway Clearance Techniques in Neuromuscular Disorders (Guidelines); Panel Member (2017–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: HEALS; Faculty Mentor (2017–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Medical Education Strategic Planning Committee; Committee Member (2017–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Sprouts; Advisor (2017–present)
  • University at Buffalo: Annual Interprofessional Forum - ‘Confronting Opioid Dependence: An Interprofessional Strategy‘; Facilitator/Debriefer (2016–2017)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Medical Student Mentoring Dinner; Mentor (2016–2017)
  • Neuromuscular Disorders; Reviewer (2016)
  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy: Duchenne Pulmonary Outcomes Workshop Steering Committee; Committee Member (2016)
  • University at Buffalo: UB Academy for Higher Education Leadership Retreat; Participant (2016)
  • Leukodystrophy Care Network: Respiratory Work Group for Clinical Practice Guidelines; Member (2016–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Herman Rahn Memorial Lecture Committee; Committee Member (2016–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: IDM730 3rd Year Core Topics Intersession; Director (2015–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Medical Alumni Association Governing Board - HOST Program; Chair (2015–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: IMC820 CAPSTONE: Transition to Internship; Co-Director (2015–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: IDM621 Procedure Week; Director (2015–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Graduate Medical Education - Strategic Planning Groups 1 and 5; Member (2015–present)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: DMD Care Considerations Update - Pulmonary Subgroup; Co-Chair (2015–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Medical School Day of Service; Faculty Site Leader (2014–present)
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society: Mentoring Committee; Committee Member (2014–2015)
  • UBMD Pediatrics: Board of Directors; Treasurer (2014)
  • University at Buffalo Center for Medical Humanities: Faculty Advisory Committee; Committee Member (2013–2017)
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society: Membership Committee; Committee Member (2013–2016)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Medical Advisory Council; Member (2013–2014)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Pulmonary Diagnostics; Director (2012–2015)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Richard T. Sarkin/Emeritus Faculty Chapter; Advisor (2012–2016)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Graduate Medical Education and Resident Services; Educational Collaborator (2012–2014)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Medical/Surgical User Group 03; Member (2012–2013)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Bronchoscopy; Director (2012–2013)
  • University at Buffalo/Royal College of Physicians: Faculty Development Program - Peer Support Network; Session Leader (2011)
  • Pediatric CHEST Medicine NetWork: Subcommittee on Neuromuscular Disease; Committee Member (2011–present)
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases Common Data Elements Pulmonary Assessment Subgroup; Member (2011–2012)
  • UBMD Pediatrics: Board of Directors; Vice President (2011–2012)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Students Interested in Pediatrics Dinner; Invited Speaker (2010–2016)
  • University at Buffalo/Royal College of Physicians: Faculty Development Program; "Session Planning", "Teaching in the Clinical Setting", "Creating Supportive Learning Environments", "Medical Education Resources"; Teacher (2009–present)
  • University at Buffalo/Royal College of Physicians: Advanced Medical Educator Committee; Committee Member (2009–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Rounds Planning Group; Member (2009–2015)
  • UBMD Pediatrics; Board Member (2009–2014)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Cardiology Search Committee; Committee Member (2009–2013)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Search Committee for Pediatric Cardiology; Committee Member (2009–2013)
  • Richard T. Sarkin, MD Foundation for Medical Education; Board Member (2009–2010)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatrics Teaching Interest Group; Member (2009–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Development of a ‘Humanism in Residency‘ Curriculum (Colleen Nugent, MD); Dr. Nugent received an ACGME 2011 David C. Leach Award for this work.; Advisor (2008–2012)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Students Interested in Pediatrics; Preceptor and Mentor (2008–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Christian Medical and Dental Association Career Fair; Invited Speaker (2007)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Parent Advisory Council for Children with Neuromuscular Disease; Member (2007–2009)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Gold Humanism Honor Society Pre-Match Day Retreat; Small Group Leader (2006–2017)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Joint Hematology and Pulmonology Sickle Cell Lung Clinic; Coordinator (2006–2007)
  • Lighthouse Free Clinic; Teacher (2006)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Quality and Patient Safety Council; Member (2005–2007)
  • 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)
  • Pediatrics (Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics); Reviewer (2005–2006)
  • Ohio State University: Master of Science Thesis Committee; Jennifer Breza (Master‘s Candidate): "A Survey of Eating Behaviors in the Adolescent Cystic Fibrosis Population."; Committee Member (2004–2005)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Medical Students; Advisor (2004–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Resident Recruitment Committee; Committee Member (2004–present)
  • Ohio State University: Pediatric Objective Structured Clinical Exam for 3rd Year Medical Students; Evaluator (2003)
  • American Board of Pediatrics: Pediatric and Pediatric Pulmonology Examinations; Question Writer (2003–2004)
  • Columbus Children's Hospital: Pediatric Residency Monthly Journal Club; Preceptor (2003–2004)
  • Columbus Children's Hospital: Pediatric Residency Morning Report; Preceptor (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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: PGY300 Respiratory Section; Teacher (1987–1991)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Medical Student Pulmonary and Environmental Physiology Laboratory Sessions; Assistant (1985–1991)

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Office of Medical Curriculum
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street, Room 7179
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 829-3467
Fax: (716) 829-3849
dws9@buffalo.edu

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