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Stephanie                      Straka

Stephanie R. Straka DO

Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation; Pediatrics

 

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center/Golisano Children‘s Hospital (2015)
  • Cert, Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, University of Rochester Medical Center/Golisano Children‘s Hospital (2015)
  • Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care of NY, University at Buffalo REACH Institute (2014)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Janet Weis Children's Hospital (2012)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, Janet Weis Children‘s Hospital (2010)
  • DO, Osteopathy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2009)
  • BS, Genetic Engineering; Chemistry, Cedar Crest College, magna cum laude (2004)
Employment:
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2015-present)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2015-present)
Awards and Honors:
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: Introduction to Cranial Certificate (2007)
  • Beta Beta Beta National Honorary Biological Society (2002)
  • Sigma Sigma Phi Honorary Service Fraternity (2006-2009)
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: Board of Trustees Scholarship (2006-2007)
  • Cedar Crest College: Dean's List (2000-2004)
  • Cedar Crest College: Honors Program (2000-2004)
  • Cedar Crest College: Presidental Scholarship (2000-2004)
  • Cedar Crest College: Trustee Scholarship (2002-2004)


Journal Articles:
  • Straka SR, Hyman S, Schmidt B. Secondary analysis on obesity in children with autism spectrum disorders: evaluating children with ASD and BMI > 85%, and their consumption of calorie dense foods and sugar sweetened beverages to children with ASD and BMI < 85%...

Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry: Rochester Chapter (2012–2015)
  • Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (2006–2009)
  • American Academy of Family Practice (2006–2009)
  • Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Osteopathic Association
Presentations:
  • "Dietary Factors and BMI in Children with Autism" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2015)
  • "Closing the Loop: Use of Electronic Health Records to Supplement Special Olympics Screenings" Annual Conference, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (2014)
  • "Complementary Treatments for Children with Autism" Undergraduate Students, Nazareth College (2014)
  • "Autism" Senior Pediatric Residents, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2014)
  • "Autism" Pediatric Noon Conference, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Pediatric Board Review (2013)
  • "Role of Staff, Parent and Learner Rapport in the Provision of School-Based ASD Services" 137th Annual Conference, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2013)
  • "ADHD and Developmental Milestones" Pediatric Noon Conference, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2013)
  • "PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome (PHTS)" Grand Rounds, Geisinger Medical Center (2012)
  • "Premutations of the Young Fragile X Male" 80th Annual Meeting, Pennsylvania Academy of Science (2004)
Service Activities:
  • Camp Good Days: Finger Lakes International Wine Competition; Largest fundraising event for Camp Good Days and Special Times.; Volunteer (2015)
  • Student National Medical Association: 5th Annual Premedical Conference - RAISING THE BAR; Guest Speaker/Panelist (2014)
  • Special Olympics: MedFest; Physician Volunteer (2013–2014)
  • Medical Mission Trip: India; Volunteer (2012)
  • Special Olympics: New York Winter Olympics; Volunteer (2012)
  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentisty: Rochester Chapter; Student Leader (2012–2015)
  • Medical Mission Trip: Honduras; Volunteer (2011)
  • Children's Miracle Network; Volunteer (2009–2012)
  • Golisano Foundation/Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities: End the 'R' Word Campaign (2013, 2014, 2015); Volunteer

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Contact Information

Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-1260
Fax: (716) 878-1277
Email: sstraka@buffalo.edu

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