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Wayne                          Waz

Wayne R. Waz MD

Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Associate Professor and Chief, Nephrology

Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Nephrology; Pediatrics

 
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Education and Training:
  • Physician Educator Program, Royal College of Physicians (2009)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Nephrology, University at Buffalo (1994)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1991)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1989)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, cum laude (1988)
  • BA, Biology and Society, Cornell University, cum laude with Distinction (1984)
Employment:
  • Director, Pediatric Medical Student Education, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2005-present)
  • Medical Director, Upstate New York Transplant Services, Inc. (2004-present)
  • Medical Director, Western New York Essential Care Program (Pediatric Hospice) (2004-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2004-present)
  • Chief, Division of Nephrology, Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1999-present)
  • Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program, University at Buffalo (1999-present)
  • Medical Director, Chronic Dialysis Program, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1995–2008)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2000–2004)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1994–2000)
Awards and Honors:
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Award - Honorable Mention (2012-2013) (2013)
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Commendation for Teaching Excellence (2013)
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Commendation for Teaching Excellence (2007)
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Commendation for Teaching Excellence (2003)
  • University at Buffalo Department of Pediatrics: Faculty Teaching Award (2002)
  • Cornell University: James H. Becker Alumni Lecture (1999)
  • Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Pediatric Residents’ Association: John S. Paroski Memorial Teaching Award (1998)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • July 1995–June 1997
    The Role of Nitric Oxide in the Development of Nephropathy in Diabetic Rats
    American Heart Association
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $60,000
  • July 1992–June 1994
    Postdoctoral Fellowship for Diabetes Mellitus
    New York State Health Research Council
    Role: Principal Investigator

Journal Articles:
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Abstracts:
  • Narayanan MS, Zhou X, Garimella S, Waz WR, Mendel FC, Krovi V. Data Driven Development of Haptics Models for Needle Biopsy Phantoms. Proceedings of the 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and 11th Motion and Vibration Conference. 2011.
  • Narayanan MS, Singla P, Garimella S, Waz WR, Krovi V. Radial Basis Function Network (RBFN) Approximation of Finite Element Models for Real-Time Simulation.. Proceedings of the ASME 5th Annual Conference. 2011.
  • Sathianarayanan M, Zhou X, Garimella S, Waz WR, Mendel FC, Krovi V. SIMBiopsies: A Haptic Immersive Virtual Environment Simulator for Percutaneous Renal Biopsies. Pediatr Res. 2011.
  • Waz WR, Feld LG. Renal Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity is Altered in BioBreeding Diabetic Rats. Pediatr Res. 1997; 41.
  • Waz WR, Van Liew JB, Feld LG. Resistance to Puromycin Aminonucleoside Nephrosis in Biobreeding Diabetic Rats. J Am Soc Nephrol. 1995; 6(3).
  • Waz WR, Van Liew JB, Feld LG. Aminoguanidine Inhibits Cholesterol-induced Increases in Thromboxane B2 in Diabetic Rats. J Am Soc Nephrol. 1995; 6(3).
  • Waz WR, Van Liew JB, Feld LG. Aminoguanidine Blunts the Renal Effect of Nitric Oxide in Hypercholesterolemic Rats. Pediatr Res. 1994; 35(4 Pt2).
  • Waz WR, Dandona P, Love J, Bofinger DP, Van Liew JB, Feld LG. Nitric Oxide Production Increases in Post-Ischemic Rat Kidneys. J Am Soc Nephrol. 1994; 5(3).
  • Dandona P, Waz WR, Love J, Van Liew JB, Feld LG. Renal Cortical and Medullary Nitric Oxide Activity in Diabetic Rats. J Am Soc Nephrol. 1994; 5(3).
  • Waz WR, Quattrin T, Feld LG. Hematuria in Children and Adolescents with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. Pediatr Res. 1993; 33(4 Pt2).
  • Waz WR, Van Liew JB, Hollywood C, Stapleton FB, Feld LG. Cholesterol Increases Urinary Nitric Oxide Metabolite Excretion in Spontaneously Diabetic Biobreeding Rats. Pediatr Res. 1993; 33(4 Pt2).
  • Waz WR, Quattrin T, Feld LG. Serum Creatinine and Height Do Not Predict Glomerular Filtration Rate in Children with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. Clin Res. 1992; 40(3).
  • Quattrin T, Waz WR, Duffy LC, Feld LG. Follow-up Study of an Adolescent Population with Diabetes Screened for Microalbuminuria. Clin Res. 1992; 40(3).
  • Waz WR, Quattrin T, Duffy LC, Cuddihy R, Feld LG. Contribution of Hypercholesterolemia to Nephropathy in Children with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. Pediatr Res. 1991; 29(4 Pt2).
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Waz WR. "Metabolic Alkalosis". Fluid and Electrolytes in Pediatrics: A Comprehensive Handbook. 2009.
  • Waz WR. "Tests of Renal Function". Pediatric Critical Care, 3rd Edition. 2006.
  • Gerber-Vecsey KI, Waz WR. "Rhabdomyolysis". Current Pediatric Therapy 18. 2006.
  • Waz WR. "Rhabdomyolysis". Current Pediatric Therapy 17. 2002.
  • Waz WR, Imam A. "Acute and Chronic Renal Failure". Pediatric Surgery Secrets. 2001.
  • Waz WR, Feld LG. "Treatment of Hypertension". Pediatric Nephrology, 4th Edition. 1999.
  • Waz WR, Feld LG. "Renal Transport of Sodium During Early Development". Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, 2nd Edition. 1998.
  • Waz WR, Feld LG. "Non-Pharmacologic Therapy of Hypertension". Hypertension in Children: A Practical Approach. 1997.
  • Waz WR, Feld LG. "Pharmacologic Therapy of Hypertension". Hypertension in Children: A Practical Approach. 1997.
  • Feld LG, Waz WR. "Reactive Oxygen Molecules in the Kidney". Free Radicals in DIagnostic Medicine: A Systems Approach to Laboratory Technologies, Clinical Correlations, and Antioxidant Therapy. 1995.

Professional Memberships:
  • International Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow (FAAP)
Presentations:
  • "From End-of-Life to Beginning of Donation: Managing the Transition" Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Sisters of Charity Hospital (2014)
  • "From End-of-Life to Beginning of Donation: Managing the Transition" Education Symposium on Donor Management, New York Cardiothoracic Transplant Consortium (2013)
  • "From End-of-Life to Beginning of Donation: Managing the Transition" Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo (2013)
  • "Hypertension: Routine Screening to Detect Rare Causes" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2013)
  • "Overview of Organ Donation/UNYTS" Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Sisters of Charity Hospital (2013)
  • "Data Driven Development of Haptic Models for Needle Biopsy Phantoms" 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and 11th Motion and Vibration Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2012)
  • "Faking It: Immersive Simulation in Pediatric Medical Education" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Cystic, Inherited, and Tubular Disorders" American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Board Review Course, Carolinas Medical Center/Levine Children's Hospital (2011)
  • "SIMBiopsies: An Augmented Reality Training SIMulator for Needle Biopsies" 2011 Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery (2011)
  • "Good vs. Good: Who is Right when Everybody‘s Right?" 31st Annual Interdisciplinary Seminar and Meeting, Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State (HPCANYS), Workshop Presentation on Ethics Consultation (2011)
  • "SIMBiopsies: A Haptic Immersive Virtual Environment Simulator for Percutaneous Renal Biopsies" Annual Meeting, Society for Pediatric Research/Pediatric Academic Societies (2011)
  • "Good vs. Good: Who is Right when Everybody‘s Right?" Annual Meeting, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP), Faculty Development Workshop (2010)
  • "Organ Donation: Brain Death and Cardiac Death" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Ethical Issues in Pediatric Palliative Care" Pediatric End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), Hospice Buffalo (2009)
  • "Organ Donation: Brain Death and Cardiac Death" Grand Rounds, Millard Fillmore Hospital, University at Buffalo Department of Medicine (2009)
  • "Understanding DCD Organ Donation" Grand Rounds, WCA Hospital (2008)
  • "Age Matters: Involving Minor Patients in Informed Consent" Grand Rounds, City-Wide Ethics (2007)
  • "Emerging Technologies in Medical Education" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "What‘s Your GFR? The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative and the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Opting Out of Medical Technology: Can Patients Withdraw from Information Technologies?" 12th Annual Bioethics Conference, University of Miami, Clinical Ethics: Debates, Decisions, Solutions (2004)
  • "Evaluation of Pediatric Hypertension" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Sister's Hospital of Buffalo (2004)
  • "Routine Urinalysis" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Sister's Hospital of Buffalo (2003)
  • "Quality Assurance Issues in Pediatric Nephrology" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2002)
  • "HIPAA - Is Government Regulation of Ethics Possible?" Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2002)
  • "The Ethics Behind HIPAA" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2002)
  • "End of Life Issues in Patients with Developmental Disabilities" Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo, Department of Developmental and Rehabilitation Medicine (2002)
  • "Hypertension: Routine Screening to Detect Rare Causes" Quarterly Family Medicine Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo, Department of Family Medicine (2001)
  • "Renal Tubular Acidosis" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (2001)
  • "DNR Orders: Practical, Legal and Ethical Issues" Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2000)
  • "Do Not Resuscitate Orders in Children" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (2000)
  • "Toxic Nephropathies" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (1999)
  • "Medical Futility and Moral Paralysis" James H. Becker Lecture, Cornell University (1999)
  • "Hypertension: Routine Screening to Detect Rare Causes" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (1998)
  • "Everyday Ethics: Delivering Dangerous Information" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (1997)
  • "Renal Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity is Altered in BioBreeding Diabetic Rats" Annual Meeting, American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research (1997)
  • "Ethics Grand Rounds" Sesquicentennial Ethics Symposium, University at Buffalo (1996)
  • "Diabetic Nephropathy: The Role of Nitric Oxide" Buffalo Salt and Water Club, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1996)
  • "Nitric Oxide in Systemic Diseases: Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus" Annual Meeting, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (1996)
  • "Aminoguanidine Inhibits Cholesterol-induced Increases in Thromboxane B2 in Diabetic Rats" Annual Meeting, American Society of Nephrology (1995)
  • "Hypertension in Children and Adolescents" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Sister’s Hospital of Buffalo (1995)
  • "Aminoguanidine Blunts the Renal Effect of Nitric Oxide in Hypercholesterolemic Rats" Annual Meeting, American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research (1994)
  • "Cholesterol Increases Urinary Nitric Oxide Metabolite Excretion in Spontaneously Diabetic Biobreeding Rats" Annual Meeting, American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research (1993)
  • "Follow-up Study of an Adolescent Population with Diabetes Screened for Microalbuminuria" Annual Meeting, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (1992)
  • "Serum Creatinine and Height Do Not Predict Glomerular Filtration Rate in Children with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus" Annual Meeting, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (1992)
  • "Ethical Decision-Making in Lethal Trisomy Syndromes" Student Research Forum, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1985)
  • "Ethical Dilemmas in Pediatric Medicine" Biology and Society 205 (Undergraduate Biomedical Ethics Course), Cornell University
  • "Issues in Pediatric Medical Ethics" Undergraduate Biomedical Ethics Course, Trocaire College
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Service Activities:
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences FPMP Governing Board (2008–2011)
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences FPMP Governing Board; Member (2004)
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Curriculum Task Force; Member
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Schwartz Rounds; "Are We Ever Prepared?"; Moderator (2013)
  • UNOS: Ethics Committee; Committee Member (2013–2016)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Schwartz Rounds; "Why I Do What I Do"; Moderator (2010)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Schwartz Rounds; "A Hard Gift to Give"; Moderator (2010)
  • University at Buffalo: Teaching Interest Group (Faculty Development); Formed as a workshop to assist pediatric faculty in the development of educational projects; Chair (2008)
  • Kaleida Health: Ethics Committee; Chair (2006–2007)
  • Kaleida Health: Medical Staff Executive Committee; Committee Member (2004–2006)
  • Kaleida Health: Ethics Committee; Chair (2003–2004)
  • Upstate New York Transplant Services; President (2003–2005)
  • Kaleida Health: Ethics Committee; Chair (2000–2001)
  • Upstate New York Transplant Services; Board of Directors (2000)
  • Kaleida Health: Ethics Committee; Committee Member (1999)
  • Upstate New York Transplant Services: Organ Medical Advisory Committee; Committee Member (1999)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Medical Ethics Committee; Chair (1999)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Clinical Consultation and Review Subcommittee; Chair (1998–1999)
  • Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo: Institutional Review Board; Board Member (1998–1999)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Clinical Consultation and Review Subcommittee; Committee Member (1994–1999)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Medical Ethics Committee; Committee Member (1994)
  • James A. Gibson Anatomical Society; Lifetime Member (1988)
  • American Journal of Physiology; Reviewer
  • Clinical Pediatrics; Reviewer
  • Critical Care Medicine; Reviewer
  • Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics; Reviewer
  • Pediatric Nephrology; Reviewer
  • Pediatrics; Reviewer
  • University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc.; Board of Directors
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: 3rd Year Pediatric Clerkship; Director
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Schwartz Rounds Planning Committee; Committee Member

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Contact Information

Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
Division of Nephrology
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7275
Fax: (716) 888-3801
Email: waz@buffalo.edu

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