Melissa A. Azaula MD

Melissa Azaula

Melissa A. Azaula
MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation; Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine; Pediatrics

Contact Information
UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-6410
Fax: (716) 323-6677
azaula@buffalo.edu


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Education and Training:

  • Residency, 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, Oishei Children's Hospital (1998-present)
  • Medical Director, Spina Bifida Clinic, Oishei Children's Hospital (1997-present)
  • Attending Physician, Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation, Oishei Children's Hospital (1996-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1996-present)
  • Clinical Instructor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1996-present)
  • Medical Consultant, The Center for Handicapped Children (1996–2005)
  • Medical Consultant/Director, Buffalo Public School #84 (1996–2002)
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant, Millard Fillmore Hospital (1996–1999)
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Staff Physician, Erie County Medical Center (1996–1999)
  • Medical Consultant, New York State School for the Blind (1996–1998)
  • Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (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 (1987)


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Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Presentations:

  • "Doc, Why Can‘t I Move? The Role of Rehabilitation in Pediatric Conversion Disorders" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Cerebral Palsy" Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Lecture Series; University of Rochester (2017)
  • "Pediatric TBI" Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Lecture Series; University of Rochester (2017)
  • "CP Grows Up: Aging with Cerebral Palsy" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2013)
  • "Diagnosis and Treatment of Brachial Plexus Injuries" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "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" Invited Presentation; Variety Club (2006)
  • "Basic Anatomy" Physical Therapy Student Lecture; 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
  • "Developmental Outcomes Following Cooling Blanket Protocol" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at 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; University at Buffalo
  • "Outcomes of Our Pediatric Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at 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; University at Buffalo
  • "Rehabilitation of Children with Rheumatic Disease" Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds; Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
  • "Role of Rehab in Pediatric Oncology (QA)" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo
  • "Role of Rehabilitation in Pediatric Conversion Disorders" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at 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; University at 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:

  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Residency Program Candidates Interviewer
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Physical and Occupational Therapy Department; Advisor
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Family Advisory Committee for Neuromuscular Disease; Committee Member

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-6410
Fax: (716) 323-6677
azaula@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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