Wayne R. Waz MD

Wayne Waz

Wayne R. Waz
MD

Clinical Professor and Division Chief, Nephrology

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Nephrology; Pediatrics

Contact Information
UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Nephrology
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0140
Fax: (716) 323-0292
waz@buffalo.edu


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Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Simulation Essentials, University at Buffalo Behling Simulation Center (2012)
  • Certificate, Medical Educators, 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 (1984)

Employment:

  • Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2018-present)
  • Fellowship Program Director, Nephrology, University at Buffalo (2017-present)
  • Medical Director, Chronic Dialysis Program, Oishei Children's Hospital (2017-present)
  • Medical Director, Upstate New York Transplant Services, Inc. (2004-present)
  • Division Chief, Nephrology, UBMD Pediatrics (1999-present)
  • Attending Physician, Nephrology, Oishei Children's Hospital (1994-present)
  • Director, Pediatric Medical Student Education, University at Buffalo (2005–2020)
  • Interim Division Chief, Gastroenterology, UBMD Pediatrics (2018–2019)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2004–2018)
  • Fellowship Program Director, Nephrology, University at Buffalo (1999–2015)
  • Medical Director, Western New York Essential Care Program (Pediatric Hospice) (2004–2014)
  • Medical Director, Chronic Dialysis Program, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1995–2008)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2000–2004)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1994–2000)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society: Richard Sarkin/Emeritus Faculty Chapter Faculty Inductee (2018)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Award - Honorable Mention (2012-2013) (2013)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Commendation for Teaching Excellence (2013)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Commendation for Teaching Excellence (2007)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Commendation for Teaching Excellence (2003)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: 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)
  • James A. Gibson Anatomical Society (1988)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine: Top Doctors in Western New York (2014-2021)


Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Waz WR. (2016) In: The Ethics of Deceased Organ Recovery without Requirements for Explicit Consent or Authorization.
  • Waz WR. (2015) In: "Ethical Principles in the Allocation of Human Organs".
  • Waz WR. (2009) In: "Metabolic Alkalosis". Humana Press
  • Gerber-Vecsey KI, Waz WR. (2006) In: "Rhabdomyolysis". W.B. Saunders Company
  • Waz WR. (2006) In: "Tests of Renal Function". Mosby
  • Waz WR. (2002) In: "Rhabdomyolysis". W.B. Saunders Company
  • Waz WR, Imam A. (2001) In: "Acute and Chronic Renal Failure". Hanley and Belfus
  • Waz WR, Feld LG. (1999) In: "Treatment of Hypertension". Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Waz WR, Feld LG. (1998) In: "Renal Transport of Sodium During Early Development". W.B. Saunders Company
  • Waz WR, Feld LG. (1997) In: "Non-Pharmacologic Therapy of Hypertension". Butterworth Company
  • Waz WR, Feld LG. (1997) In: "Pharmacologic Therapy of Hypertension". Butterworth Company
  • Feld LG, Waz WR. (1995) In: "Reactive Oxygen Molecules in the Kidney". Plenum Publishing
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Abstracts:

  • Shum K, Heard CM, Breuer RK, Alibrahim OS, Waz WR. (2018) The DNR Order in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. (Jan) 226-226
  • Narayanan MS, Singla P, Garimella S, Waz WR, Krovi V. (2011) Radial Basis Function Network (RBFN) Approximation of Finite Element Models for Real-Time Simulation. (Jan)
  • Waz WR, Feld LG. (1997) Renal Nitric Oxide Synthase Activity is Altered in BioBreeding Diabetic Rats. (Jan) 286-286
  • Waz WR, Van Liew JB, Feld LG. (1995) Resistance to Puromycin Aminonucleoside Nephrosis in Biobreeding Diabetic Rats. (Jan) 1051-1051
  • Waz WR, Van Liew JB, Feld LG. (1995) Aminoguanidine Inhibits Cholesterol-induced Increases in Thromboxane B2 in Diabetic Rats. (Jan) 1051-1051
  • Waz WR, Van Liew JB, Feld LG. (1994) Aminoguanidine Blunts the Renal Effect of Nitric Oxide in Hypercholesterolemic Rats. (Jan) 376A-376A
  • Dandona P, Waz WR, Love J, Van Liew JB, Feld LG. (1994) Renal Cortical and Medullary Nitric Oxide Activity in Diabetic Rats. (Jan) 962-962
  • Waz WR, Dandona P, Love J, Bofinger DP, Van Liew JB, Feld LG. (1994) Nitric Oxide Production Increases in Post-Ischemic Rat Kidneys. (Jan) 912-912
  • Waz WR, Quattrin T, Feld LG. (1993) Hematuria in Children and Adolescents with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. (Jan) 368A-368A
  • Waz WR, Van Liew JB, Hollywood C, Stapleton FB, Feld LG. (1993) Cholesterol Increases Urinary Nitric Oxide Metabolite Excretion in Spontaneously Diabetic Biobreeding Rats. (Jan) 386A-386A
  • Quattrin T, Waz WR, Duffy LC, Feld LG. (1992) Follow-up Study of an Adolescent Population with Diabetes Screened for Microalbuminuria. (Jan) 658A-658A
  • Waz WR, Quattrin T, Feld LG. (1992) Serum Creatinine and Height Do Not Predict Glomerular Filtration Rate in Children with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. (Jan) 663A-663A
  • Waz WR, Quattrin T, Duffy LC, Cuddihy R, Feld LG. (1991) Contribution of Hypercholesterolemia to Nephropathy in Children with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. (Jan) 200A-200A
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Professional Memberships:

  • Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (2005–present)
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2004–2008)
  • American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities (2000–2004)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow (FAAP) (1994–2000)
  • American Society of Nephrology (1994–present)
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (1994–present)
  • International Society of Nephrology (1994–present)
  • International Society of Pediatric Nephrology (1994–present)

Presentations:

  • "Blockade of the terminal complement cascade using Ravulizumab in a pediatric patient with aHUS: a case report and literature review" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2021)
  • "Management of Pediatric Post-renal Transplant Erythrocytosis with Enalapril: A Case Report" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2021)
  • "Hope in Tragedy" Invisible Threads; ConnectLife (2020)
  • "Complete Renal Recovery in Patient with a Rare Kidney Disease: A Case Report of C3GN" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; E-ESPR2020: 339 (2020)
  • "Complete Renal Recovery in Patient with Anuria AKI of 72 hours with Hypertensive Encephalopathy: A Case Report of APSGN" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; E-ESPR2020: 289 (2020)
  • "Renal Involvement and Its Treatment in Pediatric Patients with PR3 ANCA Positive Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA)" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; E-ESPR2020: 340 (2020)
  • "Organ and Tissue Transplants" Kaleida Health Medical Minute; WIVB (2019)
  • "Faking It: Immersive Simulation in Pediatric Medical Education" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "The DNR Order in the PICU" 47th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Understanding the DNR and End of Life Care in a Medical Surgical Pediatric Intensive Care Unit" 47th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Cystic, Inherited, and Tubular Disorders" American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Board Review Course; Carolinas Medical Center/Levine Children‘s Hospital (2016)
  • "From End-of-Life to Beginning of Donation: Managing the Transition" Neurology/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "Ask Your Neighborhood Kidney Doctor..." Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "From End-of-Life to Beginning of Donation: Managing the Transition" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "From End-of-Life to Beginning of Donation: Managing the Transition" Internal Medicine Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "From End-of-Life to Beginning of Donation: Managing the Transition" Internal Medicine Grand Rounds; Sisters of Charity Hospital (2014)
  • "Transplantation Ethics" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (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; University at 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; University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Immersive Simulation in Pediatric Medical Education" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Radial Basis Function Network (RBFN) Approximation of Finite Element Models for Real-Time Simulation" 2011 Dynamic System and Controls Conference; American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2011)
  • "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" American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Conference; 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; University at Buffalo (2010)
  • "Setting Goals at the End of Life" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Ethical Issues in Pediatric Palliative Care" Pediatric End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium; 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" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (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; University at 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; Sisters of Charity Hospital (2004)
  • "Routine Urinalysis" Pediatric Grand Rounds; Sisters of Charity Hospital (2003)
  • "Quality Assurance Issues in Pediatric Nephrology" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2002)
  • "HIPAA - Is Government Regulation of Ethics Possible?" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2002)
  • "The Ethics Behind HIPAA" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at 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; University at Buffalo (2001)
  • "DNR Orders: Practical, Legal and Ethical Issues" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2000)
  • "Do Not Resuscitate Orders in Children" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2000)
  • "Toxic Nephropathies" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (1999)
  • "Medical Futility and Moral Paralysis" James H. Becker Lecture; Cornell University (1999)
  • "Hypertension: Routine Screening to Detect Rare Causes" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (1998)
  • "Everyday Ethics: Delivering Dangerous Information" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at 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; Sisters of Charity Hospital (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 Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (1992)
  • "Serum Creatinine and Height Do Not Predict Glomerular Filtration Rate in Children with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (1992)
  • "Contribution of Hypercholesterolemia to Nephropathy in Children with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM)" Annual Meeting; Society for Pediatric Research (1991)
  • "Ethical Decision-Making in Lethal Trisomy Syndromes" Student Research Forum; University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1985)
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Service Activities:

  • University at Buffalo: 1st Annual Interprofessional Forum - 'Confronting Opioid Dependence: An Interprofessional Strategy' Small Group Facilitator (2016)
  • UBMD Physicians' Group: Electronic Health Record Committee; Chair (2015–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Behling Simulation Center Research and Scholarship Committee; Committee Member (2015–present)
  • Great Lakes Health: Electronic Health Record Selection Committee; Committee Member (2015–present)
  • UBMD Physicians' Group: Electronic Health Record Physician Champion; Member (2015–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Sarkin-Paroski Humanism Rounds - "The Angry Patient"; Moderator (2014)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Sarkin-Paroski Humanism Rounds Planning Committee; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Schwartz Rounds - "Are We Ever Prepared?"; Moderator (2013)
  • UNOS: Ethics Committee; Committee Member (2013–2016)
  • Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing: 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)
  • Kaleida Health: Schwartz Rounds Planning Committee; Committee Member (2010–2014)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faaiza Ansari Summer Internship; Coordinator (2010–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Practice Management Plan Governing Board; Vice President (2008–2011)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatrics Teaching Interest Group; Chair (2008–present)
  • UBMD Pediatrics: Board of Directors; Member (2008–present)
  • Kaleida Health: Ethics Committee; Chair (2006–2007)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Curriculum Task Force - 3rd and 4th Year Committee; Committee Member (2005–2007)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: 3rd Year Pediatric Clerkship; Director (2005–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Practice Management Plan Governing Board; Member (2004–2014)
  • 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 (2000–2005)
  • Kaleida Health: Ethics Committee; Committee Member (2000–present)
  • Upstate New York Transplant Services: Organ Medical Advisory Committee; Committee Member (1999–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Graduate Medical Education Consortium - Committee for Ethics Core Curriculum; Committee Member (1998–2005)
  • 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; Chair (1998–1999)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Medical Ethics Committee; Chair (1996–1999)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Medical Ethics Committee; Committee Member (1994–2000)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Clinical Consultation and Review Subcommittee; Committee Member (1994–1999)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Resident Education Committee; Committee Member (1994–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Resident Recruitment Committee; Committee Member (1994–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Residency Program - Ethics Curriculum; Coordinator
  • Pediatric Academic Societies: Workshops; Reviewer
  • Pediatric Nephrology; Reviewer
  • Pediatrics (Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics); Reviewer
  • American Journal of Physiology; Reviewer
  • Clinical Pediatrics; Reviewer
  • Critical Care Medicine; Reviewer
  • Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics; Reviewer

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Nephrology
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0140
Fax: (716) 323-0292
waz@buffalo.edu

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

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