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Karen Zuidema Voter, M.D.
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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About Me

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Cystic Fibrosis
Neuromuscular diseases
Chronic ventilation

Certified Specialties

Pediatric Pulmonology - American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Pulmonology (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonology, University of North Carolina Healthcare-CRNA verifs. 1984 - 1987

Residency, Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Healthcare-CRNA verifs. 1982 - 1984

Internship, Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Healthcare-CRNA verifs. 1981 - 1982


MD | University of Virginia School of Medicine. 1981


Guide to America's Top Pediatricians. 2014

URMC Board Excellence Award - CF team. 2014

Best Doctors in America. 2013 - 2014

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Quality Care Award. 2013

Best Doctors in America. 2011 - 2012

Best Doctors in America. 2009 - 2010

Guide to America's Top Pediatricians. 2009

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Quality Care Award. 2008

Best Doctors in America. 2007 - 2008

Guide to America's Top Pediatricians. 2007

Best Doctors in America. 2005 - 2006

Guide to America's Top Pediatricians. 2004 - 2005

Best Doctors in America. 2003

Best Doctors. 2001 - 2002

The Best Doctors in America, Northeast Region. 1996 - 1997

The Best Doctors in American, 4th edition.


Dr. Voter's research interests include the epidemiologic study of cystic fibrosis in collaboration with Dr. Clement Ren. Her other interest is the effect of formula fortified with Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) in infant with cystic fibrosis which she is studying in a clinical trial.


Journal Articles

Ozone exposure and the production of reactive oxygen species by bronchoalveolar cells in humans.

Voter KZ, Whitin JC, Torres A, Morrow PE, Cox C, Tsai Y, Utell MJ, Frampton MW

Inhalation toxicology.. 2001 June 13 (6):465-83. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effects of Nitrogen Dioxide exposure on human host defense

Azadniv M, Utell MJ, Morrow PE, Gibb FR, Nichols J, Roberts Jr NJ, Speers DM, Torres A, Tsai Y, Abraham MK, Voter KZ, Frampton MW.

Inhal Toxicol. 1998; 10: 585-601.

Long term follow-up of children hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus lower respiratory tract infection and randomly treated with ribavirin or placebo.

Long CE, Voter KZ, Barker WH, Hall CB

The Pediatric infectious disease journal.. 1997 November 16 (11):1023-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Airway inflammation in smokers and nonsmokers with varying responsiveness to ozone.

Torres A, Utell MJ, Morow PE, Voter KZ, Whitin JC, Cox C, Looney RJ, Speers DM, Tsai Y, Frampton MW

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 1997 September 156 (3 Pt 1):728-36. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effects of ozone on normal and potentially sensitive human subjects. Part II: Airway inflammation and responsiveness to ozone in nonsmokers and smokers.

Frampton MW, Morrow PE, Torres A, Voter KZ, Whitin JC, Cox C, Speers DM, Tsai Y, Utell MJ

Research report. 1997 June (78):39-72; discussion 81-99. Epub 1900 01 01.

Ozone responsiveness in smokers and nonsmokers.

Frampton MW, Morrow PE, Torres A, Cox C, Voter KZ, Utell MJ

American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 1997 January 155 (1):116-21. Epub 1900 01 01.

Production of reactive oxygen intermediates following exposure to ozone. Relative contribution of alveolar macrophages.

Torres A, Voter KZ, Utell MJ, Whitin JC, Morrow PE, Frampton MW

Chest.. 1996 March 109 (3 Suppl):8S. Epub 1900 01 01.

Development of mucociliary transport in the postnatal ferret trachea.

Voter KZ, Leigh MW, Boat TF, Carson JL, Wood RE

Journal of applied physiology.. 1992 October 73 (4):1500-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Sulfuric acid aerosol exposure in humans assessed by bronchoalveolar lavage.

Frampton MW, Voter KZ, Morrow PE, Roberts NJ, Culp DJ, Cox C, Utell MJ

The American review of respiratory disease.. 1992 September 146 (3):626-32. Epub 1900 01 01.

Respiratory allergy and the relationship between early childhood lower respiratory illness and subsequent lung function.

Henderson FW, Stewart PW, Burchinal MR, Voter KZ, Strope GL, Ivins SS, Morris R, Wang OL, Henry MM

The American review of respiratory disease.. 1992 February 145 (2 Pt 1):283-90. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lower respiratory illness in early childhood and lung function and bronchial reactivity in adolescent males.

Voter KZ, Henry MM, Stewart PW, Henderson FW

The American review of respiratory disease.. 1988 February 137 (2):302-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Surreptitious warfarin ingestion.

White ST, Voter K, Perry J

Child abuse & neglect.. 1985 9 (3):349-52. Epub 1900 01 01.


AAP book Pediatric Pulmonology (2011)

Chapter: Pulmonary Hemorrhage

Authors: Voter KZ and Ren CL

Publisher: AAP book Pediatric Pulmonology 2011

Textbook of Adolescent Health Care (2010)

Chapter: Cystic Fibrosis

Authors: Voter KZ, McMullen AH, and Ren CL

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL 2010 2010

Primary Pediatric Pulmonology (2001)

Chapter: Wheezing & Croup in Infants

Authors: Voter KZ, McBride JT

Publisher: Futura Publishing Co., Armonk, NY 2001

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