Derek Wakeman, M.D.
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642
To this end, I treat all general and thoracic neonatal and pediatric surgical diseases. These include common problems like hernias and appendicitis to rarer diseases such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia, esophageal atresia, gastroschisis, omphalocele, and pediatric solid tumors. I have significant experience in minimally invasive surgical treatments for most pediatric surgical conditions. In particular, I perform minimally invasive techniques in the chest and abdomen for inguinal hernia repair, appendectomy, gastrostomy, splenectomy, thoracoscopic and laparoscopic biopsies, colectomy for inflammatory bowel disease, pull through procedures for Hirschsprung disease, and operations for malrotation, reflux (GERD), and pyloric stenosis. I am particularly interested in nutritional support for children. I co-lead a multi-disciplinary team of providers to improve care for children receiving gastrostomy (G) tubes.
As the Medical Director of the American College of Surgeons Verified Level I Pediatric Trauma Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital, we ensure that injured children receive the best care possible. We provide support across the spectrum from injury prevention through rehabilitation.
I am also particularly interested in quality improvement and patient safety. I lead multiple quality improvement projects to improve surgical care for children. We work hard to create an environment where children can have the best outcomes in the safest way possible.
Pediatric Surgery - American Board of Surgery
Surgery (General Surgery) - American Board of Surgery
Associate Professor - Department of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics (SMD) - Joint
Residency & Fellowship
Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine. 2014 - 2016
Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), Barnes Jewish Hospital. 2011 - 2014
Fellowship, St. Louis University Nephrology Fellowship Program. 2008 - 2011
Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), Barnes Jewish Hospital. 2007 - 2008
Internship, Surgery (General Surgery), Barnes Jewish Hospital. 2006 - 2007
MD | Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. 2006
Quality Award: Best Quality Improvement Abstract and Manuscript. 2020
URMC Board Excellence Award - Service Excellence Team Award for SIMORS (Simulation for Operating Room Safety) team – team leader. 2019
URMC 5th Annual Institute for Innovative Education Team Based Care Summit Award for PEPS (Pursuing Excellence in Pediatric Surge. 2019
Best Trauma Abstract Winner:. 2019
recognition of Pediatric Trauma Imaging Group – team leader. 2018
recognition of Pediatric Surgery Quality Improvement Group- team member. 2017
Gregorio A. Sicard Fellow Teaching Award. 2016
Eugene Bricker Teaching Award. 2014
Walter Ballinger II Administrative Chief Resident. 2013 - 2014
Washington University Resident Teacher of the Year. 2013
Resident Representative. 2012 - 2013
Best Basic Science abstract. 2011
Surgery Resident Teaching Award. 2011
Administrative Lab Resident. 2010 - 2011
Surgical Jeopardy Finalist. 2010
Best Basic Science Quick Shot Presentation. 2010
Wells Day Winner - best original resident research. 2010
Surgery Resident Teaching Award. 2010
Surgery Resident Teaching Award. 2009
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) member. 2005
Juviler P, Meyers JM, Levatino E, Axford J, Barker E, Correll L, Decker AS, Faria J, Gloff M, Loria A, McKenna M, Schriefer J, Stevens TP, Verna S, Wegman S, Wolcott K, Wakeman D
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2023 September 22 Epub 09/22/2023.
Lander S, Obudzinski S, Michels J, Brayer A, D'amore T, Chess M, Cook CP, Wakeman D, Sanders J
Pediatric emergency care.. 2023 July 3 Epub 07/03/2023.
Speck KE, Kulaylat AN, Baerg JE, Acker SN, Baird R, Beres AL, Chang H, Derderian SC, Englum B, Gonzalez KW, Kawaguchi A, Kelley-Quon L, Levene TL, Rentea RM, Rialon KL, Ricca R, Somme S, Wakeman D, Yousef Y, St Peter SD, Lucas DJ,
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2023 April 6 Epub 04/06/2023.
Rentea RM, Renaud E, Ricca R, Derderian C, Englum B, Kawaguchi A, Gonzalez K, Speck KE, Villalona G, Kulaylat A, Wakeman D, Yousef Y, Rialon K, Somme S, Lucas D, Levene T, Chang H, Baerg J, Acker S, Fisher J, Kelley-Quon LI, Baird R, Beres AL,
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2023 February 21 Epub 02/21/2023.
Juviler P, Wilson NA, Livingston MH, Levatino E, Bowden A, Meyers JM, Tesini B, Gleason C, Pegoli W, Arca MJ, Wakeman D
Pediatric quality & safety.. 2023 8 (1):e629. Epub 01/16/2023.
Mahdi E, Toscano N, Pierson L, Ndikumana E, Ayers B, Chacon A, Brayer A, Chess M, Davis C, Dorman R, Livingston M, Arca M, Wakeman D
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2022 September 26 Epub 09/26/2022.
Hegde B, Garcia E, Hu A, Raval M, Takirambudde S, Wakeman D, Lewit R, Gosain A, Parrado RH, Cina RA, Stephenson K, Dassinger MS, Zhang D, Mustafa MM, Koo D, Lipskar AM, Scheidler K, Van Arendonk KJ, Berg P, Gonzalez R, Scheese D, Haynes J, Mina A, Zamora IJ, Lopez ME, Mehl SC, Gilliam E, Lofberg K, Spencer B, Kulaylat AN, Gulack BC, Johnson M, Laskovy M, Brahmamdam P, Shimomura A, Blanch T, Tsao K, Slater BJ
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2022 August 13 Epub 08/13/2022.
Takirambudde S, Ruffolo LI, Wakeman DS, Dale BS, Arca MJ, Wilson NA
The Journal of surgical research.. 2022 August 5279 :692-701. Epub 08/05/2022.
Ganpo-Nkwenkwa NS, Wakeman DS, Pierson L, Vella MA, Wilson NA
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2022 July 30 Epub 07/30/2022.
Ruffolo LI, Gaba H, Dale BS, Sandler M, Vella MA, Stassen NA, Wilson NA, Wakeman DS
Journal of the American College of Surgeons.. 2022 June 16 Epub 06/16/2022.
Ting T, Wakeman DS, Arca MJ, Wilson NA
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery.. 2022 May 12 Epub 05/12/2022.
Karakas C, Katzman PJ, Wakeman DS, Chacon M
Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society.. 2022 March 28 :10935266221078500. Epub 03/28/2022.
Nguyen BN, Edwards MJ, Srivatsa S, Wakeman D, Calderon T, Lamoshi A, Wallenstein K, Fabiano T, Cantor B, Bass K, Narayan A, Zohn R, Chess M, Thomas RD
Trauma surgery & acute care open.. 2022 7 (1):e000899. Epub 04/24/2022.
Wakeman D, Livingston MH, Levatino E, Juviler P, Gleason C, Tesini B, Wilson NA, Pegoli W, Arca MJ
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2021 September 21 Epub 09/21/2021.
Maqsoodi N, Louis C, Botros M, Baldwin A, Jefferson J, Moses JT, Wakeman D, Mesfin A
Spine.. 2021 July 146 (13):867-873. Epub 1900 01 01.
Ruffolo LI, Pulhamus M, Foito T, Levatino E, Martin H, Michels J, Schriefer J, Wolcott K, Wakeman D
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2020 October 13 Epub 10/13/2020.
Calderon T, Hedges E, Livingston MH, Gitzelmann C, Pegoli W, Wakeman D
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2020 September 9 Epub 09/09/2020.
Ruffolo LI, McGuire A, Calderon T, Wolcott K, Levatino E, Martin H, Foito T, Pulhamus M, Wakeman DS
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2020 August 13 Epub 08/13/2020.
Vogel AM, Wakeman DS, Wesson DE, Naik-Mathuria B, Shah SR, Lau P, Rosenfeld EH
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2019 January 31 Epub 01/31/2019.
Aspelund G, Mahdi EM, Rothstein DH, Wakeman DS,
Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology.. 2018 December 15 Epub 12/15/2018.
Esce A, Rodeberg DA, Rothstein DH, Browne M, Wakeman D,
The Journal of surgical research.. 2018 December 232 :559-563. Epub 08/07/2018.
Wakeman D, Langham MR
Seminars in pediatric surgery.. 2018 April 27 (2):107-113. Epub 02/09/2018.
Chronic stridor secondary to erosion of esophageal foreign body into mediastinum
Lookabaugh S, Wakeman D, Pegoli Jr W, Chaturvedi A, Benoit MM.
Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. 2018; 37: 13-15.
"Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula: A Rare Variant and Cautionary Tale".
Nicole A. Wilson, Walter Pegoli, Jr., Christopher A. Gitzelmann, Theresa Foito, John J. Faria, Derek Wakeman.
Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2017; 24: 21-24.
Perforated appendicitis in a preterm neonate: A case report with literature review.
Bose S and Wakeman D.
Case Studies in Surgery. 2017; 3(4): 6-10.
Wakeman DS, Wilson NA, Warner BW
Current opinion in pediatrics.. 2016 June 28 (3):356-62. Epub 1900 01 01.
Lu J, Garcia AM, Geisman T, Wakeman D, Warner BW, Swietlicki EA, Levin MS, Rubin DC
Cellular physiology and biochemistry : international journal of experimental cellular physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology.. 2016 38 (4):1532-43. Epub 04/07/2016.
Garcia AM, Wakeman D, Lu J, Rowley C, Geisman T, Butler C, Bala S, Swietlicki EA, Warner BW, Levin MS, Rubin DC
American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology.. 2014 September 15307 (6):G642-54. Epub 07/24/2014.
Rowland KJ, McMellen ME, Wakeman D, Wandu WS, Erwin CR, Warner BW
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2012 September 47 (9):1748-53. Epub 1900 01 01.
Wakeman D, Schneider JE, Liu J, Wandu WS, Erwin CR, Guo J, Stappenbeck TS, Warner BW
Surgery.. 2012 August 152 (2):286-93. Epub 1900 01 01.
Hitch MC, Leinicke JA, Wakeman D, Guo J, Erwin CR, Rowland KJ, Merrick EC, Heuckeroth RO, Warner BW
American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology.. 2012 May 15302 (10):G1143-50. Epub 03/15/2012.
Wakeman D, Guo J, Santos JA, Wandu WS, Schneider JE, McMellen ME, Leinicke JA, Erwin CR, Warner BW
American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology.. 2012 May 1302 (9):G997-1005. Epub 03/01/2012.
Leinicke JA, Longshore S, Wakeman D, Guo J, Warner BW
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.. 2012 January 16 (1):148-55; discussion 155. Epub 11/01/2011.
Wakeman D, McDuffie LA, Warner BW
Surgery.. 2011 June 149 (6):846-7. Epub 12/03/2009.
McDuffie LA, Bucher BT, Erwin CR, Wakeman D, White FV, Warner BW
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2011 June 46 (6):1045-51. Epub 1900 01 01.
McMellen ME, Wakeman D, Erwin CR, Guo J, Warner BW
Surgery.. 2010 August 148 (2):364-70. Epub 05/14/2010.
Wakeman D, Longshore SW, McMellen ME, Santos JA, Guo J, Erwin CR, Warner BW
Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2010 June 45 (6):1274-9. Epub 1900 01 01.
McDuffie LA, Wakeman D, Warner BW
The Journal of pediatrics.. 2010 May 156 (5):852. Epub 01/13/2010.
Wakeman D, Warner BW
American journal of surgery.. 2010 May 199 (5):e59-60. Epub 1900 01 01.
McMellen ME, Wakeman D, Longshore SW, McDuffie LA, Warner BW
Seminars in pediatric surgery.. 2010 February 19 (1):35-43. Epub 1900 01 01.
Diagnosis of Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula: Need for Gastrointestinal Contrast?
McDuffle LA, Wakeman D, Warner BW.
J Pediatr. 2010; 156(5): 852.
Longshore SW, Wakeman D, McMellen M, Warner BW
Minerva pediatrica.. 2009 June 61 (3):239-51. Epub 1900 01 01.
Smith DM, Wakeman D, Patel J, Gabriel M
Behavioral neuroscience.. 2004 December 118 (6):1225-39. Epub 1900 01 01.
Transitional care for patients with surgical pediatric hepatobiliary disease: choledochal cysts and biliary atresia.
Apselund G, Mahdi E, Wakeman D.
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In editorial review.
Meckel's Diverticulum In: Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology, 2nd Edition (Kuipers, ed.). (2018)
Authors: Ruffolo LI and Wakeman DS.
Publisher: Elsevier. 2018
Succeeding in Paediatric Surgery Examinations (2012)
Chapter: Short bowel syndrome
Authors: Leinicke JA; Wakeman DS; Warner BW
Publisher: Radcliffe Medical Press Ltd, London UK 2012
Succeeding in Paediatreic Surgery Examinations (2012)
Chapter: Short bowel syndrome
Authors: Wakeman DS; Leinicke JA; Warmer BW
Publisher: Radcliffe Medical Press Ltd, London UK 2012
The Washington Manual of Sugery, 6th ed (2011)
Authors: Wakeman D and Southard RE
Publisher: Lipincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelpha, PA 2011