Dr. Sheehan joined the URMC Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Pulmonology team in April 2022. He has monthly neuromuscular clinics with the URMC Neuromuscular Center team and has started monthly Sickle Cell Lung Clinics with Pediatric Hematology and with the Transitional Sickle Cell Program at the URMC Complex Care Center. He is currently collaborating with sickle cell hematologists and pulmonologists across the country to develop multi-center research studies to address gaps in treatment of sickle cell lung disease.
To identify and address gaps in neuromuscular respiratory care, he consulted with the CDC-sponsored Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance, Tracking, and Research Network (MD STARnet) from 2008-2017. He also co-chaired the 2018 update of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Care Considerations (pulmonary). He has worked closely with Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and other neuromuscular parent-patient advocacy groups to create and disseminate educational materials on neuromuscular respiratory care.
Prior to his appointment at URMC, he was actively involved in medical education at the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences from 2004-2022. There, he served as an Associate Pediatric Residency Program Director, Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum, course director, and was an instructor in the Jacobs Educator Excellence Program for faculty. His greatest joys in medical education come from developing and mentoring the next generation of medical educators and co-creating sessions that engage and transform both trainees and faculty through creative collaborative active learning.
His clinical interests include:
General Pediatric Pulmonology
Neuromuscular respiratory care
Sickle cell lung disease
Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Pediatrics, Pulmonology (SMD)
Residency & Fellowship
Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonology, University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center. 2000 - 2002
Residency, Pediatric Pulmonology, University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center. 1998 - 2000
Internship, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center. 1997 - 1998
MD | The Johns Hopkins Hospital (USA). 1997
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. 2019
The Gold Humanism Honor Society. 2012
Top Doctors, Castle Connolly. 2007 - 2022
Jin JB, Carter JC, Sheehan DW, Birnkrant DJ
Pediatric pulmonology.. 2019 February 54 (2):186-193. Epub 12/14/2018.
Sheehan DW, Birnkrant DJ, Benditt JO, Eagle M, Finder JD, Kissel J, Kravitz RM, Sawnani H, Shell R, Sussman MD, Wolfe LF
Pediatrics.. 2018 October 142 (Suppl 2):S62-S71. Epub 1900 01 01.
Paramsothy P, Herron AR, Lamb MM, Kinnett K, Wolff J, Yang ML, Oleszek J, Pandya S, Kennedy A, Cooney D, Fox D, Sheehan D
PLoS currents.. 2018 August 2110 Epub 08/21/2018.
Carter JC, Sheehan DW, Prochoroff A, Birnkrant DJ
Clinics in chest medicine.. 2018 June 39 (2):377-389. Epub 1900 01 01.
Birnkrant DJ, Bushby K, Bann CM, Alman BA, Apkon SD, Blackwell A, Case LE, Cripe L, Hadjiyannakis S, Olson AK, Sheehan DW, Bolen J, Weber DR, Ward LM,
The Lancet. Neurology.. 2018 April 17 (4):347-361. Epub 02/03/2018.
Chatwin M, Toussaint M, Gonçalves MR, Sheers N, Mellies U, Gonzales-Bermejo J, Sancho J, Fauroux B, Andersen T, Hov B, Nygren-Bonnier M, Lacombe M, Pernet K, Kampelmacher M, Devaux C, Kinnett K, Sheehan D, Rao F, Villanova M, Berlowitz D, Morrow BM
Respiratory medicine.. 2018 March 136 :98-110. Epub 02/06/2018.
Shakir HJ, Recor CL, Sheehan DW, Reynolds RM
Postgraduate medical journal.. 2017 September 93 (1103):509-511. Epub 06/06/2017.
Finder J, Mayer OH, Sheehan D, Sawnani H, Abresch RT, Benditt J, Birnkrant DJ, Duong T, Henricson E, Kinnett K, McDonald CM, Connolly AM
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.. 2017 August 15196 (4):512-519. Epub 1900 01 01.
Kim S, Zhu Y, Romitti PA, Fox DJ, Sheehan DW, Valdez R, Matthews D, Barber BJ,
Neuromuscular disorders : NMD.. 2017 August 27 (8):730-737. Epub 06/05/2017.
Andrews JG, Soim A, Pandya S, Westfield CP, Ciafaloni E, Fox DJ, Birnkrant DJ, Cunniff CM, Sheehan DW
Respiratory care.. 2017 August 62 (8):1121-1122. Epub 1900 01 01.
Ke Q, Zhao ZY, Griggs R, Wiley V, Connolly A, Kwon J, Qi M, Sheehan D, Ciafaloni E, Howell RR, Furu P, Sazani P, Narayana A, Gatheridge M
World journal of pediatrics : WJP.. 2017 June 13 (3):197-201. Epub 05/17/2017.
Andrews JG, Soim A, Pandya S, Westfield CP, Ciafaloni E, Fox DJ, Birnkrant DJ, Cunniff CM, Sheehan DW,
Respiratory care.. 2016 October 61 (10):1349-59. Epub 08/09/2016.
Goetz DM, Singh S, Sheehan D
Respiratory medicine case reports.. 2015 16 :125-7. Epub 09/21/2015.
Pettygrove S, Lu Z, Andrews JG, Meaney FJ, Sheehan DW, Price ET, Fox DJ, Pandya S, Ouyang L, Apkon SD, Powis Z, Cunniff C
Muscle & nerve.. 2014 June 49 (6):814-21. Epub 1900 01 01.
Barber BJ, Andrews JG, Lu Z, West NA, Meaney FJ, Price ET, Gray A, Sheehan DW, Pandya S, Yang M, Cunniff C
The Journal of pediatrics.. 2013 October 163 (4):1080-4.e1. Epub 07/15/2013.
Sheehan D, Davis SD, Borowitz D
The Journal of pediatrics.. 2013 July 163 (1):4-5. Epub 1900 01 01.