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David Lee Waldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-1374

Office: (585) 275-2733

Office: (585) 275-2733

Fax: (585) 756-8290

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Imaging Sciences


Professional Background

1994-7/99: Assistant Professor of Radiology & Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
1994-present: Attending Radiologist, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
1996-2011:Head, Vascular/Interventional Radiology, U of R Medical Ctr., Rochester, NY
1998-1999: Assistant Director, Radiology Residency Program, U of R Medical Ctr., Rochester, NY
1999-2003: Director, Radiology Residency Program, U of R Medical Ctr., Rochester, NY
1999-2003: Associate Professor of Radiology & Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
2003-present: Professor and Chair, Department of Imaging Sciences (formerly Radiology), Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
2010-2013: Board of Trustees, University of Rochester Medical Center

Honors: Fellow, American College of Radiology
Fellow, Society of Interventional Radiology
US News and World Report "Top Physician", 2012


I performed subspecialty training in vascular/interventional radiology and have been on the faculty in the Department of Radiology (now Imaging Sciences) since 1994. I have served as Chair since 2003. Our Department has an active, research intensive Division of Angio-Interventional Radiology, with 8 primary faculty actively involved in a wide variety of specialized interventional procedures, including transcatheter arterial chemoembolisation, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement, core or fine needle biopsies, and percutaneous and intraoperative radiofrequency ablations of liver masses. As Department Chair I am committed to nurturing a strong department with a vibrant research component. Over the last 10 years the department has grown to where we now have 65 FTE clinical faculty and 10 Ph.D. researchers. Our examination volume has grown from 250,000 exams to over 550,000 examinations per year. We have just hired an NIH funded clinical researcher as the next division chief of neuroradiology. The department's research focus is in the area of neuroradiology including post traumatic brain injury, stroke, diffusion tensor imaging and 3D analysis. As chairman, my current focus is on imaging information technology both locally and regionally with an emphasis on enterprise integration.



MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1993 - 06/01/1994
Fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital GME

07/01/1989 - 06/01/1993
Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at University of Rochester School of Medicine GME

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester School of Medicine GME

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2013 - Present
Top Docs - Vasc and Interventional Radiology
Sponsor: America's Best Doctors
Location: Castle Connolly, Ltd.

2012 - Present
Fellow, American College of Radiology
Sponsor: American College of Radiology
Location: Reston, VA

2012 - Present
Fellow, Society of Interventional Radiologists
Sponsor: SIR
Location: Fairfax, VA

2001 - Present
American Board of Radiology Examiner
Sponsor: Board of Radiology
Location: Tucson, AZ

Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Faculty

Picker AUR Faculty Development Program

1995 - 1996
Fischer Fund Recipient, University of Rochester Research

Shu-Ren Lin Award for Teaching

1994 - 1995
Winthrop Fellow

1994 - 1995
Fischer Fund Recipient, University of Rochester Research

1992 - 1993
Chief Radiology Resident, University of Rochester

RSNA/AUR/ARRS Introduction to Research Fellowship

President of Chemistry Graduate Association

W.D. Walters Teaching Award

Physics-Astronomy Award

Society of Physics Chapter President

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Journal Articles

Sharma AK, Foster TH, Katz A, Lee DE, Waldman DL. "Supraumbilical rash caused by nontarget radioembolization to the falciform artery." Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR.. 2014 Mar; 25(3):483-4.

Fang AS, Morita S, Gill GS, Kitanosono T, Mathes EJ, Lee DE, Waldman DL. "Clinical outcomes of inferior vena cava filter placement in patients with renal vein anomalies." Annals of vascular surgery.. 2014 Feb; 28(2):318-23. Epub 2013 Sep 29.

Haidaris CG, Foster TH, Waldman DL, Mathes EJ, McNamara J, Curran T. "Effective photodynamic therapy against microbial populations in human deep tissue abscess aspirates." Lasers in surgery and medicine.. 2013 Oct; 45(8):509-16. Epub 2013 Aug 29.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: Ultrasound Clinics:Interventional Ultrasound
Author List: Waldman DL
Edited By: Waldman, DL
Published By: Elsevier, Inc 2013

Chapter Title: Radiation Management: Physician and Patient
Book Title: Handbook of Endovascular Interventions
Author List: Waldman, DL
Published By: Springer Books 2013

Chapter Title: Management of Postcatheterization Pseudoaneurysms
Book Title: Image Guided Interventions
Author List: Wael EA Saad, Waldman DL
Published By: Saunders Elsevier 2008