Karen Z. Voter, M.D.

Karen Z. Voter, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 667
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2464
Fax: (585) 275-8706

Research Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (National)

Best Doctors in America 2011 - 2012
Best Doctors in America 2009 - 2010
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

Awards & Honors (Local)

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
Guide to America's Top Pediatricians 2009
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Quality Care Award 2008

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 12 available »

2001 Jun
Voter KZ, Whitin JC, Torres A, Morrow PE, Cox C, Tsai Y, Utell MJ, Frampton MW. "Ozone exposure and the production of reactive oxygen species by bronchoalveolar cells in humans." Inhalation toxicology. 2001 Jun; 13(6):465-83.
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. "Effects of Nitrogen Dioxide exposure on human host defense". Inhal Toxicol. 1998; 10: 585-601.
1997 Nov
Long CE, Voter KZ, Barker WH, Hall CB. "Long term follow-up of children hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus lower respiratory tract infection and randomly treated with ribavirin or placebo." The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 1997 Nov; 16(11):1023-8.
1997 Sep
Torres A, Utell MJ, Morow PE, Voter KZ, Whitin JC, Cox C, Looney RJ, Speers DM, Tsai Y, Frampton MW. "Airway inflammation in smokers and nonsmokers with varying responsiveness to ozone." American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 1997 Sep; 156(3 Pt 1):728-36.
1997 Jun
Frampton MW, Morrow PE, Torres A, Voter KZ, Whitin JC, Cox C, Speers DM, Tsai Y, Utell MJ. "Effects of ozone on normal and potentially sensitive human subjects. Part II: Airway inflammation and responsiveness to ozone in nonsmokers and smokers." Research report (Health Effects Institute). 1997 Jun; (78):39-72; discussion 81-99.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Pulmonary/Allergy (SMD) - Primary


Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonology - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | University of Virginia School of Medicine1981
BS | Zoology | Duke University1977

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at University of North Carolina Hospitals07/01/1984 - 06/30/1987
Residency in Pediatrics at University of North Carolina Hospitals07/01/1982 - 06/30/1984
Internship in Pediatrics at University of North Carolina Hospitals07/01/1981 - 06/30/1982