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Derek Wakeman, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-4435

Office: (585) 275-4435

Fax: (585) 276-2370

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Surgery

Biography

I love being a pediatric surgeon because I am able to help children through surgery. It is very gratifying to make a profound impact on someone's life, particularly when they are so young. There are different challenges in infants, particularly those with severe congenital diseases. I find this motivates me to do my very best.
To this end, I treat all general and thoracic neonatal and pediatric surgical diseases. These include common problems like hernias, undescended testicles, pyloric stenosis, and appendicitis. I am particularly interested in treating congenital neonatal diseases (intestinal atresias and diaphragmatic hernia), colorectal diseases (anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung's disease), pathologic reflux disease, 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's disease, and operations for malrotation, reflux (GERD), and pyloric stenosis.
From an academic perspective, I am interested in patient safety. I plan to join hospital committees to further improve safety and patient outcomes at Golisano Children's Hospital.

Professional Background

I treat all general and thoracic neonatal and pediatric surgical diseases. Clinically, I am particularly interested in treating congenital neonatal diseases (intestinal atresias and diaphragmatic hernia), colorectal diseases (anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung's disease), pathologic reflux disease, 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's disease, and operations for malrotation, reflux (GERD), and pyloric stenosis.
I have particular interests in safety and quality improvement. In particular, I wish to research the impact of simulation and checklists on improving surgical patient outcomes. I am also interested in resident and fellow education; in particular, incorporating high fidelity simulation to enhance the educational experience and prepare young surgeons for the operating room. I am a member of a national committee for patient safety through the surgical section of the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics).

Research

From an academic perspective, I am interested in patient safety and quality improvement. In particular, I plan to research the impact of simulation and checklists on improving surgical patient outcomes. I am also interested in resident and fellow education - incorporating high fidelity simulation to enhance the educational experience and prepare young surgeons for the operating room.
I plan to join hospital committees to further improve safety and patient outcomes at Strong Memorial and Golisano Children's hospital. I am a member of a national committee for patient safety through the surgical section of the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics).

Credentials

Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery - American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

2001
BS | Univ of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana
Biology

2006
MD | Columbia Univ, College of Physicians & Surgeons
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016
Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
Residency in General Surgery at Barnes Jewish Hospital

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2011
Fellowship in Research at Washington University School of Medicine

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008
Residency in General Surgery at Barnes Jewish Hospital

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Internship in General Surgery at Barnes Jewish Hospital

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Awards

2018
recognition of Pediatric Trauma Imaging Group – team leader
Location: URMC Quality of Care Committee

2017
recognition of Pediatric Surgery Quality Improvement Group- team member
Sponsor: URMC Quality of Care Committee

2016
Gregorio A. Sicard Fellow Teaching Award
Sponsor: Washington University Department of Surgery

2014
Eugene Bricker Teaching Award
Sponsor: Washington University Department of Surgery

2013 - 2014
Walter Ballinger II Adminstrative Chief Resident
Sponsor: Washington University Department of Surgery

2013
Washington University Resident Teacher of the Year
Sponsor: Washington University School of Medicine

2012 - 2013
Resident Representative
Sponsor: Washington University Department of Surgery

2011
Surgery Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: Washington University Department of Surgery

2011
Best Basic Science abstract
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons, Missouri chapter

2010 - 2011
Administrative Lab Resident
Sponsor: Washington University Department of Surgery

2010
Surgical Jeopardy Finalist
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons

2010
Surgery Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: Washington University Department of Surgery

2010
Best Basic Science Quick Shot Presentation
Sponsor: Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

2010
Wells Day Winner - best original resident research
Sponsor: Washington University Department of Surgery

2009
Surgery Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: Washington University Department of Surgery

2005 - Present
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) member
Sponsor: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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Publications

Journal Articles

1/31/2019
"Sternal fractures in children: An analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank." Journal of pediatric surgery.. 2019 Jan 31; Epub 2019 Jan 31.

12/15/2018
Aspelund G, Mahdi EM, Rothstein DH, Wakeman DS, . "Transitional care for patients with surgical pediatric hepatobiliary disease: choledochal cysts and biliary atresia." Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology.. 2018 Dec 15; Epub 2018 Dec 15.

12/2018
Esce A, Rodeberg DA, Rothstein DH, Browne M, Wakeman D, . "Prevalence and Perceptions of Team Training Programs for Pediatric Surgeons and Anesthesiologists." The Journal of surgical research.. 2018 Dec 0; 232:559-563. Epub 2018 Aug 07.

Books & Chapters

2018
Book Title: Meckel's Diverticulum In: Encyclopedia of Gastroenterology, 2nd Edition (Kuipers, ed.).
Author List: Ruffolo LI and Wakeman DS.
Published By: Elsevier. 2018

2012
Chapter Title: Short bowel syndrome
Book Title: Succeeding in Paediatric Surgery Examinations
Author List: Leinicke JA; Wakeman DS; Warner BW
Edited By: Antao BA; Irish MS
Published By: Radcliffe Medical Press Ltd 2012 in London UK

2012
Chapter Title: Short bowel syndrome
Book Title: Succeeding in Paediatreic Surgery Examinations
Author List: Wakeman DS; Leinicke JA; Warmer BW
Edited By: Antao BA; Irish MS
Published By: Radcliffe Medical Press Ltd 2012 in London UK

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