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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Wald's practice focuses on the care of patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal system and liver.


Gastroenterology and Hepatology

UW Health Clinics

Digestive Health Center
(608) 890-5000 | (855) 342-9900 | Map
Digestive Health Center
(608) 890-5000 | (855) 342-9900 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Internal Medicine
Fellowship The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Residency Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Internship Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Medical School Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1968


Best Doctors® in America 2015

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Best Doctors® in America 2011

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Wald is interested in studying colonic and ano-rectal disorders, including constipation and incontinence.


Read Dr. Wald's articles on PubMed

PubMed Articles
Caldera F Saha S Wald A Cooley DM Zhao YQ Li Z Bartels CM . Comparing guideline-based care quality for inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis patients within a medical home. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Jun;10(6):759-66
[PubMed ID: 27029237]
Wald A . Update on the Management of Fecal Incontinence for the Gastroenterologist. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2016 Mar;12(3):155-64
[PubMed ID: 27231444]
Wald A . Constipation: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. JAMA. 2016 Jan 12;315(2):185-91
[PubMed ID: 26757467]
Orenstein SR Wald A . Pediatric Rectal Exam: Why, When, and How. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2016 Jan;18(1):4
[PubMed ID: 26739462]
Tack J Wald A . Gastroparesis: Time for a Reappraisal? Gastroenterology. 2015 Dec;149(7):1666-9
[PubMed ID: 26505820]
Schüssler-Fiorenza Rose SM Gangnon RE Chewning B Wald A . Increasing Discussion Rates of Incontinence in Primary Care: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Nov;24(11):940-9
[PubMed ID: 26555779]
Wald A . Poor quality evidence to support the use of biofeedback for the treatment of functional constipation in adults. Evid Based Nurs. 2015 Apr;18(2):55
[PubMed ID: 25097235]
Wald A . Reply: To PMID 24534548. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Jan;13(1):208-9
[PubMed ID: 25445771]
Wald A . Constipation: pathophysiology and management. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2015 Jan;31(1):45-9
[PubMed ID: 25394234]
Wald A . New treatments for fecal incontinence: update for the gastroenterologist. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Nov;12(11):1783-8
[PubMed ID: 24534548]
Wald A Bharucha AE Cosman BC Whitehead WE . ACG clinical guideline: management of benign anorectal disorders. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Aug;109(8):1141-57; (Quiz) 1058
[PubMed ID: 25022811]
Wald A . Clonidine and botulinum toxin: a tale of two treatments. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 May;12(5):852-3
[PubMed ID: 23973926]
Saha S Midtling E Roberson E Nair VA Wald A Reichelderfer M . Dysmenorrhea in women with Crohn's disease: a case-control study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2013 Jun;19(7):1463-9
[PubMed ID: 23598814]
Saha S Wald A . Safety and efficacy of immunomodulators and biologics during pregnancy and lactation for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2012 Nov;11(6):947-57
[PubMed ID: 22954378]
Wald A . Irritable bowel syndrome--diarrhoea. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol. 2012 Oct;26(5):573-80
[PubMed ID: 23384803]
Lee N Wald A . Linaclotide: evidence for its potential use in irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation. Core Evid. 2012;7:39-47
[PubMed ID: 22807692]
Wald A . Motility disorders of the colon and rectum. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2012 Jan;28(1):52-6
[PubMed ID: 22080826]
Wald ER Jagodzinski TD Moyer SC Wald A Eickhoff JC Edmonson MB . Validation and clinical utility of a bowel habit questionnaire in school-age children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2011 Nov;53(5):520-3
[PubMed ID: 21617560]
Lee N Wald A . The pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical efficacy, safety and tolerability of linaclotide. Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol. 2011 May;7(5):651-9
[PubMed ID: 21446888]
Saha S Roberson E Richie K Lindstrom MJ Esposti SD Wald A . Women's health training in gastroenterology fellowship: a national survey of fellows and program directors. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Mar;56(3):751-60
[PubMed ID: 21267780]