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Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Ellen R. Wald earned her medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and her fellowship training in infectious disease at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Wald is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Pediatrician-in-Chief of the American Family Children's Hospital.

 

An internationally recognized expert on the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric infectious diseases, Dr. Wald has published numerous articles in refereed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics, the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. She maintains an active research program and is currently coordinating a study investigating an interactive web-based intervention to help young children achieve a healthy weight.

 

In 1997, Dr. Wald received the Pediatrician of the Year award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and in 2001, she was honored with the Howard Mermelstein Award for Excellence in Pediatrics. In 2006, she was named Distinguished Physician of the Year by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Dr. Wald has served as Chair of the Section of Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Chair of the Subboard of Infectious Diseases of the American Board of Pediatrics.

Specialties

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

American Family Children's Hospital (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Pediatrics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Pediatrics
Fellowship University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore
Residency Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Internship Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Medical School Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1968

Awards/Honors

Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Best Doctors® in America 2011


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PubMed Articles
Shaikh N Wald ER Jeong JH Kurs-Lasky M Bowen A Flom LL Hoberman A . Predicting response to antimicrobial therapy in children with acute sinusitis. J Pediatr. 2014 Mar;164(3):536-41
[PubMed ID: 24367985]
Shah AP Cobb BT Lower DR Shaikh N Rasmussen J Hoberman A Wald ER Rosendorff A Hickey RW . Enhanced versus automated urinalysis for screening of urinary tract infections in children in the emergency department. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Mar;33(3):272-5
[PubMed ID: 24263219]
Shaikh N Hoberman A Kearney DH Colborn DK Kurs-Lasky M Jeong JH Haralam MA Bowen A Flom LL Wald ER . Signs and symptoms that differentiate acute sinusitis from viral upper respiratory tract infection. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Oct;32(10):1061-5
[PubMed ID: 23694838]
DeMuri G Wald ER . Acute bacterial sinusitis in children. Pediatr Rev. 2013 Oct;34(10):429-37; quiz 437
[PubMed ID: 24085791]
Wald ER DeMuri GP . Commentary: antibiotic recommendations for acute otitis media and acute bacterial sinusitis in 2013--the conundrum. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jun;32(6):641-3
[PubMed ID: 23340557]
DeMuri GP Wald ER . Clinical practice. Acute bacterial sinusitis in children. N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 20;367(12):1128-34
[PubMed ID: 22992076]
Wald ER . Staphylococcus aureus: is it a pathogen of acute bacterial sinusitis in children and adults? Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Mar;54(6):826-31
[PubMed ID: 22198792]
Wald ER Moyer SC Eickhoff J Ewing LJ . Treating childhood obesity in primary care. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Nov;50(11):1010-7
[PubMed ID: 21646253]
Shadman KA Wald ER . A review of palivizumab and emerging therapies for respiratory syncytial virus. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2011 Nov;11(11):1455-67
[PubMed ID: 21831008]
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]
DeMuri GP Wald ER . Complications of acute bacterial sinusitis in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Aug;30(8):701-2
[PubMed ID: 21750448]
Wald E . One in six children with initial urinary tract infection will have renal scarring on follow-up. J Pediatr. 2011 Jul;159(1):164
[PubMed ID: 21669316]
Wald ER . Acute otitis media and acute bacterial sinusitis. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 May;52 Suppl 4:S277-83
[PubMed ID: 21460285]
Wald E . Antibiotic prophylaxis can prevent recurrent infection in children with urinary tract infections. J Pediatr. 2010 May;156(5):856-7
[PubMed ID: 20385323]
Huppler AR Eickhoff JC Wald ER . Performance of low-risk criteria in the evaluation of young infants with fever: review of the literature. Pediatrics. 2010 Feb;125(2):228-33
[PubMed ID: 20083517]
DeMuri GP Wald ER . Acute sinusitis: clinical manifestations and treatment approaches. Pediatr Ann. 2010 Jan;39(1):34-40
[PubMed ID: 20151623]
Wald ER Nash D Eickhoff J . Effectiveness of amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium in the treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis in children. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul;124(1):9-15
[PubMed ID: 19564277]
Wald ER Di Lorenzo C Cipriani L Colborn DK Burgers R Wald A . Bowel habits and toilet training in a diverse population of children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Mar;48(3):294-8
[PubMed ID: 19274784]
Wald ER . Longer treatment with intravenous antibiotics does not decrease rate of renal scarring in children with pyelonephritis. J Pediatr. 2008 Sep;153(3):439-40
[PubMed ID: 18718266]
DeMuri GP Wald ER . Imaging and antimicrobial prophylaxis following the diagnosis of urinary tract infection in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Jun;27(6):553-4
[PubMed ID: 18520594]