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Daniel                         Sheehan

Daniel W. Sheehan PhD, MD

UBMD Pediatrics


Pediatric Pulmonology; Pediatrics



Professional Summary:

I oversee clinical, teaching and research activity related to evaluating and treating infants, children and young adults with pulmonary diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular disease, interstitial lung disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and chronic ventilatory failure. My practice is primarily located at the Lung Center at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo where I provide family-centered care to our patients that promotes wellness and quality of life. I manage the respiratory care of patients with neuromuscular disease such as spinal muscle atrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), and other muscular dystrophies.

I believe strongly in striving for equity in health care, e.g., all children and adults with muscular dystrophy should be offered the full spectrum of respiratory care choices. With investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I conduct research within the five-site Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance, Tracking and Research Network (MD STARnet) to study respiratory care trends for individuals with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. There is a shortage of pediatric and adult pulmonologists trained in neuromuscular respiratory care, and through MD STARnet, we can explore variances in care delivery, particularly as patients make the transition from pediatric to adult health care providers, and thus can help guide allocation of funding, training and resources.

My other passion is teaching, especially preparing the next generation of physicians to provide care that is humanistic, holistic and patient-centered. In February 2015, I joined the UB Office of Medical Curriculum as Associate Dean. I am a member of the faculty advisory council for the medical school’s Center for Medical Humanities. I also serve as an instructor for the University at Buffalo/Royal College of Physicians Educator Program (UB/RCP), and I am a member of its master educator committee. Through these collaborations, we will develop a four-year medical student humanities curriculum by using examples in the humanities and the arts to provide insight into the human condition. This insight will foster in medical students and residents skills of observation, analysis, empathy and self-reflection − skills that are essential for humanistic medical care as well as self-care for the physician.


Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatrics

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:


Location and Insurance

UBMD Pediatrics Outpatient Center
1001 Main Street
4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Office Hours: Monday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm; Tuesday, Thursday: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Phone: (716) 323-0110
Fax: (716) 323-0296
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Coventry
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Independent Health Medisource
  • Lifetime Benefit Solutions / RMSCO
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • Preferred Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • WellCare
  • Workers Comp
  • YourCare


Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Board Certification, American Academy of Pediatrics, Sub-board in Pediatric Pulmonology
Education and Training:
  • Physician Educator Program, Royal College of Physicians (2010)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Pulmonology, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh (2002)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh (2000)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh (1998)
  • MD, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1997)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1993)
  • PhD, Physiology, University at Buffalo (1989)
  • BA, Physics, University of Rochester, magna cum laude (1984)
  • AAS, Applied Mathematics, Rochester Institute of Technology, Highest Honors (1982)
Awards and Honors:
  • SUNY Tools of Engagement Project: First Place for Most Pedagogically Intriguing Use of TOEP Tool (2015)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society: Richard Sarkin/Emeritus Faculty Chapter Faculty Inductee (2012)
  • Business First: Healthcare 50 (2011)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Family Advisory Council for Excellence Award (2010)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: 2008-2009 Pediatric Residency Association Award (2009)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Pediatric Residency Association Co-Attending of the Year Award (2007)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Pediatric Residency Association Attending of the Year Award (2006)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (1984)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine: Top Doctors in Western New York (2011-2017)
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: America‘s Top Doctors (2010-2017)
  • Best Doctors in America (2014-2017)


Research Profile:

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