Steven E. Lipshultz, MD

Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, NY, USA

As of November 27th, 2018, Steven E. Lipshultz, MD, FAAP, FAHA will begin as: 1. Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; 2. A. Conger Goodyear Chair of Pediatrics; 3. Chief of Service of Pediatrics, Kaleida Health; 4. Medical Director, Pediatric Services Business Development, John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, and 5. President, UBMD Pediatrics (University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc.).

 Previously, Dr. Lipshultz was the Schotanus Family Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, the Carman and Ann Adams Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research, and Professor in the Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, as well as the Interim Director of the Children’s Research Center of Michigan. At Wayne State University School of Medicine Dr. Lipshultz was an Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, and Pharmacology; a Member of the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors, and a Professor in the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics. Dr. Lipshultz was also a Scientific Member of the Karmanos Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Detroit. Dr. Lipshultz had been the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine, the Pediatrician-in-Chief of The Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the Specialist-in-Chief, Pediatrics, of the Detroit Medical Center, and the President, University Pediatricians in Detroit, Michigan. 

Dr. Lipshultz previously held the Batchelor Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology and the George E. Batchelor Chair in Pediatrics, was the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and the Associate Executive Dean for Child Health at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, where he was also a Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and Public Health Sciences. He also served as the Chief of Staff at the Holtz Children's Hospital at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition, he served as Director of the Batchelor Children's Research Institute. Dr. Lipshultz has also held a faculty position at the Harvard Medical School. He was the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the Boston University School of Medicine and later at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY, where he also led the Children’s Heart Center at the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong, was a Professor of Pediatrics and of Oncology, and was the Associate Chair of Pediatrics.

 Dr. Lipshultz is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania graduate school program in molecular, cellular and developmental biology and then the Dartmouth Medical School. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Cleveland, OH) and a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA). 

His primary research interests are in the pediatric cardiomyopathies, especially those of genetic/metabolic, toxic (e.g., those associated with cancer and HIV therapy), or infections/inflammatory etiologies (e.g., viral and HIV) etiologies. Clinical research on determinants of outcome for children with cardiovascular disease has been a major focus of interest as well.