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Stephen Waller, MD

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Interim Co-Director, Infectious Diseases

Clinical Affiliated Faculty, Bioengineering Graduate Program - University of Kansas

Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases


Professional Background

Dr. Stephen Waller is an Associate Professor of Medicine. He currently serves as the Interim Co-Director for the Division of Infectious Diseases. He has been at the University of Kansas Medical Center since 2004.

Dr. Waller received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He began his Internal Medicine Residency training at the University of Missouri and completed his training at the University of Iowa. He then returned to the University of Missouri to complete his Infectious Diseases Fellowship training.

Dr. Waller’s clinical focus is transplant infectious diseases and complex pulmonary infections, including non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections.

Education and Training
  • MD, University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
  • BS, Biology, University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
  • Clinical Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Board Certification - Infectious Diseases, ABIM
  • Board Certification - Internal Medicine, ABIM
  • Physician License, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • Physician License, Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Transplantation, Member, 2015 - Present
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Infectious Diseases Society of American, Member, 2002 - Present

Research

Overview

Aside from participation in clinical trials, Dr. Waller’s primary research efforts have focused on medical device development. His medical device research has involved collaborators on the KU-Lawrence campus from the Departments of Mechanical, Chemical, and Electrical Engineering as well as the Bioengineering program. Many of these device projects have led to collaboration with others on the KUMC campus, including individuals from the Department of Radiology, Division of Hepatology and Transplant Surgery.

Current Research and Grants
  • Fistula Fix: Fistula Closure Device, NIH / Internal Matching Funds, Co-PI
  • ARISE - A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Active Comparator, Multicenter Study to Validate Patient- Reported Outcome Instruments in Adult Subjects with Newly Diagnosed Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Lung Infection Caused by Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC), InsMed
  • ENCORE - A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Active Comparator, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of an Amikacin Liposome Inhalation Suspension (ALIS)-Based Regimen in Adult Subjects with Newly Diagnosed Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Lung Infection Caused by Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC), InsMed
Publications
  • Dalla, Shiv, Shinde, Rohit, Ayres, Jack, Waller, Stephen, Nachtigal, Jay. 2021. 3D-Printed Snorkel Mask Adapter for Failed N95 Fit Tests and Personal Protective Equipment Shortages. Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine, 4 (4)
  • Waller, Stephen., C, Anderson, David, Kane, Bart, Clough, Lisa., A. 2019. In Vitro Assessment of Microbial Barrier Properties of Cyanoacrylate Tissue Adhesives and Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives. Surgical Infections, 20 (6), 449-452
  • Hutchison, Justin, Zhang, Ya, Waller, Stephen. 2019. Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infection: Source and Treatment. Current Pulmonary Reports, 8, 151-159. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13665-019-00237-8