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Wael N. Sayej, MD, MBA, FAAP

sayejwaelDepartment of Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Departmental/Divisional Leadership Roles

  • Division Chief, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics
  • Director, Pediatric Procedure Unit at Baystate Children's Hospital

Academic Appointment

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Education and Training

  • UConn School of Business, Storrs, CT
    M.B.A. (2019)
  • Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo/University at Buffalo-SUNY, Buffalo, NY
    Fellowship, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition  (2006-2009)
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
    Internship/Residency, Pediatrics (2003-2006)
  • Our Lady of Fatima University College of Medicine, Valenzuela City, Philippines
    M.D. (1996-2000)
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY
    B.S., Biology/Mathematics (1992-1996)

Scholarly Foci

  • Eosinnophilic Esophagitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Healthcare Management

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Member (2018-present)
  • Food and Drug Administration
    • Pediatric Advisory Committee
      • Member (2016-present)
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
    • Member (2006-present)
  • American Gastroenterology Association
    • Member (2006-present)

Significant Honors and Awards (Limit 5)

  • Humanitarian of the Year, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Connecticut Chapter (2020)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (2018)
  • McNeil Teaching Awards, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Resident Didactics Award, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (2015)
  • Certificate of Special Recognition from Senator Richard Blumenthal, State of Connecticut (2015)

Contact Information

Department of Pediatrics
50 Wason Avenue
Springfield, MA 01107

(Updated March 2022)