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Richard B. Wait, MD, PhD, Chair

Surgery Department   Image  
General Surgery Division
  • Chair, Department of Surgery, Baystate Medical Center
  • Professor and Deputy Chair, Department of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
  • PhD, Anatomy
    University of Vermont
    Burlington, VT
  • Surgery Residency
    University of Vermont Medical Center Hospital
    Burlington, VT
  • University of Vermont Medical School
    Burlington, VT


  • Garb, JL, Cromley, RW, Wait, RB.  Estimating Populations at Risk for Disaster Preparedness and Response.  J. Homeland Security, 2007, 4(1):1-17.
  • Ganai, S., Garb, JL, Kanumui, P, Rao, RS, Alexander, AL, Wait, RB; Mapping the Rectum: Spatial Analysis of Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgical Outcomes Using GIS Technology. J Gastrointest Surg. 2006, 10(1):22-31.
  • Tirabassi, MV, Wadie, G, Moriarty, KP, Garb, J,  Konefal, SH, Courtney, RA, Sachs, BF, and Wait, RB,  Geographic information system localization of community-acquired MRSA soft tissue abscesses. J Pediatr Surg. 2005, 40(6):962-5; discussion 965-6.
  • Kulshrestha P, Rousou JA, Engelman RM, Flack JE 3rd, Deaton DW, Wait RB, Hampf HM:  Does warm blood retrograde cardioplegia preserve right ventricular function?  Ann Thorac Surg. 2001, 72(5):1572-5.
  • El-Tamer, M, Axiotis, C, Kim, E, Kim, J, Wait, R, Homel, P, Braverman, A; Accurate prediction of the amount of in situ tumor in palpable breast cancers by core needle biopsy: implications for neoadjuvant therapy, Ann Surg Oncol. 1999, 6(5):461-6.
  • El-Tamer MB, Song M, Wait RB.:  Breast masses in African American teenage girls.  J Pediatr Surg. 1999 Sep;34(9):1401-4.
  • El-Tamer MB, Homel P, Wait RB.:  Is race a poor prognostic factor in breast cancer?
    J Am Coll Surg. 1999 Jul;189(1):41-5.
  • El-Tamer MB, Wait RB.:  Age at presentation of African-American and Caucasian breast cancer patients.  J Am Coll Surg. 1999 Mar;188(3):237-40.
  • Hansen MB, *Dresner LS, Wait RB.:  Profile of neurohumoral agents on mesenteric and intestinal blood flow in health and disease. Physiol Res. 1998;47(5):307-27.
  • Dresner LS, *Wang SP, *West MW, *Ponomarenko IN, Mueller CM, Wait RB.:  Nitric oxide inhibition simulates the enhancement of alpha 1 agonist-induced vasoconstriction in diabetes.  J Surg Res. 1997 Jul 1;70(2):119-23.