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Chester                        Fox

Chester H. Fox MD, FAAFP, FNKF

Department of Family Medicine

Professor of Family Medicine

Specialty/Research Focus

Family Practice

 
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Professional Summary:

Since I became Director of the Upstate New York Practice-based Research Network (UNYNET) 2001, I have been working on translating evidence into practice. Our PBRN has been using practice facilitation as a key component of this continuously since 2005. The other modalities that we have found to work to help implement the chronic care model to translate evidence into practice in addition to practice facilitation are academic detailing, audit and feedback, and collaborative learning groups. The PBRN has had many successful grants for translating evidence into practice including asthma, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, breast cancer screening, and colorectal cancer screening. We have done this work with vulnerable and disadvantaged populations, including those from inner-city practices, and in patients with mental health and substance use issues. We also have a long track record of collaboration with community partners, specifically the Pursuing Perfection Collaborative of Western New York (P2; http://p2wny.org). I have done two national presentations discussing how PBRNs work with community collaboratives. Previous work I have done with P2 has included improving diabetes care in rural populations, funded by the New York State Health Foundation. We completed the New York State Department of Health Heal 10 grant, where we helped 42 practices achieve level III NCQA patient centered medical home (PCMH) recognition. P2 was a Robert Wood Johnson Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) community, and we partnered with them on these efforts. We then teamed up with the regional RHIO, HealtheLink, and P2 as one of 17 Beacon communities funded by the Office of the National Coordinator. I was either PI or project director on all of these grants. In addition, we partnered with Dr. Mold from Oklahoma on his NHLBI R01 to translate asthma evidence into practice using practice facilitation, collaborative learning groups, or both. I was regional PI for this project that included practices from Oklahoma, the Western New York area, and Rochester. I was also subject matter expert for Dr. Mold’s AHRQ R18 for disseminating chronic kidney disease (CKD) evidence-based guidelines in primary care practices.

In addition to my work in community collaboration and practice facilitation, I have also been heavily involved in clinical informatics to make health information technology functional at the point of care for population health management. I was part of the original NIH Roadmap initiative in 2005 to produce an electronic primary care research network which later evolved into the Distributed Area Research and Therapeutics Network (DARTNet). DARTNet is an AHRQ-funded project that is now an independent 501c(3) to help researchers get usable data from multiple EMR practices across the nation. There are currently nine CTSAs, 13 PBRNs, 400 practice organizations, and 4,000 clinicians that are part of DARTNet. Through working with DARTNet, I am PI on an NIDDK-funded R01 for translating CKD evidence into practice. This involves 40 practices nationally and is a comparative effectiveness pragmatic clinical trial testing health information technology alone versus facilitated health information technology using an evidence-based implementation framework called TRANSLATE (an acronym for the nine evidence-based functions that are required to transform practice and drive quality improvement). This approach is used in this R18 proposal.

I am also research director of an AHRQ P30 network of networks center of excellence grant, and I collaborate with a second AHRQ P30 grant of which Dr. Mold is the PI. As part of this, we developed the only University certificate program for practice facilitation, which is offered at the University at Buffalo. This standardized training program for practice facilitation has been operational for over a year and is based on the open-source curriculum that was developed by AHRQ. I am course director for this project. My collaborators are Dr. Jim Mold and Lyndee Knox, PhD, who was instrumental in writing this curriculum. This Practice Facilitator Certificate training program is used in this R18.

In summary, the translation of evidence into practice through use of health information technology, practice facilitation and community collaboration has been the focus of my career.

Education and Training:
  • Residency, State University of New York Upstate Family Medicine Residency Program, St. Joseph's Hospital (1979)
  • MD, St. Louis University Medical School (1976)
  • BS, State University of New York (1972)
Employment:
  • Adjunct Professor of Bioinformatics, University at Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Professor of Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (1995–2006)
  • Clinical Adjunct Faculty, D'Youville College (1994–2000)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University at Buffalo (1993–1995)
  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina (1991–1993)
  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of South Carolina (1991–1993)
Awards and Honors:
  • Lutheran Church Lowe Award (2012)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award for Excellence in Precepting (2008)
  • Crisis Services Community Services Award (2007)
  • Buffalo News Founders Award (2007)
  • NIH (2007)
  • NIH (2006)
  • AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award (2004)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award for Excellence in Precepting (2004)
  • The Gold Foundation Award for Humanism in Medicine (2003)
  • Siegel Award for Excellence in Teaching (2003)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award for Excellence in Precepting (1999)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award for Excellence in Precepting (1995)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Award, Buffalo General Hospital (1995)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award for Excellence in Precepting (1994)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Award, Buffalo General Hospital (1994)
  • Golden Apple Award- Best Teacher (1991)
  • Special Recognition Award (1991)
  • Recognition for Outstanding Service (1991)

Research Expertise:
  • Chronic Disease and Multimorbidity: Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Health Informatics: Creating functional computer decision support.
  • Health System Transformation
  • Patient Safety
  • Patient Self-management
  • Translational Research in Practice: TRANSLATE: An evidence based evaluation framework for measuring practice transformation
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • August 2012–August 2017
    AAFP NRN and DARTNet Collaborative PBRN Center of Excellence
    American Academy of Family Physicians
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $600,000
  • September 2011–September 2016
    Residency Training in Primary Care
    Health Resources and Services Admin
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,191,435
  • July 2014–June 2016
    Coordinating Transitions: HIT Role in Improving Multiple Chronic Disease Outcomes
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $162,204
  • September 2011–June 2016
    Improving Evidence-Based Primary Care for Chronic Kidney Disease
    National Institute of Diabetes Digestive Kidney Disease
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $3,213,164
  • March 2014–February 2015
    Concerned About You: What do African American Men Want to Know About Prostate Cancer
    American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $7,500
  • January 2014–December 2014
    High-Risk Critical Time Intervention (CTI) Pilot Project
    Erie County
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $29,181
  • September 2012–August 2014
    Establishing the Coordinated Consortium of Networks (CoCoNet)
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $20,000
  • September 2010–August 2014
    Emerging Technologies to Promote Community-based Smoking Cessation in Diverse Populations (Western New York Cancer Coalition (WNYC2) Center to Reduce Disparities - R01 Research Project
    Health Research Inc
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $73,114
  • April 2013–March 2014
    Increasing Mammography Screening in the Patient-Centered Medical Home
    Susan G Komen Foundation Western New York Affiliat
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $70,435
  • October 2011–March 2014
    Obesity Prevention in Pediatric Health Care Settings - COLA supplement
    NYS Department of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $262,029
  • September 2012–September 2013
    ARRA: Leveraging Practice Based Research Networks to Accelerate Implementation and Diffusion of Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines in Primary Care Practices
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,775
  • June 2012–August 2013
    Addressing patient activation for CKD self-management in underserved PCMH settings
    American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $7,480
  • January 2011–January 2013
    ARRA- Implementing evidence based CKD guidelines in Primary Care Practices
    Agency for Health Research Quality (AHRQ)
    Role: Consultant
  • September 2010–September 2012
    ARRA: Leveraging Practice Based Research Networks to Accelerate Implementation and Diffusion of Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines in Primary Care Practices
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $12,000
  • September 2010–August 2012
    ARRA: Implementation of Asthma Guidelines in Primary Care; Comparison of 4 Approaches
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $239,504
  • September 2009–August 2011
    Implementing Evidence Based Asthma Guidelines in Primary Care practices
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NGLBI)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,000,000
  • July 2009–June 2011
    Implementing KDOQI Guidelines in Primary Care Practices.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $450,000
  • July 2008–June 2011
    Improving Diabetes Care in Patients with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness.
    New York State Health Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $355,000
  • March 2007–February 2011
    Robert Wood Johnson Aligning Forces for Quality: The Market Regional Program.
    The Market Regional Program
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $600,000
  • September 2007–September 2010
    Systems Engineering Approach: Improving Medication Safety with Clinical Use of Health IT.
    Agency for Health Research and Quality
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $249,723
  • September 2007–August 2010
    Pepsico Company: Americans in Motion-Hyperlipidemia and Insulin Resistance(AIM-HI).
    AAFP National Research Network
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,900,000
  • March 2008–March 2009
    Improving Mammographic Screening Rates in Women with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders by Partnering with Counseling Agencies.
    Susan G. Komen Foundation of Western New York
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $29,677
  • June 2005–June 2008
    Improving Asthma Care for Buffalo Children in Poverty.
    Community Health Foundation of Western & Central New York
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $150,000
  • May 2006–May 2008
    R03 AHRQ Grant Making CKD Guidelines Work in Underserved Practices.
    Agency for Health Research and Quality
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $100,000
  • December 2005–November 2007
    Improving Geriatric Medication Safety in Underserved Practices
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • June 2005–May 2007
    R21 AHRQ Grant to Study Geriatric Drug Safety.
    R21 AHRQ
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $300,000
  • July 2005–June 2006
    A Randomized Controlled Trial of Magnesium Supplementation in African Americans with Hypertension.
    American Academy of Family Physicians
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $30,000
  • June 2004–January 2006
    Medical Director of the Newly Formed Family Justice Center.
    Department of Justice Violence Against Women‘s Act
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,200,000
  • May 2004–April 2005
    Can Magnesium Supplementation Reduce Insulin Resistance and Blood Pressure in African Americans with Hypertension?
    National Kidney Foundation og Western New York
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $5,000
  • April 2004–March 2005
    Understanding Barriers and Facilitating Factors in the Use of Screening Mammography in Women with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues.
    Susan G. Komen Foundation of Western New York
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $10,000
  • April 2004–March 2005
    Implementation of a Multi-Phase Tailored Intervention to Improve Mammographic Screening Rates in Women with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues.
    Susan G. Komen Foundation of Western New York
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $24,400
  • January 2004–January 2005
    Empowering the East Side to Manage Illness Through Education.
    American Medical Association
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $5,000
  • July 2003–June 2004
    Primary Care Physicians Knowledge and Beliefs Regarding the Treatment of Early Chronic Kidney Disease.
    AAFP Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $5,000
  • January 2001–January 2004
    Title VII Academic Administrative Unit Grant. Developing Research Infrastructure for the Department of Family Medicine.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $368,000
  • January 1999–January 2002
    Wellness Project. A Project to Develop a System of Wellness for Patients with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness.
    Erie County Department of Mental Heatlh
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $150,000
  • January 1999–January 2001
    Service Improvement Project. A Project to Identify High Utilizers of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
    Department of Mental Heatlh
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $30,000
  • July 1997–June 2000
    Departmental Title VII Grant. Creating a Managed Care Learning Lab.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $450,000
  • January 1999–December 1999
    Curriculum Development for the Wellness Project- Improving Diabetes Care for Patients with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness.
    New York State Department of Mental Heatlh
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $35,000
  • June 1998–May 1999
    A Project to Develop an Insurance Product for the Lake Plains Community Care Network ( A Three County Rural Health Care Network)
    Kellogg Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $98,000
  • July 1996–June 1998
    Patients‘ Use of Breast and Cervical Screening in Low Income Minority Populations.
    Troup Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $21,900
  • January 1994–January 1996
    Neighborhood Diabetes Coalition; New York State Department of Health Grant to Improve Diabetic Care to the Underserved of Buffalo, New York.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $120,000
  • January 2013
    Demonstrating the Feasibility of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Primary Care
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 1994
    Patients‘ Rights and Responsibilities Under Managed Care.
    National Rural Health Association
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $15,000
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Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Singh R, Pace W, Singh A, Fox CH, Singh G. Visual Computer Interface Concept for Making Error Reporting Useful at the Point of Care. Advances in Patient Safety. 2008.

Professional Memberships:
  • AHRQ Effective Healthcare Program. Technical Expert Panel on Contrast Induced Nephropathy (2013)
  • University Practice Plan Governing Board (2012–2013)
  • National Kidney Foundation Scientific Advisory Board (2011)
  • National Kidney Foundation KDOQI Education Committee. (2010)
  • Member of the Technical Expert Panel for the AHRQ Comparative Effectiveness Review on Chronic Kidney Disease (2010)
  • AHRQ PBRN Technical Assistance Center Member (2010)
  • Center of Excellence Bioinformatics and Biomedical Informatics Research Core Group (2010)
  • AHRQ-EHC Technical Expert Panel on Mild Renal Impairment (2009–2013)
  • CMS Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative Technical Expert Panel (2009)
  • Expert Consultant for the New York State Quality Improvement Office for the Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease; Expert Consultant for the Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease (2008–2011)
  • Vascular Access Steering Committee of the IPRO End Stage Reneal Disease Network of New York; Vascular Access Steering Committee (2008)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network Advisory Board (2008)
  • AAFP National Research Network Advisor Committee (2008)
  • New York State Department of Health Task Force on Chronic Kidney Disease; Chronic Kidney Disease (2007)
  • Medical Director, Family Justice Center; Medical Director Buffalo is one of only 15 cities in the nation to receive a 1.1 million dollar grant from the Department of Justice under the Violence Against Women‘s Act to form a "one-stop shop" to coordinate the community response to Domestic Violence. (2004)
  • University Practice Plan Governing Board (2003–2006)
  • Board Member, Pursuing Perfection (P2) Collaborative; Board Member A collaborative of two HMO‘s, a large Family Medicine group, a large multi-specialty group, University at Buffalo Family Medicine Department, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute to improve quality of care for the entire Western New York region. (2003–2004)
  • Niagara Healthcare Quality Coalitions Taskforce; Disease Management of Chronic Kidney Diseases (2002–2007)
  • Excellus Medical Policy Committee (2001)
  • Director, UNYNET - Upstate New York Practice Based Research Network (PBRN); Director Upstate New York Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) (www.fammed.buffalo.edu/UNYNET) (2001)
  • Steering Committee of the National Federation of Practice Based Research Networks (FPBRN); Steering Committee www.aafp.org/x19544.xml (2001)
  • Medical Director, New York State Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System (2000–2001)
  • Director of Urban Practice Sites, Kaleida Health System, Buffalo, New York (1998–2000)
  • Lake Plains Community Care Network; Project Director A three county locally developed rural managed care organization (1997–2000)
  • Medical Director of Primary Care Case Management Program II for Gold Choice, a Medicaid Managed Care Program for Patients with Special Care Needs, Buffalo, New York (1995–2012)
  • Board of Directors Member, University Group Practice, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York (1995–1999)
  • Chairman, University at Buffalo Family Medicine Working Group; Chairman Responsible for directing the clinical practice plan. (1994–2000)
  • Clinical Chief/Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, New York (1993–1998)
  • Family Medicine Residency Program; Deputy Chairman In charge of clinical services,Center for Family Medicine, Greenville, South Carolina (1991–1993)
  • Deputy Chairman, Family Medicine Residency Program; In charge of Clinical Services, Center for Family Medicine, Greenville, South Carolina (1991–1993)
  • Started, Owned, and managed a Private Practice; Specializing in Family Medicine in a rural Upstate New York township with a population of 5,000. Provided full-range medical care, including Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, ICU, CCU, health promotion, disease prevention and crisis counseling. (1979–1991)
Presentations:
  • "Highlights of the KDOQI Commentary on the KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of CKD" Primary Care Provider Symposia - Practical CKD Knowledge for the Primary Care Clinician, National Kidney Foundation (2014)
  • "Primary Care and Meaningful Use 2" I-Practise Annual Conference (2014)
  • "CL38 Ambulatory Health Care Utilization and Medical Complexity of Disabled Working-Age Patients in a Family Medicine Practice" 2013 NAPCRG Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "P234 Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in the Primary Care Setting: Physicians' Approaches and Challenges" 2013 NAPCRG Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "P302 Process Evaluation of a Multisite Translational Research Study to Improve Clinincal Outcomes in Patients With Stage 3 and 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)" 2013 NAPCRG Anuual Meeting (2013)
  • "P343 Misclassification of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Exploring Diagnostic Coding Patterns in Primary Care" 2013 NAPCRG Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "American Association of Cancer Education" (2013)
  • "Effect of Inner City Relocation of a Free Medical Clinic On Served Patient Population Demographics" National Presentation (2013)
  • "Prevalence and Quality of Care of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients in a Community Practice" 2013 ASN National Presentation (2013)
  • "Practice Activities and Challenges to Improving Implementation of Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines in Primary Care" NAPCRG, PBRN (2012)
  • "Using Computer based Interactive Voice Recognition (IVR) to Improve Smoking Cessation Rates in Urban and Rural populations" NAPCRG, PBRN (2012)
  • "Working with Coordinating Centers for Multi-PBRN Research" NAPCRG, PBRN (2012)
  • "Motivational Interviewing Strategies in Practice Team Care to Help Patients with Behavior Change." STFM Practice Improvement Conference (2011)
  • "Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes" FAFP, Florida Academy of Family Physicians & Florida Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (2010)
  • "Motivational Interviewing Strategies in Practice Team Care to Help Patients with Diabetes with Behavior Change" AAFP (2010)
  • "Utilizing Practice Enhancement Assistants (PEAs) to Improve Quality of Care and Research" AAFP (2010)
  • "HD24 The Impact of a Fitness Intervention on Primary Care Patients" NAPCRG (2010)
  • "P219 Growing Our Own: Certified Diabetes Educators in Medical Homes" NAPCRG (2010)
  • "P240 Implementing Evidence-based Diabetes Guidelines in Rural Practices Using Practice Enhancement Associates (PEAS)" NAPCRG (2010)
  • "P269 Characterizing Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care" NAPCRG (2010)
  • "PP22 Were The Improvement Made in a Chronic Kidney Disease Quality Improvement Project Maintained After 2 Years" NAPCRG (2010)
  • "Home Study Audio on Chronic Kidney Disease" AAFP, AAFP (2010)
  • "FP Audio on Motivational Interviewing" , American Academy of Family Physicians (2010)
  • "PBRNS Working Community Collaboratives: Creating Infrastructure for Broad Based Regional Quality Improvement" 2010 AHRQ Annual PBRN Research Conference, PBRN (2010)
  • "A Systematic Approach to Improving Diabetes Care in Patients with Mental Illness and Substace Abuse" NAPCRG (2009)
  • "How to Incorporate Motivational Interviewing Into Your Practice" STFM Practice Improvement Conference (2009)
  • "Implementing Pharmacist Support to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk and Chronic Kidney Disease Monitoring Through Information Technology" STFM Practice Improvement Conference (2009)
  • "Improving Mammographic Screening Rates in Women with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues by Partnering with Counseling Agencies" NAPCRG (2009)
  • "Telephonic Nurse Case Management for Patients with Diabetes and Mental Illness: A Qualitative Perspective" NAPCRG (2009)
  • "A Systems Approach to Improving Adherence to Asthma & Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines in Primary Care" Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians (2009)
  • "Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines" Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians (2009)
  • "Wellness Portal/Health Risk Appraisal: Update" Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians (2009)
  • "Effects of a Team Resource Management Intervention on Rates of Adverse Drug Events in Primary Care." North American Primary Care Research Group (2008)
  • "High Prevalence of Hypomagnesemia in Hypertensive and Diabetic Patients in an Urban Minority Population" North American Primary Care Research Group (2008)
  • "High Prevalence of Undetected Vitamin D Deficiency in an Urban Minority Clinic" North American Primary Care Research Group (2008)
  • "Improving Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care Offices for Patients with Co-morbid Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues" North American Primary Care Research Group (2008)
  • "North American Primary Cre Research Group (NAPCRG" (2008)
  • "The Correlation of Body Mass Index to Fitness, Insulin Resistance and Low Density Lipoprotein Particle Numbers in Obese Individuals" North American Primary Care Research Group (2008)
  • "Use of Routine Urine Toxicology for Chronic Pain Managment in a Family Medicine Setting" (2008)
  • Penn States Annual PBRN Convention (2008)
  • "Implementing Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines in Primary Care Offices" The 2008 AHRQ National PBRN Research Conference (2008)
  • "Sustainable Interventions" AAFP Convocation Practices and Networks (2008)
  • "Translating Evidence Into Practice in Chronic Kidney Disease. What are the next steps?" AAFP Convocation Practices and Networks (2008)
  • "How PBRNs can Work with Community Collaboratives to Improve Patient Care" (2007)
  • "Making CKD Guidelines Work in Underserved Practices" AHRQ Annual PBRN Meeting (2007)
  • "The Electronic Primary Care Research Network (EPCRN) Progress and Utilities for PBRNs" AHRQ Annual PBRN Meeting (2007)
  • "Non-Traditional Funding Sources to Support PBRNs: Going Beyond AHRQ and NIH (F20)" (2007)
  • "Shared Decision Making" AAFP Convocation Practices and Networks (2007)
  • "Assessing How Well Primary Care Residents Are Learning Dermatology." North American Primary Care Research Group (2006)
  • "Fundamentals of Building a Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network: Lessons Learned From the Federation of Practice-Based Research Networks." North American Primary Care Research Group (2006)
  • "Primary Care Pathway to Improve Breast Diagnostic Care." North American Primary Care Research Group (2006)
  • "The Health Status of Free Medical Clinic Patients in Inner-City Buffalo, NY" North American Primary Care Research Group (2006)
  • "A Board-Based Community Collaborative to Rapidly Improve the Evidence-Based Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease in an Eight-County Region of Upstate New York." NIH Inventory and Evaluation of Clinical Research Networks (IECRN) National Leadership Forum. (2006)
  • "Physicians Knowledge and Attitudes about Chronic Kidney Disease: Lessons Learned from a Qualitative PBRN Study" AHRQ Meeting (2005)
  • "Practice Facilitation in PBRNs" AHRQ PBRN Meeting (2005)
  • "TRANSLATE Model for Translating Research Into Practice" AHRQ PBRN Meeting (2005)
  • "Insuring the Unisured: A Medical Student Run Project in a Medical Student Run Free Clinic for Improving Access to Care" North American Primary Care Research Group (2004)
  • "Qualitative Study in Physicians‘ Knowledge and Practice Patterns in the Detection and Treatment of Chronic Renal Disease" North American Primary Care Research Group (2004)
  • "Chronic Kidney Disease Symposium: Primary Care Focus" National Kidney Foundation of Western New York (2004)
  • "Building a Toolkit for Beginning Networks" AAFP Convocation Practices (2004)
  • "Controlling Diabetes in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease" Orleans Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation (2004)
  • "Effective Collaboration in a PBRN" AAFP Convocation Practices (2004)
  • "Confessions of a Primary Care Physician on Understanding the Importance of Early Kidney Disease" Syracuse Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation (2003)
  • "Confessions of a Primary Care Physician on Understanding the Importance of Early Kidney Disease" Independent Health Foundation and University at Buffalo (2002)
  • "Translating Research into Practice (TRIP): What you need to know." NAPCRG Pre-Conference Workshop (2002)
  • "What You Need to Know About Kidney Disease: A City Wide Presentation" Independent Health Foundation and the Anemia Awareness Group (2002)
  • "Magnesium Deficiency in African Americans: Could it be Contributing to Accelerated Atherosclerosis and Early Death?" AAFP Scientific Assembly Research Forum (2002)
  • "Data Collection in Practice Based Research Networks (PBRN): What Works and What Doesn't" National Convocation of Practices, Jointly sponsored by the Academy of Family Physicians and the National Federation of PBRN's (2002)
  • "Redesigning the Federation of Practice-Based Research Networks Website Convocation of Practices" Convocation of Practices, Jointly sponsored by the AAFP and the Federation of Practice Based Research Networks (2002)
  • "Strategies for Success in Sustaining a Practice-Based Research Network." Convocation of Practices, Jointly Sponsored by the AAFP and the Federation of Practice Based Research Networks (2002)
  • "Treating the Family as the Patient in Drug Court Cases" Annual Conference of the New York State Association of Drug Court Professionals (2002)
  • "Overview: Capitation, Quality and Value" Managed Care Conference (1997)
  • "Managing Managed Care: Success Models for Physicians" Southern Tier Health Care System, Inc (1997)
  • "Manged Care" WBFO - Radio Talk Show (1996)
  • Gastroenterology in Primary Care Program (1996)
  • "Workshop on Capitation Arrangements for Primary Care Physicians" American Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly (1996)
  • "High Prevalence of Hypomagnesemia in Hypertensive and Diabetic Patients in an Urban Minority Population" Seventh Annual Mead Johnson Family Medicine Research Forum (1995)
  • Western Reserve Practice Facilitation
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Service Activities:
  • AHRQ PBRN Technical Assistance Center Member; AHRQ PBRN Technical Assistance Center Member; Other (2010)
  • Center of Excellence Bioinformatics and Biomedical Informatics Research Core Group; Member (2010)
  • FFBI Coalition Community Education Taskforce (2009)
  • Medical Director of the Forensic Medical Unit of the Family Justice Center; A one stop shop for domestic violence victims (2006)
  • National Kidney Foundation of Western New York Medical Advisory Board (2004–2008)
  • Active Staff, Department of Family Medicine, Kaleida Health System, Buffalo, NY (1998)
  • Consulting Staff, Department of Family Medicine, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, New York; Consultant (1993–2003)
  • Active Staff, Department of Family Medicine, Children‘s Hospital, Buffalo, New York (1993–1998)
  • Attending Staff, Department of Family Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, New York (1993–1998)
  • Clinical Chief/Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, New York (1993–1998)
  • Courtesy Staff, Department of Family Medicine, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, North Tonawanda, New York (1993–1998)
  • Active Staff, Department of Family Medicine, Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina; Other (1991–1993)
  • Attending, F.F. Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canadaigua, New York (1989–1991)
  • Medical Director, Blue Choice/F.F. Thompson Joint Venture, HMO, Canandaigua, New York (1989–1991)
  • Chairman, Medical Records Committee, F.F. Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, New York; Chairman (1986–1991)
  • Lab Liaison Committee, F.F. Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, New York (1986–1991)
  • Served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Joint Venture, HMO, Canandaigua, New York; Board of Directors (1986–1991)
  • Chairman, Professional Evaluation Committee, F.F. Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandigua, New York; Chairman (1982–1985)
  • Professional Evaluation Committee, F.F. Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, New York; Professional Committee (1980–1985)
  • Chief of Pediatrics, F.F. Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, New York; Other (1980–1983)

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