Dennis Z. Kuo MD, MHS

Dennis Kuo

Dennis Z. Kuo
MD, MHS

Associate Professor and Division Chief, General Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

General Pediatrics; Pediatrics

Contact Information
UBMD Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0034
Fax: (716) 323-0292
dennisku@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

I am a general academic pediatrician, Division Chief of General Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo, and Medical Director of Primary Care Services at Women & Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo. I began my career with five years in full-time general pediatrics practice before completing a three year general academics pediatrics fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Following my fellowship, I was on the pediatrics faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for eight years, where I was also an attending physician at Arkansas Children‘s Hospital.

I am particularly interested in population health, practice transformation, health care delivery and outcomes for children with special health care needs and medical complexity. My research interests focus on health care systems and quality improvement for children with special health care needs, children with medical complexity, the patient/family-centered medical home, and family-centered care.

Education and Training:

  • Cert, Advanced Improvement Methods, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2013)
  • Cert, Improvement Advisor Professional Development Program, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (2011)
  • Fellowship, Primary Care Research, Johns Hopkins University (2008)
  • MS, Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University (2006)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Hospitals (2000)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Hospitals (1998)
  • MD, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (1997)
  • BA, Chemistry, Williams College, summa cum laude (1993)

Employment:

  • Division Chief, General Pediatrics, UBMD Pediatrics (2016-present)
  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2016-present)
  • Medical Director, Primary Care Services, Oishei Children's Hospital (2016-present)
  • Medical Director, Patient-Centered Medical Home, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2014–2016)
  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation (2013–2016)
  • Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (2009–2016)
  • Pediatrician, Medical Home Program for Children with Special Needs, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2008–2016)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation (2008–2013)
  • Pediatric Hospitalist, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (2005–2008)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, New York Medical College (2002–2005)
  • Pediatrician, Maple Avenue Pediatrics (2000–2005)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: High Profile (2016)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital Parent Advisory Council: Above and Beyond Award (2015)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital: Drs. Joanna J. and Robert W. Seibert Award (2015)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2013)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Arkansas Chapter: Special Achievement Award (2010)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute: Marion B. Lyon New Scientist Development Award (2009)
  • Southern Society of Pediatric Research: Young Faculty Award (2009)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter: Leadership Award (2008)
  • Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health: Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society (2006)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Chapter: Special Achievement Award (2005)
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals: Outstanding Teaching Resident (1998)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: Emily and Francis Botelho Prize for Excellence in Physiology (1994)
  • Williams College: Arthur Judson Prize in Music (1993)
  • Williams College: Leverett Mears Prize in Chemistry (1993)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (1992)

Research Expertise:

  • Health services research

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • May 2017–April 2018
    Building Health Through Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity
    Lucille Packard Foundation for Children‘s Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $68,903
  • September 2014–August 2016
    State Implementation Grants for Improving Services for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $580,000
  • August 2013–July 2016
    Community-Based Integrated Service Systems
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $419,997
  • January 2013–December 2015
    Fatih-Academic Initiatives for Transforming Health (FAITH) in the Delta
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • October 2014–September 2015
    Barriers and Facilitators to Health Care Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $50,000
  • February 2012–January 2015
    Co-Management of Complex Neonates: Supporting the Medical Home
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $851,528
  • July 2011–June 2014
    Building an Accessible, Integrated and Family-Centered System of Services
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Role: Contributor
    $885,777
  • January 2013–December 2013
    Transforming Patient Care through Practice Improvement and Education
    Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas
    Role: Consultant
    $34,047
  • January 2012–December 2012
    Breathe Easy: Combating Asthma through Quality Improvement
    Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas
    Role: Contributor
    $16,435
  • August 2010–July 2012
    Building Tertiary-Primary Co-Management for Children with Medical Complexity
    National Center for Research Resources
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $189,324
  • July 2009–June 2012
    Arkansas Family-2-Family Health Information Center
    Maternal and Child Health Bureau
    Role: Consultant
    $20,729
  • September 2009–August 2011
    Toward a Family-Centered, Community-Based System of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs in Arkansas
    Marion B. Lyon Revocable Trust
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $40,776
  • September 2009–August 2011
    Outcomes of Family-Centered Inpatient Teaching Rounds
    Children's University Medical Group
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $34,858
  • July 2007–June 2008
    Parents and Pediatricians Promoting Child Health
    Thomas Wilson Sanitarium of Baltimore City
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $6,205
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Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Kuo DZ, Carroll JL. "The Model of Care for the Ventilator Dependent Child". Caring for the Ventilator Child: A Clinical Guide. 2016.
  • Kuo DZ. "Effect of an Enhanced Medical Home on Serious Illness and Cost of Care among High-Risk Children with Chronic Illness: A Randomized Controlled Trial". Year Book of Pediatrics 2015. 2015.
  • Kuo DZ, Alexander AP. "Transitioning from the Pediatric to the Adult Health Care System". Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Educational and Learning System (ANGELS). 2015.
  • Burns KL, Kuo DZ. "The Medical Home". Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Educational and Learning System (ANGELS). 2015.
  • Kuo DZ. "The 1-, 2- and 4-Month Well Child Visits". Pediatrics: A Competency-Based Companion. 2011.
  • Kuo DZ. "Heart Murmurs". Pediatrics: Ambulatory Care Curriculum. 2011.
  • Kuo DZ. "Breastfeeding". Pediatrics: Ambulatory Care Curriculum. 2011.
  • Kuo DZ. "Influenza". Pediatrics: Ambulatory Care Curriculum. 2011.
  • Kuo DZ. "Respiratory Syncytial Virus". Pediatrics: Ambulatory Care Curriculum. 2011.

Professional Memberships:

  • Arkansas Medical Society (2008–2016)
  • American Public Health Association (2006–2009)
  • AcademyHealth (2006–2007)
  • New Jersey Medical Society (2002–2005)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Academic Pediatrics Association

Presentations:

  • "Complex Care: The Missing Link (for Population Health)" Grand Rounds, Blythedale Children's Hospital (2017)
  • "Changes in Health Care Spend Utilization with Increasing Mental Complexity" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2017)
  • "Population Health: More than Just a Pretty Face" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital (2017)
  • "Protect Your Family this Summer: Pool Parasite on the Rise" Channel 7 News, WKBW (2017)
  • "Immunizations for Your Child: What You Need to Know" Channel 7 News, WKBW (2017)
  • "Recognition and Management of Medical Complexity" National Webinar, American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Children with Disabilities (2016)
  • "Complex Care: The Missing Link (for Population Health)" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital (2016)
  • "Population Health" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2016)
  • "Population Health, Medical Home and Complex Care: So Happy Together" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2016)
  • "One-Year Hospital and Emergency Department Use of Infants in Medicaid Discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2016)
  • "Academic General Pediatrics in a New Era of Population Health" Pediatric Housestaff Noon Conference, New York University (2016)
  • "Elephants on Icebergs: Designing Health Care Systems for Children with Medical Complexity" Pediatric Grand Rounds, New York University (2016)
  • "Elephants on Icebergs: Designing Health Care Systems for Children with Medical Complexity" Pediatric Grand Rounds, St. Louis University (2016)
  • "Care Planning and Coordination: The Importance of Family-Centered Care" Designing Systems That Work for Children with Complex Health Care Needs, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health (2015)
  • "Value-Driven Improvement in Primary Care: The Pediatrics Perspective" Annual Conference, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (2015)
  • "Successfully Engaging Families in QI to Enhance Medical Home Implementation" National Conference and Exhibition, American Academy of Pediatrics, Workshop (2015)
  • "Measuring for Improvement" District VII Quality Improvement Conference, American Academy of Pediatrics (2015)
  • "Success from the Frontlines" District VII Quality Improvement Conference, American Academy of Pediatrics (2015)
  • "Primary Care Practice Benefits of Co-Management of Neonatal Intensive Care Graduates" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2015)
  • "Family-Centered Care: Fundamentals for All Systems" Annual Leadership Forum, American Academy of Pediatrics (2015)
  • "Swimming in the Arkansas Shark Tank: Scuba Gear is Overrated" Annual Leadership Forum, American Academy of Pediatrics (2015)
  • "Family-Reported Health Service Needs of Children with Medical Complexity" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (2014)
  • "Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: It's the Cancer, Stupid" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2014)
  • "Health Care Transition: Don't Let It Sneak Up on You" National Conference, Sotos Syndrome Support Association (2014)
  • "Family-Reported Health Service Needs of Children with Medical Complexity" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2014)
  • "Per-Member Per-Month Healthcare Spending for Children with Medicaid across Service Categories: Implications for Accountable Care Organizations" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2014)
  • "Medical Home Networks for Children with Medical Complexity" National Pediatric Network Symposia, Children's Hospital Association (2014)
  • "Mental Health Care Use oif Siblings with Disability" Conference on Mental Health Services Research, National Institute of Mental Health (2014)
  • "Sustaining QI" Annual Leadership Forum, American Academy of Pediatrics, Building Chapter Capacity to Run Quality Improvement Projects (2014)
  • "Health Care Transition: Pediatric to Adult Health Care" PedsPLACE, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2014)
  • "Improving Disaster Awareness and Preparedness among Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs" Annual Meeting, Southern Regional Societies (2014)
  • "Patient-Centered Medical Home: The Pediatrics View" Regional Coordinator Training Conference, Arkansas Family-2-Family Health Information Center (2014)
  • "Use of an Innovative School-Based Family Referral and Support Program for Hispanic Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs" Annual Conference, Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs (2014)
  • "Transition Planning for Family and Youth" Child Development and Behavior Conference, Dennis Development Center (2013)
  • "Care Coordination Case Study" Quality and Safety Leadership Forum, Children's Hospital Association (2013)
  • "Childhood Immunizations" Training Teleconference, DDS Children's Services (2013)
  • "Connecting the Dots: Putting Together the System of Care for Children with Disabilities" Arkansas Conference for Home Visitation and Parenting Education, Arkansas Home Visiting Network/Arkansas Parenting Education Network (2013)
  • "The Medical Home: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You" Arkansas Conference for Home Visitation and Parenting Education, Arkansas Home Visiting Network/Arkansas Parenting Education Network (2013)
  • "Family-Centered Care" International Conference, Ronald McDonald House Charities (2013)
  • "Improving Health Care Transitions from Pediatric to Adult Care - Opening Doors to a Healthy Future" PedsPLACE, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2013)
  • "Health Care Inequities for Children with Medical Complexity" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2013)
  • "Medical Home" Retreat, Community Connections (2013)
  • "Families' Recommendations for Improving the System of Care for CYSHCN in Arkansas" Annual Conference, Association for Maternal and Child Health Programs (2013)
  • "Medical Home Update: All Together Now" Joint Cardiovascular Conference, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2012)
  • "Health Care Transition: Don't Let It Sneak Up on You" Annual Meeting, Arkansas Society for Respiratory Care (2012)
  • "Navigating the System of Health Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs" Arkansas Conference for Home Visitation and Parenting Education, Arkansas Home Visiting Network/Arkansas Parenting Education Network (2012)
  • "Coping with JA: It's a Family Affair" Juvenile Arthritis Conference, Arthritis Foundation (2012)
  • "The Asthma Project: Quality Improvement Initiative" Arkansas Pediatric Forum, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2012)
  • "The Value of the Medical Home Model" Annual Conference, Arkansas Disability Coalition (2012)
  • "Blind Men and Elephants: Recognizing the System of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs" The Diamond Conference, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (2012)
  • "Are We Keeping Up with Changing Demographics? Availability of Language Services in Pediatric Practices" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2012)
  • "Blind Men and Elephants: Recognizing the System of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2012)
  • "Variation in Pediatric Health Care Utilization by Medical Complexity" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2012)
  • "Variation in Pediatric Health Care Utilization by Medical Complexity" Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting, ACRT/SCTS/AFMR (2012)
  • "The Additional Impact of Intellectual Disability on Families of Children with Autism" Annual Meeting, Southern Regional Societies (2012)
  • "Partnering with Families of Children with Disabilities and Special Needs" 13th Annual Arkansas Conference for Parent Education and Involvement, Arkansas Parenting Education Network (2011)
  • "The Medical Home on Steroids: Care for the Child with Medical Complexity" Denny Society Triennial Meeting, University of North Carolina (2011)
  • "Partnering with Families of Children with Disabilities and Special Needs" 18th Annual Beyond the Borders Regional Conference on Developmental Disabilities (2011)
  • "The Impact of Family-Centered Rounds on Health Care Outcomes" Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, Society of Hospital Medicine (2011)
  • "The Role of the Medical Home in Care of Children with Complex Chronic Conditions" National Webinar, American Academy of Pediatrics/National Center for Medical Home Improvement (2011)
  • "Chronic Condition Population Impact on Children's Hospitals" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2011)
  • "Enhancing the Medical Home: Assessing Trust-in-Physician in At-Risk, Low Income Families after Newborn Home Visitation by Their Primary Care Pediatrician" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2011)
  • "High Resource Utilizers: Sentinels of Health Care" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2011)
  • "Hospital Utilization and Recurrent Admissions" Learning Session 4, National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative (2011)
  • "Integrating Specialty, Primary and Inpatient Care: Enhancing Value and Quality for High Resource Utilizers" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies, Symposium (2011)
  • "Parent Reported Outcomes of Comprehensive Care for Children with Medical Complexity" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2011)
  • "The Impact of Family-Centered Rounds on Health Care Outcomes" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2011)
  • "Characteristics of Primary Care Physicians associated with Recommended Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs" Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting, ACRT/SCTS/AFMR (2011)
  • "Raising the Immunization Rate at Arkansas Children's Hospital" ImprovementU: Refresh and Recap, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2011)
  • "Update on Family-Centered Care: Partnering with Families to Improve Quality of Care" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2011)
  • "Quality Improvement, Immunizations...and You" Resident Noon Conference, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2011)
  • "Characteristics of Primary Care Physicians associated with Recommended Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs" Annual Meeting, Southern Regional Societies (2011)
  • "The Costs of Preventable Pediatric Hospitalizations" Annual Meeting, Southern Regional Societies (2011)
  • "Partnering with Families of Children with Disabilities and Special Needs" Welcome the Children, Celebrating Cultural Harmony Institute (2010)
  • "Medical Homes for Children with Medical Complexity: Challenges and Innovative Approaches" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2010)
  • "Parenting the Child and Youth with Special Health Care Needs" 12th Annual Arkansas Conference for Parent Education and Involvement, Arkansas Parenting Education Network (2010)
  • "A Profile of Children Who Have Complex and Chronic Medical Care Needs" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (2010)
  • "Caregiver Burden and Unmet Needs for Children Who Have Complex and Chronic Medical Care Needs" Annual Meeting, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (2010)
  • "Scholarship" Fellowship Education Seminar, Arkansas Children‘s Hospital (2010)
  • "Leadership and Teamwork" Regional Coordinator Training Conference, Arkansas Family-2-Family Health Information Center (2010)
  • "Modalities of Cardiorespiratory Monitoring in Apparent Life Threatening Event Patients" Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, Society of Hospital Medicine (2010)
  • "The Medical Home: Optimizing Care for the Child with Special Health Care Needs" Regional Coordinator Training Conference, Arkansas Family-2-Family Health Information Center (2010)
  • "A Profile of Children Who Have Complex and Chronic Medical Care Needs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2010)
  • "An Index for Assessing the Quality of Family-Centered Rounds" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2010)
  • "Building Innovative Clinical Programs for Children with Complex Health Care Needs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies, Workshop (2010)
  • "Caregiver Burden and Unmet Needs for Children Who Have Complex and Chronic Medical Care Needs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2010)
  • "Characteristics of Patients Who Experience Frequent Admissions to Children's Hospitals" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2010)
  • "The Impact of a Special Clinical Program Focused on Medically Complex Children on State Medicaid Costs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2010)
  • "How to Do a Scientific Presentation" Fellowship Education Seminar, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2010)
  • "Care of the Child with Special Health Care Needs" PedsPLACE, Arkansas Children's Hospital (2009)
  • "Child Health, Family Needs and Health Care Resource Outcomes of Family-Centered Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2009)
  • "Clinical Predictors of Dedicated Service Utilization by Medically Complex Children" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2009)
  • "Family-Centered Care: Definition and Conceptual Framework" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2009)
  • "Hospital Utilization of Medically Complex Children Using Dedicated Clinical Services" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2009)
  • "Pediatric Faculty Perceptions of the ACGME Competencies" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2009)
  • "Training Fellows to Become Effective Teachers: It Can Be Done! It Can Be Fun!" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2009)
  • "Trust in Pediatrician Improves Anticipatory Guidance in a Primary Care Clinic" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2009)
  • "Child Health, Family Needs and Health Care Resource Outcomes of Family-Centered Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs" Annual Meeting, Southern Regional Societies (2009)
  • "Trust in Pediatrician Improves Anticipatory Guidance in a Primary Care Clinic" Annual Meeting, Southern Regional Societies (2009)
  • "Association of Family-Centered Care with Anticipatory Guidance and Unmet Needs" Region IV Meeting, Academic Pediatric Association (2008)
  • "Just Do It! Getting Your Project Done By Using Leadership and Team Building Skills" Region IV Meeting, Academic Pediatric Association (2008)
  • "Perspectives on Influenza 2007-2008" Bureau of Child Health and Immunization, Baltimore City Health Department (2007)
  • "Patient-Centered Medical/Dental Home as a Model for Health Care and Training Needs for Health Professionals to Practice in the Model" Advisory Committee on Training and Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry, Ambulatory Pediatric Association (2007)
  • "Improving Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: Collaborating with the Medical Home and Supporting Health Care Transition" Workshop, School Health Interdisciplinary Program (2007)
  • "The Medical Home: Partnering with Your Physician, Finding Community Resources and Coordinating Medical Care" Eastern Shore TIES, Parents' Place of Maryland (2007)
  • "The Medical Home: Partnering with Your Physician, Finding Community Resources and Coordinating Medical Care" Western Maryland Health TIES, Parents' Place of Maryland (2007)
  • "When to Call the Doctor" About Our Children (2007)
  • "A National Survey of Pediatricians‘ Use of Language Services for Families with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)" Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association (2006)
  • "Pediatricians‘ Use of Language Services for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Families: A National Survey" Annual Research Meeting, AcademyHealth (2006)
  • "Pediatricians' Use of Language Services for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Children and Families" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2006)
  • "Pediatricians‘ Use of Language Services for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Children and Families" Region IV Meeting, Academic Pediatric Association (2006)
  • "Immunization Shortage" Marketwatch, CBS (2003)
  • "When to Call the Doctor" Glen Rock Newcomers and Neighbors (2003)
  • "Concealed Behind Walls: Evaluating the Needs of West Philadelphia's Homebound Elderly" 13th Annual Conference, Society of Teaches of Family Medicine (1994)
  • "Concealed Behind Walls: Evaluating the Needs of West Philadelphia's Homebound Elderly" 4th Annual Symposium, Bridging the Gaps: Philadelphia Community Health Internship Program (1994)
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Service Activities:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Executive Committee for the Council on Children with Disabilities; Chair (2017–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics New York Chapter 1: Council on Children with Disabilities; Member (2016–present)
  • Kaleida Health: Population Health Steering Committee; Committee Member (2016–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Arkansas Chapter; President (2015–2016)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Translational Research Institute Pilot Project Award; Grant Reviewer (2015)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Arkansas Chapter: Patient-Centered Medical Home Learning Collaborative; Coordinator (2014–2016)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration: Maternal and Child Health Research Grant; Grant Reviewer (2014)
  • Children's Hospital Association; Expert Faculty (2014–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Arkansas Chapter; Vice President (2013–2015)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital: Step UP! Health Care Transitions Conference; Coordinator (2013–2014)
  • Boston Children‘s Hospital: Expert Panel - Children with Disabilities Algorithm; Panel Member (2013–2014)
  • Academic Pediatrics Journal; Editorial Board Member (2013–present)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies: Annual Meeting; Moderator (2013–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Arkansas Chapter: Quality Improvement; Director (2012–2016)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital: Transitions Task Force; Member (2012–2016)
  • Academic Pediatric Association: Resident Investigator Award; Reviewer (2012–2015)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital: Masters Thesis Committee; Committee Member (2012–2013)
  • Lucille Packard Foundation: Young Investigator Award; Reviewer (2012–2013)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Peds 21 Abstracts; Reviewer (2012)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute: Children's University Medical Group - Student and Clinical Staff Intramural Grant Program; Reviewer (2012)
  • Center for Medical Home Improvement: Advisory Group - Care Planning and Care Plan Consensus Project; Member (2012)
  • Physicians' Services Inc. Foundation; Grant Reviewer (2012)
  • Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute: Expert Panel - Center of Excellence on Quality of Care for Children with Complex Needs; Panel Member (2012)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Department of Pediatrics - Faculty Development Day; Co-Director (2012)
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Translational Research Institute Pilot Project; Reviewer (2012)
  • Families, Systems and Health Journal; Reviewer (2012–present)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital: Outpatient Care Committee; Committee Member (2011–2016)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Arkansas Chapter; Secretary/Treasurer (2011–2013)
  • Academic Pediatric Association: Health Care Delivery Award; Reviewer (2011)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital: ImprovementU; Teacher (2011)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Executive Committee for the Council on Children with Disabilities; Committee Member (2011–present)
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine; Reviewer (2011–present)
  • Family Voices: Access and Quality Committee; Committee Member (2011–present)
  • JAMA Pediatrics; Reviewer (2011–present)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies: Annual Meeting Abstracts; Reviewer (2011–present)
  • Southern Regional Societies: Annual Meeting Abstracts; Reviewer (2010–2015)
  • Lucille Packard Foundation: Expert Panel - Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs; Panel Member (2010)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Council on Children with Disabilities; Member (2010–present)
  • Clinical Pediatrics Journal; Reviewer (2010–present)
  • Quality and Safety in Health Care Journal; Reviewer (2010–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Arkansas Chapter: Health Committee; Chair (2009–2016)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute: Scientific Advisory Committee; Committee Member (2009–2016)
  • Arkansas Family-2-Family Health Information Center: Steering Committee; Member and Evaluator (2009–2016)
  • Arthritis Foundation, Arkansas Chapter: Jingle Bell Run/Arthritis Walk Planning Committees; Committee Member (2009–2016)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital: Scholarship Oversight Committee; Committee Member (2009–2014)
  • Physician-Parent Caregivers, Inc.: Physician-Parent Panel; Panel Member (2009–2011)
  • Academic Pediatric Association: Complex Care Special Interest Group; Member (2009–present)
  • Pediatrics Journal; Reviewer (2009–present)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital: Family-Centered Care Committee; Committee Member (2008–2016)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital: General Pediatrics Clinic - Immunizations Delivery Committee; Committee Member (2008–2016)
  • Arkansas Children‘s Hospital: Continuity Clinic; Faculty Preceptor (2008–2016)
  • Arkansas Children‘s Hospital: General Pediatrics Clinic; Faculty Preceptor (2008–2016)
  • Arkansas Children‘s Hospital: Medical Home Clinic; Faculty Preceptor (2008–2016)
  • Arkansas Early Childhood Care Systems: Partnership Council; Member (2008–2016)
  • Academic Pediatric Association: School and Community Health Special Interest Group; Chair (2008–2011)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: AAP News; Editorial Board Member (2008–2011)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Family-Centered Care Index Development Group; Member (2008–2009)
  • Now You Know Media: Child Health (Blog); Contributor (2008)
  • Academic Pediatric Association: Family-Centered Care Special Interest Group; Member (2008–present)
  • Academic Pediatrics Journal; Reviewer (2008–present)
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital: Harriet Lane Clinic - Research Review Committee; Committee Member (2007–2008)
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital: Harriet Lane Clinic - Resident Advisory Committee; Committee Member (2007–2008)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine - Website Committee; Committee Member (2007–2008)
  • Parent's Place of Maryland; Executive Board (2007–2008)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter: Career Day; Coordinator (2007)
  • Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; Reviewer (2007)
  • Now You Know Media: Caring for Your Toddler, Ages 1-4 (Podcast Lecture Series); Speaker and Content Developer (2007)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter: Committee on Disabilities and Children with Special Health Care Needs; Committee Member (2006–2008)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter: Young Physicians; Chair (2006–2008)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Chapter Guide to Young Physicians Development Committee; Committee Member (2006–2008)
  • Community Newsletters: Health Articles (Baltimore, MD); Author (2006–2008)
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital: Harriet Lane Clinic - Influenza Vaccine; Coordinator (2006–2008)
  • Medical Home Leadership Group (Maryland): Practice Management Advisory and Education Committees; Committee Member (2006–2008)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Chapter Grants for Young Physicians Committee; Committee Member (2006–2007)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Research in Progress Fellow Seminar; Coordinator (2006–2007)
  • Now You Know Media: Caring for Your Baby from Birth to Age One (Podcast Lecture Series); Speaker and Content Developer (2006)
  • Timonium United Methodist Church Health Fair: Child Health and Safety Booth; Volunteer (2006)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter; Executive Board (2005–2008)
  • Johns Hopkins University: Harriet Lane Clinic; Preceptor (2005–2008)
  • The Disney Family Encyclopedia; Reviewer (2005)
  • The Duke Encyclopedia of New Medicine: Conventional and Alternative Medicine of All Ages; Reviewer (2005)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Newsletter Section on Young Physicians; Editor (2004–2009)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Legislative Conference; State Representative (2003)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Executive Committee for the Section of Young Physicians; Committee Member (2003–2006)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Chapter: Pediatrics Council on Research and Education; Board Member (2003–2005)
  • Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents (Internal AAP); Reviewer (2003–2005)
  • The Valley Hospital: Quality Assessment and Improvement Committee; Committee Member (2003–2005)
  • Office of Child Advocate (New Jersey); American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Liaison (2003)
  • Pediatric Leadership Alliance: Pediatric Leaders for the 21st Century Conference; Invited Participant (2002)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Section on Young Physicians; Member (2001–2009)
  • Maple Avenue Pediatrics: Website; Developer and Webmaster (2001–2009)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Chapter: Child Care Committee; Committee Member (2001–2005)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Chapter: Government Affairs Committee; Committee Member (2001–2005)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Chapter: Young Pediatricians Committee; Chair (2001–2005)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Section on Community Pediatrics; Member (2001–present)
  • Special Operations Response Team (Kinston, NC); Volunteer Physician (1999)
  • Creating Healthy and Responsible Teens (Chapel Hill, NC); Teacher (1997–1998)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: Bridging the Gaps - Philadelphia Community Health Internship Program; Coordinator (1994–1995)
  • Local Elementary School: Nutrition Education Program (Philadelphia, PA); Teacher (1994)
  • Students Teaching AIDS to Students (STATS); Teacher (1993–1994)

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UBMD Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0034
Fax: (716) 323-0292
dennisku@buffalo.edu

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