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Diana                          Wilkins

Diana G. Wilkins MD

Department of Family Medicine

Residency Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Specialty/Research Focus

Family Medicine

Professional Summary:

As a family doctor I care for the family as a whole, and I am committed to serving the Western New York community that I grew up in. My approach is to become part of the family structure and develop meaningful relationships with all members of the family, promote health and wellness for each individual, learn how best to tailor medical care based on my patients’ beliefs and medical history and offer the continuity of care that is so essential to a trusting patient-physician relationship. I feel privileged that my patients share their significant life events with me; in return, I work with compassion and empathy toward my patients as they experience the best and worst moments of life.

I am the family medicine residency director, and I focus time enhancing the residency program. I recruit and interview residency applicants, design training curricula, plan resident assessments and coordinate resident scholarly activity. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to help residents develop into successful family physicians.

As a faculty member of the medical school, I am committed to my teaching and mentoring responsibilities. I teach medical students and residents in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I also lead seminars, deliver lectures and conduct research alongside my residents. I provide guidance to pre-medical and medical students, and I am a mentor for the Family Medicine Interest Group and the Association of Pre-Medical Students. Often, I make presentations in the community with medical students to encourage their community involvement and help them gain confidence in presenting. I want to nurture student and resident interest in family medicine by sharing my joy and passion in this patient-oriented field with them. One of my mentors made an effort to get to know his students as unique individuals. I, too, take the time to become acquainted with my students and residents--to find out their interests and challenges as well as what inspires them—so that I can guide them to becoming excellent and caring family physicians.

I am a certified educator through the Royal College of Physicians and am currently working with a task force of academic physicians at the university to teach and train faculty as educators.

Education and Training:
  • Residency, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo, Chief Resident (2007)
  • MD, University at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (2004)
  • BS, University at Buffalo, Summa Cum Laude (2000)
  • Program Director, University at Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo (2007-present)
  • Associate Program Director of Family Medicine Residency, University at Buffalo (2007–2013)
Awards and Honors:
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Award (2012)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Award (2011)
  • Arnold Gold Humanism in Medicine Award (2009)
  • Siegel Award for Excellence in Teaching Clinical Sciences (2009)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Award (2008)
  • 1st place award for Achievement in Excellence in Evaluation/Teaching (2008)

Research Expertise:
  • Health Workforce Development
  • Medical Education
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • American Academy of Family Physicians Research Stimulation Grant
    American Academy of Family Physicians
    Role: Principal Investigator

Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • Royal College of Physicians Educator
  • "A Patient-Driven Initiative to Improve Family Medicine Resident Communication" 40th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), NAPCRG (2012)
  • "Assessing the Efficacy of Diabetes Education in Patients with Uncontrolled DM" SUNY at Buffalo Scholarly Exchange Day (2012)
  • "Assessing the Efficacy of Diabetes Education in Patients with Uncontrolled DM" SUNY at Buffalo Scholarly Exchange Day (2011)
  • "Improving Follow-up to Abnormal Cervical Cytology Screening" Family Medicine Education Consortium Conference (2010)
  • "Teaching Large Groups Interactively" Arrows in the Quiver (2009)
  • "Assessing Resident Performance using OSCEs" Northeast Regional Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference (2009)
  • "Resident Research Initiative" Northeast Regional Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2008)
  • "Reviving UB Family Medicine Journal Club: a reformatted approach to enriching EBM content and addressing ACGME competencies" Workshop for Directors of Family Medicine Residencies (2008)
Service Activities:
  • Medical Student Mentor; Mentor first and second year medical students; Advisor (2012)
  • Family Medicine Endowment Board Member; Board member for Family Medicine Endowment working to sponsor and support medical student and resident interest in primary care; Board Member (2007)
  • Family Medicine Interest Group Advisor; Mentor for medical students interested in a career in Family Medicine; Advisor (2007)
  • Tar Wars Presenter; Educate grade school children on the harmful effects of tobacco; Member (2004)

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Contact Information

UB Downtown Gateway
Department of Family Medicine Residency
77 Goodell Street, Suite 240
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 816-7280
Fax: (716) 845-6699

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