Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
As an adult and pediatric physician practicing at both the Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) and the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital, I care exclusively for hospitalized adults and children. I oversee every aspect of my patients’ care, from their admission to the hospital to their discharge. My particular expertise is caring for hospitalized adults who have congenital or chronic health conditions that originated in childhood.
My research focus is quality improvement. I completed advanced training in the science of improvement and in the care of adults with congenital or complex health care needs who are admitted to pediatric hospitals. I present nationally on these topics. My work includes improving communication between patients and their physicians, knowing that when communication improves, the quality of medical care increases and better patient education takes place. My research interests also involve improving hospital efficiency with an eye toward improved patient care. My overall goal is to identify and help implement the interpersonal and institutional factors that lead to the best possible medical care for hospitalized patients.
Teaching and mentoring in the hospital setting is a large part of my day. I am actively involved in resident and medical student education and clinical training, focusing on evidence-based medicine and systems-based practice. I also regularly participate in morning report and case-based teaching, lecturing at both internal medicine conferences and the monthly conferences of the Division of Medicine-Pediatrics. I work at BGMC on the teaching services, supervising residents and medical students; I also supervise trainees at the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.