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Peter                          Winkelstein

Peter Winkelstein MD, MS, MBA, FAAP

Department of Pediatrics

Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Informatics
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UBMDbr>Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Kaleida Health
Clinical Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

General Pediatrics; Pediatrics

 
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Professional Summary:

Dr. Peter Winkelstein, MD, MS, MBA, FAAP is a physician executive with extensive experience in medical management and medical informatics, including big data and data science. He currently serves as Executive Director of the University at Buffalo Institute for Healthcare Informatics (IHI), as chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) of Kaleida Health, the largest healthcare provider in Western New York, and as CMIO of UBMD, the multispecialty faculty practice of University at Buffalo (UB) physicians. The IHI supports big data healthcare research and economic development at UB and its partners by providing a secure computing environment, data science and security consulting, and extensive healthcare datasets. In his role as CMIO, Dr. Winkelstein works to leverage health IT to not only support clinical practice but also to collect clinical data that can be used for quality improvement and academic research. Dr. Winkelstein is a Certified Medical Staff Leader and Board Certified pediatrician. He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at UB.

Education and Training:
  • MBA, Business Administration, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1994)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1993)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1991)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, magna cum laude (1990)
  • MS, Astronomy, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1982)
  • BS, Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, with Distinction (1979)
Employment:
  • Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Informatics (2012-present)
  • Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2009-present)
  • Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UBMD (2007-present)
  • Chief Medical Informatics Officer, University Pediatric Associates, Inc. (2007-present)
  • Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2007–2012)
  • Director, Medical Informatics, University at Buffalo (1997–2012)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2001–2009)
  • Chair, Clinical and Scientific Informatics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2005–2006)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Informatics, University at Buffalo (2003–2006)
  • Senior Clinical Informaticist, Eclipsys Corporation (2004–2005)
  • Medical Director, West Side Health Center and Jesse Nash Health Center (1994–2004)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1994–2001)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Gross Anatomy Laboratory, University at Buffalo (1989)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Gross Anatomy Laboratory, Physical Therapy, University at Buffalo (1988)
  • Senior Computer Programmer, Axcom Ltd. (1982–1986)
  • Laboratory Instructor, Inorganic Chemisty Laboratory, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1984)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Astronomy, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1979–1982)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Buffalo Business First: Healthcare 50 (2011)
  • American Medical Association: Physicians' Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education (2000)
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Commendation for Excellence in Teaching (1998)
  • New York State Department of Health: Certificate of Excellence for Immunization Rates (West Side Health Center and Jesse Nash Health Center) (1998)
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Department of Pediatrics Faculty Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching (1995)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Award for Outstanding Performance as a Pediatric House Officer (1994)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Scholarship (1992)
  • University at Buffalo: Dean's Commendation (1988)
  • Gibson Anatomical Society (1988)
  • University at Buffalo: Dean's Commendation (1987)
  • University at Buffalo: Dean's Commendation (1987)
  • University at Buffalo: Summer Research Fellow (1987)
  • University of Rochester: Stoddard Prize in Physics (1979)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • May 2014–May 2015
    Planning Grant to produce a road map to the creation of the SUNY-wide centralized
    SUNY
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $149,912
  • July 2008–June 2011
    University at Buffalo Primary Care Master Educator Program
    Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,059,964
  • July 2004–June 2005
    HIPAA Compliant Medical Data Repository for Teaching
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $8,000
  • October 2001–September 2002
    PDA Initiative
    Child and Adolescent Health Service Line Innovation and Development Fund
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $29,000
  • April 2000–March 2001
    Rapid Detection of S. pneumoniae in the Nasopharynx of Children with Acute Otitis Media
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $32,000
  • November 1999–October 2000
    Role of Primary Care in the Quality of Life of Adolescent Asthmatics
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • May 1999–April 2000
    Study of Asthma Triggers
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • October 1997–September 1998
    A Western New York Child/Youth Health Network
    Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $315,240
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Journal Articles:
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Winkelstein P. "Medicine 2.0: Ethical Challenges of Social Media for the Health Profession". eHealth - Legal, Ethical and Governance Challenges. 2012.
  • Winkelstein P. "Ethical and Social Challenges of Electronic Health Information". Medical Informatics: Knowledge Management and Data Mining in Biomedicine. 2005.

Professional Memberships:
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American College of Physician Executives
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow (FAAP)
Presentations:
  • "Designing Smart Medical Devices for Health Information" , MedTech (2013)
  • "Ethical Issues of Medicine 2.0" Clinical and Research Ethics Seminar (2012)
  • "AMIA's Code of Ethics: Professionalism, Patient-Centeredness and Best Practices" Annual Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) (2011)
  • "Medicine 2.0: Healthcare Meets Facebook" Florida Ethics: Debates, Decisions, Solutions, University of Miami (2011)
  • "Medicine 2.0: Healthcare Meets Facebook" Center for Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University (2011)
  • "Should AMIA Enforce Its Code of Ethics? Or at Least Be Transparent?" Annual Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Workshop (2010)
  • "Medicine 2.0" City-Wide Grand Rounds, Erie County Medical Center (2010)
  • "Electronic Health Record Information: Where are Physicians Spending Their Time in a Pre-EHR Work Environment?" Annual Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) (2009)
  • "Electronic Health Records: Promises and Pitfalls" Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital (2008)
  • "Electronic Health Records: Technology/Applications for Facilitating Research Initiatives" Bioinformatics and Technology Applications in Medication Management Conference, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • "Interoperability, Ontology and Disease Registries" Surgical Faculty Retreat, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • "Informatics and the Electronic Health Record" Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Achieving Semantic Interoperability of Cancer Registries" Annual Meeting, North American Association of Cancer Registries, Plenary Session (2007)
  • "EHR Implementation Environment" EHR Roundtable, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2007)
  • "Interoperability, Ontology and Cancer Registries" Leadership Retreat, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (2007)
  • "The Impact of Electronic Health Records on Outpatient Flow: An Evaluation of Pre-and Post-Implementation Expectations" Annual Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) (2006)
  • "Personalized Healthcare" FUSE 2006 (2006)
  • "Health Informatics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute" Workshop, Baylor Health Care System (2006)
  • "Consumer Health Informatics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute" Consumer Health Summit, United Hospital Fund (2006)
  • "Strategic Directions for Informatics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute" IT Summit, United Hospital Fund (2005)
  • "How Computers are Changing Healthcare: An Introduction to Medical/Health Informatics" UBThisSummer Workshop, University at Buffalo (2004)
  • "Doing Good - Implementing an Electronic Medical Record Well" Clinical Ethics: Debates, Decisions, Solutions, University of Miami (2004)
  • "PDA Use Among Medical Students and Residents" Annual Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) (2002)
  • "HIPAA - Is Government Regulation of Ethics Possible?" Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2002)
  • "HIPAA - Is Government Regulation of Ethics Possible?" Annual Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) (2001)
  • "The Immunization Schedule: Chaos or Opportunity?" Annual Conference, Clinical Directors Network (2001)
  • "Which Baby Should Live? The Separating of Conjoined Twins" Live Webcast, WebMD, Health Insider (2000)
  • "Expanding the Scope of a Resident Sign-out Database via an Intranet" Annual Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) (2000)
  • "HIPAA Compliance: Ethical Foundations and Practical Strategies" Annual Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) (2000)
  • "Preventing Medical Errors: Technical, Ethical and Social Issues" Annual Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) (2000)
  • "DNR Orders: Practical, Legal and Ethical Issues" Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2000)
  • "Computer Use Among an Academic Pediatric Faculty" Annual Fall Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) (1999)
  • "Outcomes Research, Practice Guidelines and Artificial Intelligence" Dialogues in Research Ethics Series, University of Miami (1998)
  • "Ethical Issues at the Point of Care" Annual Spring Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) (1998)
  • "Blood from a Stone - Obtaining Clinical Information from a Billing Database" Beyond Billing Program, University at Buffalo (1997)
  • "Ethics Grand Rounds" Sesquicentennial Ethics Symposium, University at Buffalo (1996)
  • "Physician-Assisted Death" Biennial Meeting, Union of American Hebrew Congregations (1996)
  • "Using ODBC to Link a Legacy System with Multiple Applications" Annual Fall Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) (1996)
  • "Immunization Rates in Inner-City Buffalo" Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1996)
  • "Pediatric Ethics" Ethics Rounds, Kenmore Mercy Hospital (1996)
  • "A Prescription-Writing Tool for a Primary Care Pediatric Office" Annual Fall Symposium, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) (1995)
  • "Computer Applications in Medicine" Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1995)
  • "Futility in the Pediatric Population: A 14-Month-Old Ventilator-Dependent Child" Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1995)
  • "Computer Aided Instruction in Fluids and Electrolytes" Annual Meeting, Association of American Medical Colleges (1993)
  • "The Role of the Sodium/Calcium Exchanger in the Control of Cardiac Inotropy" National Student Research Forum, Scientific Session (1988)
  • "Observations of Saturn Below 3000A from the International Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite" Saturn Conference, Scientific Session (1982)
  • "Investigations of the UV Albedo of Jupiter and Saturn" International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) Meeting, Scientific Session (1982)
  • "Investigations of the UV Albedo of Jupiter and Saturn" DPS Meeting, Scientific Session (1981)
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Service Activities:
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Curriculum Committee; Member (2007)
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Student Research; Member (1986–1990)
  • Clinical Research Forum IT Roundtable Planning Committee; Committee Member (2013)
  • University at Buffalo: UBMD ACO Integration Committee; Committee Member (2012)
  • Kaleida Health: Physician Steering Committee for Aligning Hospital and Physician Incentives Program; Committee Member (2012)
  • Buffalo Maritime Center; Board Member (2011–2012)
  • Kaleida Health: Clinical IST Oversight and Governance Committee; Committee Member (2010–2012)
  • ExitCare LLC: Ambulatory Pediatrics; Editor-In-Chief (2010–2011)
  • Kaleida Health: Medical Staff; Treasurer (2010)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA): Finance Committee; Committee Member (2010)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA): Task Force on Vendor Contracts; Member (2009–2011)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Physician Strategic Planning Committee; Committee Member (2009–2012)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); Grant Reviewer (2009)
  • University at Buffalo: Web Content Initiative; Member (2008–2010)
  • University at Buffalo: UBMD Information Technology Committee; Co-Chair (2008)
  • Kaleida Health: Medical Executive Committee; Committee Member (2008)
  • Western New York Quality Measurement Collaborative (P2 Collaborative of WNY); Advisory Board (2008–2009)
  • Temple Beth Zion: Prayer Book Review Committee; Committee Member (2008)
  • Kaleida Health: Ambulatory EHR Implementation Steering Committee; Committee Member (2008–2012)
  • University at Buffalo: UNYNET Steering Committee; Committee Member (2008–2010)
  • Public Health Transition Committee; Advised Erie County Executive-elect Chris Collins; Committee Member (2007)
  • University at Buffalo: BAPHIE RHIO Project; UBMD Representative (2007–2009)
  • University at Buffalo: UBMD EHR Subcommittee; Tasked with EHR vendor selection; Committee Member (2007)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Outreach and Access Team; Member (2007–2008)
  • Temple Beth Zion: Ritual Committee; Committee Member (2007–2010)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Medical Advisory Committee; Committee Member (2007)
  • University Pediatric Associates, Inc.: Board of Directors; Treasurer (2007)
  • University at Buffalo: UBMD Strategic Planning Team; Member (2006–2007)
  • University at Buffalo: WNYCIE RHIO Project - Physician Advisory Committee; Committee Member (2006–2007)
  • American Jewish Committee: Emergency Solidarity Mission (Jerusalem, Israel); Delegate (2006)
  • Community Health Foundation Health Leadership Fellows Program: Core Competencies Session; Faculty Member (2006)
  • American Jewish Committee, Buffalo Chapter; Board of Directors (2006–2007)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA): Fall Symposium; Reviewer (2006)
  • 2006 infoTech Niagara BETA Awards; Judge (2006)
  • National Center for Ontological Research: Scientific Committee; Committee Member (2005–2007)
  • UNYPHIED (Buffalo, NY); Board of Directors (2005–2010)
  • University at Buffalo: UBA Information Technology Committee; Chair (2005–2008)
  • University at Buffalo Associates; Board of Directors (2005–2007)
  • Zix Corporation: Content Policies; Advisory Board (2004–2005)
  • Kaleida Health: Point of Care Testing Committee; Committee Member (2004)
  • Temple Beth Zion: A Bioethics Study Group in the Jewish Tradition; Facilitator (2004)
  • University Pediatric Associates, Inc.: Board of Directors; Treasurer (2004)
  • University at Buffalo: HUBNET PDA SIG Steering Committee; Committee Member (2003–2004)
  • ePocrates Inc.; www.epocrates.com; Advisor (2003–2004)
  • Wolters Kluwer Health Inc.: Clin-eguide; www.clineguide.com; Reviewer (2003–2007)
  • University at Buffalo: Advanced Certificate in Medical/Health Informatics Program; Co-Program Director, Founder and Instructor (2002)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA): Ethics Committee; Chair (2002–2005)
  • University at Buffalo: Library/Information Services Task Force Committee for LCME Accreditation; Chair (2001–2002)
  • University at Buffalo: UBA Information Technology Committee; Committee Member (2001–2005)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Concept of Care Committee; Committee Member (2001)
  • University at Buffalo: Practice Plan HIPAA Compliance Committee; Chair (2001–2002)
  • Wilson Harbor Yacht Racing Association; Web Site Manager and Scorer (2001–2012)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA): Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Working Group; Chair (2001–2002)
  • Temple Beth Am: Finance; Vice President (2000–2002)
  • University at Buffalo/Kaleida Health: Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo Steering Committee; Committee Member (2000–2001)
  • Kaleida Health: Physician Information Technology Advisory Panel; Member (1999–2001)
  • University at Buffalo: WNY IAIMS Grant - Research Planning Team; Member (1999)
  • Wilson Harbor Yacht Racing Association; Chair (1997–2001)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Patient Inventory Focus Committee; Committee Member (1996)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA): Ethics Committee; Committee Member (1996)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Medical Ethics Review Committee - Clinical Consultation and Review Subcommittee; Chair (1995–1997)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Dr. PIP Immunization Tracking Program Advisory Committee; Committee Member (1995–1997)
  • Temple Beth Am; Board of Directors (1995–2002)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Ethics Committee; Committee Member (1995–2007)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Pediatric Residents Association; President (1992)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Pediatric Residents Association; Vice President (1991)
  • University at Buffalo: Polity (medical student political body); Member (1986–1990)
  • Canoe-Building Project for Underprivileged Children from Inner-City Buffalo (Fall 1995, 1996, 1997 and Spring 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002); Coordinator

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Contact Information

University at Buffalo Institute for Healthcare Informatics
923 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 881-7546
Fax: (716) 887-3981
Email: pwink@buffalo.edu

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