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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, UBMD
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Kaleida Health
Clinical Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

General Pediatrics; Pediatrics

 
Professional Summary:

I am a physician executive with extensive experience in medical management, medical informatics – including big data and data science − financial analysis and computer modeling. I serve as the executive director of the University at Buffalo Institute for Healthcare Informatics (IHI), as chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) of UBMD, a multispecialty faculty practice of over 500 UB physicians, and as CMIO of Kaleida Health, the largest health care provider in Western New York

The IHI supports big data health care research and economic development at UB and its partner institutions in the Buffalo Translational Consortium by providing a secure computing environment, data science and security consulting and extensive health care datasets. The IHI provides a secure data center with a state-of-the-art data repository infrastructure that can be used to generate knowledge that improves the health of the Western New York community, New York State and the nation.

As CMIO my goal is to implement and optimize electronic health records (EHRs) and other systems so that they will collect data that can simultaneously provide clinical decision support, manage patient populations and feed data repositories.

I have served in multiple medical and informatics leadership roles, and my background in clinical, administrative and technological medicine enables me to interface effectively with multiple health care environment stakeholders, including physicians, nurses, other clinical and administrative staff, information technology personnel and vendors. As a result, I have been able to lead physician practices through transformative changes, including the adoption of electronic health records.

I have published and presented extensively in the field of informatics; my particular interest is ethical issues in informatics.

I am a board-certified pediatrician and continue to practice general pediatrics in inner-city Buffalo.

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:
  • Professor, Biomedical Informatics, University at Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Informatics (2012-present)
  • Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2009-present)
  • Chief Medical Information Officer, UBMD Physicians‘ Group (2007-present)
  • Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaleida Health (2007-present)
  • Attending Physician, Division of General Pediatrics, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1994-present)
  • Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2007–2012)
  • Director, Medical Informatics, Pediatrics, 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 Jacobs 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: 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

Research Expertise:
  • Ethical issues in informatics
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • June 2015–May 2016
    Child Health Disparities
    Research Foundation for SUNY
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $150,000
  • June 2014–November 2015
    Planning Grant to Produce a Roadmap to the Creation of the SUNY-Wide Centralized 'Big Data' Repository of SUNY Electronic Health Record Data
    Research Foundation for SUNY
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $149,912
  • July 2008–June 2011
    SUNY at Buffalo Primary Care Master Educator Program
    Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,059,964
  • January 2014
    Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics
    New York State
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $50,000,000

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.
  • Feld LG, Winkelstein P. "Fluids and Electrolytes". Health Sciences Consortium. 1995.

Professional Memberships:
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American College of Physician Executives
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow (FAAP)
  • American Association for Physician Leadership
Presentations:
  • "Secondary Use of EHR Data: Does the Emperor Have Clothes?" Clinical Terminology Shock and Awe Workshop, National Center for Ontological Research (2016)
  • "Data in Clinical and Translational Research at SUNY" AIR 2016, SUNY (2016)
  • "Healthcare Data" Dean's Advisory Council, University at Buffalo, School of Management (2015)
  • "Healthcare Data" Data Analytics Across Disciplines Conference, Buffalo State College (2015)
  • "Partnership Creates Opportunities for Population Health" Annual Meeting, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (2015)
  • "Healthcare Data for Managers" Medical Management Program, University at Buffalo, School of Management (2014)
  • "Electronic Health Records and Obamacare" , Leadership Buffalo (2013)
  • "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:
  • Irish Classical Theatre; Board of Trustees Member (2016–present)
  • Kaleida Health: Medical Staff; President (2016–present)
  • American Medical Informatics Association: Ethics Committee; Chair (2016–present)
  • MedTech: 'The Hackability of Our Digital Health'; Panel Member (2015)
  • Millennium Collaborative Care: DSRIP 2ai; Physician Champion (2015–present)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute: EHR Taskforce; Member (2015–present)
  • Great Lakes Health: EHR Selection Committee; Chair (2015–present)
  • University of Rochester: UNYTE Scientific Session - ‘Creating New Data Repositories: Tips and Traps‘; Facilitator (2015)
  • Great Lakes Health: Physician Steering Committee; Committee Member (2015–2016)
  • Millennium Collaborative Care: DSRIP IT Steering Committee; Committee Member (2015–present)
  • American Medical Informatics Association: 2015 Fall Symposium - Scientific Program Committee; Committee Member (2014)
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Personalized Medicine Conference - 'Knowledge Databases-A Conversation in Four Perspectives'; Panel Member (2014)
  • University at Buffalo: Buffalo Translational Consortium; Board Member (2014–present)
  • Clinical Research Forum: IT Roundtable (Washington, DC); Conference Organizer and Facilitator (2014)
  • SUNYCON 2014 (New York, NY): ‘Implementing Large-Scale Change: Creating a Culture of Change: Notes from the Field: Collaboration in Research‘; Panel Member (2014)
  • University at Buffalo: Clinical Informatics Fellows; Supervisor (2014–present)
  • Kaleida Health: Medical Staff; President-Elect (2014–2016)
  • University at Buffalo: Search Committee for Information Security Officer; Committee Member (2014)
  • University at Buffalo: CTSA Steering Committee; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • Clinical Research Forum: IT Roundtable (Washington, DC); Conference Organizer and Facilitator (2013)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Search Committee for VP IT and CIO; Committee Member (2013)
  • Clinical Research Forum IT Roundtable Planning Committee; Committee Member (2013)
  • University at Buffalo: CTRC - CTMS Vendor Selection Committee; Committee Member (2013)
  • MedTech: 'Designing Smart Medical Devices for Health Information Systems Integration'; Panel Member (2013)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Search Committee for Chair of Biomedical Informatics; Committee Member (2012–2013)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: UBMD ACO Integration Committee; Committee Member (2012–2013)
  • Kaleida Health: Physician Steering Committee for Aligning Hospital and Physician Incentives Program; Committee Member (2012)
  • Buffalo Maritime Center; Board of Trustees 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 (2010–2014)
  • American Medical Informatics Association: Finance Committee; Committee Member (2010–2013)
  • American Medical Informatics Association: Task Force on Vendor Contracts; Member (2009–2011)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: CTSA Ethics Committee; Committee Member (2009–2010)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Physician Strategic Planning Committee; Committee Member (2009–2012)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration; Grant Reviewer (2009–present)
  • University at Buffalo: Web Content Initiative; Member (2008–2010)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Search Committee for Chair of Pediatrics; Committee Member (2008–2009)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: UBMD Information Technology Committee; Co-Chair (2008–present)
  • Kaleida Health: Medical Executive Committee; Committee Member (2008–2010)
  • P2 Collaborative of Western New York: Western New York Quality Measurement Collaborative; 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: UBMD EHR Subcommittee; Tasked with EHR vendor selection; Committee Member (2007–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Teaching Productivity Committee; Committee Member (2007–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Outreach and Access Team; Member (2007–2008)
  • Temple Beth Zion: Ritual Committee; Committee Member (2007–2010)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Curriculum Committee; Committee Member (2007–present)
  • UBMD Pediatrics: Board of Directors; Treasurer (2007–2008)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Medical Advisory Committee; Committee Member (2007)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: UBMD Strategic Planning Team; Member (2006–2007)
  • University at Buffalo School of Informatics: Curriculum Review Committee; Committee Member (2006–2007)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: WNYCIE RHIO Project - Physician Advisory Committee; Committee Member (2006–2007)
  • American Jewish Committee: Emergency Solidarity Mission (Jerusalem, Israel); Delegate (2006)
  • American Jewish Committee, Buffalo Chapter; Board of Directors (2006–2007)
  • American Medical Informatics Association: Fall Symposium; Reviewer (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)
  • University at Buffalo School of Informatics: Founding Committee; Committee Member (2004–2006)
  • Zix Corporation: Content Policies; Advisory Board (2004–2005)
  • University at Buffalo: Secure Knowledge Management Workshop Program Committee; Committee Member (2004)
  • University at Buffalo: Provost‘s Informatics Briefing Committee; Committee Member (2004)
  • 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)
  • American Medical Informatics Association: Fall Symposium; Reviewer (2003)
  • Wolters Kluwer Health Inc.: Clin-eguide; www.clineguide.com; Reviewer (2003–2011)
  • University at Buffalo School of Informatics: Advanced Certificate in Medical/Health Informatics Program; Co-Program Director, Founder and Instructor (2002–present)
  • American Medical Informatics Association: 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Practice Plan HIPAA Compliance Committee; Chair (2001–2002)
  • Wilson Harbor Yacht Racing Association; Web Site Manager and Scorer (2001–2012)
  • American Medical Informatics Association: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Working Group; Chair (2001–2002)
  • University at Buffalo: WBFO (FM 88.7); Commentator (2000–2004)
  • 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)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Billing/EMR Committee; Committee Member (1999–2004)
  • Kaleida Health: Physician Information Technology Advisory Panel; Member (1999–2001)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: WNY IAIMS Grant - Research Planning Team; Member (1999)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Clinical Productivity Committee; Committee Member (1997–2000)
  • 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: Ethics Committee; Committee Member (1996–present)
  • 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Alpha Omega Alpha Advisory Committee; Committee Member (1989–1990)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Student Research Committee; Committee Member (1986–1990)
  • University at Buffalo: Polity; Member (1986–1990)
  • Canoe-Building Project for Underprivileged Children from Inner-City Buffalo (Fall 1995, 1996, 1997 and Spring 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002); Funded by $1,500 grants per year.; Coordinator

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Contact Information

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

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