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Rafal                          Kozielski

Rafal Kozielski MD

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Anatomic Pathology; Autopsy; Pediatric Pathology; Surgical Pathology

Professional Summary:

I am a surgical pathologist with nearly twenty years of experience and specialty expertise in Pediatric Pathology. I gained first entrance into this career field at the main pediatric teaching hospital affiliated with Medical University in Warsaw, Poland and continued my training in Pediatric Pathology at the Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital Medical Center, followed by practice at the Hopital Ste Justine in Montreal and Children‘s Hospital at Scottish Rite in Atlanta. My clinical and academic focus involves responsibilities related to the surgical pathology sign-out service at Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo, teaching of the residents and fellows, participating in the Anatomic Pathology core lecture series for Pathology Residency Program, multiple interdepartmental conferences at Women and Children‘s Hospital as well as Neonatology-Pathology Morbidity & Mortality meetings. I am active in the pediatric tumor board conferences shared by both Women and Children‘s Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Center. My interests are focused on diagnosis of pediatric pathologic disorders affecting children of all ages, with emphasis on pediatric gastrointestinal and liver disorders and pediatric neoplasms. Clinical service at Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo allowed me to expand my interests in recent years to encompass fetal, neonatal and placental pathology. I also sign out autopsies, gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology and I offer expert consultation from outside institutions in the area of Pediatric Pathology. I am participating in the ongoing NASH and other pediatric GI tract disorder research projects carried out in collaboration with the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and in research studies on experimental necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) with the Division of Neonatology.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Pathology, Department of Pathology, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (2001)
  • Residency, Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Department of Pathology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY (1999)
  • Residency, Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, Children’s Hospital, Medical University, Warsaw, Poland (1989)
  • MD, Medicine, Warsaw Medical University, Faculty of Medicine, Warsaw, Poland (1986)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor-HS (Academic Scholar) of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, University At Buffalo, The State University of New York (2008-present)
  • Pathologist, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, UB Pathologists, Inc. (2008-present)
  • Associate Patholgist, Department of Pathology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite (2002–2008)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Hopital, Ste-Justine. Assistant Professor (Clinical), l’Université de Montréal, Canada (2001–2002)
  • Research Scientist, NYS Office For People With Developmental Disabilities, Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, Staten Island, NY (1990–1994)

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Contact Information

Department of Pathology
Women & Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7777
Fax: 716-8883802

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