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Roberto                        Diaz Del Carpio

Roberto O. Diaz Del Carpio MD, MPH

Department of Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Internal Medicine; Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

Professional Summary:

I am a primary care physician specialized in both internal medicine and preventive medicine. As a member of the UBMD Internal Medicine primary care team, I see patients at the Hertel-Elmwood Internal Medicine Center. My clinical work focuses on providing high value care for patients with acute and complex chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart failure, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and hypertension. I have worked as a physician in both Peru and the United States, and my ability to speak English and Spanish fluently—in addition to my multicultural background--allows me to relate to, and care effectively for a broad patient population. My ability to reach across cultural divides helps build trust in my patients, an essential component in rendering individualized, compassionate care.

I have a special interest in translating evidence-based innovations, using quality improvement tools, to enhance the care of patients with multiple chronic diseases. I am interested in research that strives to understand the social determinants of health, i.e., how socioeconomic circumstances, neighborhood environments and psychosocial factors affect the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions. I am specifically interested in how social determinants affect the treatment of patients with Type 2 diabetes. My goal in this research is to understand the multiple factors affecting health and wellness in order to help ameliorate the disparities found in the health care of vulnerable populations.

I train medical students and residents as they rotate in the Hertel-Elmwood Internal Medicine Center. I emphasize to trainees that building a healing longitudinal relationship with patients is as important as mastering the science of medicine in delivering effective and compassionate patient care. Furthermore, I encourage trainees to look not only “downstream” for the causes of diseases but “upstream” as well in order to offer holistic approaches for the prevention and treatment of diseases that affect our Buffalo and Western New York community.

Education and Training:
  • MPH, Public Health, University at Buffalo (2011)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine/Social & Preventive Medicine, University at Buffalo (2011)
  • MD, Surgeon Physician, Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria, Arequipa, Peru (2002)
  • Program Director, Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2016-present)
  • Medical Director Hertel-Elmwood Internal Medicine Center, Medicine, UBMD Internal Medicine/Kaleida Health (2015-present)
  • Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2015-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Medical Director, Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, UBMD Internal Medicine (2011–2015)
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor, University at Buffalo (2007–2011)
  • Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Resident, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2007–2011)
  • Occupational Health Consultant, Duke Energy EGENOR, Peru (2006–2007)
  • Attending Physician, Clinica Internacional, Peru (2006–2007)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Salud Empresarial Consultores S.A.C, Peru (2004–2007)
  • Attending Physician, Pacifico Salud EPS, Peru (2004–2005)
  • Attending Physician, MEDICA, Peru (2003–2005)
  • Attending Physician, Peruvian Air Force, Peru (2002–2003)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Department of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Advocate (2015)
  • Evan Calkins MD Fellowship for Community Based Research (2013)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • June 2016–June 2021
    Primary care training and enhancement : “The Buffalo Interprofessional Advanced Primary Care Training Program”
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • July 2016–July 2017
    Dealing with disparities in food acquisition. Community for Global Health Equity Seed Funding Award
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • July 2016–June 2017
    Community-Based Health Disparities Research Mentoring Fellowship
    National Research Mentoring Network National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • July 2016–June 2017
    SUNY Explorations in Diversity and Academic Excellence Award
    Role: Co-Investigator

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Professional Memberships:
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Preventive Medicine
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • "The flipped classroom: Basic QI training for residents." Society of General Internal Medicine annual meeting., Society of General Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine (2016)
  • "A multidisciplinary checklist to improve the discharge process of patients with heart failure, a quality improvement initiative." American Heart Association, Quality of Care and Outcomes Research national meeting., American Heart Association, Cardiology (2016)
  • "Association between social support and BMI in type 2 diabetics." Society of Preventive Medicine annual meeting, Society of Preventive Medicine, Preventive Medicine (2016)
  • "Association between neighborhood social support and quality of diabetes care" Society of General Internal Medicine annual meeting, Society of General Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine (2015)
Service Activities:
  • UBMD Board of Directors; Board Member (2016–present)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Advocate, Department of Medicine; Member (2015–present)
  • Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo; Board Member (2014–present)
  • Professional Standards Committee UB/MD Internal Medicine; Member (2012–present)
  • New York American College of Physicians Quality & Patient Safety Committee; Member (2012–present)

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Contact Information

Hertel Elmwood Internal Medicine Center
900 Hertel Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14216
Phone: 716-871-1571

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