Ranjit Singh MB BChir MBA

Ranjit Singh

Ranjit Singh
MB BChir MBA

Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Director, Primary Care Research Institute

Department of Family Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Family Medicine

Contact Information
UB Downtown Gateway
Department of Family Medicine
77 Goodell Street, Suite 220L
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 816-7275
Fax: (716) 845-6899
rs10@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

My work focuses on putting patient safety at the heart of medical education and practice. I care for inpatients at the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) as well as in nursing home settings.

I conduct research on patient safety and quality of care, focusing especially on the role of system science and information technology in improving safety in primary care. I have served as a co-investigator on grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and as the principal investigator on various other grants, including a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant that examined adopting health information technology in primary care offices and its current and potential impacts on patient safety. I bring together methods from diverse fields, including systems and reliability theory, complexity science and management science to create unique approaches to improving care.

I mentor medical students on research projects. I also supervise master’s and doctoral students in UB’s School of Management who are interested in the field of management in health care settings. As vice chair for research in the Department of Family Medicine and director of the Primary Care Research Institute, my goal is to foster high quality health services research aimed at improving patient care and patient health while keeping costs down.

My teaching of medical students and residents also focuses on patient safety, including medication safety and medical error disclosure. I teach these topics during clerkship, in lectures and small groups. I also teach clinical skills and supervise medical students in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I supervise family medicine residents on the inpatient service at ECMC and in nursing homes.

Education and Training:

  • MBA, University at Buffalo, with Distinction (2003)
  • Cert, Teambuilding, Cornell University (2000)
  • Residency, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (1999)
  • MB BChir, Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. (1994)
  • BA, Management Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. (1992)

Employment:

  • Director, Patient Safety Research Center, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Vice Chair for Research and Development, Dept. of Family Medicine, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Management Science and Systems, University at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2009-present)
  • Attending Physician, Erie County Medical Center (2000-present)
  • Associate Director, Patient Safety Research Center, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2001–2013)
  • Medical Director, Erie County Medical Center, Cleve Hill Family Health Center (2010–2012)
  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2000–2009)
  • Medical Director, Long Term Care, Skilled Nursing Facility, Erie County Medical Center (2000–2008)
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor, Family Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (1996–1999)
  • House Officer in General Medicine/Geriatrics, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom (1995–1996)
  • House Officer in General Surgery, St James's University Hospital, United Kingdom (1995)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Inpatient Faculty Teaching Award (2016)
  • Inpatient Faculty Teaching Award (2015)
  • Inpatient Faculty Teaching Award (2010)
  • Inpatient Faculty Teaching Award (2009)
  • Inpatient Faculty Teaching Award (2007)
  • Award for Excellence as a Preceptor (2002)
  • North American Primary Care Research Group - Best Paper (2001)
  • ECMC Excellence Award (1999)
  • University at Buffalo 1999 Resident Scholarly Exchange Day (1999)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians 1999 Resident Scholars Competition (1999)
  • Outstanding Service Award (1998)

Research Expertise:

  • Health Informatics
  • Health System Transformation
  • Health Workforce Development
  • Medical Education
  • Patient Safety: Systems approach to medical error reduction
  • Translational Research in Practice

UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:

  • Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • April 2017–March 2018
    Collaborative Drug Safety Management Capable of Deprescribing Across the Healthcare System
    School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Seed Support Program
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $10,000
  • September 2011–September 2016
    Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care
    Health Resources and Services Admin
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $765,239

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Singh R, Sharman R, Singh A, Brooks R, McLean D, Singh G. Innovative Web-based Tool for Safer Transitions of Patients Through Healthcare Systems. 2012.
  • Singh G, Singh R, Thomas E, Okazaki S. Measuring Safety Climate in Primary Care Offices. 2008; 2.
  • Singh R, Naughton BJ, Anderson DR, Singh G. Building Self-Empowered Teams for Improving Safety in Post-operative Pain Management. 2008; 3.
  • Singh R, Pace W, Singh A, Fox CH, Singh G. A Visual Computer Interface Concept for Making Error Reporting Useful at the Point of Care 2008; 1.

Professional Memberships:

  • North American Primary Care Research Group (2001–present)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (1996–present)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

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Contact Information

UB Downtown Gateway
Department of Family Medicine
77 Goodell Street, Suite 220L
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 816-7275
Fax: (716) 845-6899
rs10@buffalo.edu