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Vinod                          Patel

Vinod R. Patel MD

Department of Family Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Family Medicine

 
Professional Summary:

As a family doctor, I care for the family as a whole. I am committed to serving the East Side of Buffalo, a neighborhood with a medically underserved population, by caring for patients at the UBMD Family Medicine at Jefferson clinic. This clinic provides top-of-the-line facilities for patients in an area where health care options are few and access is limited. As the center’s medical director, I work to ensure that patients who come to our clinic get quality care efficiently, i.e., without having to wait long to see a physician. After caring for patients on the East Side for more than 15 years, I have become part of the community and feel privileged that my patients share their significant life events with me. In return, I work with empathy toward them as they experience the best and worst moments of life.

I treat patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, emphysema and depression, and I treat acute conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, respiratory infections and skin conditions. I have a strong interest in preventive medicine and encourage my patients to receive preventive care such as immunizations, Pap tests, mammograms and screening for colorectal cancer. I also perform simple medical procedures in my clinic, including skin biopsies and therapeutic joint injections, laceration repair and abscess drainage.

As a faculty member of the medical school, I am committed to teaching and mentoring. I teach medical students and residents in both inpatient and outpatient settings, nurturing these future physicians’ interest in family medicine by sharing with them my passion for this patient-oriented field.

Education and Training:
  • Residency, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2000)
  • Residency, Family Medicine, City of Nashik (1997)
  • MD, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (1996)
  • Residency, Family Medicine, H.N. Hospital / Bombay University (1992)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Khambhat General Hospital (1991)
  • Internship, M.S. University / S.S.G. Hospital (1990)
  • MD, Maharaja Sayajirao University at Baroda (1990)
  • BS, Gujarat State Premedical Certification (1982)
Employment:
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Medical Director, Family Medicine, Jefferson Family Medicine (2005-present)
  • Attending Physician, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2001-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2000–2011)
  • Medical Director, Kaleida Health (2004–2005)
  • Attending Physician, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2000–2002)
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (1995–2000)
  • House Officer, Department of Internal Medicine, Macomb Hospital (1994–1995)
Awards and Honors:
  • Inpatient Teaching Faculty Award (2009)
  • 2001 Resident Scholars Award (2001)
  • Honorable Mention (2000)
  • 1st Prize, Resident Research Award (2000)
  • ECMC Excellence Award (2000)
  • Outstanding Services Award (1998)
  • Honors in Neonatology (1998)
  • Outstanding Services Award (1996)
  • Excellent Community Service Certificate (1991)
  • Silver Medal & Certificate of Merit (1990)
  • Gold Medal: Standing First in School (1981)
  • Rural Area Talent Service Scholarship (1978)

Research Expertise:
  • Medical Education
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • March 2014–February 2015
    Concerned About You: What do African American Men Want to Know About Prostate Cancer
    American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $7,500
  • September 2009–February 2014
    A Collaborative Model to Improve BP Control and Minimize Racial Disparities - CCC
    University of Iowa
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $89,997

Books and Book Chapters:
  • Blondell R, Patel VR. Hirsutism. 2006.

Professional Memberships:
  • North American Primary Research Group
Presentations:
  • "A Patient-Driven Initiative to Improve Family Medicine Resident Communication" 40th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) (2012)
  • "Growing Our Own: Certified Diabetes Educator in Medical Homes" North American Primary Care Research Group Conference (2010)
  • "Improving a Care In Heart Failure Patients By Educating The Health Care Professional About Heart Failure Guidelines And Patients At The Time of Discharge From Hospital" North American Primary Care Research Group Conference (2009)
  • "Effectiveness of a Diabetes Self management Education Class in an Underserved , Urban Clinic" North American Primary Care Research Group Conference (2008)
  • "Building an Obesity Intervention Protocol for inner-city Family Practice" North American Primary Care Research Group Conference (2007)
  • "Application of a Patient Registry and Prospective Case Management Applications to Support Physician Management of Dyslipidemia" Annual PBRN Conference: Putting Practice into Research & Research into Practice (2005)
  • "Preventable Hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure. Measuring Quality of Care between Outpatient and Inpatient Care" Bristol Meyer Squibb Family Medicine National Research Forum (2000)
  • "Preventable Hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure. Measuring Quality of Care between Outpatient and Inpatient Care" North American Primary Care Research Group Conference (2000)
  • "Preventable Hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure. Measuring Quality of Care between Outpatient and Inpatient Care" Scientific Assembly (2000)
  • "Preventable Hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure. Measuring Quality of Care between Outpatient and Inpatient Care" New York State Academy of Family Physician Research Forum (2000)
  • "Preventable Hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure. Measuring Quality of Care between Outpatient and Inpatient Care" Resident Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2000)
  • "Metastasis of Lung Cancer to Skeletal Cancer" Resident Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1999)
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Service Activities:
  • Faculty Council; Member (2009–2011)
  • Board of Directors; University at Buffalo Department of Family Medicine; Vice President (2004–present)
  • Residency Committee; Member (1999–present)
  • Curriculum Committee; Member (1998–2000)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians; Member
  • Indian Medical Association; Member
  • New York State Academy of Family Physicians; Member

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Contact Information

UBMD Family Medicine at Jefferson
1315 Jefferson Avenue
(corner of East Utica St.)
Buffalo, NY 14208
Phone: (716) 332-3797
Fax: (716) 332-4247
Email: vinod@buffalo.edu

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