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Faculty Profiles

Ted, Andrews
Andrews, Ted, PhD, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: tandrews@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 323-0034

Specialty/Research Focus:
General Pediatrics; Pediatrics; Psychology

Research Summary:
My clinical expertise is focused on pediatric hospital medicine. I practice an evidence-based, patient- and family-centered model of care at the John R. Oishei Children‘s Hospital. Here, I care for children and adolescents exhibiting a wide array of illnesses and health issues, including infectious illnesses of the blood, skin, lungs and kidneys; respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia and croup; chronic illnesses such as diabetes and asthma and common pediatric illnesses such as influenza and dehydration. I also care for children and adolescents recovering from injuries or surgeries. I have a particular clinical and research interest in pain assessment and treatment as well as adolescent addiction medicine. I am the Medical Director of the Medication Assisted Addiction Treatment Program at Endeavor Health Services. In this capacity I evaluate and treat patients 14-24 years of age addicted to heroin and/or prescription opiates. Additionally, I have expertise in the psychological aspects of physical illness, which allows me to offer comprehensive care to my patients. Prior to medical school, I completed a PhD in school and child clinical psychology and a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology. I then practiced for more than 10 years as pediatric psychologist, applying the principles of psychology within the context of pediatric health and aiming to promote the health and development of children and adolescents and their families through use of evidence-based methods. In treating patients medically, I tap my expertise in assessing and treating behavioral and emotional concomitants of illness, injury and developmental disorders--and preventing illness and promoting health and health-related behaviors. I appreciate the importance of good communication between hospital-based providers and the patient’s primary care provider and ensure that my patient‘s primary care providers are alerted when their patient is admitted to my service. This allows the primary care doctor the opportunity to offer insight to the patient‘s medical history. At discharge, I carefully review the resident‘s discharge summary to make sure that the primary doctor knows what happened and why. I appreciate primary doctors’ time and ensure that the discharge summary is concise but brief. I teach medical students and residents daily. I allow my trainees to form their own assessments and plans, and I use their presentations as a platform to offer positive reinforcement, personal experience and evidence-based medicine teaching. I often ask trainees to research a topic and give a brief presentation on rounds. My goals are to foster collaborative learning, encourage a supportive learning environment and build the confidence of my trainees as they test their knowledge and skills.

Fred, Archer
Archer, Fred, III, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: farcher@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

Thomas, Black
Black, Thomas, MD, PhDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: tablack@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7355

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

Christina, Burnett
Burnett, Christina, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: keaney@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 852-1578

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

Gale, Burstein
Burstein, Gale, MD, MPHClinical Professor
Email: grb4@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 858-6976

Specialty/Research Focus:
Adolescent Medicine; Adolescent Medicine - Pediatrics; General Pediatrics; Pediatrics

Melinda, Cameron
Cameron, Melinda, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: mcamero@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

Jessica, Donhauser
Donhauser, Jessica, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: jlaliott@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
General Pediatrics; Pediatrics

Anna, Hays
Hays, Anna, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: annahays@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7488

Specialty/Research Focus:
General Pediatrics; Pediatrics

Martin T., Hoffman
Hoffman, Martin T., MDClinical Associate Professor and Interim Chief, Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation
Email: mhoffma@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 323-6410

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine; Pediatrics; General Pediatrics; Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation

Lucy, Holmes
Holmes, Lucy, MD, MPHClinical Associate Professor
Email: luholmes@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

Kaufman, Heather, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: hkaufma@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

Dennis, Kuo
Kuo, Dennis, MD, MHSAssociate Professor and Chief, General Pediatrics
Email: dennisku@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
General Pediatrics; Pediatrics

Research Summary:
I am a general academic pediatrician, Division Chief of General Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo, and Medical Director of Primary Care Services at Women & Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo. I began my career with five years in full-time general pediatrics practice before completing a three year general academics pediatrics fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Following my fellowship, I was on the pediatrics faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for eight years, where I was also an attending physician at Arkansas Children‘s Hospital. I am particularly interested in population health, practice transformation, health care delivery and outcomes for children with special health care needs and medical complexity. My research interests focus on health care systems and quality improvement for children with special health care needs, children with medical complexity, the patient/family-centered medical home, and family-centered care.

Bridget, Messina
Messina, Bridget, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: bmobzud@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
General Pediatrics; Pediatrics

Catherine, Murak
Murak, Catherine, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: cdchelva@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
General Pediatrics; Pediatrics

Jane, Parmington
Parmington, Jane, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: mjp9@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 852-1578

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

John, Pastore
Pastore, John, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: jpastor@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

Amanda, Persaud
Persaud, Amanda, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: amandape@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

Stephen, Turkovich
Turkovich, Stephen, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: sjt@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

Sheri, Wagner
Wagner, Sheri, MDClinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Email: slm7@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

Peter, Winkelstein
Winkelstein, Peter, MD, MS, MBA, FAAPExecutive Director, Institute for Healthcare Informatics
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UBMD
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Kaleida Health
Clinical Professor
Email: pwink@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 881-7546

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

Research 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.

Jeffrey, Yu
Yu, Jeffrey, MD, PhDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: jjyu@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics

Naz, Zulqarni
Zulqarni, Naz, MBBSClinical Assistant Professor
Email: zulqarni@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 878-7277

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pediatrics; General Pediatrics