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David                          Holmes

David M. Holmes MD

Department of Family Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Director of Global Health Education

Specialty/Research Focus

Family Practice

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Education and Training:
  • Residency, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (1995)
  • MD, Medicine, University of Vermont (1992)
  • BA, Human Biology, Stanford University (1986)
  • Director of Global Health Education, University at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University at Buffalo (2008-present)
  • Associate Chair of Medical Student Education, University at Buffalo (1995–2013)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo (1995–2008)
Awards and Honors:
  • Top Docs in WNY (2013)
  • Alumni Achievement Award (2011)
  • New York State Family Physician of the Year (2007)
  • Recent Alumni of the Year Award (2007)
  • Siegel Teaching Award (2004)
  • Humanism in Medicine (1999)

Research Expertise:
  • Family Medicine
  • Medical Education
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • September 2011–September 2016
    Pre-Doctoral Training in Primary Care
    Health Resources and Services Admin
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • July 2006
    Spirituality in Medicine Grant
    Templeton Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator

Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (1992)
  • Children's Hospital of Buffalo (Kaleida Health)
  • Buffalo General Hospital
  • Christian Medical and Dental Associations
  • "Global Health Education: Does it help with Family Medicine Recruitment? How is it done without funding?" STFM Medical Student Education Conference, STFM (2012)
  • "Spirituality in Medicine" Exploring the Dimensions of Health Care in a Religously Diverse Community Conference, Kaleida Health Bereavement Committee; ECMC; Network of Religious Communities (2011)
  • "Spirituality in Medicine" Grand Rounds, Pinnacle Health System (2011)
  • "Improving Family Medicine's Coolness Factor" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (2010)
  • "Spirituality in Medicine" Symposium on Spirituality, Niagara University (2010)
  • "Using Grief, Homelessness, Illness, End-of-Life and an Interdisciplinary Approach to Teach Spiritual Sensitivity" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (2010)
  • "Healthcare the Tipping Point?" Discussion on healthcare reform, UB Medical Emeritus Faculty Society (2009)
  • "Sports Medicine and Injection Workshop" UB Family Medicine Resident Training, UB Family Medicine (2009)
  • "How to Bash Bashing: Students' Experiences and Recommendations" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (2009)
  • "Healthy Aging" UB Wellness Day (2008)
  • "UB Spirituality and Medicine Interdisciplinary Training Program" , UB Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2007)
  • "Improving Trainee and Faculty Prescribing Practices: An Educational Intervention" STFM Annual Conference, STFM (2007)
  • "International Health Education: What is its Value?" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (2007)
  • "Medical Challenges of Providing Care to Uninsured Persons" Christian Community Health Fellowship National Conference, Christian Community Health Fellowship (2006)
  • "Perception of Student Communication Skills by Student, Standardized Patients and Faculty Assessments" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (2006)
  • "Student Perceptions of Family Medicine: Do They Chage from First to Fourth Years?" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (2006)
  • "Bashing of Medical Specialties: Unprofessional Behavior that May Affect the Future of Family Medicine" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (2005)
  • "Spirituality in Medicine: Family Medicine, Hospice and Chaplains Offer a Unique Curriculum to Medical Students" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (2005)
  • "The Value of Collaboration with Hospice and a Family Medicine Clerkship" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (2004)
  • "The Value of Peer Feedback in a Third-year Family Medicine Clerkship" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (2004)
  • "Taking a Spiritual History" Bioethics Conference, Center for Hospice and Palliative Care (2003)
  • "An Intervention to Improve Instructional Quality Among Learners" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (2002)
  • "Evaluation of Clerkship Instruction in Community Sites: Experience with the MedIQ" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (2000)
  • "Measuring Medical Instructional Quality" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (1998)
  • "Students and Community Medicine" STFM Pre-Doc Conference, STFM (1998)
  • "Travel Medicine" UB Family Medicine Grand Rounds, UB Family Medicine (1994)
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Service Activities:
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Apppointment, Promotions,Tenure & Privileges; Member (2008–2011)
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Leave of Absence; Chair (2004)
  • Faculty Senate; Member (2004–2005)
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Curriculum Committee; Member (2004–2005)
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Election & Bylaws; Member (2002–2005)
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Faculty Council; Member (2002–2007)
  • School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Faculty Council Steering Committee; Member (2002–2005)

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Contact Information

Cleve-Hill Family Health Center
1461 Kensington Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 831-8612
Fax: (716) 831-8649

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