Peter F. Kowalski MD

Peter Kowalski

Peter F. Kowalski
MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Family Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Family Medicine

Contact Information
UBMD Family Medicine at Amherst
850 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, New York 14221
Phone: (716) 688-9641
Fax: (716) 932-7465
pkowalsk@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

I practice at UBMD Family Medicine of Amherst, where I provide the full spectrum of family medicine care for my patients: comprehensive, preventive, and urgent. I also provide hospital care for my patients at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital on our Family Medicine Inpatient Team.

I am a member of the faculty of the Jacobs UB School of Medicine for over 30 years. I teach medical students and residents. I am a seminar leader for the first year medical school course, Clinical Practice of Medicine. I teach Dilemmas in Clinical Medicine (ethics) to all third year medical students. I also give lectures throughout the year to the family medicine residents on topics such as hypertension and ethics. I also coordinate three family medicine grand rounds conferences per year.

I have a strong commitment to volunteer and service work. I attend a medical mission trip annually with the Sisters of St. Francis to Palenque, Mexico. I volunteer evenings throughout the year at the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic - a free medical clinic run by the UB Med Students and I also make street rounds with UBHeals, a homeless street outreach program that is run by the UB medical students.

Education and Training:

  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine (1986)
  • BA, Canisius College (1982)
  • Residency, University at Buffalo

Employment:

  • District Physician, Cheektowaga Central School District (1991-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1989-present)

Awards and Honors:

  • Family Medicine Preceptor Teaching Award (2014)
  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Award for Excellence in Teaching (2014)
  • Business First's Healthcare Top 50 Physicians (2010)
  • Family Practice Educator of the Year (2006)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Teaching Award (2002)
  • Hispanics United of Buffalo Healthcare to the Hispanic Community (1999)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • –October 1993
    Community Academic Practice Development Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $26,000

Journal Articles:

  • Campbell JH, Cotugno K, Keller KE, Kowalski PF, Odziemiec C, Axelrod D, Terranova VP. (1988) B16-BR2 Malignant Melanoma Cells Preferentially Migrate to Brain Extracts. J Dent Res (Jan), 67(338).
  • Odziemiec D, Axelrod D, Campbell JH, Cotugno K, Keller KE, Kowalski PF, Maslow D, Terranova VP. (1988) Collagenases are Chemoattractants for Tumor Cells. J Dent Res (Jan), 67(366).
  • Kowalski PF, Odziemiec C, Axelrod D, Campbell JH, Cotugno K, Keller KE, Terranova VP. (1988) PDGF Modulates Periodontal Ligament Cell Function. J Dent Res (Jan), 67(185).
  • Terranova VP, Axelrod D, Campbell JH, Cotugno K, Keller KE, Kowalski PF, Odziemiec C. (1988) Periodontal Ligament Cells Synthesize an Autocrine Chemotactic and Mitogenic Factor. J Dent Res (Jan), 67(186).
  • Keller KE, Kowalski PF, Odziemiec C, Axelrod D, Campbell JH, Cotugno K, Terranova VP. (1988) Smokeless Tobacco Nitrosamines Modulate the Phenotype of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cells. J Dent Res (Jan), 67(366).
  • Kowalski PF, Odziemiec C, Axelrod D, Campbell JH, Cotugno K, Keller KE, Terranova VP. (1988) Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-beta) is a Chemoattractant for Periodontal Ligament Cells. J Dent Res (Jan), 67(185).

Service Activities:

  • Canisius College Pre-Med Advisory Committee Participant in shadow program for premedical students.; Member
  • Volunteer Physician for Medical Missions Trip to Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico with the Sisters of St. Francis.; Volunteer
  • Volunteer Physician Lighthouse Clinic; Volunteer

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Contact Information

UBMD Family Medicine at Amherst
850 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, New York 14221
Phone: (716) 688-9641
Fax: (716) 932-7465
pkowalsk@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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