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General Pediatrics

We provide pediatric services primarily to the inner-city population of Buffalo.

Our outpatient health centers provide care primarily to the inner-city population of Buffalo. Our inpatient service, at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, provides care to a patient base of urban, suburban and rural children throughout the region. Combined, the diverse medical needs of our patients provide rich clinical and research opportunities.

Education and Training

Our division provides the majority of the outpatient medical education for pediatric residents. In addition, we provide most of the third-year pediatric clerkship experiences. Our faculty consistently receives teaching awards from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


Research interests include obesity, nutritional disorders, lead poisoning prevention and medical informatics.

Clinical Care

Our Division of General Pediatrics operates two primary care pediatric health centers serving inner-city children. This patient population includes Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic and immigrant populations. Together, these active sites see more than 35,000 patient visits per year and offer a rich training environment for our students and residents. Both sites use an electronic health record system that is integrated with the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

Our division also includes the Pediatric Hospitalist Service at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. This service covers medical inpatients from our health centers, plus those of many local private practices. In addition, the hospitalist service covers unreferred medical admissions. This service provides more than 7,000 combined inpatient admission days per year. The service also covers the newborn nursery, with approximately 1,500 newborns per year.

Chief, General Pediatrics

Kuo, Dennis

Dennis Kuo, MD, MHS

Associate Professor and Chief, General Pediatrics

Hodge Pediatrics, 125 Hodge Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222

Phone: (716) 878-7277; Fax: (716) 888-3966



Division of General Pediatrics
125 Hodge Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7277
Fax: (716) 888-3966