Infectious Diseases

We provide consultations on patients with infectious diseases and conduct research in clinical microbiology, virology and immunology.

Our division consists of pediatric infectious disease specialists who are available to help manage the complete spectrum of infectious diseases common to children. We teach graduate and medical students and perform 300 to 400 inpatient and outpatient consultations annually at Oishei Children’s Hospital and UBMD Pediatrics Outpatient Center.


Our division is actively involved in the education of both residents and medical students. Our fellows play an integral role in educating these rotating trainees.


Our division is involved in the clinical investigation of infectious diseases and in basic science research in bacterial and viral immunology.

Additionally, we work closely with the Bacteriology, Virology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories on the development and application of new diagnostic tests. Current projects focus on immune responses to HIV, Clostridium difficile, Staphylococcal infections, extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing gram-negative organisms and immune responses during Kawasaki disease.

Clinical Care

Our division is part of UBMD Pediatrics, a member of UBMD Physicians’ Group, the medical practice plan for the University at Buffalo. We see patients at the pediatric outpatient center located in Buffalo and provide consultations to inpatients at Oishei Children’s Hospital

Subspecialty Services:

  • acute and chronic infectious diseases
  • antibiotic therapy
  • bacterial and viral immunology
  • Clostridium difficile
  • diseases acquired from international travel (i.e. malaria)
  • ear infections
  • enterotoxigenic E. coli bacterial infections
  • fungal and parasitic infections
  • hepatitis
  • HIV
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections
  • methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • periodic fever syndromes
  • prolonged fevers
  • respiratory infections
  • Staphylococcal infections
  • streptococcal infections

Our division also works with Home Care Services to manage patients on home antibiotic therapy.

Chief, Infectious Diseases

Gómez, Oscar

Oscar Gómez, MD, PhD

Associate Professor and Division Chief, Infectious Diseases

UBMD Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, 1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0150; Fax: (716) 323-0296

Email: oscargom@buffalo.edu


1001 Main Street
5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0150
Fax: (716) 323-0296