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Residency Program

Our Pediatric Residency Program provides you with comprehensive training that prepares you for pediatrics in the 21st century. You will receive this training whether you choose to be a generalist in primary care or a pediatric subspecialist.

Why UB Pediatrics?

Children's hospital and university partnership

Our residents benefit from the diverse clinical experience offered by Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and the academic environment provided by the teaching faculty of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biochemical Sciences.

Evidence-based approach

Our program focuses on evidence-based medicine and critical thinking. This is demonstrated during journal club and resident research projects, throughout our faculty-led lecture series and in our evidence-based medicine workshop. The goal is to train excellent pediatricians who are able to apply the fundamentals of evidence-based medicine to guide their clinical decision-making.

Subspecialty rotations

Subspecialty rotations are crucial to our residency experience and provide you both broad and deep exposure to all areas of pediatrics. These rotations span two modules and include weekly clinic sessions and didactic encounters in each of two subspecialties. This format allows for a longitudinal subspecialty experience in which each resident experiences four two-module rotations during the three-year training program.

Pediatric residents also rotate through our state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, which provide critical care (including ECMO) for infants, children and adolescents. There is a full complement of critical-care faculty, as well as pediatric subspecialty consultants and pediatric surgical subspecialties.

Continuity Clinic Program

Our Continuity Clinic Program includes experiences in one of seven locations. The main continuity care clinic is located on the hospital campus and is operated by the Division of General Pediatrics. There also are four private pediatric practices, along with a community hospital practice, that embrace pediatric residents as an integral part of their staff. Residents attend these sessions regularly one half-day per week and during a four-week Continuity Clinic rotation each year.

Dedicated, internationally recognized faculty

Residents are taught by 94 dedicated faculty members whose approach to teaching ensures that the knowledge they impart has a strong scientific foundation, as well as the humanism necessary for the development of a highly competent, caring pediatrician.

These 94 physicians include primary care specialists, four pediatric surgeons, and a full complement of pediatric surgical subspecialists. Hospital pediatric radiologists also participate fully in resident education.

Beyond our focus on teaching and patient care, our internationally recognized faculty receive significant, ongoing extramural grant funding and have made notable contributions to pediatric research.

Highly desirable graduates

Residents who graduate from our program are highly sought after for positions both in primary care and subspecialties, locally and throughout the United States.

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Location

Our department is located in Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a freestanding children’s hospital founded in 1892. The hospital has a long history of affiliation with the University at Buffalo as a primary teaching site for medical students and residents.

Contact Us

Pediatric Medical Education
Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
140 Hodge Avenue
3rd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7355

* All pediatric interview candidates should report to the above address.

Program Director

Lorna K. Fitzpatrick, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Medical Education

Administration

Gerald E. Daigler, MD
Emeritus Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Tom A. Black, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Wayne R. Waz, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Medical Student Education