Diana L. Marchese MD

Diana Marchese

Diana L. Marchese
MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation; Pediatrics; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact Information
UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-6410
Fax: (716) 323-6677
dlmarche@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

Pediatric Rehabilitation is a wonderful field that enables me to help children overcome many challenges.
I treat children of all ages who have congenital or acquired disabilities, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brachial plexus injuries, spinal cord injury, gait abnormalities, toe-walking, hypotonia and spasticity. I am passionate about educating families regarding their child's condition and creating the best plan for progress during this critical time of growth and development.

In addition to functional assessments, I perform electrical stimulation-guided botox injections for children with spasticity. This is performed under general anesthesia so that children remain comfortable and avoid developing a negative association with the injections. Following botox, my patients undergo a burst of physical and/or occupational therapy to strengthen opposing muscles while wearing day or night braces that improve range of motion. With consistent exercise and bracing, children may see up to 12 months of benefit following one injection session. I am the only fellowship trained pediatric physiatrist performing botox injections in Western NY.

My clinic is located in the Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center on the 2nd floor of the Conventus building next to Oishei Children's Hospital. Injections are performed on the 2nd floor of the Conventus building in the Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Interests include pediatric neurorehabilitation and spasticity management.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Children's Mercy Hospital (2020)
  • Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of North Carolina (2018)
  • Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of North Carolina (2017)
  • Residency, Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Maine Medical Center (2015)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Maine Medical Center (2014)
  • MD, Medicine, Florida State University College of Medicine (2013)
  • BA, Fine Arts, College of Charleston, Cum Laude (2007)

Employment:

  • Attending Physician, Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation, Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center (2020-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2020-present)
  • Physician, Olympus Health Disability Clinics (2017–2018)

Awards and Honors:

  • Florida State University College of Medicine: Geriatrics Department Summer Research Grant (2010)
  • Golden Key Honor Society (2007)
  • College of Charleston: Dean's List (2003-2006)


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Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Presentations:

  • "Pediatric Limb Deficiencies and Equipment" Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident Lecture Series; Kansas University (2019)
  • "Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy" Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds; Children's Mercy Hospital (2019)
  • "Rehabilitation for Amino-acid Decarboxylase Deficiency After Gene Therapy" Departments of Rehabilitation and Neurology Muscle Rounds; Children's Mercy Hospital (2019)
  • "Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Updates and Correlations with Polio Survivors" Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds; Children's Mercy Hospital (2019)
  • "Acute Flaccid Myelitis and Causes of Acute Paralysis in Children" Departments of Rehabilitation and Neurology Muscle Rounds; Children's Mercy Hospital (2018)
  • "Quality Improvement: Acute Rehabilitation Admissions" Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Day; University of North Carolina (2018)
  • "Brachial Plexus Injury Following Rotator Cuff Surgery" National Conference; American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2017)
  • "Introduction to PM&R" Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; University of North Carolina (2017)
  • "Paradoxical Reaction to Baclofen in a Patient with Spasticity due to Multiple Sclerosis" National Conference; American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2016)
  • "Diabetic Cardiomyopathy" Department of Internal Medicine Intern Report; Maine Medical Center (2014)
  • "Microvascular Calcification in Dialysis Patients" Department of Nephrology and Transplantation Intern Report; Maine Medical Center (2014)
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Service Activities:

  • University of North Carolina Hospitals: House Staff Association Resident Representative (2017–2018)
  • Maine Medical Center: Anesthesia and Obstetrics Safety Committee Resident Representative (2015)
  • Maine Medical Center: Anesthesia Residency Program Action Plan Committee Resident Representative (2015)
  • Maine Medical Center: House Staff Association; Secretary (2015)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges Organization of Student Representatives: Southern Regional Meeting; School Representative (2012)
  • Florida State University College of Medicine: Faculty Workshop "Effective Clinical Teaching: Views from Our Learners"; Panel Member (2012)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges Organization of Student Representatives: Southern Regional Meeting; School Representative (2011)
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Faculty Nomination; Coordinator (2010)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges Organization of Student Representatives: Annual Convention; School Representative (2009)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges Organization of Student Representatives; School Representative (2009–2013)

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-6410
Fax: (716) 323-6677
dlmarche@buffalo.edu

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