Clinical Informatics Fellowship

Peter Elkin.

Program director Peter Elkin, MD, MACP, FACMI, FNYAM

In our two-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship, you’ll study all facets of clinical informatics, working with leaders in the field to develop and leverage innovations that enhance biomedical research, patient safety and clinical care.

Train with Leaders Invested in Your Success

To describe our program as “pioneering” is something of an understatement.

Our program director co-authored the inaugural board-certification exam for the subspecialty in clinical informatics — and was among the first physicians nationwide to be certified in the field.

He’s one of numerous trailblazing faculty in our department who are committed to your success.

Whether we’re developing an individualized curriculum that speaks to your professional goals, reviewing your progress to ensure that you’re developing first-rate skills or mentoring you on a high-impact research project, our faculty are committed to positioning you for a standout career in our field.

Develop Mastery in Our Field

Through our curriculum, you’ll build a comprehensive understanding of clinical informatics.

You’ll rotate through several different health care environments, allowing you to tune into distinct organizational patterns and needs while enhancing your fluency with a variety of electronic health records.

Our formal didactics thoroughly prepare you for the board certification exam in clinical informatics. You’ll stay on top of the latest evidence-based trends and findings by participating in — and presenting at — journal club and departmental grand rounds.

And if you’re concerned about your clinical skills growing rusty, don’t be: To maintain your clinical skills and enrich your clinical experience, you’ll spend a full 20 percent of your training providing patient care in your specialty area.

Conduct High-Impact Research

Your training in applied informatics includes three months of research each year.

You can be assured that this will be time well-spent.

From developing biomedical ontologies to designing clinical information systems, our faculty have expertise across the breadth of biomedical informatics — expertise we’re eager to share with the next generation of clinical informatics experts.

What’s more, as the informatics lead for UB’s $15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, our department plays a critical role in helping the university advance translational medicine.

For you, this translates to tremendous opportunities to develop, introduce and evaluate the solutions that accelerate basic research and clinical trials, and that enhance health care practice.

Achieve Your Goals, Enjoy Your Life

Western New York offers the ideal environment in which to culminate your training while still enjoying your life.

In your off-hours, you can take advantage of everything the “City of Good Neighbors” has to offer: a robust cultural scene, family-friendly amenities and excellent dining options, to name a few — all in a region that boasts one of the lowest costs of living in the country.

You’ll realize that the buzz about Buffalo is authentic the moment you step on our expanding downtown medical campus for your first day of training.

Amidst this exciting growth and transformation, it’s easy to envision yourself taking your place among the growing community of medical professionals who are reshaping our region into a dynamic health care hub.

Contact Us

Program Director

Elkin, Peter


Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics & Professor of Internal Medicine

UB Downtown Gateway 77 Goodell Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716 888 4854