Pediatric Residency Program

Bree Kramer, DO.

Program director Bree Kramer, DO.

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.

Children’s Hospital and University Partnership

Our residents benefit from the diverse clinical experience offered by UBMD Pediatrics and Oishei Children’s Hospital and the academic environment provided by the teaching faculty of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Evidence-Based Approach

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

Subspecialty Rotations

Subspecialty rotations are crucial to our residency experience and provide you with broad and deep exposure to all areas of pediatrics.  These rotations include weekly clinic sessions and didactic encounters.

Pediatric residents also rotate through our state-of-the-art Level Four 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, pediatric subspecialty consultants, and pediatric surgical subspecialties.  As a Level One Pediatric Trauma Center, residents are exposed to acute and chronic management of pediatric trauma patients.  Our resident education and patient safety take precedence, so a patient cap of ten maximum will start in 2025.

Continuity Clinic Program

Our continuity clinic program includes experiences at hospital-based and community pediatric practices. Hospital-based practices are located about 10 minutes from the medical campus. The hospital-based continuity care clinics are operated by the Division of General Pediatrics affording our residents the opportunity to learn in urban, suburban, or rural settings.

4+1 Schedule

With the 4+1 schedule, residents attend a continuity clinic every five weeks for one week.  This schedule allows for dedicated clinic time separate from regular rotations, affording our residents the luxury of not having to split their attention between two different clinical responsibilities.  This unique experience also allows for additional half-day sessions dedicated to curriculums on resident resilience, advocacy, and board prep, with the addition of research in the second and third years of residency.

Dedicated, Internationally Recognized Faculty

Residents are taught by over 100 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 physicians include primary care specialists, pediatric surgeons and a full complement of pediatric subspecialists. Hospital pediatric radiologists also fully participate 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.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Buffalo and its surrounding communities are a metropolitan area with a rich blend of communities, each with its own distinct character. Diversity is, therefore, a core value of the pediatric residency program. Our goal is to draw people with a variety of backgrounds to help care for our community. We appreciate different life experiences and know these experience will enrich the patient care we can provide to the children of Western New York.

For more information about our institution's commitment to providing an inclusive educational experience and helpful resources for our residents, visit the University at Buffalo’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website.

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Our department is located on the 5th floor of Conventus connected to the Oishei Children’s Hospital. The hospital has a long history of affiliation with the University at Buffalo as a primary teaching site for medical students and residents.

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Pediatric Medical Education
1001 Main Street
5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0031
Fax: (716) 323-0292

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