Alysia V. Kwiatkowski DO, MS

Alysia Kwiatkowski

Alysia V. Kwiatkowski
DO, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Education; Educational Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; Internal Medicine; Rheumatology

Contact Information
Erie County Medical Center/DK Miller Building
C-215
462 Grider Street, New York 14215
Phone: 716.898.3152
Fax: 716.898.3152
avk6@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Education and Training:

  • Certificate, SAIL Clinical Leadership Academy, SUNY (2022)
  • Certificate, Jacobs Educator Excellence Program, University at Buffalo (2021)
  • Fellowship, Rheumatology, Rush University Medical Center (2019)
  • Certificate, Teaching Excellence Certification Course, Rush University Medical Center (2018)
  • Residency, Albany Medical Center (2017)
  • Residency, Chief Residency, Albany Medical Center (2017)
  • DO, Medicine, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (2014)
  • MS, Natural Sciences, The State University of New York at Buffalo (2010)

Employment:

  • Divisional Educational Faculty Leader: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine Training Program, State University of New York at Buffalo (2020-present)
  • Divisional Research Faculty Leader: Education, Internal Medicine Training Program, State University of New York at Buffalo (2020-present)
  • Divisional Research Faculty Leader: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine Training Program, State University of New York at Buffalo (2020-present)
  • Senior Associate Program Director, Director of Curriculum, Internal Medicine Training Program, State University of New York at Buffalo (2020-present)
  • Educator Development Specialist, Medical Education and Educational Research Institute, State University of New York at Buffalo (2019-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2019-present)
  • Site Director: Internal Medicine and Advanced Medicine Clerkships, Internal Medicine, Erie County Medical Center, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2019–2021)
  • Associate Program Director, Curriculum Development, Internal Medicine Training Program, State University of New York at Buffalo (2019–2020)

Awards and Honors:

  • 2022 Top Doctors, Rheumatology (2022)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2021)
  • White Coat Award (2021)
  • Moments of Excellence in Education: Recognition and Inspiration Program (2020)
  • F. Carter Pannill, MD Award (2020)
  • Psi Sigma Alpha, The National Osteopathic Scholastic Honor Society (2012)
  • Sigma Sigma Phi, The National Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity (2012)


Journal Articles:

  • Kwiatkowski A, Shakoor N, Manadan A, Block JA, Khandelwal S. (2022) Incorporating Interactive Workshops into Bedside Teaching: Completion of a Multi-Modal Rheumatology Rotation Significantly Increases Internal Medicine Residents’ Competency and Comfort with Comprehensive Knee Examinations. BMG Medical Education (Feb)
  • Grisanti L, Kwiatkowski A, Dyrda P, Field E, Grisanti J, Hatem J, Dehoratius RJ, Gaylis N, Kwiatkowski AV. (2019) Patient Perspectives on Intravenous Biologics for Rheumatologic Disease. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) (Sep), 71(9): 1234-1242.
  • Ocon AJ, Kwiatkowski AV, Peredo-Wende R, Blinkhorn R. (2018) Adult-onset Still‘s disease with haemorrhagic pericarditis and tamponade preceded by acute Lyme disease. BMJ Case Rep (Aug), 2018.
  • Kadam P, Krishna A, Carlyn CJ, Hampton R, Al-Rohil R, Kwiatkowski A, Kaushik P. (2015) Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection of the Knee-Joint after Rituximab Treatment for Sclerodermatomyositis. Journal of Autoimmune Research (Jan).
  • Khanna A, Czarny D, Wadhwa V, Kwiatkowski A. (1900) Rheumatology Fellowship Program Directors in the United States: Analysis of Demographics, Educational and Scholarly Achievements. Arthritis & Rheumatology (Jan)

Abstracts:

  • Kwiatkowski AV, Shakoor N, Ruthberg A, Block JA, Khandelwal S. (2019) Education of Rheumatology Faculty: Evaluation of an Interactive Team Based Approach versus Traditional Didactic Teaching. Arthritis & Rheumatology, (Jan) Oral
  • Ajayi T, Khanna A, Quigley B, Kwiatkowski A. (2021) Is Your Program Website Optimized for Recruitment? An Evaluation of Rheumatology Fellowship Program Websites. Arthritis & Rheumatology, American College of Rheumatology National Meeting. Virtual, (Nov) Poster
  • Khanna A, Keerthy Gopalakrishnan, Dawid Czarny, Quigley B, Kwiatkowski A. (2021) The Kardashian Index of Rheumatology Program Directors: Comparing Scholarly Activity and Twitter Use of Rheumatology Fellowship Program Directors in the United States. Arthritis & Rheumatology, American College of Rheumatology. Virtual, (Nov) Poster
  • Kwiatkowski A, Meka J. (2021) Putting the Grand Back in Grand Rounds: An Evaluation of Interactive Models in Increasing Learner Satisfaction in Traditional and Virtual Settings. University at Buffalo, Celebration of Scholarship. Buffalo, New York (Jun)
  • Gurdogan H, & Kwiatkowski A. (2021) Residents as Educators in Rheumatology: Near-Peer Teaching as a Means to Enhance History and Examination Skills in a Cohort of Third- and Fourth-Year Medical Students. University at Buffalo, Celebration of Scholarship. Buffalo, New York (Jun) Poster
  • Kaye M, Khan H, Bhatt H, Yatsynovich Y, Graham S, Kwiatkowski A. (2021) Effect of near-peer virtual ECG didactics on internal medicine resident comfort level in interpreting ECGs. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology National Meeting. (May) 3353 Poster
  • Reis Ferreira de Lima F*, Battel L*, Gurdogan H*, Makdissi R, Meka J, Kwiatkowski A. (2021) Interactive Near-Peer Teaching: Preliminary Results of Ongoing Curricular Changes in an Internal Medicine Residency Program. Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. (Apr) Poster
  • Copetti A, Khanna A, Battel L, Kalanadhabhatta N, Zinnerstorm K, Grabowski C, Kwiatkowski A, Conway E, Mishra A. (2021) Code ESCape (Educational & Skills Curriculum): Using Gamification & Simulation to Teach & Test Medical Emergency Concepts to Internal Medicine Residents. Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. (Apr)
  • Czarny D, Khanna A, Quigly B, Gudleski G, Kwiatkowski A. (2021) RHEUM-OTE Learning: Evaluation of a Synchronous Online Interactive Session in Enhancing Musculoskeletal Knowledge Among Medicine Residents During a Global Pandemic. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Annual Educational Conference. (Feb) Poster
  • Khanna A, Czarny D, Wadhwa V, Kwiatkowski A. (2020) Rheumatology Fellowship Program Directors in the United States: Analysis of Demographics, Educational and Scholarly Achievements. Arthritis & Rheumatology, American College of Rheumatology National Meeting. (Nov) Oral
  • Khanna A, Trivedi G, Czarny D, Shehata M, Kwiatkowski A. (2020) Escape Rheum: Unlocking Innovative Teaching Techniques During COVID 19. University at Buffalo, Celebration of Scholarship. Buffalo, New York (Jun) Poster
  • Khanna A, Battel L, Makdissi R, Kwiatkowski A. (2020) Evaluating the Efficacy of a Personalized Big Brother Big Sister Mentorship Program Using a Matching System in a Cohort of Internal Medicine Residents. University at Buffalo, Celebration of Scholarship. (Jun) Poster
  • Fernandez C, Makdissi R, Kwiatkowski A. (2020) “Ten-Hut!”: Assessing Efficacy of a Pre-Residency Virtual Boot Camp in Easing Learner Transition for a Cohort of Incoming Medicine Residents. University at Buffalo, Celebration of Scholarship. (Jun) Poster
  • Gregory E, Khan H, Makdissi R, Meka J, Kwiatkowski A. (2020) Implementing a Distant Educational Curriculum as a Mixed Model Synchronous Learning Platform in a Cohort of Internal Medicine Residents During the Pandemic, and Perhaps Beyond. University at Buffalo, Celebration of Scholarship. Buffalo, New York (Jun)
  • Kwiatkowski A, Walsh C, Kelly E, Gupta S. (2019) The Development of a Team-Based Learning Module: A Unique Educational Experience for the M4 Teacher and the M3 Learner. American Association of Medical Colleges: Central Group on Educational Affairs Spring Meeting. (Mar) Oral
  • Kwiatkowski AV, Shakoor N, Ruthberg A, Block JA, Khandelwal S. (2019) Time to Bridge the Gap in Rheumatology Education: Interactive Team Based Learning Is Most Eff ective in Increasing Internal Medicine Residents’ Knowledge. Arthritis & Rheumatology, (Jan)
  • Grant M, Kwiatkowski AV, Shakoor N. (2019) The Opioid Epidemic: The Rheumatology Response to Management of Chronic Pain. Arthritis & Rheumatology, (Jan)
  • Kwiatkowski A, Shakoor N, Block JA, Manadan A, Khandelwal S. (2018) Effectiveness of Elective Completion in Enhancing Board Preparedness and Comfort with Diagnosing and Treating Rheumatologic Conditions in a Cohort of Internal Medicine Residents at an Academic Medical Center. Arthritis & Rheumatology, (Jan)
  • Kwiatkowski A, Shakoor N, Block JA, Manadan A, Khandelwal S. (2018) Back to Bedside Teaching: Completion of a Rheumatology Rotation Significantly Increases Internal Medicine Residents’ Competency and Comfort with Comprehensive Knee Examinations. Arthritis & Rheumatology, (Jan)
  • Kwiatkowski AV, Grisanti L, Grisanti J, Hatem J. (2015) Patient Preferences Regarding Route of Biologic Administration in an Inflammatory Arthritis Cohort. Arthritis & Rheumatology, (Jan)
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Professional Memberships:

  • Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (2020–present)
  • Rheumatology Research Foundation, Board of Directors; Served a year term as invited fellow representative. (2018–2019)
  • American College of Rheumatology (2015–present)
  • American College of Physicians (2015–2021)

Presentations:

  • "Core Concepts for the Culturally Responsive Educator" University at Buffalo: Internal Medicine Grand Rounds (2022)
  • "Diagnosing and Remediating the Struggling Graduate Medical Learner" Faculty Development Workshop, Olean Department of Family Medicine (2021)
  • "Facilitating Small Groups" Jacobs Educator Excellence Program (2021)
  • "Incorporating Assessment for and of Learning Into Your Teaching Practice" Jacobs Educator Excellence Program (2021)
  • "Autoimmunity, Inflammatory and Non-inflammatory Arthritis" The Garret Club of Buffalo (2021)
  • "Creating a Positive Learning Environment & Facilitating Clinical Reasoning" University at Buffalo, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds (2021)
  • "Designing and Using Effective Gamification in Medical Education" Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine National Meeting Workshop (2021)
  • "Feedback and Assessment: Fostering Learner Development and Self Regulated Learning" University at Buffalo - Department of Medicine Grand Rounds - Department of Neurology Grand Rounds - Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds (2021)
  • "Feedback and Assessment: Fostering Learner Development and Self Regulated Learning" RUSH University Medical Center, Division of Rheumatology Grand Rounds (2021)
  • "Improving Learner Performance through Effective Evaluation & Useful Written Comments" University at Buffalo, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds (2021)
  • "Let’s Play! Designing and Using Effective Gamification in Medical Education" Association for Medical Education in Europe, Annual Meeting (2021)
  • "Let’s Play! Designing and Using Effective Gamification in Medical Education" American College of Rheumatology, Annual Meeting (2021)
  • "Lunch with a Doc" New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine (2021)
  • "Riddle Rheum" Fellow in Training (FIT) Welcome Session, co-presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting (2021)
  • "Delivering Effective Feedback" Faculty Development Workshop, Olean Department of Family Medicine (2020)
  • "Improving Learner Performance Through Useful Written Comments" Faculty Development Workshop, Olean Department of Family Medicine (2020)
  • "Mini Medical School: Rheumatoid Arthritis, A Joint Problem!" (2020)
  • "Team Based Learning: Tips Tricks & Hydbrids" Medical Education and Educational Research Institute Annual Conference (2020)
  • "Effective Teaching for the Culturally Responsive Educator" : A Workshop Series co-presented for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Medical Education and Educational Research Institue (completion of which resulted in a digital badge for the participant) Backward Design and Developing Critical Thinking in Our Learners Culturally Responsive Teaching and Facilitating Small Group Discussions Engaging Learners through Active Pedagogies Feedback and Assessment: Fostering Learner Development and Self-Regulated Learning (2020)
  • "Incorporating Active Learning into Session Design," University at Buffalo, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds (2020)
  • "Session Design, Active and Virtual Learning" Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, Chief Resident Workshop Series (2020)
  • "The Not So Giant Cell Arteritis: An Overview and Update on Management" Internal Medicine Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2019)
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Service Activities:

  • Curriculum Committee; Committee Member (2021–present)
  • Faculty Counsel; Representative (2021–present)
  • Mini Medical School, Advisory Board (2021)
  • Celebration of Scholarship Planning Committee (2021)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Member (2021–present)
  • Teaching Competency Committee; Founder & Member (2020–present)
  • PQRS Committee, Graduate Medical Education; Member (2020–present)
  • Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York; Board Member (2020–present)
  • Internal Medicine Interest Group Panel; Panelist (2019–present)
  • Rheumatology Research Foundation; Fellow representative (2019–2020)
  • Curriculum Advisory Task Force; Participant (2019–2020)

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center/DK Miller Building
C-215
462 Grider Street, New York 14215
Phone: 716.898.3152
Fax: 716.898.3152
avk6@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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