Christina L. Padgett DO, MHS, FAAP

Christina Padgett

Christina L. Padgett
DO, MHS, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Adolescent Medicine; Children and Adults; Internal Medicine; Pediatrics

Contact Information
Conventus Medical Center
1001 Main Street, 4th floor
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 716-961-9900
Fax: 716-961-9911
clpadget@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

As a specialist in adult and pediatric care, I practice general primary care for both children and adults. This dual training affords proficiency in treatment of complex chronic disease originating in childhood with continued care in adults. I also provide specialized care for college students at Buffalo State University. I have expertise in treatment of a wide range of health and psychosocial conditions, including eating disorders, medical management of psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety, gynecologic issues, sexual health concerns and HIV preventative services.

My academic interests focus on climate change and health. I am particularly interested in the development of education on this topic in both undergraduate and graduate medical education. I believe physicians play an integral role in combating climate change by educating patients and advocating for policy changes that work to mitigate environmental exposures and improve patient health. My current research pertains to the implementation of a climate change and health curriculum into pediatric residency education.

As a faculty member in internal medicine and pediatrics, I am involved in resident and medical student education. I teach evidence-based medicine and its clinical application, keeping current with journal articles and reviews, using data to modify my clinical practice, when indicated--and encouraging these practices in residents and medical students. I lecture primarily at the monthly medicine-pediatrics conferences. Recent topics include contraception and pre-exposure prophylaxis. I also guest-lecture for other departments. A recent lecture was given in the Department of Biomedical Informatics entitled “Climate Change and Health: Effects on Respiratory Illness and How Data Systems can Help."

Education and Training:

  • Residency, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (2017)
  • DO, Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2013)
  • MS, Environmental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2009)
  • BS, Biology, University at Albany, State University of New York, Summa Cum Laude (2008)
  • Certificate, Board certified, internal medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Certificate, Board certified, Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Employment:

  • Transitional Care Elective Director, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, University at Buffalo
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2017-present)

Awards and Honors:

  • WNY Top Doctor (2024)
  • WNY Top Doctor (2023)
  • WNY Top Doctors (2022)
  • Poster of Distinction - UB Internal Medicine Research Day 2017 (2017)
  • UB Richard T. Sarkin/Emeritus Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (2016)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • November 2022–November 2024
    Development and Implementation of a Climate Change and Health Curriculum in a Pediatric Residency Program
    New York State Children's Environmental Health Centers
    Role: Principal Investigator

Abstracts:

  • Padgett, C., Kramer, B., Fennel, J., Aronica, M. (2023) Development and Implementation of a Climate Change and Environmental Health Curriculum into Pediatric Residency Training. Cureus, (May)

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:

  • Padgett, CL. (2020) Recurrence of Symptoms Associated with Menstruation in a Patient with a History of Periodic Fevers. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (Aug), 33(4): 429-431.

Professional Memberships:

  • American College Health Association (2021–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2013–present)
  • American College of Physicians (2013–present)

Presentations:

  • "Climate Change and Health: An Argument for Incorporation into Formal Medical Education" Pediatric Grand Rounds (2022)
  • "Relationship Between Perceived Quality of Life and Resiliency in Adolescent and Young Adult Mothers in an Urban Setting" Department of Medicine Research Day; University at Buffalo; Department of Medicine (2017)

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Contact Information

Conventus Medical Center
1001 Main Street, 4th floor
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 716-961-9900
Fax: 716-961-9911
clpadget@buffalo.edu

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

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