Diana G. Wilkins MD

Diana Wilkins

Diana G. Wilkins
MD

Clinical Assistant Professor; Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Department of Family Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Family Medicine

Contact Information
University at Buffalo
Office of Graduate Medical Education
955 Main Street, Suite 7230
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 829-2012
Fax: (716) 829-3999
dgpratt@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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

View this physician on UBMD


Professional Summary:

As a family doctor I care for the family as a whole, and I am committed to serving the Western New York community that I grew up in. My approach is to become part of the family structure and develop meaningful relationships with all members of the family, promote health and wellness for each individual, learn how best to tailor medical care based on my patients’ beliefs and medical history and offer the continuity of care that is so essential to a trusting patient-physician relationship. I feel privileged that my patients share their significant life events with me; in return, I work with compassion and empathy toward my patients as they experience the best and worst moments of life.

As assistant dean for graduate medical education, my focus is to design and implement a Residents as Educators initiative and further my work in faculty development. I am a certified educator through the Royal College of Physicians and am currently working with a task force of academic physicians at the university to teach and train faculty as educators.

As a faculty member of the medical school, I am committed to my teaching and mentoring responsibilities. I teach medical students and residents in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I also lead seminars, deliver lectures and conduct research alongside my residents. I provide guidance to pre-medical and medical students, and I am a mentor for the Family Medicine Interest Group and the Association of Pre-Medical Students. I want to nurture student and resident interest in family medicine by sharing my joy and passion in this patient-oriented field with them. One of my mentors made an effort to get to know his students as unique individuals. I, too, take the time to become acquainted with my students and residents — to find out their interests and challenges as well as what inspires them — so that I can guide them to becoming excellent and caring family physicians.

Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Master Educator Program, Royal College of Physicians/University at Buffalo (2010)
  • Certificate, Colposcopy Mentorship Program, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (2008)
  • Certificate, Educator Program, Royal College of Physicians/University at Buffalo (2008)
  • Residency, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2007)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (2004)
  • BS, Biomedical Anthropology, University at Buffalo, Summa Cum Laude (2000)

Employment:

  • Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education, University at Buffalo (2018-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2007-present)
  • Residency Program Director, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2013–2018)
  • Associate Residency Program Director, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2007–2013)
  • Chief Resident, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2006–2007)
  • House Officer, Kaleida Health (2006–2007)

Awards and Honors:

  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Award (2023)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Award (2018)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Award (2016)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Award (2015)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Award (2012)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Award (2011)
  • Humanism in Medicine Award (2009)
  • Siegel Award for Excellence in Teaching Clinical Sciences (2009)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Award (2008)
  • 1st Place for Achievement in Excellence in Evaluation/Teaching (2008)
  • Louis Lazar Excellence Award (2007)
  • Resident Teacher Award (2007)
  • Outstanding Service Award (2006)
  • Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award (2006)
  • Outstanding Service Award (2005)
  • Medical Alumni Association Scholarship (2000-2004) (2000)
  • Buffalo Foundation Scholarship (2000-2001) (2000)
  • Jewish Foundation Scholarship (2000-2002) (2000)

Research Expertise:

  • Health Workforce Development
  • Medical Education

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • January 2018–June 2021
    Doctors Across New York (DANY) Ambulatory Care Training Enhancement Program Award
    New York State Department of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $600,000
  • September 2011–September 2016
    Residency Training Model for Expanding PCMH Workforce in Underserved Areas
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,200,000
  • July 2010–June 2011
    Assessing the Efficacy of Diabetes Education in Patients with Uncontrolled DM
    University at Buffalo Graduate Medical Education Quality Improvement Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • January 2008–December 2008
    Improving Follow-up to Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening
    American Academy of Family Physicians Research Stimulation Grant
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $5,000

Journal Articles:


Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (2018–present)
  • Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (2013–2018)
  • Royal College of Physicians (2010–present)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (2007–present)

Presentations:

  • "Moving From Feedback to Feedforward: Strategies to Effectively Give Feedback" OB/GYN Grand Rounds (2023)
  • "Moving From Feedback to Feedforward: Promoting Learner Growth With Strategies to Effectively Give Feedback." Urology Faculty Development Workshop, University at Buffalo (2022)
  • "Moving From Feedback to Feedforward: Promoting Learner Growth With Strategies to Effectively Give Feedback." Pathology Faculty Development Workshop, University at Buffalo (2022)
  • "Teaching in the Clinical Setting." Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Faculty Development Workshop, University at Buffalo (2022)
  • "Moving From Feedback to Feedforward: Promoting Learner Growth With Strategies to Effectively Give Feedback." Radiology Faculty Development Workshop, University at Buffalo (2022)
  • "Feeding Back and Forward: Ways to Nourish and Promote Learning." Woodhull Faculty Development Workshop, NYC Health + Hospitals (2021)
  • "Feedback to Feedforward." Virtual Conference, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull (2021)
  • "Moving From Feedback to Feedforward: Promoting Learner Growth With Strategies to Effectively Give Feedback." Internal Medicine Faculty Development Workshop, Catholic Health (2021)
  • "Using Reflection Before Reaction to Receive Feedback Productively." Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty Development Workshop, Catholic Health (2020)
  • "Moving From Feedback to Feedforward, Promoting Learner Growth With Strategies to Effectively Give and Take Feedback." Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty Development Workshop, Catholic Health (2020)
  • "So You Think You Can Teach? Using the Objective Structured Teaching Encounter to Assess Resident Teaching Skills." Family Medicine Education Consortium Conference (2019)
  • "Three Easy Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season." Wellness Wednesday Television Segment, WNLO CW23 (2019)
  • "How To Get In the Back To School Groove." Wellness Wednesday Television Segment, WNLO CW23 (2019)
  • "The Physician Educator, When Doing It All is Doing You In, Strategies to Efficiently and Effectively Teach in the Clinical Setting." Geriatrics Faculty Development Workshop; Veterans Affairs Medical Center (2019)
  • "Sharing Best Teaching Practices: Name that Physician Educator!" Family Medicine Faculty Development Workshop, University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "Feedforward Approach for Delivering Feedback; Strategies, Tips, and Tools To Effectively Provide Feedback and Promote Change." Pulmonary and Critical Care Faculty Development Workshop, University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "The Physician Educator, When Doing It All is Doing You In, Strategies to Efficiently and Effectively Teach in the Clinical Setting." Pulmonary and Critical Care Faculty Development Workshop, University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "Moving From Feedback to Feedforward, Promoting Learner Growth With Strategies to Effectively Give and Take Feedback." Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "Why Vaccinate?" Wellness Wednesday Television Segment, WNLO CW23 (2019)
  • "Moving From Feedback to Feedforward, Promoting Learner Growth With Strategies to Effectively Give and Take Feedback." Pediatric Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "Resident Research Initiative – Promoting Resident Scholarship and Teaching Research Competency." Family Medicine Education Consortium Conference (2013)
  • "A Patient-Driven Initiative to Improve Family Medicine Resident Communication." 40th Annual Meeting, North American Primary Care Research Group (2012)
  • "Assessing the Efficacy of Diabetes Education in Patients with Uncontrolled DM." Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Assessing the Efficacy of Diabetes Education in Patients with Uncontrolled DM." Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo (2011)
  • "Improving Follow-up to Abnormal Cervical Cytology Screening." Family Medicine Education Consortium Conference (2010)
  • "Teaching Large Groups Interactively." Arrows in the Quiver, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Assessing Resident Performance using OSCEs." Northeast Regional Meeting, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (2009)
  • "Reviving UB Family Medicine Journal Club: a reformatted approach to enriching EBM content and addressing ACGME competencies." Faculty Development Colloquium, University of Rochester (2009)
  • "Resident Research Initiative." Northeast Regional Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference (2008)
  • "Reviving UB Family Medicine Journal Club: a reformatted approach to enriching EBM content and addressing ACGME competencies." Workshop for Directors of Family Medicine Residencies (2008)
See all (20 more)

Service Activities:

  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Practice Management Plan Governing Board; Family Medicine Alternate Representative (2023–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Practice Management Plan Governing Board Compliance Committee; Member (2022–present)
  • UBMD Family Medicine: Finance Committee; Member (2022–present)
  • UBMD Family Medicine: Board of Directors; Vice President (2022–present)
  • Premedical Students; Mentor (2021–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Practice Management Plan Governing Board; Family Medicine Representative (2018–2022)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Leadership Track; Faculty Mentor (2018–present)
  • UBMD Family Medicine: Executive Committee; Member (2013–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: 1st & 2nd year medical students; Physician Advisor (2012–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Physician Leadership Council Legal and Governance Committee; Member (2012–2013)
  • Jacobs Educator Excellence Program: Educator Program/Faculty Development Program; Co-Faculty (2010–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Association of Premedical Students; Faculty Advisor (2009–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Family Medicine Interest Group; Faculty Advisor (2008–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Family Medicine Endowment Board; Member (2007–present)
  • UBMD Family Medicine: Primary Care Team Committee; Member (2007–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Family Medicine Resident Committee; Member (2007–2013)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Family Medicine Recruitment Committee; Member (2007–2013)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians; Tar Wars Presenter (2000–2004)

School News:

In the Media:


Clinical Specialties:

Clinical Offices:

Insurance Accepted:



Contact Information

University at Buffalo
Office of Graduate Medical Education
955 Main Street, Suite 7230
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 829-2012
Fax: (716) 829-3999
dgpratt@buffalo.edu

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

View this physician on UBMD