Michelle D. Penque MD

Michelle Penque

Michelle D. Penque
MD

Clinical Associate Professor; Associate Chair of Hospital Operations; Medical and Quality Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatrics

Contact Information
UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Emergency Medicine
1001 Main Street, 5th floor
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0220
penqu@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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

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Education and Training:

  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1997)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1995)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1994)
  • BA, Biochemistry, Canisius College, Summa Cum Laude (1990)

Employment:

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2021-present)
  • Associate Chair of Hospital Operations, UBMD Pediatrics (2021-present)
  • Medical Director, Emergency Medicine, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2018-present)
  • Director of Quality, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Oishei Children's Hospital (2003-present)
  • Attending Physician, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Oishei Children's Hospital (2001-present)
  • Medical Director, Child Advocacy Center, Oishei Children's Hospital (2019–2021)
  • Interim Division Chief, Emergency Medicine, UBMD Pediatrics (2016–2021)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2001–2021)
  • Interim Medical Director, Emergency Medicine, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2016–2018)
  • Surgical First Assist, St. Joseph‘s Hospital (2003–2004)
  • Pediatric Emergency Department Physician, Strong Memorial Hospital (2000–2001)
  • Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1997–2000)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Top Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist representing Buffalo, NY (2021)
  • Top Doctor Award by vote of Peers (2020)
  • UBMD Pediatrics: Above and Beyond Award (2016)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Resident Teaching Award (1995)
  • Buffalo Pediatric Society: Outstanding House Officer Award (1995)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Frederick B. Wilkes Award (1994)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society
  • Canisius College: Buffalo Foundation Scholarship (1986-1990)
  • Canisius College: Dean Scholarship (1986-1990)
  • Canisius College: NIH Fellowship (1986-1990)
  • Canisius College: Research Grant
  • DiGamma Honor Society
  • National Science Foundation: Fellowship Recipient
  • Sigma XI: Undergraduate Research Grant

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • December 2021
    Ouchless ED
    The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society Children's Medical Fund
    Role: Principal Investigator

Journal Articles:

Abstracts:

  • Lawrence LM, Penque MD. (2005) Discrepancy Rates in Pediatric Teleradiography: General versus Pediatric In-House Radiologists. Academic Emergency Medicine, (May) 109-109

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:

  • Hirsch DG, Penque MD, Wrotniak BH, Thomas RD. (2016) Not Your Typical Case of Otitis Media. Consult Pediatricians (Feb), 15(2): 75-77.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association for Physician Leadership
  • Buffalo Pediatric Society

Presentations:

  • "While Child Protective Services calls dropped, abuse admissions at Oishei nearly tripled in 2020" Media Interview; WKBW Channel 7 News (2021)
  • "Child Protective Services calls are down, while abuse admissions are up" Media Interview; WKBW Channel 7 News (2020)
  • "Asthma, Appendicitis, and Acidosis...Oh, My!" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "The Treatment of Fever and Asthma in a Pediatric ED" Grand Rounds; Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (2017)
  • "Efficacy of Single vs. Double Dose Dexamethasone Treatment for Mild to Moderate Asthma in a Pediatric Emergency Department" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies (2017)
  • "Discrepancy Rates in Pediatric Teleradiography: Adult versus Pediatric In-House Radiologists" Regional Meeting; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2005)
  • "Discrepancy Rates in Pediatric Teleradiography: Adult versus Pediatric In-House Radiologists" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies (2005)
  • "Retrospective Comparison of Emergency Department Length of Stay for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia by Nurse Practitioners and Physicians" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies (2005)
  • "Retrospective Comparison of Emergency Department Length of Stay for Procedural Sedation and Analgesia by Nurse Practitioners and Physicians" Regional Meeting; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2005)

Service Activities:

  • attend faculty promotion sessions for the department of Pediatrics; Faculty Promotions Committee (2022)
  • work with my nursing leader dyad to develop teams and processes to improve the throughput of pediatric patients at our hospital; Dyad leader of hospital throughput committee (2022–present)
  • Physician lead for the Onboarding committee for UBMD Pediatrics. Core team of 4 members and enlarges as need to add in key stakeholders in an effort to improve the onboarding process for providers to our organizations. Topics such as credentialing, privileging, orientation, etc.; Physician lead for the Onboarding committee (2022–present)
  • participated in Schwartz Round training, help select topics and speakers for Schwartz Rounds at OCH for compassion to the caregiver.; Schwartz rounds invited leader (2021–present)
  • as chair of the MEC nomination committee I was assisted in selecting a group of providers and set up meetings with them to offer suggestions for nominees for the upcoming open positions in MEC voting members and MEC secretary; Chair, Medical Executive Nomination Committee (2021–2022)
  • Assist the Chair of Pediatrics in collaborating with the administration of Oishei Children's Hospital regarding pediatric hospital operations.; Associate Chair of Hospital Operations (2021–present)
  • monthly meetings with the administration of OCH to discuss issues related to the department of Pediatrics in the hospital; Site President Council Meeting attendee (2021–present)
  • follow up to 2020 interview for WKBW regarding the local increase in frequency of child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic; Television interview (2021)
  • volunteered for several sessions of COVID-19 vaccine administration to faculty and staff of Kaleida Health; Volunteer to administer COVID-19 vaccines (2021)
  • attendee at meetings every other month discussing policies, education, credentialing and concerns of the APPs at Kaleida Health; Member of Kaleida Health APP committee (2020–present)
  • attending monthly meetings of the MDT (multidisciplinary team) for the CAC including law enforcement, counselors, legal and medical; MDT Steering Committee for Child Advocacy Center (2019–2021)
  • monthly meeting of child fatalities in Erie County. Months alternating prevention and case review. Provided medical expertise; member of Child Fatality Team for CAC (2019–2021)
  • monthly meetings regarding policy and education at the Jacobs School of Medicine; Faculty Council for Jacobs School of Medicine (2019–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Resident Curriculum Committee; Committee Member (2018)
  • Oishei Children's Hospital: Influenza Clinic for ED Team; Coordinator (2018)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Protocol for Pediatric Stroke Patients; Coordinator (2018)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Scientific Review Committee; Committee Member (2017–2021)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Emergency Department Working Group; Member (2017–2019)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Chief Candidates Interviewer (2017–2018)
  • University at Buffalo: Faculty Senate; Alternate Member (2017)
  • Kaleida Health: Physician Leadership Academy; Invited Participant (2017–2016)
  • monthly meetings to review system wide policies at Kaleida Health as well as credentialing, peer review, quality, pharmacy - uphold the medical staff bylaws and act as a representative for the medical staff; MEC Elected Voting Member (2016–2020)
  • elected position representing the medical staff, following the medical staff bylaws, review minutes from committees for Peer Review, Pharmacy, Credentials, Quality, any policy revisions or additions for Kaleida Health, attend monthly MEC meetings as well as monthly MEC officer meetings, update/edit medical staff bylaws, review/edit MEC minutes; Medical Executive Committee, secretary (2016–present)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Code Blue Committee; Committee Member (2016–2020)
  • Oishei Children’s Hospital: Sepsis Drill Educational Initiative Team Leader (2016–2018)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Emergency Department - Provider in Triage System; Coordinator (2016)
  • Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo: Emergency Department Core Group; Member (2016)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Interest Group; Panel Member (2016)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Overflow/Surge Process Team; Member (2016–present)
  • Mentor medical students early in the course of their career by haviing them to shadow me in the pediatric emergency department; Students Interested in Pediatrics Shadowing Mentor (2016–present)
  • Oishei Children’s Hospital: Emergency Department Activation Team; Member (2015–2017)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Emergency Department Admission Process Team; Member (2015–2016)
  • UBMD Pediatrics: Strategic Planning Core Group; Member (2015)
  • Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS): Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Development Program; Participant (2015)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: PEM Fellowship Program - Quality Improvement; Director (2015–present)
  • Interview several MS-4 candidates from across the country for our pediatric residency program. Participate in the evaluations and ranking sessions; Pediatric Residency Program Candidates Interviewer (2014–present)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: STOP Sepsis Protocol Committee; Committee Member (2013–2020)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: PEM Fellowship Program - Clinical Competency Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Center for Pediatric Quality - Emergency Department Pain Management Team; Member (2005–2006)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Center for Pediatric Quality - Radiology Team; Member (2004–2006)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Center for Pediatric Quality - VRC (Teleradiology) Discrepancy Team; Member (2004–2005)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Quality Care Committee (Pediatrics); Committee Member (2004–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Center for Pediatric Quality - Nurse Practitioner Conscious Sedation Team; Member (2003–2006)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Price Waterhouse Cooper Radiology and Core Team for Improvement of the Emergency Department; Member (2003–2004)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Emergency Department Laboratory Team; Member (2003)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Emergency Department Management Team; Member (2003)
  • UBMD Pediatrics: Emergency Medicine Quality and Patient Safety; Director (2003–present)
  • Participate in the annual interviews, evaluations and rankings of our PEM fellow candidates; PEM Fellowship Program Candidates Interviewer (2001–present)
  • participate in chief and faculty recruitment for various divisions in the department of pediatrics. This year assisted with the recruitment of 2 Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty candidates, an NP for PEM Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Chief and faculty; Pediatric Faculty/Provider Recruitment Interviewer (1998–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Residency Association; President (1996)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Residency Association; Chair (1995)

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Emergency Medicine
1001 Main Street, 5th floor
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0220
penqu@buffalo.edu

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

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