Sarah J. Ventre MD, MPH

Sarah Ventre

Sarah J. Ventre
MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

General Pediatrics; Pediatrics

Contact Information
Niagara Street Pediatrics
1050 Niagara Street
Buffalo, New York 14213
Phone: (716) 768-7600
Fax: (716) 768-7621
sjventre@buffalo.edu


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Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Pediatrics for Equitable Developmental Start (PEDS) Learning Network, United Hospital Fund (2021)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of Rochester (2019)
  • Community Health and Advocacy Resident Education (CARE) Track, University of Rochester (2018)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of Rochester (2018)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University of Rochester (2016)
  • Internship, Refugee Health, Upstate Health Care Center (2015)
  • MD, Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University (2015)
  • MPH, SUNY Upstate Medical University (2015)
  • Internship, Infectious Disease, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Services (2011)
  • BA, Anthropology, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • BS, Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • Internship, Hospital for Burned Children of Nicaragua (2010)
  • Internship, Service-Learning, SUNY Geneseo (2009)

Employment:

  • Associate Program Director for Advocacy, UB Pediatric Residency Program (2021-present)
  • Co-Medical Director, Buffalo Public School District, UBMD Pediatrics (2020-present)
  • Attending Physician, General Pediatrics, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2019-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2019-present)
  • General Pediatrician, Rochester General Pediatric Associates (2018–2019)
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Rural/Metro Medical Services (2008–2010)

Awards and Honors:

  • Recipient of the Leonard P. Rome CATCH Visiting Professorship (2021)
  • Environmental Health Scholar (2020)
  • Pediatrics for an Equitable Developmental Start (PEDS) Network Fellowship (2020)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2014)
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University: Benjamin H. Kean Traveling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine (2011)
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University: International Student Leadership Award (2011)
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence (2010)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • September 2020
    Buffalo Sprouts: A Pediatric Urban Gardening Initiative
    United Hospital Fund; NYS Children's Environmental Health Centre
    Role: Principal Investigator


Professional Memberships:

  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors (2018–2019)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2015–present)

Presentations:

  • "Bringing Race to the Forefront: Introducing Anti-racism Training into a Pediatric Residency Program" Association of Pediatric Program Directors Conference (2021)
  • "Creating a Longitudinal Advocacy Curriculum for a Pediatrics Residency Program" Association of Pediatric Program Directors Conference (2021)
  • "Routine Childhood Vaccinations Slipping" Media Interview; In Good Health (2021)
  • "Food Justice and Children's Environmental Health" Fingerlakes Children's Environmental Health Center ECHO (2020)
  • "Clean School Buses in the Buffalo NY Region" NY League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and the Sierra Club WNY (2020)
  • "Improving Pediatric Discharge Summaries" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies (2019)
  • "Increasing Enrollment of Refugees in Early Childhood Education" North American Health Refugee Conference; Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers (2018)
  • "Examination Of Functional Health Literacy In Adult Refugees Within 90 Days Of Resettlement" North American Health Refugee Conference; Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers (2016)
  • "Malingering versus ‘Cry for Help’ in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease" Annual Meeting; Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (2014)
  • "Citalopram-Induced Seizure in an Adolescent" Annual Meeting; American Psychiatric Association (2014)
  • "Medical Student Volunteerism at a Refugee Domestic Health Assessment" North American Health Refugee Conference; Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers (2012)
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Service Activities:

  • The Interprofessional Forum, Improving Healthcare through Interprofessional Collaboration, is a learning experience for approximately 900 students from the health professions programs of athletic training, counseling psychology, dental medicine, dietetics, medicine, nursing, OT, PT, pharmacy, public health, management, and social work come together to learn about the necessity of collaboration between health professionals in order to effectively give comprehensive care to patients with physical, psychological and social problems that impact their health. As a faculty facilitator, I facilitated a 1.5 hour small group session.; Faculty Facilitator of Interprofessional Forum (2022)
  • Supervise MPH students during their MPH Field Placement.; MPH Field Placement Supervisor (2022)
  • Developed and implemented a pediatric resident advocacy and community health curriculum, including a new 2-week community linkages rotation, a year-long didactic curriculum, and a longitudinal advocacy project mentorship track.; Associate Program Director of Advocacy for the UB Pediatric Residency Program (2021–2022)
  • Developed and co-facilitated a racial equity workshop for 3rd year medical students during their Pediatrics Clerkship.; Co-facilitator of racial equity workshop for 3rd year medical students (2021–2022)
  • Initiated a virtual community education series called "Advice from a Pediatrician" in partnerships with Buffalo Public Schools and UB Pediatric Residents.; Project Leader (2021–2022)
  • The goal of the AAP NY 1 Advocacy Committee is to formalize and broaden our chapter-specific advocacy efforts.; Member of the AAP NY 1 Advocacy Committee (2021–present)
  • Increasing awareness and access to Nexplanons/LARC among adolescents. This project includes education provide to BPS students/families and developing educational posters in partnership with Hope Buffalo (in progress).; Advocacy Project Faculty Mentor (2021–2022)
  • Improving anti-vaping education in schools. I co-mentor a group of pediatric residents who are working with the Buffalo Public Schools to increase education of vaping education.; Advocacy Project Faculty Mentor (2021–2022)
  • Enhancing support for victims of abuse. I mentor a pediatric resident who is becoming trained as a child abuse educator and using this training to provide education to families in our community.; Advocacy Project Faculty Mentor (2021–2022)
  • Increasing STI testing among adolescents in the school-setting. I co-lead a working group, including members from BPS, ECDOH, Hope Buffalo, and Say Yes, in an effort to increase STI testing in schools. I also provide mentorship to pediatric residents who are a part of this working group.; Advocacy Project Faculty Mentor (2021–2022)
  • Increasing education around childhood and adolescent vaccination. I provide mentorship to a pediatric resident who is working with Buffalo Public Schools and Hope Buffalo to provide vaccine education to teens.; Advocacy Project Faculty Mentor (2021–2022)
  • This is a 2 month paid internship for 1st year medical students to provide education and experiential learning in pediatric environmental health. Facilitated in partnership with the WNY Children's Environmental Health Center; Environmental Health Internship Co-Facilitator (2021–2022)
  • Developed and implemented a pediatric resident advocacy and community health curriculum, including a new 2-week community linkages rotation, a year-long didactic curriculum, and a longitudinal advocacy project mentorship track.; Pediatric Resident Advocacy Training Co-Director for the UB Pediatric Residency Program (2019–2021)
  • University of Rochester Medical Center; Teaching Facilitator of Medical Student in Pediatric Clerkship (2018–2019)
  • University of Rochester Medical Center; Committee Member of the Pediatric Quality Assurance Committee (2017–2019)
  • Enlace Project (El Sauce, Nicaragua). The goal of this organization is to help foster sustainable growth and development in communities in Nicaragua.; President of Enlace Project (2016–present)
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University Center for Civic Engagement: Nicaragua Trip; Medical Student International Trip Coordinator (2011–2015)
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University Center for Civic Engagement; Medical Student Service Learning Leader (2011–2012)
  • This is a University at Buffalo student-run organization to increase and provide opportunities for volunteerism in the community.; Co-Director of Community Action Corps (2004–2006)

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Contact Information

Niagara Street Pediatrics
1050 Niagara Street
Buffalo, New York 14213
Phone: (716) 768-7600
Fax: (716) 768-7621
sjventre@buffalo.edu

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

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