Zachary B. Wikerd MD

Zachary Wikerd

Zachary B. Wikerd
MD

Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Contact Information
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: 716-898-3000
Fax: 716-898-3000
zbwikerd@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

Dr. Zachary Wikerd is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University at Buffalo. He serves as clinician educator as part of the Hospitalist service at Erie County Medical Centre.

Dr Wikerd started his medical career in Ireland at the Royal College of Surgeons and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve - MetroHealth. He completed his fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC. His training has provided him with the skill-set to manage the great diversity of illnesses with which patients present, with a focus on applying what matters most to the individual patient.

Dr. Wikerd’s research and interest focuses on resident and student education; health care quality improvement; value-based care; and creating an ‘Age-Friendly Health System’ - a collaboration founded by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and John A. Hartford Foundation.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2020)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, The MetroHealth System (2019)
  • MD, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2016)
  • BS, Biomedical Sciences, University of Waterloo (2011)

Employment:

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2020-present)

Awards and Honors:

  • 2020 Scholarship in Teaching Award (2020)


Journal Articles:

  • (2014) Medicine and Monsoons. RCSIsmj Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland Student Medical Journal (Nov), 7

Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Hospital Medicine (2020–present)
  • American Geriatric Society (2019–present)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP) (2016–present)

Presentations:

  • "Let’s Talk: Having the Tough Conversations in the Era of COVID-19" ; metro Health System (2020)
  • "Glucose on my Mind: Diabetes and Cognitive Decline" Evidence Based Medicine Conference; Icahn School of Medicine (2019)
  • "To Line or Not to Line; A systems review of Acute Chest Syndrome" Morbidity and Mortality Case Conference; The MetroHealth System (2019)
  • "Disturbia: Managing Behaviors in Dementia" Ambulatory Case Conference; Icahn School of Medicine (2019)
  • "Death and Dying: Reflections on the End of Life in Internal Medicine" Senior Grand Rounds; The MetroHealth System (2019)
  • "Can you clear me for Surgery; Operative Frailty in Older Adults" Morbidity and Mortality Grand Rounds; Icahn School of Medicine (2019)
  • "How to Review a Meta-Analysis" Journal Club; The MetroHealth System (2018)

Service Activities:

  • Social Isolation Among LGBT Older Adults: An Emerging Issue - DOROT: University Without Walls (2020)
  • Stay Independent: Fall Prevention and Mobility - 92nd Street YMCA (2020)
  • Rural and Tropical Medicine (Observership) - Assisted with primary trauma care, burns, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, parasitology, malaria, immunizations - Sewa Bhawan Hospital, EHA, Chhattisgarh, India (2013)
  • REACH RCSI Programme; Grinds Club - Provided one to one academic support to inner city students. (2012–2013)
  • Canadian Cancer Society - Assisted patients and families access services, registration, provided emotional support and social interaction - Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario (2009–2011)

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Contact Information

462 Grider Street
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: 716-898-3000
Fax: 716-898-3000
zbwikerd@buffalo.edu

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