Erin Conway-Habes

Erin E. Conway-Habes


Professional Summary:

As an adult and pediatric physician practicing at both the Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) and the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital, I care exclusively for hospitalized adults and children. I oversee every aspect of my patients’ care, from their admission to the hospital to their discharge. My particular expertise is caring for hospitalized adults who have congenital or chronic health conditions that originated in childhood.

My research focus is quality improvement. I completed advanced training in the science of improvement and in the care of adults with congenital or complex health care needs who are admitted to pediatric hospitals. I present nationally on these topics. My work includes improving communication between patients and their physicians, knowing that when communication improves, the quality of medical care increases and better patient education takes place. My research interests also involve improving hospital efficiency with an eye toward improved patient care. My overall goal is to identify and help implement the interpersonal and institutional factors that lead to the best possible medical care for hospitalized patients.

Teaching and mentoring in the hospital setting is a large part of my day. I am actively involved in resident and medical student education and clinical training, focusing on evidence-based medicine and systems-based practice. I also regularly participate in morning report and case-based teaching, lecturing at both internal medicine conferences and the monthly conferences of the Division of Medicine-Pediatrics. I work at BGMC on the teaching services, supervising residents and medical students; I also supervise trainees at the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.

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Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • Buffalo General Medical Center

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics

Education and Training:

  • Residency, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (2014)
  • MD, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian (2010)
  • BA, Biology and Health & Society, University of Rochester, Magna Cum Laude (2006)

Awards and Honors:

  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Senior Resident Division Teaching Award (2016)
  • Medical School Valedictorian (2010)
  • American Medical Women's Association Glasgow-Rubin Citation (2010)
  • Merck Manual Award (2010)
  • Dr. Beth Wutz Memorial Award (2010)
  • Ester Ponce Grimaldi, MD Award (2010)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies Student Travel Award (2007)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2007)
  • Dean's Letter of Commendation (2007)
  • Olga Lindberg Scholarship (2007)

Research Profile:

This UBMD clinician teaches at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about this clinician’s research and teaching activities. View credentials, publications, professional involvement and more.