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Kim                            Griswold

Kim Griswold MD, MPH, RN, FAAFP

UBMD Family Medicine

Specialties

Family Medicine

 

Overview

Professional Summary:

My clinical practice focuses on the comprehensive care of seriously mentally ill adults, and I see patients in an integrated primary care/behavioral health clinic. I also am responsible for the hospital care of adult inpatients at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC). Additionally, I provide volunteer primary care for refugee and immigrant populations seeking asylum.

I conduct research projects related to psychiatry, cultural care and public health and am currently involved in several initiatives. One focuses on breast health education of refugee and immigrant women. It aims to increase knowledge about breast health and breast screening among clinical providers and refugee and immigrant women in Erie County. I am the medical director of a program that serves survivors of political and state-sponsored torture living in Western New York through an intensive case management and strength-based, client-centered model. The goals of the program are to increase self-sufficiency and to support survivors in their healing process. Additionally, I am a co-investigator on a project to increase the primary care workforce size, leadership potential, diversity and commitment to patient-centered medical home (PCMH) models of practice in underserved areas throughout the region, state and nation. The project goal is to create a PCMH training environment and curriculum that will develop faculty and offer medical students and health professional trainees multiple levels of experiential learning, equipping them to build and practice in medical homes while exposing them to vulnerable, underserved patient populations and positive role models.

I enjoy teaching, and I mentor pre-med and medical students. I also work with family medicine residents to provide complete inpatient management of adult patients at BGMC. I feel fortunate to have worked as a nurse and in the field of public health before going to medical school. Integrating my nursing, public health and physician experiences broadens my perspectives of how health care professionals affect individuals and communities through our health care system, which helps me prepare students and residents to care for patients in these complex, evolving environments.

I am keenly interested in preparing trainees to care for vulnerable populations such as those patients living in poverty, seeking asylum and/or recovering from trauma. With the help of an NIH grant, I collaborated with other professionals in the community to establish a cultural competency program at the medical school. This program aims to teach students how to care for patients from diverse cultural backgrounds with empathy and respect. The program has also improved access to preventive and primary services for refugees who have resettled in Western New York. Working on Buffalo’s Lower West Side with vulnerable and underserved populations has equipped me with a wealth of knowledge about caring for individuals from diverse cultures and from around the world—all of which I tap to train the next generation of family medicine physicians and students from other health care professions.

Specialties:

Family Medicine

Physician Gender:

Female


Location and Insurance

Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):
  • Women and Childrens Hospital
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
  • Buffalo General Medical Center
Insurance Accepted:
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

Credentials

Education and Training:
  • , Royal College of Physicians Educator Program (2010)
  • Delegate, Royal College of Physicians Educator Program (2008)
  • Fellowship, Co-sponsored by: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and North American Primary Care Research Group (2000)
  • Fellowship, Department of Family Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (1999)
  • Fellowship, Michigan State University (1998)
  • Residency, Family Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital, State University of New York at Buffalo (1997)
  • Internship, Family Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital, State University of New York at Buffalo (1995)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (1994)
  • MPH, Public Health, Yale University (1984)
  • AAS, Nursing, Upstate Medical Center, Honors (1977)
  • BA, Drama and English, Bard College (1972)
Awards and Honors:
  • Gold Foundation Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011)
  • Inductee to the Richard Sarkin Memorial Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011)
  • Keynote Speaker – Transition Ceremony for Medical Students entering Clinical Clerkships, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011)
  • America’s Top Family Doctors, Consumer Research Council of America (2008)
  • Global Citizen Award (2007)
  • 2007 Health Care 50 (2007)
  • Nominee from SUNY School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for the Humanism in Medicine Award (2005)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Teaching Award (2005)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Teaching Award (2003)
  • Keynote Speaker at White Coat Ceremony, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (2003)
  • Mentorship to Medical Students Award (2001)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Teaching Award (2001)
  • Siegal Certificate for Teaching Excellence (2001)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Teaching Award (1999)
  • Siegal Teaching Award (1999)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation, New Faculty Scholar Award (1999)
  • Glaxo Wellcome Leadership Award (1997)
  • Glaxo Resident Scholar (1995)
  • Pathology Honor Society (1994)
  • Student Graduation Speaker (1994)
  • American Academy of Family Physcians Presidents Award for Excellence in Family Practice (1994)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (1994)
  • Mark A. Petrino Award for Aptitude in the Practice of Medicine (1994)
  • Gordon S. Ehrlich Award for Understanding Childhood Disease (1994)
  • Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, American Medical Women's Association, Inc. (1994)

Research

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.