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Richard                        Quigg

Richard J. Quigg MD

UBMD Medicine

Specialties

Bioinformatics; Nephrology

 

Overview

Professional Summary:

Over the past 30 years, my outpatient focus has been the care and management of patients with complex glomerular and autoimmune diseases. I serve as attending physician on the renal consult services for UBMD Nephrology at Buffalo General Medical Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). I am also an attending physician on the inpatient Medicine A (General Medicine) and D (Renal Medicine) services at ECMC.

My research concentrates on understanding mechanisms that underlie kidney disease, including the role of the complement system, a major factor in the body‘s immune response. My lab has developed and studied animal models of systemic lupus erythematosus, diabetic nephropathy, glomerulonephritis, obstructive nephropathy and acute renal failure. In addition to modeling disease in animals, we also have performed clinical studies both for promising new therapies and for those that focus on examining gene profiles from diseased renal tissue. To answer questions that arise in the course of our research, our work spans a number of disciplines and utilizes state-of-the-art approaches such as mouse kidney transplantation, 15-color flow cytometry and magnetic resonance imaging.

My original degree is in mathematics, which remains a passion of mine. I also am interested in computational biology and founded the Computation Biology Core Facility at the University of Chicago. The core strength and emphasis of UB in the area of clinical informatics was a key factor in my decision to accept a position here so that I can continue to contribute to projects related to this field. In collaboration with leadership from other disciplines at UB, I helped establish one of the first clinical informatics fellowship programs in the United States. As a result, we accepted in 2014 the first joint nephrology/clinical informatics trainee in the country.

As an educator, I am committed to the career development of the students, trainees and faculty working with me in my lab, in clinical research areas, in clinical informatics and in the clinical arena. Over the course of my career, I have mentored many outstanding students, fellows and faculty. Under my leadership and guidance, a number have received nationally competitive awards, and many have gone on to become academic leaders--including one who became a medical school dean. I serve on the Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases Subcommittee of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), which critically evaluates training in nephrology. Through this commitment, I help ensure continued quality improvement in nephrology training, both nationally and at UB.

Specialties:

Bioinformatics, Nephrology

Patients Treated:

Adults, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:

Male


Location and Insurance

Appointments:
UBMD Internal Medicine: Amherst Site
UBMD Internal Medicine at Amherst
1020 Youngs Road
Suite 110
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-961-9900
Fax: 716-961-9911
Accepting new patients

Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):
  • Erie County Medical Center
Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Todays Options
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)

Credentials

Board Certifications:
  • Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine, Subspeciality in Clinical Informatics
Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Nephrology, Boston University Medical Center (1988)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University Hospital, SUNY-Stony Brook (1984)
  • MD, Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine (1981)
  • BA, Medical Sciences, Mathematics Minor, Boston University, Summa cum laude (1981)
Awards and Honors:
  • Election to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2015)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (2014)
  • Teacher of the Year, University of Chicago Nephrology Section (2012)
  • Teacher of the Year, University of Chicago, Nephrology Section (2011)
  • Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation (2003)
  • Granted tenure (1999)
  • Falk Award of Excellence, Arthritis Foundation, Greater Chicago (1997)
  • XVth International Complement Workshop Travel Award, Kyoto, Japan (1993)
  • American Society of Nephrology Travel Award (1993)
  • XIVth International Complement Workshop Travel Award (1991)
  • First Independent Research Support Transition Award, NIH (1989)
  • American Society of Nephrology Travel Award (1987)
  • Individual National Research Service Award, NIH (1986)
  • Summa cum laude (1981)

Research

Innovations and Patents:
  • Method for determining biological expression levels by linear programming (2006)
  • Tissue targeted complement modulators (2013)
Research Profile:

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