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Vijay                          Aswani

Vijay H. Aswani MD, PhD, FACP, FAAP

UBMD Medicine

Specialties

Internal Medicine; Internal Medicine - General; Internal Medicine - Pediatrics; Pediatrics

 

Overview

Professional Summary:

Francis W Peabody said: “… the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient”

I am a primary care physician to adults and children, forging long-term relationships with my patients and their families, as their doctor from birth to death. I am board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.
My mission in medicine is four-fold: to provide empathetic and expert patient care, to teach and train the next generation of physicians, research and global health.

I practice in UBMD’s Division of Internal Medicine at Conventus-- part of the Buffalo Niagara medical campus. I therefore offer easy access primary care to all staff and students in the medical campus, and their families.

I have a Ph.D. in biochemistry and worked for a decade as a scientist and professor. I therefore have an interest in genetic and metabolic disorders. I led adult cystic fibrosis care for five years at the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin. I continue to provide care to patients with these congenital diseases.

I have a decade of experience in training different learners in the outpatient setting, on international medical mission trips and in the hospital.

My research is on bacteriophages -- their role in the microbiome of the respiratory tract and in genomic predictors of pathogenicity in bacteria. I also do research on problems I have seen in my patient population – suicidal ideation and risk in high school students and obesity in children.

I believe a good history and physical exam can reduce needless testing in the search for a diagnosis. My skills have been honed by practice in Africa and Latin America. I was a short-term Ebola Clinician in Sierra Leone during the 2014-2015 outbreak and remain committed to delivering healthcare internationally.

I offer primary care support to specialty services and welcome learners and collaborators in our mission to provide excellent healthcare to populations locally and globally.

Specialties:

Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - General, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Additional Languages:

Fluent Hindi, Intermediate Spanish

Physician Gender:

Male


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Credentials

Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics
  • License to Practice Medicine, The University of the State of New York Education Department
Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics (2015)
  • Fellowship, Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians (2013)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Marshfield Clinic and Saint Joseph Hospital (2009)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Marshfield Clinic and Saint Joseph Hospital (2006)
  • MD, Medicine, Medical University of the Americas (2005)
  • PhD, Biochemistry, University of Bombay (1992)
  • MS, Biochemistry, University of Bombay (1986)
  • BS, Microbiology, University of Bombay, 1st Class (1984)
Awards and Honors:
  • Joseph J Mazza Teachering award for excellence in combined internal medicine-pediatrics education (2012)
  • Volunteerism Award (2011)
  • Chief Resident Award in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (2009)
  • Nikolai Award for Outstanding Resident Research (2009)
  • Transitional Year Outstanding Resident Teaching Award (2009)
  • Best paper in field of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism (2006)
  • Dean of Clinic Medicine Award (2005)
  • Outstanding Professor Award (2003)

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.