Vernon Clifton

Vernon C. Clifton

Vernon C. Clifton MD, MBA, FACP

UBMD Internal Medicine


Geriatric Medicine; Internal Medicine

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Professional Summary:

Dr. Vernon Clifton is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University at Buffalo. His areas of clinical expertise include hospital medicine, geriatrics and internal medicine. He serves as the director for inpatient quality, safety and service in the Department of Medicine. He also serves as inpatient site director for UBMD at Erie County Medical Center. He is an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program for University at Buffalo focusing on Quality and Professional Development.

Dr. Clifton graduated from Dalhousie University with an undergraduate in Applied Mathematics and Biology. He earned an MBA under scholarship and worked in industry as a Management Consultant for several years. He later attended medical school in England, Grenada and New York City, and an Internal Medicine residency at the University at Buffalo. He successfully completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Finally returning to Buffalo, Dr. Clifton joined the University at Buffalo faculty in 2017.

Dr. Clifton’s research and interest focuses on high value care; health care quality improvement, including safety and costs in the geriatric population; and resident and student education.


Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine

Physician Gender:


Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, ABIM
  • Certification, GeriTalk
  • Certification, NIH
  • Certification, SAMHSA

Education and Training:

  • , American College of Physicians (2020)
  • Fellowship, Geriatric Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2017)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo - SUNY (2016)
  • MD, St. George's University (2013)
  • MBA, Dalhousie University (2004)
  • BS, Mathematics & Biology, Dalhousie University (2002)

Awards and Honors:

  • Siegel Award Honoree (2021)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee (2020)
  • MEERI Recipient (2020)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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