Carla Frederick

Carla A. Frederick

Carla A. Frederick MD

UBMD Internal Medicine


Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

My clinical practice focuses on management of general pulmonary disease with a specialized interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and bronchiectasis.

As a physician-consultant for the inpatient UBMD pulmonary consult services at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) and at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, I attend to the needs of hospitalized patients with pulmonary problems in conjunction with the UBMD pulmonary team. This talented inpatient consult team of fellows, residents and medical students works under my supervision, and through my mentoring and teaching of them I hope to share my expertise and give back to medical education by training future healthcare professionals.

I see patients to evaluate and treat pulmonary disorders such as shortness of breath, lung masses, abnormal chest imaging, abnormal pulmonary function tests, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, interstitial lung disease and bronchiectasis. My outpatient office locations are the Heart and Lung Center at BGMC and the UBMD Specialty Clinic on Youngs Rd in Williamsville.

As the Adult Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center in Buffalo, the only care facility in Western New York accredited by the national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, I provide comprehensive care for individuals with cystic fibrosis with a specially devoted multidisciplinary team. I also provide local care for patients who have received lung transplants for cystic fibrosis, coordinating and collaborating on their care with the transplant physicians and health care providers.

In addition to these responsibilities as a pulmonologist, I attend to hospitalized patients at BGMC and WCHOB who are patients of the UBMD Internal Medicine and Pediatric practices to provide continuity of care for those physicians and their patients.

I am actively engaged in clinical research through many international clinical trials, and through this work strive for improved therapies and a cure for individuals with cystic fibrosis. I am excited to see the major advances made recently with genetic mutation specific therapy being delivered to individuals with CF. Research will continue to progress as a result of successful clinical trials made possible by generous patients and the concerted efforts our highly productive local research team and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Physician Gender:



UBMD Internal Medicine Pulmonary
1001 Main Street
Conventus Building, 4th floor
Buffalo, NY 14023
Accepting new patients

UBMD Internal Medicine: Amherst Site
Pulmonary Medicine
1020 Youngs Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-961-9900
Accepting new patients

Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • UBMD Internal Medicine at Women & Children’s Hospital
  • Buffalo General Medical Center

Insurance Accepted:

  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • Fallon Health
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Todays Options
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • WellCare
  • YourCare

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Pulmonary Medicine, University at Buffalo (2011)
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2010)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2009)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2007)
  • MD, University at Buffalo (2005)
  • BA, Major: Biology; Minor: Chemistry,Sports Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Magna Cum Laude (2001)

Awards and Honors:

  • CF Excellence in Care Award (2016)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2014)

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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