Dennis Kuo

Dennis Z. Kuo

Dennis Z. Kuo MD, MHS

UBMD Pediatrics


General Pediatrics; Pediatrics

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I am a general academic pediatrician, Division Chief of General Pediatrics at UBMD Pediatrics and the University at Buffalo, and Medical Director of Primary Care Services at the John R. Oishei Children‘s Hospital. I began my career with five years in full-time general pediatrics practice before completing a three year general academics pediatrics fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Following my fellowship, I was on the pediatrics faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for eight years, where I was also an attending physician at Arkansas Children‘s Hospital.

I am particularly interested in population health, practice transformation, health care delivery and outcomes for children with special health care needs and medical complexity. My research interests focus on health care systems and quality improvement for children with special health care needs, children with medical complexity, the patient/family-centered medical home, and family-centered care.


General Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Physician Gender:



UBMD Pediatrics through Oishei Children's Hospital
Broadway Pediatrics
1021 Broadway Street
2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14212
Office Hours: Monday: 8:00 am-8:00 pm; Tuesday-Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Phone: (716) 852-1578
Fax: (716) 852-5154
Accepting new patients

Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center (1001 Main Street)
Oishei Children's Outpatient Center
1001 Main Street
2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-6410
Fax: (716) 323-6677
Accepting new patients

UBMD Pediatrics through Oishei Children's Hospital
Niagara Street Pediatrics
1050 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am-8:00 pm; Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Phone: (716) 768-7600
Fax: (716) 768-7621
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:

  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Coventry
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Independent Health Medisource
  • Lifetime Benefit Solutions / RMSCO
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • Preferred Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • WellCare
  • Workers Comp
  • YourCare

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics

Education and Training:

  • Cert, Advanced Improvement Methods, Cincinnati Children‘s Hospital Medical Center (2013)
  • Cert, Improvement Advisor Professional Development Program, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (2011)
  • Fellowship, Primary Care Research, Johns Hopkins University (2008)
  • MS, Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University (2006)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Hospitals (2000)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Hospitals (1998)
  • MD, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (1997)
  • BA, Chemistry, Williams College, summa cum laude (1993)

Awards and Honors:

  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: High Profile (2016)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital Parent Advisory Council: Above and Beyond Award (2015)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital: Drs. Joanna J. and Robert W. Seibert Award (2015)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2013)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Arkansas Chapter: Special Achievement Award (2010)
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute: Marion B. Lyon New Scientist Development Award (2009)
  • Southern Society of Pediatric Research: Young Faculty Award (2009)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter: Leadership Award (2008)
  • Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health: Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society (2006)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, New Jersey Chapter: Special Achievement Award (2005)
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals: Outstanding Teaching Resident (1998)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: Emily and Francis Botelho Prize for Excellence in Physiology (1994)
  • Williams College: Arthur Judson Prize in Music (1993)
  • Williams College: Leverett Mears Prize in Chemistry (1993)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (1992)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine: Top Doctors in Western New York (2020-2021)

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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