Kim Strong Griswold

Kim Strong Griswold
MD, MPH, RN, FAAFP

Kim Strong Griswold MD, MPH, RN, FAAFP

UBMD Family Medicine

Specialties

Family Medicine

 

Professional Summary:

My clinical practice has focused on the comprehensive care of seriously mentally ill adults, and individuals with co-occurring disorders in an integrated primary care/behavioral health clinic. I also provide pro bono forensic examinations for refugee and immigrant populations seeking asylum through our UB student run clinic, the Human Rights Initiative.

Research projects of our team are related to psychiatry, cultural care and public health. Currently, initiatives focus on clinical outcomes of patients served in the integrated clinic setting, cultural dexterity in behavioral health clinics, and sequelae of torture among asylum seekers in the United States.

I enjoy teaching, and I mentor pre-med and medical students. I feel fortunate to have worked as a nurse and in the field of public health before going to medical school. Integrating my nursing, public health and physician experiences broadens my perspectives of how health care professionals affect individuals and communities through our health care system, which helps me prepare students and residents to care for patients in these complex, evolving environments.

I am keenly interested in preparing trainees to care for vulnerable populations such as those patients living in poverty, seeking asylum and/or recovering from trauma. With the help of an NIH grant, I collaborated with other professionals in the community to establish a cultural competency program at the medical school. This program aimed to teach students how to care for patients from diverse cultural backgrounds with empathy and respect. The program helped to improve access to preventive and primary services for refugees resettled in Western New York. Working on Buffalo’s Lower West Side with vulnerable and underserved populations has taught me about caring for individuals from diverse cultures within our city, and from around the world. I continue to learn from patients and communities and try to use these in-depth experiences to train the next generation of family medicine physicians and students from other health care professions.

Specialties:

Family Medicine

Physician Gender:

Female


Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • Buffalo General Medical Center
  • Women and Childrens Hospital
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Insurance Accepted:

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

Education and Training:

  • , Royal College of Physicians Educator Program (2010)
  • Delegate, Royal College of Physicians Educator Program (2008)
  • Fellowship, Co-sponsored by: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and North American Primary Care Research Group (2000)
  • Fellowship, Department of Family Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (1999)
  • Fellowship, Michigan State University (1998)
  • Residency, Family Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital, State University of New York at Buffalo (1997)
  • Internship, Family Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital, State University of New York at Buffalo (1995)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (1994)
  • MPH, Public Health, Yale University (1984)
  • AAS, Nursing, Upstate Medical Center, Honors (1977)
  • BA, Drama and English, Bard College (1972)

Awards and Honors:

  • Gold Foundation Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011)
  • Inductee to the Richard Sarkin Memorial Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011)
  • Keynote Speaker – Transition Ceremony for Medical Students entering Clinical Clerkships, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011)
  • America’s Top Family Doctors, Consumer Research Council of America (2008)
  • Global Citizen Award (2007)
  • 2007 Health Care 50 (2007)
  • Nominee from SUNY School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for the Humanism in Medicine Award (2005)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Teaching Award (2005)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Teaching Award (2003)
  • Keynote Speaker at White Coat Ceremony, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (2003)
  • Mentorship to Medical Students Award (2001)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Teaching Award (2001)
  • Siegal Certificate for Teaching Excellence (2001)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Attending Teaching Award (1999)
  • Siegal Teaching Award (1999)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation, New Faculty Scholar Award (1999)
  • Glaxo Wellcome Leadership Award (1997)
  • Glaxo Resident Scholar (1995)
  • Pathology Honor Society (1994)
  • Student Graduation Speaker (1994)
  • American Academy of Family Physcians Presidents Award for Excellence in Family Practice (1994)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (1994)
  • Mark A. Petrino Award for Aptitude in the Practice of Medicine (1994)
  • Gordon S. Ehrlich Award for Understanding Childhood Disease (1994)
  • Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, American Medical Women's Association, Inc. (1994)

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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