Peter Winkelstein

Peter Winkelstein

Peter Winkelstein MD, MS, MBA, FAAP

UBMD Pediatrics


General Pediatrics; Pediatrics


Professional Summary:

I am a physician executive with extensive experience in medical management, medical informatics – including big data and data science − financial analysis and computer modeling. I serve as the executive director of the University at Buffalo Institute for Healthcare Informatics (IHI), as chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) of UBMD, a multispecialty faculty practice of over 500 UB physicians, and as CMIO of Kaleida Health, the largest health care provider in Western New York

The IHI supports big data health care research and economic development at UB and its partner institutions in the Buffalo Translational Consortium by providing a secure computing environment, data science and security consulting and extensive health care datasets. The IHI provides a secure data center with a state-of-the-art data repository infrastructure that can be used to generate knowledge that improves the health of the Western New York community, New York State and the nation.

As CMIO my goal is to implement and optimize electronic health records (EHRs) and other systems so that they will collect data that can simultaneously provide clinical decision support, manage patient populations and feed data repositories.

I have served in multiple medical and informatics leadership roles, and my background in clinical, administrative and technological medicine enables me to interface effectively with multiple health care environment stakeholders, including physicians, nurses, other clinical and administrative staff, information technology personnel and vendors. As a result, I have been able to lead physician practices through transformative changes, including the adoption of electronic health records.

I have published and presented extensively in the field of informatics; my particular interest is ethical issues in informatics.

I am a board-certified pediatrician and continue to practice general pediatrics in inner-city Buffalo.


General Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Physician Gender:


Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics

Education and Training:

  • MBA, Business Administration, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1994)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1993)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1991)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, magna cum laude (1990)
  • MS, Astronomy, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1982)
  • BS, Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, with Distinction (1979)

Awards and Honors:

  • Buffalo Business First: Healthcare 50 (2011)
  • American Medical Association: Physicians' Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education (2000)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Commendation for Excellence in Teaching (1998)
  • New York State Department of Health: Certificate of Excellence for Immunization Rates (West Side Health Center and Jesse Nash Health Center) (1998)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching (1995)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Award for Outstanding Performance as a Pediatric House Officer (1994)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Scholarship (1992)
  • University at Buffalo: Dean's Commendation (1988)
  • Gibson Anatomical Society (1988)
  • University at Buffalo: Dean's Commendation (1987)
  • University at Buffalo: Dean's Commendation (1987)
  • University at Buffalo: Summer Research Fellow (1987)
  • University of Rochester: Stoddard Prize in Physics (1979)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

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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