Roberto Diaz Del Carpio

Roberto O. Diaz Del Carpio

Roberto O. Diaz Del Carpio MD, MPH

UBMD Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine; Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I am a primary care physician specialized in both internal medicine and preventive medicine. As a member of the UBMD Internal Medicine primary care team, I see patients at the Hertel-Elmwood Internal Medicine Center. My clinical work focuses on providing high value care for patients with acute and complex chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart failure, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and hypertension. I have worked as a physician in both Peru and the United States, and my ability to speak English and Spanish fluently—in addition to my multicultural background--allows me to relate to, and care effectively for a broad patient population. My ability to reach across cultural divides helps build trust in my patients, an essential component in rendering individualized, compassionate care.

I have a special interest in translating evidence-based innovations, using quality improvement tools, to enhance the care of patients with multiple chronic diseases. I am interested in research that strives to understand the social determinants of health, i.e., how socioeconomic circumstances, neighborhood environments and psychosocial factors affect the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions. I am specifically interested in how social determinants affect the treatment of patients with Type 2 diabetes. My goal in this research is to understand the multiple factors affecting health and wellness in order to help ameliorate the disparities found in the health care of vulnerable populations.

I train medical students and residents as they rotate in the Hertel-Elmwood Internal Medicine Center. I emphasize to trainees that building a healing longitudinal relationship with patients is as important as mastering the science of medicine in delivering effective and compassionate patient care. Furthermore, I encourage trainees to look not only “downstream” for the causes of diseases but “upstream” as well in order to offer holistic approaches for the prevention and treatment of diseases that affect our Buffalo and Western New York community.


Internal Medicine, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Additional Languages:

Fluent Spanish

Physician Gender:



UBMD Internal Medicine at Hertel Elmwood
Hertel Elmwood Internal Medicine Center
900 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216
Phone: 716-871-1571
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:

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

Education and Training:

  • Cert, Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, University of Toronto (2016)
  • MPH, Public Health/ Health Services Administration, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo (2011)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine/Social & Preventive Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2011)
  • MD, Surgeon Physician, Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria, Arequipa, Peru (2002)

Awards and Honors:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Value Champion Fellow (2019)
  • Department of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Advocate (2015)
  • Evan Calkins MD Fellowship for Community Based Research (2013)

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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