Vernon Clifton

Vernon C. Clifton
MD, MBA, FACP

Vernon C. Clifton MD, MBA, FACP

UBMD Internal Medicine

Specialties

Geriatric Medicine; Hospitalist; Internal Medicine

Not accepting new patients
 

Professional Summary:

Dr. Vernon Clifton is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University at Buffalo. His areas of clinical expertise include hospital medicine, geriatrics and internal medicine. He serves as Section Chief of Hospitalist Medicine for the General Internal Medicine Division and inpatient site director for UBMD at Erie County Medical Center. Dr. Clifton is a Physician Advisor with Erie County Medical Center and Vice Chair of Finance with the UBMD department of Internal Medicine. He is also an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program for University at Buffalo,

Dr. Clifton graduated from Dalhousie University with an undergraduate in Applied Mathematics and Biology. He earned an MBA under scholarship and worked in industry as a Risk Management Consultant for several years with Ernst & Young. He later attended medical school in England, Grenada and New York City, and an Internal Medicine residency at the University at Buffalo. He successfully completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Finally returning to Buffalo, Dr. Clifton joined the University at Buffalo as faculty in 2017.

Dr. Clifton’s research and interest focuses on patient safety and high value care; health care quality improvement, including safety and costs in the geriatric population; and resident and student education.

Specialties:

Geriatric Medicine, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Physician Gender:

Male



Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, ABIM
  • Certification, GeriTalk
  • Certification, NIH
  • Certification, SAMHSA

Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Jacobs Educator Excellence Program (JEEP), University at Buffalo - Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2022)
  • Certificate, Effective Teaching for the Culturally Responsive Educator Certification, University at Buffalo - Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2020)
  • Fellowship, Fellow Physician, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2017)
  • Certificate, Geri-Talk, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. (2016)
  • Residency, Resident Physician, University at Buffalo - Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York (SUNY) (2016)
  • MD, St. George's University (2013)
  • MBA, Dalhousie University (2004)
  • BS, Mathematics & Biology, Dalhousie University (2002)

Awards and Honors:

  • Siegel Award Honoree (2021)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee (2020)
  • MEERI Recipient (2020)

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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