About the Center
The Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of Western New York is part of a comprehensive clinical care and education program sponsored by Kaleida Health Hospital Organization and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. This partnership between Kaleida, the university and the center offers a leading edge on technology and development and assures the best and most advanced patient care. Our excellent staff of physicians, nurses, physician assistants and researchers at the center is lead by Paresh Dandona M.D., who has had an illustrious career in both American and English Medicine.
After contributing more than 400 publications for medical literature, Dr. Dandona continues to make research a high priority. The center currently has several studies in progress and more are in the process of being realized in the future.
The Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of WNY is actively recruiting patients for different research studies in the field of diabetes, obesity and endocrine diseases. Please visit our research page for a list of active research studies available.
Our clinical unit offers the best care possible for Diabetes, which is considered to be the most expensive chronic disease in the United States, as well as for other endocrine pathologies. The center is due to see 16,000 patients this year, making it the biggest academic diabetic unit in New York state.
Director Paresh Dandona, MD
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Precision in Science, Just as in Nature
Our director, Dr. Dandona’s pioneering work in the diabetic center lead to his appointment as an advisor to Independent Health, Blue Cross, Blue Shield and to Community Blue in matters related to diabetes. We’ve authored algorithms in diabetic management, which we disseminated to primary care physicians so that care of diabetes can be improved and it’s complications prevented.
Various community programs have been set up by the Center for the city, which include: Public health surveys which screens for hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, hypothyroidism and hypertension starting in 1995 and then annually thereafter. Data from initial surveys have shown us for the first time that 2/3 of Buffalo’s population has hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) and that the prevalence of diabetes in the region is eight percent. So far 9500 Western New Yorkers have been surveyed. Every year we do our best to raise funds for this activity which amounts to $45,000-50,000. These screenings are done in association with the Erie County Health Dept.
A unique Diabetes Patients’ Forum which meets every two months, since October 1996, which aims to empower and educate diabetic patients and their families. This forum aims to educate patients and their families regarding their conditions and empower them to ask questions regarding the management of their disease.
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|Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism,
State University of New York at Buffalo and Kaleida Health
115 Flint Road, Williamsville, New York 14221, USA.