Published October 25, 2012
Winkelstein has a wealth of experience in medical management and in the application of advanced medical informatics in clinical and academic settings.
His medical informatics roles include:
Winkelstein has published and presented widely on informatics. His research focuses on ethical issues in the field.
In announcing Winkelstein’s appointment, Michael
E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences at UB and dean,
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, cited his experience
leading physician practices through the adoption of electronic
medical records and his instrumental role in the strategic and
operational implementation of UBMD’s electronic medical
“Dr. Winkelstein’s expertise will help position the
Institute for Healthcare Informatics as a vital resource for UB’s Clinical and
Translational Research Center, UB faculty and students, our
hospital partners in the Academic Health Center, the Western New
York community and the SUNY system,” Cain said.
Within the Department of Pediatrics, Winkelstein has served as chief of the general pediatrics division, medical director of two outpatient clinics and chief resident.
He earned his MD and MBA from UB. He received an MS in astronomy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
The IHI is a Tier II+, HIPAA compliant computing center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus that stores, aggregates and innovatively analyzes health care data that can be used to improve health locally, statewide and nationally.
Backed by $15 million in services and equipment from Dell, the IHI’s major goals include: