Diana Marchese

Diana L. Marchese

Diana L. Marchese MD

UBMD Pediatrics


Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation; Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine; Pediatrics; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

Pediatric Rehabilitation is a wonderful field that enables me to help children overcome many challenges.
I treat children of all ages who have congenital or acquired disabilities, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brachial plexus injuries, spinal cord injury, gait abnormalities, toe-walking, hypotonia and spasticity. I am passionate about educating families regarding their child's condition and creating the best plan for progress during this critical time of growth and development.

In addition to functional assessments, I perform electrical stimulation-guided botox injections for children with spasticity. This is performed under general anesthesia so that children remain comfortable and avoid developing a negative association with the injections. Following botox, my patients undergo a burst of physical and/or occupational therapy to strengthen opposing muscles while wearing day or night braces that improve range of motion. With consistent exercise and bracing, children may see up to 12 months of benefit following one injection session. I am the only fellowship trained pediatric physiatrist performing botox injections in Western NY.

My clinic is located in the Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center on the 2nd floor of the Conventus building next to Oishei Children's Hospital. Injections are performed on the 2nd floor of the Conventus building in the Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Interests include pediatric neurorehabilitation and spasticity management.


Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:



Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center (1001 Main Street)
Oishei Children's Outpatient Center
1001 Main Street
2nd Floor
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-6410
Fax: (716) 323-6677
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Coventry
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Independent Health Medisource
  • Lifetime Benefit Solutions / RMSCO
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • Preferred Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • WellCare
  • Workers Comp

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Children's Mercy Hospital (2020)
  • Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of North Carolina (2018)
  • Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of North Carolina (2017)
  • Residency, Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Maine Medical Center (2015)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Maine Medical Center (2014)
  • MD, Medicine, Florida State University College of Medicine (2013)
  • BA, Fine Arts, College of Charleston, Cum Laude (2007)

Awards and Honors:

  • Chief Resident of the Year (2018)
  • Florida State University College of Medicine: Geriatrics Department Summer Research Grant (2010)
  • Golden Key Honor Society (2007)
  • College of Charleston: Dean's List (2003-2006)

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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