Kathleen Bethin

Kathleen E. Bethin

Kathleen E. Bethin MD, PhD

UBMD Pediatrics


Pediatric Diabetes; Pediatric Endocrinology; Pediatrics

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I see patients at the UBMD Pediatrics outpatient center at Conventus and at the John R. Oishei Children‘s Hospital. I also have a monthly outreach clinic in Olean, NY. My clinical expertise includes diabetes, adrenal disorder, delayed and early puberty, problems with growth, thyroid disease and obesity.

I spend a significant amount of time conducting clinical research. My research projects are related to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, obesity and early puberty. I am the local principal investigator for the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange Clinic Registry, a research network of over 26,000 patients with Type 1 diabetes from across the country. The purpose of this clinic registry is to improve the care of persons with Type 1 diabetes by sharing best practices and answering important clinical questions through research. My role is to supervise a team of research assistants and make sure that we protect patient privacy, maintain patient volunteer safety and follow protocols for the study so that the results are valid. Based on my research and clinical expertise, I have written many chapters about adrenal disease, early puberty and general endocrinology that have been published in medical textbooks.

As the fellowship program director for the Division of Endocrinology in the Department of Pediatrics, I supervise and monitor the training of the pediatric endocrinology fellows. I teach pediatric endocrinology to medical students and residents, primarily as a preceptor in clinic, though I also lecture in the classroom setting.

I introduce the field to undergraduate students by allowing them to shadow me in clinic. In addition, I participate in medical career panels for undergraduates.


Pediatric Diabetes, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:



UBMD Pediatrics Outpatient Center
1001 Main Street
4th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14203
Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm; Thursday: 1:00-4:00 pm
Phone: (716) 323-0170
Fax: (716) 323-0297
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 Pediatrics, Sub-board in Pediatric Endocrinology

Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Leadership Advantage Program, Pediatric Endocrine Society (2020)
  • Certificate, Novel Approaches to Clinical Trials Recruitment Program, UB (2017)
  • Certificate, Quality Improvement/ Patient Safety Development Program, UB (2015)
  • Certificate, Medical Educators, Royal College of Physicians (2012)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, Washington University in St. Louis (2000)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis (1997)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis (1996)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, Summa Cum Laude (1995)
  • PhD, Biochemistry, University at Buffalo, Summa Cum Laude (1995)
  • BS, Biochemistry, University at Buffalo (1987)

Awards and Honors:

  • Formal Thank You for Contributions to Clinical Trial (2022)
  • Outstanding Performance Award (2019)
  • T1D Exchange Outstanding Performance Award (2017)
  • T1D Exchange Outstanding Performance Award (2015)
  • T1D Exchange Outstanding Performance Award (2014)
  • T1D Exchange: Outstanding Site Award (2013)
  • March of Dimes: Basil O‘Connor Starter Scholar Research Award (2005-2007) (2005)
  • Women in Endocrinology: Travel Award (2005)
  • Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society: Abbott Clinical Scholar Award (2002-2004) (2002)
  • Washington University in St. Louis: Merck Senior Fellows Award (2000)
  • American Medical Women‘s Association: Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation (1995)
  • Emilie Davis Rodenberg Memorial Award for Excellence in the Study of Diabetes (1995)
  • James A. Gibson Anatomical Society (1989)
  • University at Buffalo: Dean‘s Letter of Commendation (1988)
  • Part I of National Boards: Honors (1988)
  • University at Buffalo: University Presidential Honors Scholar (1983-1987) (1987)
  • University at Buffalo: Gilbert Moore Fellow (1987-1989) (1987)
  • University at Buffalo: Dean‘s Letter of Commendation (1987)
  • University at Buffalo: Grace Capen Award (1985)
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: America‘s Top Doctors (2013-2020)
  • Castle Connolly: Exceptional Women in Medicine (2019-2020)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine: Top Doctors in Western New York (2013-2022)

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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