Daniel Morelli

Daniel J. Morelli

Daniel J. Morelli MD

UBMD Primary Care


Family Medicine; Primary Care

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I have continuously practiced as a family physician since I graduated from residency in 1977 and currently focus on care for the elderly. Since joining the faculty of the Department of Family Medicine at the University at Buffalo in 1980, I have instructed and supervised medical students and residents in the hospital and office. I have served in many administrative roles- medical director of the family medicine center clinical office, residency program director, vice chair of the department, and chief of service for family medicine at Kaleida Health and Millard Fillmore Hospital prior to the merger which created the Kaleida system. In 2002 I was appointed to the position of Chief Medical Officer for Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. In 2005 I served as Interim Chief Medical Officer for the Kaleida Health system, then transitioned to the position of Chief Medical Officer for the Buffalo General Hospital until 2011. In 2012 I began a mentoring program for junior clinical faculty. In April 2013 I accepted an appointment as interim chair of the Department of Family Medicine. In September 2014 I was appointed as permanent chair and served until September of 2021. I currently serve on the Admissions Committee for the Jacobs School, and lecture and supervise small group seminar groups for the Clinical Practice of Medicine course. I also participate in a variety of medical student programs, such as mentoring for M1 and M2 students, Strategic Planning for Clinical Affairs, Promotions Committee (qualified ranks), Mock interviews for residency program application, Inter-Professional Forum, and Day of Service for admitted students.


Family Medicine, Primary Care

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Primary Care of Amherst
850 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, New York 14221
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 8:30 am-8:00 pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Phone: (716) 688-9641
Fax: (716) 932-7465
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Independent Health Medisource
  • Magnacare
  • Martin's Point Healthcare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Nofault
  • Nova
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • WellCare

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Family Medicine

Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Educator Program, Royal College of Physicians/University at Buffalo (2014)
  • Residency, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (1977)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1974)
  • BA, Philosophy, University of Rochester (1970)

Awards and Honors:

  • Top Doctor (2021)
  • Top Doctor (2020)
  • Quality Improvement Award (2012)
  • Golden Stethescope Award (2010)
  • Inpatient Teaching Award (2006)
  • Excellence Award for Medical Student Education 2001-2002 (2002)
  • Inpatient Teaching Award (2000)
  • Resident Recognition Award (1995)
  • Editorial Recognition (1994)
  • Resident Teaching Award (1985)

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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