Michael Aronica

Michael J. Aronica
MD, MSc.

Michael J. Aronica MD, MSc.

UBMD Internal Medicine


Children and Adults; Internal Medicine - Pediatrics

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

Born and raised in Western New York, I graduated from UB medical school and trained in the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at University at Buffalo. I have now been a faculty member for two decades, working in primary care of both adults and children at the Elmwood Health Center. I became the Program Director for the Med-Peds Residency in 2006 and the Division Chief for Med-Peds in 2008.

At my primary care clinical practice at the Elmwood Health Center, I care for patients in an underserved community of Buffalo with a variety of backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses. The center specializes in caring for individuals with developmental disabilities and I see many patients with complex social and medical issues. I have an interest in transitional health care for pediatric patients with chronic diseases, whom this practice allows me to continue caring for into adulthood.

My research focus recently has been on Med-Peds medical education. I worked with other Med-Peds program directors across the country to research the support provided to Med-Peds programs since being recognized as separate categorical residencies by the ACGME in 2006. I also supervise and mentor Med-Peds residents on their individual research projects. In addition, I earned my Masters of Epidemiology in 2005 with a thesis on the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about influenza vaccine administration.

Much of my role as a faculty member and program director is focused on teaching and medical education is of particular interest to me. I supervise Med-Peds residents at both the Elmwood Health Center and the Linwood Med-Peds site. I teach Medicine and Pediatric residents and medical students on the inpatient wards at Buffalo General Medical Center and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo while on service several weeks throughout the year. I lecture several times a year at the monthly Med-Peds conferences and have given evidence-based medicine lectures to pediatric residents in the past.

In the larger Department of the Medicine, I lead the Internal Medicine Teaching Interest Group which focuses on faculty development of teaching skills. I also recently formed the Transitional Care Interest Group in cooperation with both adult and pediatric physicians throughout Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Together, we work to improve transitional care for patients in Western New York through development of clinical protocols, research, education, and administrative support.


Children and Adults, Internal Medicine - Pediatrics

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:



Elmwood Health Center
2128 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14207
Phone: 716-874-4500
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Todays Options
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • WellCare

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, National Board of Medical Examiners

Education and Training:

  • MS, Epidemiology, University at Buffalo (2005)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1997)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, Cum Laude (1993)
  • Biology, University of Rochester, Magna Cum Laude (1989)

Awards and Honors:

  • Leadership Fellow, Community Health Foundation Central and Western New York (2006)
  • Siegel Award, Runner-up in clinical sciences (2002)
  • George & Harriet Rosenfeld Junior Research Investigator (1998)
  • Dean‘s Award, Medical School Graduation (1993)

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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