Christopher Radziwon

Christopher D. Radziwon

Christopher D. Radziwon Ph.D.

UBMD Internal Medicine


Behavioral Medicine; Psychology

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I am a fellowship-trained health psychologist and director of the Pilot Studies Program in the Division of Behavioral Medicine at the University at Buffalo. My program develops and tests self-management programs for persistent pain disorders. I also develop and refine treatment manuals designed to help clinicians test and disseminate standardized interventions in order to consistently administer effective treatments.

My research goals are twofold: to better understand the predictors of treatment response, including co-morbid psychiatric disorders, personality variables, coping strategies, social environment, family factors; and to eventually identify the neurobiological underpinnings of treatment response to clarify how cognitive behavioral therapy CBT exerts its effects.

In addition to my clinical research program, I have more than 10 years of clinical experience assessing and treating patients struggling with chronic pain. I provide clinical care through UBMD internal medicine at the UB Behavioral Medicine Clinic. My practice provides behavioral treatments for medical patients with chronic illnesses ranging from traumatic brain injury, migraines, low back pain and multiple sclerosis to irritable bowel syndrome. I believe that the goal of behavioral counseling for chronic pain is less about lowering pain levels on a scale and more about helping patients develop strategies and skills that improve their quality of life. This process varies for every patient, but most often involves patients becoming involved in goal-directed activities with family, friends, recreational activities, and hobbies. For many patients, the goal is to reduce dependence on medications by learning more adaptive self-management skills.


Behavioral Medicine, Psychology

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD at Erie County Medical Center
Division of Behavioral Medicine
462 Grider Street
First Floor D.K. Miller Building
Buffalo, New York 14215
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 17168985671
Fax: 716-898-3040
Contact: allison joyce
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Nofault
  • Nova
  • Railroad Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Veterans Administration
  • WellCare
  • Workers Comp

Board Certifications:

  • Certification, New York State Certified Worker Compensation Provider
  • Certification, New York State Permanently Certified School Counselor

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Behavioral Medicine, University at Buffalo, Behavioral Medicine Clinic (2011)
  • Internship, Counseling Psychology, University of Rochester (2009)
  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University (2009)
  • Certificate, School Counseling, University at Buffalo (2003)
  • EdM, School Counseling, University at Buffalo (2002)
  • MA, Educational Psychology, University at Buffalo (2001)
  • BA, Psychology, University at Buffalo (1997)

Awards and Honors:

  • Certificate of Merit - Educational Activities (2014)
  • Research Initiation Grant (RIG) (2008)
  • Lawanda P. Muller Graduate Fellowship in Education (2007)
  • Edwin L. Herr Scholarship for the Education of Counselors (2006)
  • Graham Endowed Fellowship (2005)

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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