Peter Kowalski

Peter F. Kowalski

Peter F. Kowalski MD

UBMD Family Medicine


Family Medicine

Accepting new patients by referral only

Professional Summary:

I practice at UBMD Family Medicine of Amherst, where I provide the full spectrum of family medicine care for my patients: comprehensive, preventive, and urgent. I also provide hospital care for my patients at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital on our Family Medicine Inpatient Team.

I am a member of the faculty of the Jacobs UB School of Medicine for over 30 years. I teach medical students and residents. I am a seminar leader for the first year medical school course, Clinical Practice of Medicine. I teach Dilemmas in Clinical Medicine (ethics) to all third year medical students. I also give lectures throughout the year to the family medicine residents on topics such as hypertension and ethics. I also coordinate three family medicine grand rounds conferences per year.

I have a strong commitment to volunteer and service work. I attend a medical mission trip annually with the Sisters of St. Francis to Palenque, Mexico. I volunteer evenings throughout the year at the Lighthouse Free Medical Clinic - a free medical clinic run by the UB Med Students and I also make street rounds with UBHeals, a homeless street outreach program that is run by the UB medical students.


Family Medicine

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Family Medicine at Amherst
850 Hopkins Road
Williamsville, New York 14221
Office Hours: Mon, Wed: 8:30am-8:00pm, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm
Phone: (716) 688-9641
Fax: (716) 932-7465
Accepting new patients by referral only

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

Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • Buffalo General Medical Center
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Family Practice

Education and Training:

  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine (1986)
  • BA, Canisius College (1982)
  • Residency, University at Buffalo

Awards and Honors:

  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award (2022)
  • Family Medicine Preceptor Teaching Award (2022)
  • Tomasulo Award - Canisius College (2020)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2020)
  • Alumni Wall of Fame - Cheektowaga Central (2020)
  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Award for Excellence in Teaching (2014)
  • Business First's Healthcare Top 50 Physicians (2010)
  • Family Practice Educator of the Year (2006)
  • Family Medicine Inpatient Teaching Award (2002)
  • Hispanics United of Buffalo Healthcare to the Hispanic Community (1999)

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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