Anthony D. Martinez MD

Anthony Martinez

Anthony D. Martinez
MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Addictions; Gastroenterology; Infectious Diseases; Internal Medicine; Liver (Hepatology)

Contact Information
Buffalo General Medical Center
Rm. 617F, B Building
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 859-2202
adm35@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

I care for patients with liver disease and addiction disorders, including opiate dependency, viral hepatitis, alcoholic and fatty liver disease, in an outpatient setting at Erie County Medical Center where I am the medical director of hepatology. In collaboration with the division of infectious diseases, I also evaluate and treat patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV co-infection. I also treat veterans with opiate dependency at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, in the addiction medicine unit. My patient-care efforts include digital outreach: I co-authored an article for the inaugural issue of the patient-oriented online magazine “HCV Next.”

My research involves improving hepatitis C treatments in populations disproportionately affected by HCV but with limited access to health care (including many American veterans, ethnic minority groups, injection drug users, and patients with psychological disorders) as well as developing novel modalities to deliver care. The goal of my research is to expand HCV treatment services to a wide-ranging group of patients, especially those without immediate access to care, in an effort to reduce global disease burden. This may include training primary care or other providers to treat HCV and using telemedicine and co-localization as a way to increase treatment uptake in areas such as rural primary care clinics and methadone clinics.

My team is also investigating barriers to hepatitis C screening and treatment. Using the data we collect (e.g., patients’ knowledge of the disease, their perceptions regarding treatment, their willingness to be treated), we can design initiatives to improve patient-based HCV education and work toward the goal of increasing treatment uptake. This component of my research also looks at the same issues on the provider side: provider HCV knowledge and screening, referral and treatment practices. These data will help us understand what the provider-level barriers are to disease control, and we can design provider-based HCV educational initiatives to improve screening and referral for care.

I am also a co-investigator on numerous clinical trials related to new therapeutic agents for hepatitis C and fatty liver disease, including a study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to evaluate the use of telemedicine to treat HCV in methadone maintenance clinics.

I present and lecture nationally about hepatitis C with an emphasis on opiate dependence and special populations. I am a member of the New York State Hepatitis C Demonstration Project expert panel.

I teach medical students in small group settings in the area of gastroenterology and hepatology. I also precept internal medicine residents and gastroenterology fellows in the outpatient clinics.

Education and Training:

  • Cert, Infectious Diseases, American Academy of HIV Medicine (2015)
  • Fellowship, Addiction Medicine, Weill Medical College, Cornell University (2007)
  • Fellowship, Hepatitis C Evaluation and Management, Weill Medical College, Cornell University (2007)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Boston University, Roger Williams Medical Center (2006)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Boston University, Roger Williams Medical Center (2006)
  • MD, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (2002)
  • BS, Biology, Providence College (1998)

Employment:

  • Associate Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Associate Professor, Hepatology, Erie County Medical Center (2013-present)
  • Associate Professor, Behavioral Medicine, VA Western NY Healthcare (2013-present)
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego (2012–2013)
  • Attending Physician, Medicine, University of California (2008–2013)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego (2008–2012)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College (2007–2008)
  • Clinical Instructor, Medicine and Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College (2006–2007)
  • Assistant Attending Physician, Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital (2006–2007)

Awards and Honors:

  • Award To Clinical Faculty for Scholarship (2016)
  • America's Top Doctors (2016)
  • Junior Resident of the Year (2004)
  • Intern of the Year (2003)
  • National Hispanic Society Scholar (1996)
  • National Kidney Foundation Scholar (1996)
  • Latino Dollars for Scholars Award (1994)

Research Expertise:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Hepatology
  • HIV specialist
  • Liver disease
  • Medical Marijuana In Clinical Practice
  • Viral Hepatitis

Research Centers:

  • Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • Gilead Preventative HIV/HCV/HBV Preventative Screening Grant (FOCUS)
    Gilead
    Role: Co-Investigator

Journal Articles:

Abstracts:

  • Martinez AD. Age and Risk Factor-Based Serologic Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Among an Urban High-Risk Population. The Liver Meeting, American Association For The Study of Liver Disease. 2015.
  • Martinez AD. Utilization of Telemedicine To Treat Hepatitis C at a Medication Assisted Opioid Treatment Program. American Association for the Treatment of Opiate Dependence National Conference. 2015.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (2015–present)
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine (2014–present)
  • European Association for the Study of Liver Disease; Member (2012–present)
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases; 2009-Member 2011-Member of AASLD Hepatitis C Special Interest Group (2009–present)
  • American College of Physicians; Member (2008–2012)
  • New York Society of Addiction Medicine; Member (2008–present)
  • USA Boxing, Physician Member (2007–present)
  • New York Medical Reserve Corps; Member (2006–2010)
  • Ameican Society of Addiction Medicine; Member (2006–present)
  • National Hispanic Medical Association; Member (2005–present)

Presentations:

  • "Medical Marijuana In Clinical Practice" Primary Care Update, University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Addressing Hepatitis C – Leave No One Behind" United States Conference on AIDS (2016)
  • "HCV - No One Left Behind" 11th National Harm Reduction Conference, National Harm Reduction Organization (2016)
  • "HCV And The Active Substance User" HepCure Webinar, New York State Clinical Education Initiative (2016)
  • "HCV State of The Art" Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo, gastroenterology (2016)
  • "HCV/HIV Co-Infection" Updates In Viral Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Conference, University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening and Surveillance" Updates In Viral Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Conference, University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "Impact of a Multi-Disciplinary Approach in Disease Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis" American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, ACG (2016)
  • "Knowledge of Hepatitis C Acquisition Risks is Associated with Improved Birth Cohort-based Screening Practices among Primary Care Physicians" European Association for The Study of Liver Disease, EASL (2016)
  • "Medical Marijuana: A New Era for Chronic Disease Management in New York State" City Wide Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "The Etiology, Natural History and Bleeding Risk of Gastroesophageal Varices" Research Day, University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "Treatment for Hepatitis C: New Tests, New Drugs and New Recommendations" Clinical Education Initiative, Mt. Sinai (2016)
  • "Collaboration In Buffalo: How Liver Care Is Changing The Face of a City" HCV Next Magazine (2015)
  • "Evolving Mindsets: Addiction and Hepatitis C" Association of Nurses in AIDS Care National Meeting, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (2015)
  • "Treatment for Hepatitis C: New Tests, New Drugs & New Recommendations" The Nurse Practitioner Association of NY State Annual Conference, Nurse Practitioner Association of NY (2015)
  • "Update On The Management of HCV" City Wide Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "HCV and Addiction Medicine" Advances in HCV 2015 Conference, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "HCV and Addiction Medicine" Advances in HCV 2015 Conference, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "Age and Risk Factor-Based Serologic Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Among an Urban High-Risk Population" The Liver Meeting, American Association for The Study of Liver Disease (2015)
  • "HCV Who is at risk and how can they be reached" Medpage Today interview, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "Love Your Liver: Clinical Endeavors" Partners in Discovery Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "Treatment for Hepatitis C: New Tests, New Drugs & New Recommendations" American College of Physicians District Meeting, American College of Physicians (2015)
  • "Utilization of Telemedicine To Treat Hepatitis C at a Medication Assisted Opioid Treatment Program" American Association for the Treatment of Opiate Dependence National Conference (2015)
  • "HCV Management Update" Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo, GI, Hepatology and Nutrition (2014)
  • "It’s Not Chopped Liver! Understanding The Organ and Viral Hepatitis" Mini-Med School Seminar, University at Buffalo, Public (2014)
  • "HCV Management Update" Conference on The Management of Hepatitis C Viral Infection, University at Buffalo, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (2014)
  • "Update On The Management of Hepatitis C Infection" PharmEd Conference (2014)
  • "Implementing Hepatitis C Therapy in a Primary Care Practice" Managing The Hepatitis C Patient: From Screening Through Treatment Conference, SUNY Albany (2014)
  • "Innovations In Treating Hepatitis C" Grand Rounds, Holy Cross Hospital, Medicine (2014)
  • "HCV: A New Era" City Wide Grand Rounds, University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Patient-Centered Evaluation In The HIV/HCV Co-Infected Population" 9th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence (2014)
  • "HCV Evaluation and Management: The Evolving Paradigm" The New Paradigm of HCV Therapy-Integration of Oral Therapies Into Basic Practices Think Tank, Harvard Medical School (2013)
  • "Viral Hepatitis, Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer: Strategies for Prevention and Control" 2nd Annual UC San Diego Hepatology Program, Clinical Update for The Comprehensive Management of Cirrhosis, Viral Hepatitis, Liver Cancer and End Stage Liver Disease, University of California San Diego (2012)
  • "Advances In The Treatment of HCV" UC San Diego Viral Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Symposium, UC San Diego (2011)
  • "The Integrated Addiction Medicine – Hepatology Model for HCV Management Among Opiate Dependent Individuals on Methadone Maintenance Therapy" Symposium on the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus in Patients on Opiate Agonist Treatment, Weill Cornell University (2009)
  • "Integration of Treatment Services for Hepatitis C Positive Methadone Patients" International Harm Reduction Association Conference (2008)
  • "Hepatitis C Treatment: An Integrated Approach" American Association for the Treatment of Opiate Dependence National Conference, AATOD (2007)
  • "Model for Translational Medicine in Viral Hepatitis and Substance Abuse Treatment" 18Th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm (2007)
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Service Activities:

  • Hpatocellular Carcinoma Service line; Collaborative effort with Interventional Radiology, Oncology and Strong Memorial to develop an HCC service line utilizing telemedicine for liver transplant and surgical support. Goal to develop protocols in pathology and radiology to standardize clinical data interpretation; development of a monthly tumor board; development of a tissue bank; development of a HCC CME conference to be held at UB.; Director (2014–present)
  • Member, New York State Health Department Hepatitis C Virus Mono-Infection Clinical Guidelines Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • Faculty and Staff Workforce Diversity committee; Committee Member (2013–present)

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Contact Information

Buffalo General Medical Center
Rm. 617F, B Building
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 859-2202
adm35@buffalo.edu

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