University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content
Steven                         Ambrusko

Steven J. Ambrusko MD, MS

Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Pediatrics

 

Education and Training:
  • MS, Clinical Research - Clinical Trials Research Track, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2007)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (2007)
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Graduate Medical-Dental Education Consortium (2004)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Graduate Medical-Dental Education Consortium (2003)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Graduate Medical-Dental Education Consortium (2001)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, with Honors (2000)
  • BS, Major: Neuroscience (Biomedical Sciences); Minor: Psychology, University of Rochester, cum laude (1996)
Employment:
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2007-present)
  • Director, Sickle Cell & Hemoglobinopathy Center of Western New York (2007-present)
  • Pediatric Staff Physician, Hemophilia Center of Western New York (2007-present)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2007-present)
  • Medical Director, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2008–2016)
  • Interim Pediatric Medical Director, Hemophilia Center of Western New York (2012–2014)
  • Co-Medical Director, Therapeutic Apheresis Services, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2009–2012)
  • Per Diem Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2007–2008)
  • Per Diem Attending Physician, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatrics, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh (2005–2007)
  • In-House Physician, Pediatrics, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (2004)
Awards and Honors:
  • New England Research Insititute/NIH: Grant for Sickle Cell Disease (2009)
  • Kaleida Health System: Golden Stethoscope Award (2002)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Resident Teaching Award (2001)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Gordon S. Ehrlich Award (2000)
  • University of Rochester: Student Employee of the Year Nominee (1995-1996)
  • University of Rochester: Wilmot and Jean Craig Scholarship (1993-1996)
  • University of Rochester: Dean‘s List (1993-1996)
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: America‘s Top Doctors (2013-2017)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Generalist Honors Program (1999-2000)


Journal Articles:
Abstracts:
  • Ambrusko SJ, Gunawardena S, Sakara A, Windsor B, Lanford L, Michelson P, Krishamurti L. Pulmonary Hypertension in Children with Sickle Cell Disease: Clinical Characteristics and Co-Morbidities. Blood. 2005; 106(11).

Professional Memberships:
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Children's Oncology Group
  • Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society
  • National Hemophilia Foundation
Presentations:
  • "Bleeding Disorders 101" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (2014)
  • "Central Venous Line-Related Deep Vein Thrombosis in Pediatric Patients" Pediatric QA/QI Grand Rounds, Women & Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Iron Metabolism: Anemia, Overload, and Beyond" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Sickle Cell Disease" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Vasculopathy in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Chlidren‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Children with Sickle Cell Disease and Cerebrovascular Disease are More Likely to Have Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension" 35th Anniversary Convention of the National Sickle Cell Disease Program, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (2007)
  • "Low Six-Minute Walk Distance in Children with Sickle Cell Disease Suggests Decreased Exercise Tolerance Related to Hemolytic Manifestations of Disease" Annual Meeting, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (2007)
  • "Exercise Tolerance and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Children with Sickle Cell Disease" Sickle Cell Symposium, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (2007)
  • "Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Children with Sickle Cell Vasculopathy" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Occurs in Children with Sickle Cell Disease and is Potentially Reversible" 29th Annual Meeting of the National Sickle Cell Disease Program, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (2006)
  • "Exercise Tolerance and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Children with Sickle Cell Disease" Sickle Cell Symposium, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (2006)
  • "Pulmonary Hypertension in Children with Sickle Cell Disease: Clinical Characteristics and Co-Morbidities" 47th Annual Meeting and Exposition, American Society of Hematology (2005)
  • "Use of the PFA-100 Test as a Screen for von Willebrand Disease in Children" Senior Resident Research Presentation Day, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2003)
  • "Adverse Effects of Reduced-Dose Craniospinal Radiation Therapy with Chemotherapy in Low-Stage Medulloblastoma Patients" Annual Meeting, Children's Oncology Group (2002)
  • "Effect of a Brief Office Intervention on the Process of Smoking Cessation in Parents" Generalist Honors Program, University at Buffalo (2000)
See all (5 more)
Service Activities:
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Vascular Anomalies Center; Medical Team Member (2016–present)
  • Kaleida Health: Medical Staff Credentialing Committee; Committee Member (2011–present)
  • Kaleida Health: Medical Executive Committee; Committee Member (2010–2014)
  • Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of Buffalo; Co-Founder (2010–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Nursing Workshops; "Sickle Cell Disease: Transfusion therapy and Pain Management"; Presentor (2009–2010)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Hematology/Oncology Center of Excellence Committee; Committee Member (2008–2016)
  • University at Buffalo: Children and Youth Institutional Review Board; Board Member (2008–2014)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Therapeutic Pheresis Services Committee; Committee Member (2008–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Neuro-Oncology Clinic; Martin Brecher, MD, Lorna Fitzpatrick, MD, Patricia Duffner, MD, Veetai Li, MD; Participant (2001–2004)

School News:
In the Media:

Clinical Specialties:
Clinical Offices:
Insurance Accepted:


Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Hematology/Oncology
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7349
Fax: (716) 888-3801
Email: ambrusk@buffalo.edu

Patient Care

Looking for a doctor? This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, the group comprised of practicing physicians who are also professors in the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

View this faculty on UBMD

Log in to Update Your Profile