Amy A. Case MD

Amy Case

Amy A. Case
MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Internal Medicine; Pain Management; Palliative Medicine

Contact Information
VA Western New York Healthcare System
GEC/Palliative Medicine
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 716-862-3282
Fax: 716-862-8655
amycase@buffalo.edu
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Professional Summary:

Associate Professor of Medicine
UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Director
UB Internal Medicine Associate Program Director, VA Site Director

Education and Training:

  • Cert, Royal College of Physicians (2009)
  • Fellowship, Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (2005)
  • Residency, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2004)
  • Cert (2003)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Research Honors (2001)
  • BA, Pre-Medicine, University at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (1997)

Employment:

  • Associate Program Director Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo (2015-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Program Director Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Palliative Medicine, University at Buffalo, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Director of Palliative Medicine, Geriatrics and Extended Care, Veterans Administration Western New York Healthcare System (2005-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Palliative Medicine, University at Buffalo (2005–2014)

Awards and Honors:

  • Program Director of Excellence (2015)
  • Service Award for 10 years of VA employment (2012)
  • VA Service Award (2012)
  • UB Graduate Medicine Education Award (2012)
  • UB GME award for ACGME accreditation (2009)
  • National Under Secretary For Health Customer Service Unit Level Award (2008)
  • Department of VA Special Contribution Award (2006)
  • VA Certificate of Appreciation (2005)
  • Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award: Arnold P. Gold Foundation (2002)
  • Lawrence H. Golden Award (2002)
  • Harry E. and Loretta A. Jordan Award (2002)
  • Generalist Scholar Award (2002)
  • Astra-Zeneca Drug Monograph Competition winner (1998)

Research Expertise:

  • Pain Medicine: Neuropathic pain, Use of Opioids in chronic pain, Use of opioids in patients with history of substance abuse, Pain in Veterans
  • Palliative Medicine: COPD, Prognostication in Advanced Illness, Neuropathic Pain, Palliative Management of Wounds, Artificial Hydration and Nutrition in Advanced Illness

Journal Articles:

Abstracts:

  • Freer JP, Kerr CW, McDonald AA, Schaeffer CP, Smiley SL. End-of-Life Care Curriculum Development In a Large Internal Medicine Training Program. J Palliat Med. 2003; 6(6).

Professional Memberships:

  • American College of Physicians (2011–present)
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2005–present)

Presentations:

  • "Artificial Hydration and Nutrition in Advanced Illness" UB Palliative Medicine Lecture Series, UB PM Fellowship (2015)
  • "AAHPM Education SIG" AAHPM National Assembly, AAHPM, Education SIG (2015)
  • "Palliative Management of COPD" UB Palliative Medicine Lecture Series, UB PM Fellowshpi (2014)
  • "Innovation of providing palliative care to both hospice and rehabilitation patients on a community living center" Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC National Conference), CAPC (2014)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Lecture for Pulmonary Critical Care Grand Rounds, UB Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship (2014)
  • "Overview of Opioids" UB Palliative Medicine Lecture Series, UB PM fellowship (2014)
  • "Overview of Pain Management" Lecture Internal Medicine Morning Report, UB IM Residency (2014)
  • "Discussing advance directives" UB Palliative Medicine Lecture Series, PM fellowship (2014)
  • "Discussing Advance Directives in Patients with Advanced Illness" Internal Medicine Morning Report, UB IM Residency (2014)
  • "Palliative Care Overview" UB Palliative Medicine Lecture Series, UB Palliative Med Fellowship (2014)
  • "Palliative Management of COPD" Lecture Internal Medicine Resident Morning Report, UB Internal Medicine Residency (2014)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" UB Citywide Grand Rounds (2014)
  • "Artificial Hydration and Nutrition in Advanced Illness" UB Palliative Medicine Lecture Series (2014)
  • "Overview of Pain Management" CME Lecture Series, South Buffalo Mercy Internal Medicine (2014)
  • "AAHPM Education SIG" AAHPM National Assembly, AAHPM, Education SIG (2014)
  • "Overview of Palliative Medicine" Lecture Internal Medicine Residents (2014)
  • "Prognostication" UB Palliative Medicine Lecture Series (2014)
  • "Overview of Pain Management" Lecture for Internal Medicine Residents (2014)
  • "Adjuvant Analgeics for Neuropathic Pain" UB Palliative Medicine Lecture Series (2014)
  • "Overview of Opioids" UB Palliative Medicine Lecture Series (2013)
  • "Overview of Pain Managment" Lecture Internal Medicine Residents, BGH (2013)
  • "Discussing Advance Directives" UB Palliative Medicine Lecture Series (2013)
  • "Overview of Pain Management" Lecture to Internal Medicine Residents, ECMC (2013)
  • "Overview of Pain Management" ECMC Grand Rounds (2013)
  • "Overview of Palliative Medicine" UB Palliative Medicine Lecture Series (2013)
  • "Palliation in Patients with Advanced COPD" BGH Grand Rounds (2013)
  • "Palliation in Patients with Advanced COPD" ECMC Grand Rounds (2013)
  • "Palliation in Patients with Advanced COPD" Lecture for Pulmonary Critical Care Grand Rounds (2013)
  • "Artificial Hydration and Nutrition in Advanced Illness" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2013)
  • "Overview of Pain Management" VA Grand Rounds (2013)
  • "Prognostication" Ambulatory Lecture Series Internal Medicine Residents, ECMC (2013)
  • "Overview of Palliative Medicine" Pulmonary Grand Rounds, VA (2012)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series, VA (2012)
  • "Overview of Neuropathic Pain" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series, VA (2012)
  • "Overview of Opioids" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series, VA (2012)
  • "Palliative Medicine Overview" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series, VA (2012)
  • "Palliative Care Business Plan" Morning Meeting of Pentad, VA, VA administrators (2012)
  • "Palliative Care Service Agreement" Medical Staff Meeting, VA, Medical Staff (2012)
  • "It Is Too Late or Is It? Bereaved Family Member Perceptions of Hospice Referral When Their Family Member Was on Hospice for Seven Days or Less" Journal Club, UB, Palliative Medicine Fellowship Faculty (2012)
  • "Palliative Care Leadership Center (PCLC)/Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) Refresher Course" Palliative Care Leadership Center (PCLC)/Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) Refresher Course Faculty, VA/CAPC, Palliative Care Team Staff (2012)
  • "Palliative Care Leadership Center (PCLC)/Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) Refresher Course" Palliative Care Leadership Center (PCLC)/Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) Refresher Course Faculty, VA/CAPC, Palliative Care Team Staff (2011)
  • "The Infusion of Opioids During Terminal Withdrawal of Mechanical Ventilation in the Medical Intensive Care Unit" Journal Club, UB, Palliative Medicine Fellowship Faculty (2011)
  • "2011 Public Opinion Research on Palliative Care" Journal Club, UB, Palliative Medicine Fellowship Faculty (2011)
  • "Discussing Advance Directives" Intensive Care Unit Lecture Series, VA, Internal Medicine Residents (2011)
  • "Discussing Advance Directives" Morning Report, VA, Internal Medicine Residents (2011)
  • "Artificial Hydration and nutrition in Patients with Advanced Illness" Swallow Evaluation of the Palliative Patient: A Clinical Conversation, Buffalo General Hospital (2011)
  • "Discussing Advance Directives" Morning Report, Erie County Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residents (2011)
  • "Discussing Advance Directives" Morning Report, Buffalo General Hospital, Internal Medicine Residents (2011)
  • "RCT of Hospital Based PM consultation" Journal Club, UB, Palliative Medicine Fellowship Faculty (2011)
  • "Rising Cost of Cancer Care" Journal Club, UB, Palliative Medicine Fellowship Faculty (2011)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Lecture Series, VA Western New York Healthcare System, Pulmonary Critical Care Fellows (2011)
  • "Overview of Pain Management" Grand Rounds, Erie County Medical Center (2011)
  • "Overview of Pain Management" Grand Rounds, Buffalo General Hospital (2011)
  • "Overview of Pain Management" Grand Rounds, VA Western New York Healthcare System (2011)
  • "Artificial Hydration and Nutrition in Patients with Advanced Illness" Morning Report, VA Western New York Healthcare System, Internal Medicine Residents (2011)
  • "Palliation of Advanced COPD" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2010)
  • "Palliative Wound Care" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2010)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Grand Rounds Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2010)
  • "Artificial Hydration and Nutrition in Patients with Advanced Illness" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2010)
  • "Palliation of Advanced COPD" VA National Hospice and Palliative Care ELI speaker series (2010)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2010)
  • "Overview of Neuropathic Pain" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2010)
  • "Overview of Opioids" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2010)
  • "Assessing and Treating Neuropathic Pain" National Webinar Lecture, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2010)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Lecture for Primary Care Education Day, VA Western New York Healthcare System (2010)
  • "Palliative Care in the Surgical Patient" Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Meeting, VA Western New York Healthcare System (2010)
  • "Pain Management" Morning Report, VA Western New York Healthcare System, Internal Medicine Residents (2010)
  • "Palliative Care in the Surgical Patient" Surgical Staff Meeting, VA Western New York Healthcare System (2010)
  • "Overview of Palliative Medicine" Lecture Series, UB Endocrinology Residents (2009)
  • "Overview of Palliative Medicine" Lecture Series, UB Pulmonary Critical Care Fellows (2009)
  • "Palliative Wound Care" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2009)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Lecture Series, Erie County Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residents (2009)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Lecture Series, Hertel Elmwood Ambulatory Center, Internal Medicine Residents (2009)
  • "Trends in Palliative Care Pain Management" Ist Annual Palliative Care Conference, Dayton VA Medical Center (2009)
  • "Artificial Hydration and Nutrition in Patients with Advanced Illness" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2009)
  • "Pain Management" VA Morning Report (2009)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Surgical Grand Rounds Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2009)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Lecture Series, Buffalo General Hospital, Internal Medicine Residents (2009)
  • "Pain Management" Neurology Resident Lecture Series (2009)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Neurology Resident Lecture Series (2009)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2009)
  • "Overview of Pain Management" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2009)
  • "Overview of Opioids" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2009)
  • "Palliative Medicine Overview" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2009)
  • "Cancer: Miracles and Myths" UB Mini Medical School (2009)
  • "Palliative Care and Hospice as a Career" Community Physician Luncheon, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Medical Alumni Association (2009)
  • "Palliative Care Nursing Inservice" VA Willow Lodge Staff Meeting, VA Western New York Healthcare System (2009)
  • "Pain Management and Palliative Care in Veterans" Strategies for Veterans Care at the End of Life: Palliative Care Conference, VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (2008)
  • "Palliative Wound Care" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2008)
  • "Artificial Nutrition and Hydration in Patients with Advanced Illness" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2008)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Grand Rounds, VA Western New York Healthcare System (2008)
  • "Palliative Medicine Overview" Lecture, VA Batavia Community Living Center, Batavia Staff (2008)
  • "Overview of Pain Management" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2008)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2008)
  • "Overview of Opioids" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2008)
  • "Palliative Medicine Overview" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2008)
  • "Palliative Medicine Overview" Internal Medicine VA Morning Report, VA Western New York Healthcare System (2008)
  • "Artifiical Hydration and Nutrition in Patients with Advanced Illness" Internal Medicine Ambulatory Clinic Lecture Series, SUNY at Buffalo Department of Internal Medicine (2008)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Geriatric Faculty Meeting, Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital, SUNY at Buffalo Division of Geriatrics (2008)
  • "Artificial Hydration and Nutrition in Patients with Advanced Illness" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2008)
  • "Wound Care in Palliative Medicine" Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association WNY Chapter Meeting, Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association WNY Chapter (2008)
  • "Palliative Medicine Overview" Hospice Week, Batavia VA Community Living Center, Batavia staff (2007)
  • "Adjuvant Analgesics for Neuropathic Pain" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2007)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2007)
  • "Overview of Opioids and Pain Management" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2007)
  • "Palliative Medicine Overview" UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series (2007)
  • "Artifiical Hydration and Nutrition in Patients with Advanced Illness" Ethics/Palliative Care Citywide Grand Rounds, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2007)
  • "Palliative Medicine Overview" Geriatrics Grand Rounds, VA Western New York Healthcare System, Department of Geriatrics and Extended Care (2006)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Lecture Series/Grand Rounds, Erie County Medical Center (2006)
  • "Five Minutes of Excellence in VISN 2 Palliative Care" Veterans Health Administration AACT (Accelerated Administrative & Clinical Training) Hospice and Palliaitve Care National Conference, VISN (Veterans Integrated Service Network) 2 (2006)
  • "Pain Management" VA Morning Report (2006)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Lecture Series/Grand Rounds, VA Western New York Healthcare System (2006)
  • "Prognostication in Patients with Advanced Illness" Lecture Series/Grand Rounds, Buffalo General Hospital (2006)
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Service Activities:

  • AAHPM Education Special Interst Group; Chair (2016–2017)
  • AAHPM Educational Special Interest Group Vice Chair; Vice-Chair (2015–2016)
  • Editorial Board Member Annals of Palliative Medicine; Editorial Board Member (2014–present)
  • Guest editor for the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management; Reviewed "Managing Pain in Advanced Cancer: A survey of UK general practitioners and community nurses" in 2012; Guest Editor (2012–present)
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee; Member (2011–2012)
  • Program Director‘s Advisory Committee; Chair (2011–2012)
  • Palliative Care Institute; A board made up of community and academic leaders in Palliative care in Buffalo; Board Member (2010–2012)
  • Integrated Ethics Committee- VA; Member (2010–present)
  • Guest editor for The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management; Guest editor for article in The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, "Symptoms associated with malignant wounds: A prospective case series"; Guest Editor (2007–present)
  • UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Director; Director (2006–present)
  • Pain Oversight Committee; Advocate group at VA for improving pain practice; Member (2005–2012)
  • Director of Palliative Medicine; I am the administrative and clinical lead of the Palliative Medicine Department at the VA. I oversee several members of the interdisciplinary team. I also run administrative meetings twice monthly where we follow an action plan for what we want to accomplish for the year.; Director (2005–present)
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; AAHPM tracks critical issues impacting the field and advocates for sound health care policy, advancing the interests of hospice and palliative medicine in the legislative and regulatory arenas. The Academy also provides members with the information, tools and training required to be effective advocates for their patients and their practice.; Member (2005–present)

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Contact Information

VA Western New York Healthcare System
GEC/Palliative Medicine
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 716-862-3282
Fax: 716-862-8655
amycase@buffalo.edu
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