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Alan                           Saltzman

Alan R. Saltzman MD

Department of Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Specialty/Research Focus

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

 
Professional Summary:

I have been active in research, teaching, patient care and administration during my long career at UB’s school of medicine. My research has involved pulmonary mechanics and gas exchange, and my clinical care of patients has been in the pulmonary and critical care areas. After stepping down in September 2010 as chair of the department of medicine, I put my focus on teaching medical students during their pre-clinical years.

Education and Training:
  • MBA, Health Care Management, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management (1995)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology, State University of New York at Buffalo (1973)
  • Fellowship, SUNY - Downstate Medical Center (1971)
  • Residency, New York University-Bellevue Medical Center (1970)
  • Internship, SUNY - Downstate Medical Center (1968)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (1967)
  • BA, Biology, New York University, University College of Arts and Sciences (1963)
Employment:
  • Medical Director, HealthNow New York, Inc. (2011-present)
  • Professor, Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (2007-present)
  • Attending Staff, Medicine, Kaleida Health (2005–2011)
  • Chair, Department of Medicine (2004–2010)
  • Attending Staff, Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (1975–2010)
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (1996–2007)
  • Clinical Director, Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (1989–2006)
  • Acting Chairman, Department of Medicine (2004)
  • Clinical Adjunct Faculty, D'Youville College, Physician Assistant Program (1994–2000)
  • Clinical Professor, Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (1992–1996)
  • Chief, Pulmonary Disease Section, Medicine, Veterans Administration Medical Center (1982–1994)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (1983–1992)
  • Associate Chief, Medical Services, Medicine, Veterans Administration Medical Center (1985–1989)
  • Medical Director, Erie Community College-North Campus (1984–1988)
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (1975–1983)
  • Director, Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory, Medicine, National Naval Medical Center (1973–1975)
  • Assistant Instructor, Medicine, Downstate Medical Center (1970–1971)
  • Teaching Assistant, Medicine, New York University Medical Center (1968–1970)
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Journal Articles:
  • Grever MR, Kane GC, Kennedy MA, Kuzma MS Saltzman AR, Wiernik NV, Baptista NV. Meeting the nations's need for physicain services: a response to the anticipated physician shortage. Am J Med. 2009; 122(12).
  • Zhang S, Saltzman AR, Klocke RA. Influence of cardiac action on gas mixing in closed-chest dogs.. J Appl Physiol. 1995; 79(1).
  • Saltzman AR, Klocke RA, Ackerman NB, Land P, Grant BJ, Aquilina AT. High-frequency oscillation during simulated altitude exposure.. Crit Care Med. 1990; 18(11).
  • Klocke RA, Saltzman AR, Grant BJ, Aquilina AT, Zhang S. Role of molecular diffusion in conventional and high frequency ventilation.. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1990; 142(4).
  • Saltzman AR, Grant BJ, Aquilina AT, Ackerman NB, Land P, Coulter V, Klocke RA. Ventilatory criteria for aeromedical evacuation.. Aviat Space Environ Med. 1987; 58(10).
  • Grant BJ, Bencowitz HZ, Aquilina AT, Saltzman AR, Klocke RA. Air transportation of patients with acute respiratory failure: theory.. Aviat Space Environ Med. 1987; 58(7).
  • Saltzman AR. When gastroesophagela reflux causes lung disease. J Respir Dis. 1981; 2.
  • Barany JS, Saltzman AR, Klocke RA. Oxygen-related intrapulmonary shunting in obstructive pulmonary disease.. Chest. 1978; 74(1).
  • Farhi LE, Olszowka AJ, Saltzman AR. The role of inert gas in steady-state oxygen transport. INSERM. 1975; 51.
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Grant BJB, Saltzman AR. Respiratory functions of the lung. 1994.
  • Saltzman AR. Pulmonary aspects. 1992.
  • Klocke RA, Saltzman AR. Gas Transport. 1989.
  • Saltzman AR, RA Klocke. Acid-base balance. 1989.
  • Saltzman AR. Acute Respiratory Failure. 1986.
  • Saltzman AR. Acute Respiratory Failure. 1985.
  • Saltzman AR. Acute Respiratory Failure. 1984.
  • Saltzman, A.R., Klocke, R.A.. Acid-base balance. 1983.
  • Saltzman, AR and Klocke, RA. Gas transport. 1983.
  • Saltzman AR. Ventilation-perfusion relationships. 1982.
  • Saltzman AR, RA Klocke. Respiratory Failure. 1980.
  • Lyons HA, Saltzman AR. Diseases of the respiratory tract in alcoholics. 1974; 3.
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Abstracts:
  • Klocke RA, Grant BJB, Saltzman AR, Aquilina AT, Zhang S. Role of molecular diffusion during conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) and high frequency ventilation. Am. Rev. Respir. Dis.. 1989; 139(4).
  • Rinow ME, Saltzman AR. Effectiveness of a new oxygen demand valve in chronic hypoxemia. Chest. 1984; 86.
  • Cobb OM, Saltzman AR, Donaldson JC, Elliott RC, Raymond LW. Transbronchial lung biopsy in sarcoidosis. Clin. Research. 1979; 27.
  • Saltzman AR. Effects of gas density and viscosity on maximum expiratory flow. Fed. Proc.. 1979; 38.
  • James, F, Dashkoff N, Boersma, RB, Saltzman AR. Variations in echocardiographic left ventricular dimensions during respiration. Fed. Proc.. 1978; 37.
  • Barany, JS, Saltzman AR, Klocke RA. Effect of 100 oxygen breathing on intrapulmonary shunting in patients with obstructive lung disease. Am. Rev. Resp. Dis.. 1977; 115.
  • Saltzman AR, Olszowka, AJ, Farhi, LE. Enhancement of steady state PaO2 by soluble inert gas. Fed. Proc.. 1974; 33.
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Professional Memberships:
  • FACP (2006–present)
Service Activities:
  • Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Curriculum Committee; Member (2011)
  • Professional Steering Committee Subcommittee on Pulmonary and Critical Care Services, Great Lakes Health; Member (2008–2010)
  • Professional Steering Committee Subcommittee on Transplantation Services, Great Lakes Health; Member (2008–2010)
  • Ad Hoc Physician Leadership Group (predecessor to Professional Steering Committee), Great Lakes Health; Member (2008)
  • Ad Hoc Clinical Pathways Committee, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1995–2006)
  • Laboratory Advisory and Utilization Review Committee, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1995–2006)
  • Leadership Group, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1995–1996)
  • Joint Conference Committee, Board of Managers, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1994–1995)
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Reduce Length of Stay, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1993–2006)
  • Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Committee, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1991–2006)
  • Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Ad Hoc Committee, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1991–2003)
  • Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Committee, Department of Medicine, Erie County Medical Center; Chair (1990–1996)
  • X-ray and Laboratory Subcommittee of Ad Hoc Patient Care Action Committee, Medical-Dental Staff, Erie County Medical Center; Chair (1990–1993)
  • Medical-Dental Staff Executive Committee, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1989–2006)
  • Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Committee, Department of Medicine, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1989–2006)
  • Capital Equipment Committee, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1989–1995)
  • New Technologies Committee, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1989–1991)
  • Space Allocation Committee, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1989–1991)
  • Clinical Execuitve Board, Buffalo VA Medical Center; Member (1989–1990)
  • Community Relations Committee, Board of Managers, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1989–1990)
  • Health Care Strategies Subcommittee of Long Range Planning Committee, Board of Managers, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1989–1990)
  • Morbidity-Mortality Committee, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1989–1990)
  • Therapeutic Agents and Pharmacy Review Committee, Buffalo VA Medical Center; Chair (1989–1990)
  • Planning Subcommittee of Joint Conference Committee, Board of Managers, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1989)
  • Ad Hoc Smoking Practices Committee, Buffalo VA Medical Center; Member (1988–1989)
  • Continuing Human Studies Review Subcommittee, Buffalo VA Medical Center; Chair (1988)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Laboratory Tests, Buffalo VA Medical Center; Member (1987–1989)
  • Medical Laser Committee, Buffalo VA Medical Center; Member (1987–1989)
  • Medical-Dental Staff, Buffalo VA Medical Center; President (1987)
  • Human Studies Review Committee, Buffalo VA Medical Center; Chair (1986)
  • Research and Development Committee, Buffalo VA Medcial Center; Member (1986)
  • Therapeutic Agents and Pharmacy Review Committee, Buffalo VA Medical Center; Member (1985–1990)
  • Education Committee, Buffalo VA Medical Center; Member (1985–1989)
  • Ad Hoc Committee for Contingency Planning for Increased Number of Respiratory Patients, Buffalo VA Medical Center; Member (1985)
  • Human Studies Review Committee, Buffalo VA Medical Center; Member (1982–1986)
  • RCU Committee, Erie County Medical Center; Member (1977–1985)

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Contact Information

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
33 Biomedical Education Building
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-3806
Fax: n/a
Email: asaltzma@buffalo.edu


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