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Amy                            Sands

Amy M. Sands MD

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Associate Professor; Pathology Residency Program Director

Specialty/Research Focus

Anatomic Pathology; Cytopathology; Hematology - Clinical Pathology; Hematopathology

Professional Summary:

My professional interests are focused in the areas of Hematology, Hematopathology, Cytopathology, Laboratory Administration and Education.
1. I am actively involved in patient care, interpreting biopsies of lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen, thymus, and extra-nodal lymphoid lesions. I review and diagnose abnormal peripheral smears and body fluids for the hematology laboratories of the Kaleida System. I specialize in the diagnosis of leukemias, lymphomas, and benign reactive processes. I also interpret flow cytometry and lymphocyte stimulation tests including cases for patients immunologically compromised as well as those with neoplastic processes. I rotate on the Cytology Service and sign out Pap smears and Non-Gynecologic samples (such as fine needle aspirations of lesions, body fluids, urines, and bronchial brushings/washings).
2. I am actively involved in laboratory administration and presently am the Medical Laboratory Director for the Clinical Laboratories based at the Buffalo General Medical Complex. I also over see and am the Medical Director of Hematology and Hematopathology for the five hematology laboratories of Kaleida Health.
3. I am very involved in medical education and am the Residency Program Director for the Pathology Residency Program. I teach Hematology and Hematopathology to the Pathology Residents as well as to the medical and dental students at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Northwestern University (1985)
  • Residency, Pathology, Northwestern University (1983)
  • MD, University of Rochester (1980)
Awards and Honors:
  • Consumers‘ Guide to Top Doctors (2009)
  • Strathmore's Who's Who (2006)
  • Campbridge Who's Who (2006)
  • Guide to America's Top Physicians (2005)

Journal Articles:
  • Gao C, Sands AM. Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia. North American Journal of Medicine and Science. 2012; 5(2).

  • "Career Planning Group Sesssion for Medical Students" (2011)
  • "Invited review session for USMLE for Medical Students" Review Session, USMLE (2011)
  • "Panelist Women's Physician Dinner" , University of Buffalo, AMA, AMWA, WHIC Chapters (2010)
  • "Curriculum Writing Workshop" , University of Buffalo, Program Director Advisory Committee (2009)

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Contact Information

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 859-2140
Fax: 716-859-3141

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