Dr. Clemency has been involved in prehospital care for nearly 20 years, beginning his career as a firefighter and emergency medical technician. Dr. Clemency completed both medical school and an MBA in health care administration in 4 years, before coming to Buffalo to continue his medical education. He is double boarded in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Clemency has quickly become a local, regional and national leader in prehospital care, education and research. His research focuses on all aspects of prehospital care, with a special interest in confirming or refuting existing paradigms.
Education and Training:
Fellowship, Emergency Medical Services, University at Buffalo (2010)
Residency, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo (2009)
Residency, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo (2009)
DO, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (2006)
MBA, Health Care Administration, New York Institute of Technology, With Distinction (2006)
BA, Major: Economics & Pre-Professional Studies, University of Notre Dame (2002)
Associate Medical Director, Rural/Metro Medical Services of Western NY (2012-present)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo (2011-present)
Emergency Medicine Attending, Emergency Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (2009-present)
Emergency Physician, Buffalo Bills (2006-present)
Emergency Medicine Attending, Emergency Medicine, Veterans Administration Hospital (2011–2015)
Assistant Medical Director, Rural/Metro Medical Services of Wester NY (2010–2012)
Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo (2009–2011)
Emergency Medicine Attending, Emergency Medicine, FDR Medical Services, Brooks Memorial Hospital (2009–2011)
Flight Physician, Mercy Flight of Western New York (2009–2010)
Medical House Officer, Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital (2008–2009)
Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician, Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department (1997–2006)
Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician, University of Notre Dame Fire Department (2000–2002)
Honorable Mention: Siegel Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching - University at Buffalo (2017)
EMS 10: Innovators in EMS Award - JEMS (2017)
President’s Award - National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) (2017)
Fellow of the Association of EMS Physicians (FAEMS) (2017)
Chairman‘s "Lightning” Award - University at Buffalo, Department of Emergency Medicine (2014)
Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) (2013)
President's Award - Rural/Metro Corporation (2012)
Healthcare 50 - Buffalo Business First (2011)
EMS Physician of Excellence - Wyoming-Erie Emergency Medical Services Council (2010)
Honorable Mention: Siegel Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching - University at Buffalo (2007)
"Paramedic of the Year" - Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department (1999)
Grants and Sponsored Research:
October 2019–September 2020 First Responders - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Role: Co-Investigator $45,000
October 2018–December 2019 Expansion of addictions treatment and rapid referrals across Western New York Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Fund Role: Co-Investigator $197,000
April 2019–August 2019 Expansion of addiction treatment in the jail/prison system and OB/GYN practice settings Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Role: Co-Investigator $140,693
September 2017–August 2018 Initiation of emergency department medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder John R Oishei Foundation Role: Co-Investigator $200,000
July 2016–June 2017 Assessing the utility of face cooling to maintain blood pressure during hemorrhagic injury University at Buffalo Role: Co-Investigator $19,000
June 2016–December 2016 Conversations in the Disciplines (CID) Program: Emergency Care in the Streets: Launching a Prehospital Care Research Consortium The State University of New York Role: Co-Investigator $5,000
January 2013–December 2015 Emergency Decision-Making at Life’s End Les Brun Pilot Funding Program Role: Co-Investigator $10,000
August 2015–November 2015 2015 EMS Question Bank (Service Grant) Rural/Metro Medical Services Role: Principal Investigator $8,000
January 2010–December 2010 Operational Grant for Tactical Response Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team (Service Grant) New York State Legislature Role: Contributor $60,000
The role of oxygen breathing on carotid body sensitivity, oxygen toxicity, and performance in divers Role: Co-Investigator
Optimizing performance during topside operations and diving at altitude Role: Co-Investigator
Ellis DG, Tanaka KP, Clemency B. Telemedicine and Emerging Telecommunications. 2015; 2.
Clemency B, Patel D, Martin-Gill C, Myers J, Rall N, Lindstrom HA. The 2015–16 Emergency Medical Services Fellows [Abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2017; 21(1).
Clemency B, Tanski C, Gibson Chambers J, O’Brien M, Knapp A, Clark A, McGoff P, Innes JC, Hostler D, Lindstrom H. Compulsory Use Of The Backboard Is Associated With Increased Frequency Of Thoracolumbar Imaging [Abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2017; 21(1).
Clemency B, Martin-Gill C, Cooley C, Van Dillen C, Knutsen C, March J, Lubin J, Portela R, Cooney D, Silvestri S, Innes J, Tanka K, Lindstrom H. EMS Board Certification Question Bank [Abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2016; 20(2).
Clemency B, Tanaka K, Hostler D, Innes JC, Zagroba S, Blaszak J, Cooney D, May P, McGee K, Lindstrom H. IV vs IO Epinephrine in the Treatment of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest [Abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2016; 20(1).
Clemency BM, Bart JA, Malhotra A, Campanella V, Klun K, Lindstrom HA. Patients Immobilized With a Longboard Rarely Have Highly Unstable Thoracolumbar Injuries [Abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2015; 19(1).
Clemency BM, Tanski CT, Rosenberg M, Consiglio J, Lindstrom HA. Sufficient Catheter Length for Pneumothorax Needle Decompression: A Meta Analysis [Abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2015; 19(1).
Clemency BM, McCoy AM, Lindstrom HA. Can Paramedics Perform ESI Triage? [Abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2015; 19(1).
Lema PC, Wilson J, O‘Brien M, Lindstrom H, Tanski C, Consiglio J, Clemency B. Ultrasound Identification of Successful Endotracheal Tube Placement by Paramedics and Residents [Abstract]. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2014; 64(4).
Clemency BM, McGee KM, Bart JA. Integrated EMS Didactics for Residents and Fellows [Abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2014; 18(2).
Clemency BM, Lindstrom HA, Gurien S, Janson B, Thompson JJ. Frequency of Manuscript Publication Following Presentation of EMS Abstracts at National Meetings [Abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2013; 17(1).
"Patients Immobilized With a Longboard Rarely Have Highly Unstable Thoracolumbar Injuries (Poster)" NY ACEP Scientific Assembly, NY ACEP (2015)
"BLS Protocol Changes for Suspected Spinal Injury" Trauma Management for Rural EMS And Community Hospitals, New York State Department of Health ‐ Western Region & Central New York Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition (2015)