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Bree                           Kramer

Bree C. Kramer DO

Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Pediatrics

 

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • DO, Osteopathy, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (2005)
  • Cert, Emergency Medical Technician, Erie County Community College (2000)
  • BS, Biology and Spanish, Canisius College, cum laude (2000)
Employment:
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (2016-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Critical Care, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Associate Director of Apheresis, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2014-present)
  • Locum Tenum, PICU, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2013–2014)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine (2012–2014)
  • Attending Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatrics, El Paso Children‘s Hospital (2012–2014)
  • Director, Pediatric Critical Care Residency Rotation, Pediatrics, El Paso Children‘s Hospital (2012–2014)
  • Coordinator, MS-IV Pediatric Critical Care Clerkship, Pediatrics, El Paso Children‘s Hospital (2012–2014)
  • Attending Physician, Pediatrics, Buffalo Mercy Hospital (2008–2012)
  • Attending Physician, Kids Alliance Pediatric Group (2008–2012)
  • Attending Physician, Pediatric and Adolescent Urgent Care of Western New York (2011)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2009–2011)
  • Second Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2009–2011)
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Rural Metro Ambulance Company (2000–2001)
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Awards and Honors:
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Outstanding Research Award (2011)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Quality Improvement Award (2010)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Quality Improvement Award (2009)
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine: Student DO of the Year Award (2004)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • April 2010–April 2011
    The Natural History of High Flow Nasal Cannula Use at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $3,000
  • April 2008–April 2009
    Assessing Improvements in Patient Hand-Offs and Patient Safety
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $3,000

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
  • Kramer BC, Heard CM, Al-Ibrahim OS. Acute respiratory distress syndrome from hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: a case report. Austin Crit Care J. 2015; 2(1).
Journal Articles:
  • Kramer BC, Joshi P, Heard CM. Noise pollution levels in the pediatric intensive care unit. J Crit Care. 2016; 36.
  • Bera A, Kramer BC. 1868: A Case of Rhabdomyolysis and Compartment Syndrome Associated with Acute Heroin Overdose. Crit Care Med. 2016; 44(12).
  • Gabrial M, Kramer BC. 1878: All tachypnea is not respiratory distress. Crit Care Med. 2016; 44(12).
  • Triplet RM, Al-Ibrahim OS, Kramer BC. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Disseminated Herpes Simplex Virus Infection with Multiorgan Failure. Austin Crit Care J. 2016; 3(2).

Professional Memberships:
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society for Apheresis
  • American Osteopathic Association
Presentations:
  • "Is It Safe and Effective for Pediatric Intensive Care Faculty to Manage an Apheresis Program?" Annual Meeting, American Society for Apheresis (2017)
  • "Pediatric Sepsis" Grand Rounds, WCA Hospital (2016)
  • "End of Life Planning in Special Needs Children" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2016)
  • "Sudden Cardiac Arrest" Pediatric Morbidity and Mortality Conference, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: An Assessment of Noise in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2015)
  • "A Decrease in Blood Transfusions During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Following a Change to a Heparin-Bonded Circuit: A Case Series" Annual Conference, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2013)
  • "High Flow Nasal Cannula: Proving the Practice" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Noise Pollution in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Its Effect on Sedation" Annual Conference, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2012)
  • "The Safety of High Flow Nasal Cannula at Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo" Annual Conference, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2012)
  • "Kelly Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit" Annual Meeting, American Society of Health System Pharmacists (2011)
  • "Arterial Blood Gas Analysis" Medical Student Lecture and Small Group Workshop, University at Buffalo (2011)
  • "Initiation of High Flow Nasal Cannula Protocol" Pediatric Weekly Lecture Series, University at Buffalo, Department of Pediatrics (2011)
  • "ARDS from Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis: A Case Report" Annual Conference, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (2011)
  • "The Natural History of High Flow Nasal Cannula at Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo" Annual Conference, Society of Hospital Medicine (2011)
  • "The Natural History of High Flow Nasal Cannula Use at Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo" Spring Clinical Day, University at Buffalo (2011)
  • "Noise Pollution Levels in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit" Annual Conference, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2011)
  • "High Flow Nasal Cannula: History of Usage at Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Heat Stroke" Pediatric Clinical Case Conference, University at Buffalo, Department of Pediatrics (2010)
  • "Assessing Improvements in Patient Hand-offs and Patient Safety" Spring Clinical Day, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • "To Go or Not to Go, A Pediatric Transport Case" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "An Abuse Case" Pediatric Morbidity and Mortality Conference, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Assessing Improvements in Patient Hand-offs and Patient Safety" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Team-Based Versus Floor-Based: Comparing Patient Outcomes" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
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Service Activities:
  • University at Buffalo: 1st Annual Interprofessional Forum - 'Confronting Opioid Dependence: An Interprofessional Strategy'; Small Group Facilitator (2016)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Sepsis QA Committee; Committee Member (2016–present)
  • UBMD Pediatrics: Employee Recognition Committee; Committee Member (2016–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Infection Prevention Committee; Committee Member (2016–present)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: High Flow Nasal Cannula Committee; Co-Chair (2015–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Trauma Committee; PICU Liaison (2015–present)
  • Kaleida Health: Value Analysis Team; Hospital Representative (2015–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Emergency Medicine Fellowship Scholarly Oversight Committee; Interdepartmental Faculty Member (2015–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: PICU Resident Lecture Series; Coordinator (2015–present)
  • Buffalo General Medical Center: Spinal Fusions; PICU Liaison (2014–present)
  • Girl Scouts of Western New York; Career Mentor (2014–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Residency PICU Rotation; Faculty Liaison (2014–present)
  • El Paso Children‘s Hospital: Informatics Committee; Committee Member (2014)
  • El Paso Children‘s Hospital: Credentialing Committee; Committee Member (2013–2014)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: Clinical Competency Committee; Committee Member (2013–2014)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: Pediatric Resident Recruitment Committee; Committee Member (2012–2014)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: Pediatric Curriculum Committee; Committee Member (2012–2014)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Graduate Medical Education - Internal Review Subcommittee; Committee Member (2011–2012)
  • Girl Scouts of Western New York: Summer Camp; Medical Coordinator (2011–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: High Flow Nasal Cannula Committee; Committee Member (2010–2012)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); Teacher (2009–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Team STEPPS; Teacher (2009–2012)
  • American Osteopathic Association: Bureau of Student Affairs; Member (2008–2009)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Family Advisory Council; Member (2008–2009)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Teaching Development Committee; Committee Member (2008–2009)
  • Girl Scout Councils of Desert Southwest and Western New York; Toop Leader, Adult Trainer, Great Escape Committee Medical Coordinator, Product Development Committee Member, Girl Scout Cookie Sales Press Kit Committee Chair

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7442
Fax: (716) 878-7101
Email: bkramer@buffalo.edu

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