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Christian                      DeFazio

Christian R. DeFazio MD

Department of Emergency Medicine

University at Buffalo, Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Emergency Medicine

Professional Summary:

Dr. DeFazio worked extensively as a community emergency physician prior to becoming a member of the teaching faculty affiliated with the emergency medicine residency here in Buffalo in 2000. He served as the Assistant Clinical Director of the Emergency Department at Buffalo General Hospital as well as the department Quality Improvement Coordinator until becoming the Residency Director in 2008. His primary interest lies in the education of emergency medicine residents.

Education and Training:
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency Program (1997)
  • Chief Resident, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Level I Trauma Center (1997)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine, Cum Laude (1994)
  • BA, Psychology, Princeton University, Cum Laude (1990)
  • Staff Attending Physician, Erie County Medical Center (2008-present)
  • Director, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Residency (2008-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Buffalo General Medical Center (2000-present)
  • Staff Attending Physician, Buffalo General Medical Center (2000-present)
  • Assistant Clinical Director, Buffalo General Hospital (2000–2008)
  • Emergency Physician, Buffalo Mercy Hospital (1999–2000)
  • Emergency Physician, Kenmore Mercy Hospital (1999–2000)
  • Emergency Physician, Mercy Ambulatory Care Center (1999–2000)
  • Emergency Physician, JFK Medical Center (1997–1998)
  • Emergency Physician, Coral Springs Medical Center (1997–1998)

Journal Articles:
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Cloud S. Manual of Emergency Medicine. 2011.

  • "Adolescent Suicide: The Lack of Emergency Department Intervention" SAEM & Illinois College of E.P. Annual Meetings (1995)

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Contact Information

Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 859-1993
Fax: 859-1555

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