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Eric                           Ten Brock

Eric Ten Brock MD

Department of Medicine

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Sleep Medicine

 
Professional Summary:

As one of the few sleep physicians certified in behavioral sleep medicine (CBSM) in New York State, I am engaged in the full-time practice of sleep medicine. I have clinics in the main UBMD Sleep Center as well as satellite facilities. While sleep apnea is the most common issue of our patients, we evaluate a broad range of sleep disturbances in our UB affiliated clinics. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) methods are used in our insomnia practice.

Having been instrumental in establishing the sleep fellowship program remains a source of great satisfaction, and besides patient care, the most rewarding aspect of my professional life is mentoring fellows in sleep medicine. In my dual roles as the chief of sleep medicine and the sleep medicine fellowship director, I understand the challenges and opportunities that face this growing, multidisciplinary field. We strive to ensure that all dimensions of the sleep program are vibrant and that the breadth of clinical and research experience is available to our sleep fellows.

In addition to mentoring fellows in a clinical setting, I devote time to providing instruction in the proper evaluation and interpretation of diagnostic sleep testing. In conjunction with the fellows, I assist with the coordination of monthly sleep medicine grand rounds and selection of cases to present to the faculty. I organize these conferences to highlight sleep medicine’s multidisciplinary nature. Discussion topics vary; recent conferences have included the dental aspects of sleep medicine and the unique needs of pediatric patients with sleep disorders, for example. We have also featured presentations by faculty with pulmonary expertise on sleep apnea and on the neurological aspects of the discipline, such as the cause of neurochemical sleep mechanisms. The carefully selected discussion topics attract faculty, fellows, residents and advanced students from UB’s schools of nursing, dentistry and medicine to take part.

I also teach elective classes for both medical students and residents who demonstrate an early interest in this growing and rapidly evolving discipline.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1985)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital:Yale Affiliate (1983)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1980)
Employment:
  • Chief, Section of Sleep Medicine, University at Buffalo, University at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Medical Director, Sleep and Wellness Centers of WNY, Sleep and Wellness Centers of WNY (2003-present)
  • Professor of Medicine, University at Buffalo (2001-present)
  • Medical Director, School of Respiratory Therapy, Erie Community College School of Respiratory Therapy (1988-present)
  • Attending/Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care, Buffalo General Hospital (1985-present)
  • Director, Pulmonary Function & Exercise Laboratory, Buffalo General Medical Center (1988–2012)
  • Chief, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Buffalo General Medical Center, University at Buffalo (2007–2011)
  • Attending Physician, Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1990–2011)
  • Medical Director, Associated Healthcare (1987–2011)
  • Medical Director, UBMD Internal Medicine (subspecialty), Dent Medical Center (2003–2008)
  • Director, Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine, Kaleida (2000–2008)
  • Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Buffalo General Medical Center (1987–2007)
  • Interim Medical Director, VISICU eICU Center (2004–2006)
  • Associate Professor, University at Buffalo (1985–2001)
  • Acting Director, Intermediate Level Care Unit, Buffalo General Medical Center (2000)
  • Medical Director, Buffalo Sleep Center (1987–1999)
  • Coordinator, Sample Department, University at Buffalo (1990–1997)
  • Coordinator, University at Buffalo (1991–1993)
  • Medical Coordinator, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Buffalo General Medical Center (1987–1988)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Best of 2012 Sleep Doctors--UBMD Sleep Physicians (2012)
  • Outstanding Accreditation Award, Sleep Medicine Fellowship (2009)
  • White Coat Award for Teaching Excellence (1991)


Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
  • Dickerson S.S., Dean G.E., Aquilina AT, Ten Brock E, Smith P., Junquist C.R.. Complex Intervention to Solve a Complex problem: CPAP Adherence.. Sleep. 2013; 36.
  • Dickerson S., Obeidat R., Dean G., Aquilina AT, Ten Brock E, Smith, N., Jungquist C.. Development and usability testing of a self-management intervention to support individuals with obstructive sleep apnea in accommodating to CPAP treatment.. Heart and Lung. 2013; 42(2013).
  • El Solh AA, Akinnusi M., Patel A., Bhat A., Ten Brock E. Predicting optimal CPAP by neural network reduces titration failure: a randomized study.. Sleep and Breathing. 2009; 13(4).
  • El Solh AA, Mador MJ, Tenbrock E, Shucard DW, Abul-Khoudoud, M, Grant BJ. Validity of an artificial neural network in predicting sleep apnea. Sleep. 1999; 22.
  • Ten Brock E, Shucard DW,. Sleep apnea Am Fam Physician. 1994; 49(2).
  • Szczepkowski, MA, Shalin, VL, Bertram DA, Drury, CG, Aquilina AT, Tenbrock E. Observable measures of physician mental workload in the medical intensive care unit. Communications D‘Ordre General. 1994; 6.
  • Votto, JJ, Tenbrock E. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Treatment with hormonal manipulation. New York State Journal of Medicine. 1986; 86.
Abstracts:
  • Dickerson SS,Obeidat R,TenBrock E,Aquilina AT,Junquist CR,Smith P,Dean GE. Useability Testing of a Multimodal Self Care Management Program to Support Individuals Starting CPAP Treatment. Sleep. 2012; 35(A0475).
  • Ten Brock E, Moitheenazima B, Akinnusi M. Utility of the Berlin Questionnaire in Hospitalized Patients. Sleep. 2010; 33(A0396).
  • Wassel A, Halliwell K, Ten Brock E, Ten Brock R, Wassel M, El-Solh AA. The Difference is Sleep Latency if Sleep Onset is Determined by Slow Eye Movements Compared to Alpha Rhythm Attenuation. Sleep. 2008; 31.
  • Ten Brock E, El Solh AA, Miller M., Schnapp M., Graham S., Houck J., Grant BJ. The effect of partial ventriculectomy on exercise capacity and quality of life in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. (abstract). Chest. 1998; 114(312S).
  • El Solh AA, Mador MJ, Ten Brock E, Shucard D, Grant BJ. Validity of an artificial neural network in predicting sleep apnea. (abstract). Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1998; 157(A852).

Professional Memberships:
  • ATS Representative ACCP Sleep Educators Meeting (2008)
  • New York State American Thoracic Society, President (2002)
  • New York State Thoracic Society, President-elect; New York State Thoracic Society (2001)
  • New York State Thoracic Society, Vice-president; New York State Thoracic Society (2000)
  • Executive Committee, New York State Thoracic Society, Member; Executive Committee, New York State Thoracic Society (1999–2008)
  • New York State Thoracic Society, Secretary-Treasuer; New York State Thoracic Society (1999)
  • American Lung Association of WNY, Member of Executive Committee; Executive Committee, American Lung Association of WNY (1998–2000)
  • New York State Thoracic Society Annual Meeting, Chair; New York State Thoracic Society Annual Meeting (1998–1999)
  • Nominating Committee of New York State Thoracic Society, Member; Nominating Committee of New York State Thoracic Society (1998)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Fellow; Fellow (1997–present)
  • American College of Chest Physicians; Fellow (1985–present)
  • American College of Physicians; Associate (1983–1990)
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Presentations:
  • "The Difference is Sleep Latency if Sleep Onset is Determined by Slow Eye Movements Compared to Alpha Rhythm Attenuation" Sleep Conference, Associated Professional Sleep Societies (2008)
Service Activities:
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Advisory Panel, Blue Cross and Blue Shiel; Member (2011–present)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Advisory Panel, Independent Health; Member (2008–present)
  • Rapid Response Committee, Buffalo General Medical Center; Chair (2005–2006)
  • Chair; Kaleida Medical Ethics Committee; Chair (2004–2005)
  • Chair; Kaleida Medical Ethics Committee; Chair (2001–2002)
  • Critical Care Committee, KaleidaHealth; Chair (2000–2007)
  • Chair; Kaleida Critical Care Committee; Chair (2000–present)
  • Code Blue Committee, KaleidaHealth; Chair (1999–2008)
  • Chair; Kaledia Code Blue Committee; Chair (1999–present)
  • KaleidaHealth Medical Ethics Committee; Co-Chair (1998–2008)
  • Chair; Kaleida Medical Ethics Committee; Chair (1998–1999)
  • Sleep Medicine Grand Rounds; Coordinator (1997–present)
  • Member; Blue Cross & Blue Shield UM/QM Drug Committee; Member (1994–present)
  • Member; Blue Cross & Blue Shield Medical Management Clinical Committee; Member (1994–present)
  • Medical Exectutive Committee, Buffalo General Medical Center; Member (1993–1997)
  • Member; Medical Executive Committee; Member (1993–1997)
  • Member; City Wide Medical Grand Rounds Committee; Member (1993–1994)
  • Medical Ethics Committee, Buffalo General Medical Center; Chair (1992–2009)
  • Chair; Medical Ethics Committee, Buffalo General Hospital; Chair (1992–present)
  • Chair; Parenteral Hyperalimentation Ad Hoc Committee; Chair (1991)
  • Member; Ethics Committee, Buffalo General Hospital; Member (1990–1992)
  • Member; Buffalo General Utilization Review Committee; Member (1990–1992)
  • Chair; Buffalo General Gastrointestinal Focused Audit Committee; Chair (1990)
  • Member; Buffalo General Audi-Visual Advisory Committee; Member (1989–1990)
  • Member; Buffalo General Respiratory Services Supervisory Committee; Member (1988–1994)
  • Member; Buffalo General Cardiac Transplant Evaluation Committee; Member (1988–1992)
  • Member; Buffalo General Lab Committee of the Medical Board; Member (1988–1992)
  • Journal Reviewer; American Family Physician (1988–1991)
  • Code Blue Committee, Buffalo General Medical Center; Chair (1987–2008)
  • Chair; Buffalo General Code Blue Committee; Editor (1987–present)
  • Member; Buffalo General Corporate Critical Care Committee; Member (1985–1999)
  • Member; Buffalo General Code Blue Committee; Member (1985–1986)
  • Member; Buffalo General Medical Intensive Care Unit Quality Assurance Committee; Member (1985–present)
  • Member; Respiratory Care Committee, Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT; Member (1980–1983)

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Contact Information

Sleep & Wellness Center
6105 Transit Road, Suite 100
East Amherst, NY 14051
Phone: (716) 348-3436
Email: etenbroc@buffalo.edu

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