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John                           Fudyma

John R. Fudyma MD

Department of Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor and Chief, General Internal Medicine

Specialty/Research Focus

Internal Medicine; Internal Medicine - General

Professional Summary:

I graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at UB as well. I was a Chief Resident in 1990 and subsequently joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine. I served as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine resident training program until 2008. From 2002 until 2008 I became involved in hospital administration and served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Erie County Medical Center. From 2008 until 2011 I served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Seneca Nation Health Department. During that time I completed a Masters of Public Health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. In 2011 I returned full time to the Department of Medicine as Division Chief of General Internal Medicine and to ECMCC as VP for Clinical Integration.

Throughout my career I have been very interested in medical education, quality improvement and patient safety. In my role at ECMCC as Vice President for Clinical Integration I have been charged with improving the patient experience and have focused on patient and physician communication. We are currently assessing barriers to effective communication and developing interventions to improve the quality of physician and patient interactions.

I have always maintained that physicians need to actively participate in their communities and for this reason I have been involved with the P2 Collaborative of Western NY and currently am Chair of its Board of Directors. P2 has recently been designated as Western NY‘s population health improvement collaborative and will be actively involved in helping to promote a health prevention agenda for our community.

Education and Training:
  • MPH, Health Service Administration, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University (2010)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, AOA, Graduation with Highest Honors (1985)
  • BA, Biology, Hamilton College, Cum Laude (1981)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Vice President of Clinical Integration, Erie County Medical Center Corporation (2011-present)
  • Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Chief Medical Officer, Seneca Nation Health Department (2008–2011)
  • Chief Medical Officer, Erie County Medical Center (2003–2008)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1996–2008)
  • Associate Medical Director, Erie County Medical Center (2001–2002)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1990–1998)
  • Instructor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1989–1990)
Awards and Honors:
  • Seigel Award (Honorable Mention) (2016)
  • Best Doctors in American (2010)
  • Consumer's Guide to Top Physicians (2007)
  • AmPol Eagle Citizen of the Year for Healthcare (2004)
  • Consumer's Guide to Top Physicians (2002)
  • Consumer's Guide to Top Physicians (2001)
  • F. Carter Pannill, Jr. Award (1995)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • September 2011–September 2016
    Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care
    Health Resources and Services Admin
    Role: Co-Investigator

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Professional Memberships:
  • Society of General Internal Medicine (2012–present)
  • American Academy on Communication in Health Care (2012–present)
  • Erie County Medical Society (2008–present)
  • Medical Society of the State of New York (2004–present)
  • American College of Physician Executives (2002–present)
  • American College of Physicians (1989–present)
Service Activities:
  • Medical Education Committee-EC Medical Society; Chair (2014)
  • Board Chair-P2 Collaborative Board of Directors; Chair (2014–present)
  • Chair Elect-P2 Collaborative Board of Directors; Chair-Elect (2012–2013)
  • Young Physicians Committee-ECMC; Member (2012)
  • Abstract Reviewer-NYACP; Reviewer (2012–present)
  • Buffalo District President-ACP; New York Chapter of the ACP; President (2012–present)
  • Society of General Internal Medicine; Clinical Vignette Reviewer; Reviewer (2012–present)
  • Great Lakes Primary Care Strategic Planning Group; Participant (2010)
  • Buffalo District Councilor-ACP; Member (2009–2011)
  • Director-P2 Collaborative Board of Directors; Director (2009–present)
  • Physician Advisory Group-HEALTHeLINK; Member (2009–present)
  • WNY Community Health Planning Institute; Member (2009–present)
  • Public Health Committee-ECMC; Member (2008–2012)
  • Sineca Diabetes Foundation Board; Member (2008–present)
  • Medical Staff Quality Improvement Committee-ECMC; Member (2006–2008)
  • Physician Health Committee-ECMC; Member (2005–2006)
  • Chair, Cardiac Steering Committee-ECMC; Chair (2004–2005)
  • Credentials Committee-Univera; Member (2003–2010)
  • Board Member-Buffalo Community Health; Member (2001–2010)
  • Credentials Committee-ECMC; Member (2001–2008)
  • Joint Commission Steering Committee-ECMC; Member (2001–2008)
  • Length of Stay/Clinical practice Guidelines Committee-ECMC; Chair (2001–2008)
  • Professional Advisory Committee-Buffalo Community Health; Member (2001–2008)
  • Lifeline Foundation-ECMC; Board Member (2001–present)
  • Medical Records Committee-ECMC; Member (1990–2008)

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Room C-218
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-5211
Fax: (716) 898-4493

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