Department of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
I have been involved in emergency medicine since 2001 when I began as a volunteer firefighter/EMT/SCUBA rescue technician at East Amherst Fire Department in Amherst, NY. I worked at Rural Metro Medial Services throughout my undergraduate career at UB while majoring in Psychology. After obtaining a BS in Psychology from UB, I moved to Sarasota, Florida to join the inaugural class at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine's Florida campus. Following completion of the didactic years of medical school, I traveled around the Northeast completing rotations in Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Detroit.
Following graduation from LECOM, I began residency through UB in emergency medicine (primary sites include Buffalo General Hospital, Erie County Medical Center, Women & Children's Hospital). I served as chief resident my final year of residency. Towards the end of residency while teaching for the Paramedic program at ECC, I also obtained my paramedic certification which I still maintain today. I also became involved with MercyFlight of WNY during that time period, and upon completion of residency became a flight physician and medical director with the company. Most recently, I have been named the Vice President of Medical Operations at MercyFlight of WNY.
Following residency, I joined the partnership track at FDR Medical Services, a physician owned company providing board certified emergency physicians to DeGraff Memorial and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospitals along with United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY. I then remained as a partner at FDR for several years and enjoyed substantial professional growth.
Most recently FDR has joined UB|MD Emergency Medicine and I continue to work clinically at DeGraff Memorial and Millard Fillmore Suburban hospitals as well as at the Erie County Medical Center and Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, Buffalo, NY. UB|MD Emergency Medicine is the largest emergency medicine group in Western New York.
I am also very involved with public health and efforts to help curb the opioid epidemic.