Muhammad A. Ghazi MD

Muhammad Ghazi

Muhammad A. Ghazi
MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Family Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Addictions; Family Medicine

Contact Information
ECMC Family Health Center
462
Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 716-831-8612
Fax: 716-898-5719
mghazi@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

As a family medicine physician, I am committed to the primary care of patients of all ages. My practice is focused on preventive care and the care of patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart and lung diseases and endocrinological issues. I also care for patients with addictions to alcohol, opioids and benzodiazepine use. I care as well for patients admitted to the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), to the hospital’s family medicine service and its inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation units. As the medical director of ECMC’s family health center, a patient-centered medical home, I work to ensure patient care safety and quality.

I teach and train medical students and residents at all levels of learning. I teach medical students in small group settings within the Jacobs School and in clinic and inpatient settings. I supervise residents in the outpatient clinic and during inpatient rotations. I involve residents in practice transformation activities through journal clubs, case conferences and readmission reviews on patients in high-risk categories. I share individual feedback with my residents so that they can learn to improve their performance and get ready for their future practices. In addition to daily teaching, I participate in lectures during group and site-specific teaching sessions.

I am involved as well in learning about personalized medicine, an evolving field of medicine in which patient data related to genetics, microbiome and environmental factors are used to develop diagnostic and treatment strategies for a patient. As a primary care physician and teacher, I am learning all I can about this developing area of medicine. I am also sharing my experience with my residents and medical students so that they can learn as well.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Addiction Medicine, UB Addiction Medicine, Fellowship (2014)
  • Residency, Family Medicine, SUNY Buffalo, Excellence Award (2012)
  • MBBS, King Edward Medical University (2005)

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2017-present)
  • Clinical Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians (2017-present)
  • Associate Residency Director Urban Track, Family Medicine, UB Family Medicine (2014-present)
  • Medical Director, Family Medicine, ECMC Family Health Center (2014-present)
  • Clinical Instructor, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2013–2016)

Awards and Honors:

  • Excellence in Residency - Family Medicine (2012)
  • Best Resident Award PGY 2 (2011)
  • Best Resident Award PGY 1 (2010)

Research Expertise:

  • Addiction Medicine: Board Certified in Addiction Medicine

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Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Family Physicains; Member (2009–2016)
  • AmericanSociety of Addiction Medicine
  • College of Family Physicians of Canada

Presentations:

  • "Comparion of Phenobarbital and Long acting Benzodiazepines for detoxification of Benzodiazepines" American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 45th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference, American Society of Addiction Medicine (2014)
  • "Pharmacological Treatment of Alcohol Relapse Prevention-Effective but Under-Utilized" ASAP Conference (2013)
  • "Stimulants and Hallucinogens Intoxication and Withdrawal" UB Addiction Medicine Conference (2013)
  • "Pain and Addiction" Departmental Grand Rounds, UB Department of Family Medicine (2012)
  • "Co-Occurring Addiction and Mood Disorders" UB Addiction Medicine Conference (2012)

Service Activities:

  • Family Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Executive (2014)
  • Family Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Residency; Member (2014)
  • ; Reviewer

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Contact Information

ECMC Family Health Center
462
Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 716-831-8612
Fax: 716-898-5719
mghazi@buffalo.edu