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Michael                        Cummings

Michael R. Cummings MD

Department of Psychiatry

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Specialty/Research Focus

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Psychiatry

 

Education and Training:
  • Residency, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2004)
  • Residency, General Psychiatry, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2001)
  • MD, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Cum Laude (1998)
  • BS, Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Honors and Distinction (1994)
Employment:
  • Psychiatric Consultant, Gateway-Longview Children's Services (2011-present)
  • Psychiatric Consultant, Crisis Services (2010-present)
  • Psychiatric Consultant, Erie County Secure Detention for Youth (2010-present)
  • Psychiatric Consultant, Erie County Holding Center (2009-present)
  • Psychiatric Consultant, Family Voices Network of Erie County (2009-present)
  • Director of the Division of Community Psychiatry, Psychiatry, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009-present)
  • Staff Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, University Psychiatric Practice, Inc. (2009-present)
  • Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mid-Erie Counseling and Treatment Services (2006-present)
  • Director of Adolescent Psychiatry, Erie County Medical Center (2002–2009)
  • Director of Inpatient Psychiatry, Erie County Medical Center (2006–2008)
Awards and Honors:
  • Award for Outstanding Contributions (2011)
  • Outstanding Professional of the Year (2011)
  • Josie Olympia Award for Overall Contribution (2010)
  • Family Voices Network Most Valuable Voice: Community Engagment (2009)
  • Physician Excellence Award, Erie County Medical Center (2007)
  • Outstanding Contributions to Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Education (2006)
  • Child and Adolescent PRITE Award (2003)
  • General Psychiatry PRITE Award (2001)
  • Outstanding Service to General Psychiatry Residency Program (2001)
  • General Psychiatry PRITE Award (2000)
  • Farney R. Wurlitzer Award for Academic Excellence in Psychiatry (1998)
  • James A. Gibson Anatomical Society (1997)
  • Commedation from the Dean for Scholastic Achievement (1996)
  • Commedation from the Dean for Scholastic Achievement (1995)
  • Merrill Presidential Scholar (1994)
  • Beinecke Memorial Scholarship (1993)


Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
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Presentations:
  • "Assessment of Competency in the Court Room" New York State of Family Court Judges Annual Meeting, New York State Association of Family Court Judges (2010)
  • "Children's Behavioral Health System Change Round Table" New York State Assembly Subcommittee on Autism Retention (2009)
  • "Recognizing and Responding to Mental Illness: An Introduction for Mental health" New York State Courts and The Center for Court Innovation (2009)
  • "Children's Behavioral Health System Change Round Table" Families Together in New York State Annual Conference, Families Together in New York State, Resilience a Call to Cross-System Families to Bend but Never Break (2009)
  • "Children's Behavioral Health System Change Round Table" New York State Assembly Subcommittee on Autism Retention (2008)
Service Activities:
  • Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Executive Commitee; Member (2007)
  • Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Faculty Council; Member (2005–2007)
  • Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Curriculum Committee; Member (2001)
  • Community Corrections Advisory Board; Chair (2011–present)
  • Update of Community Psychiatry in Buffalo; Presentation to Buffalo Chapter of the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill; Presentor (2010–present)
  • Child Psychiatry 101; Presentation to Families and Professional Staff of Hamburg Middle School; Presentor (2009–present)
  • Committee for Autism and Mental Health Advocacy; Co-Chair (2009–present)
  • The Police Mental Health Coordination Project; Collaboration of local police, courts, hospitals, mobile outreach, and family advocacy groups.; Member (2009–present)
  • Themes in Child Psychiatry; Presentation to Psychology Students of Lancaster High School; Presentor (2008–present)
  • Erie County Sis Sigma Project: Managing CPL 730 Bed Day Use, Clinical Consultant; Consultant (2008)
  • University Psychiatric Practice, Inc.; Treasurer (2007–2008)
  • Stress in Adolescence; Formal Presentation to parents and teachers at Amherst Middle School; Presentor (2005–present)
  • Executive Committee Western New York Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Association; Committee Member (2003–2006)
  • Depression: Symptoms and Treatment; Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc.; Presentor (2000–present)

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Contact Information

1182 Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 912-3035
Email: mrc3@buffalo.edu

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