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Matthew                        Ruggieri

Matthew L. Ruggieri MD

Department of Psychiatry

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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Professional Summary:

As a psychiatrist, my clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, and I have special interests in neuropsychiatric manifestations of brain disease, geriatric psychiatry, and somatic therapeutic modalities, including electroconvulsive therapy. I am an attending psychiatrist in the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) at the Erie County Medical Center, where I work with psychiatric residents and other mental health professionals to provide timely, effective psychiatric care in an acute setting.

In my role as a faculty member of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, I oversee third-year medical students rotating on their psychiatry clerkship, offering feedback on interviewing style, differential diagnosis, and treatment approach. I also provide direct clinical supervision to psychiatric residents during their emergency psychiatry rotation through CPEP, where exposure to broad psychopathology, crisis assessment, and the interplay between substance abuse and other psychiatric illness are center points of the training experience.

Education and Training:
  • Residency, General Psychiatry, Maine Medical Center, Chief Resident (2013)
  • MD, Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University (2009)
  • AB, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Hamilton College (2005)
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Psychiatry, University at Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Attending Physician, Psychiatry, Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, Erie County Medical Center (2013-present)
Awards and Honors:
  • Dr. Steven Scheiber Award for contributions to resident education (2016)
  • Teacher of the Year (2015)

Professional Memberships:
  • American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (2016–present)
  • American Psychiatric Association (2008–present)

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider St. 11th floor
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-4857
Fax: (716) 898-4447

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