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Ryosuke                        Osawa

Ryosuke Osawa MD

Department of Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Infectious Diseases

Professional Summary:

My clinical expertise is in the management of infections in patients who have undergone solid organ transplant or hematopoietic stem cell transplant. These patients require a dedicated diagnostic and treatment approach, as they are severely immunocompromised due to medications they receive to prevent organ rejection and are susceptible to a large number of pathogens (bacteria, fungi, viruses) that should not cause infections in healthy individuals. I also treat infections in immunocompromised patients secondary to cancer, chemotherapy, and medications (steroids, biologics, etc).

I provide consultation for inpatients in Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, usually as a result of a referral from a primary care physician, but I also see patients referred from specialty services such as general surgery for surgical site infections, orthopedics for joint infections, cardiothoracic surgery for pacemaker infections, etc.

In my clinic at BGMC, I evaluate and treat patients with a variety of infections, as follow-up from recent hospitalizations and a referral from a primary care physician.

I also work at Erie County Department of Health Tuberculosis Clinic as Co-Medical Director.

I enjoy teaching medical students, residents, and fellows in inpatient consultation service and lectures in BGMC and Roswell. I see patients with residents and fellows, and we discuss their cases.

Education and Training:
  • MS, Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh (2010)
  • Fellowship, Transplant Infectious Disease, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2010)
  • Fellowship, Infectious Disease, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2009)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Chief Residency, Beth Israel Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2007)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2006)
  • MD, Medicine, University of Tokyo (2001)
  • Medical Co-Director, Erie County Department of Health Tuberculosis Clinic (2013-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2010-present)
  • Staff, Medicine, Buffalo General Medical Center (2010-present)
  • Staff, Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2010-present)

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Professional Memberships:
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2007–present)
  • "Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in the Setting of Pharyngitis and Upper Respiratory Tract Infection" CME Conference, UBMD, Infectious Diseases (2013)
Service Activities:
  • Antibiotic Subcommittee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Kaleida Health; Member (2010–present)

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Contact Information

Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street, B-8
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 859-7224

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