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Torsten                        Behrens

Torsten Behrens MD

Department of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Instructor

Professional Summary:

Dr. Behrens is a clinical instructor for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, Erie County Medical Center (Level I Trauma Center) and the Buffalo VA Medical Center.

Originally from Germany, he has been calling the Buffalo area home since 1999. He graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and completed Residency in Emergency Medicine at UB. During residency he was heavily involved in the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association and after a year of being the program representative, he held the position of the first ever International Representative to EMRA.

Education and Training:
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo, Department of Emergency Medicine (2012)
  • MD, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Dean's Letter of Commendation 2006, 2007 (2009)
  • BA, Physical/Medical Anthropology, SUNY at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (2005)
  • Clinical Instructor in Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (2012-present)
  • Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Buffalo VA Medical Center (2012-present)
  • Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (2012-present)
  • Institutional Administrator, Curriculum Management and Information Tool (CurrMIT), American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) (2006–2009)
  • Junior Research Assistant, Diabetes Center and Endocrinology Department, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2003–2008)
  • Medical Student Researcher, Emergency Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (2006)
  • Medical Student Researcher, Family Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (2005)

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Professional Memberships:
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • "Usage of Scribes in the Emergency Department" Society of Academic Emergency Medicine National Conference, SAEM, Emergency Department (2012)
  • "Do 12-Step Call Peer Visits Help Patients Following Inpatient Detoxification?" American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 37th Annual Medical Scientific Conference, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Addiction Medicine (2006)
Service Activities:
  • Buffalo City Mission's Cornerstone Manor; Provided free healthcare for the occupants of Cornerstone Manor; Volunteer (2005)
  • Light House Clinic; Free medical student run clinic to provide healthcare for the underserved inner-city population of Buffalo, NY; Volunteer (2005–2009)
  • Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes Center; Performed clerical tasks, clinic preparation, data entry, correspondences; Volunteer (2004)

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Contact Information

100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-1993
Fax: 716-859-1555

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