Buffalo VA Medical Center

This 100-bed, 1.4 million-square-foot facility provides medical, surgical, mental health, long-term and outpatient care.

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The VA Western New York Healthcare System provides care to more than 44,000 veterans annually. Although patients hail primarily from the westernmost eight counties of Upstate New York, the hospital serves as the inpatient specialty care referral site for all veterans west of Syracuse.

Patients present with a wide range of disease states, encompassing one of the highest case severity indexes within the Veterans Health Affairs system.

The Buffalo VA Medical Center is the main referral center for area veterans seeking cardiac surgery, cardiology care and comprehensive cancer care.

It is one of only 12 VA medical centers nationwide conducting a trial of real-time, Internet-based electronic medical records exchanges with private sector hospitals, including all UB medical school rotation sites.

Training

As part of our neurology consultation service, you will see adult patients throughout the hospital, including the emergency room, and in our neuromuscular specialty clinic. You also may see ambulatory patients here if this is your assigned general neurology continuity clinic.

Your specialized rehabilitation medicine experience takes place here and the VA Center is one site for your electromyography basic science rotation.

You also will learn to use the hospital’s cutting-edge all-electronic medical record system.

Rotations

Length of Inpatient Rotations

Location

Patient Population

  • veterans of both genders
  • wide range in ages
  • drawn from Upstate New York

Faculty

  • neurologist

Top Neurology Diagnoses

  • disorders of cord, nerve root and plexus
  • epilepsy
  • stroke and related disorders
  • metabolic diseases
  • epilepsy, stroke, neuromuscular disorders, headache, sleep disorders, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis and pain (outpatient)