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Faculty Profiles

Amy, Alvarez Perez
Email: aia3@buffalo.edu
Phone: 834-9200

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pain Management; Palliative Medicine

Bethany, Calkins
Email: bcarber@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-862-3282

Specialty/Research Focus:
Geriatric Medicine; Palliative Medicine

Amy, Case
Case, Amy, MDAssociate Professor of Medicine
Email: amycase@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-862-3282

Specialty/Research Focus:
Internal Medicine; Pain Management; Palliative Medicine

Research Summary:
Associate Professor of Medicine UB Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Director UB Internal Medicine Associate Program Director, VA Site Director

Jack, Freer
Freer, Jack, MDClinical Professor, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine
Email: jfreer@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 871-1571

Specialty/Research Focus:
Geriatric Medicine; Palliative Medicine

Research Summary:
I am a general internist by training, and I practice primary care at a UBMD/Kaleida Health ambulatory center in North Buffalo. I am also a member of the ECMC Geriatrics Consultation Service. I provide medical care to a diverse population of adults, and I specialize in caring for chronically ill and frail elders. I strive to integrate my patients’ values, circumstances and preferences with evidence from high-quality medical research in order to make the best possible care decisions for my patients—a decision-making process that often includes quality-of-life discussions with my patients and their families. My main research and teaching areas are biomedical ethics (particularly in regard to incapacitated patients), research ethics and palliative medicine. I am also interested in the study of medical decision making, decision analysis and evidence-based medicine. I am responsible for research ethics at the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) where I founded and chair the monthly Clinical and Research Ethics Seminar. My teaching centers on ethics and palliative medicine. I teach medical students communication skills in the preclinical years. I am the course coordinator for the required medical student ethics course, a leadership role I have filled since 1990. I organized the first palliative medicine elective for medical students in 1999 and continue to serve as course coordinator. I also designed an innovative standardized patient exercise that forms a central part of the elective. I supervise internal medicine trainees, and my focus includes general internal medicine as well as evidence-based medicine.

Kathleen, Grimm
Grimm, Kathleen, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: kgrimm2@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 961-9400

Specialty/Research Focus:
Palliative Medicine

Michelle, Walter
Walter, Michelle, DOPalliative Medicine Physician
Email: mmwalter@buffalo.edu
Phone: 7168458214

Specialty/Research Focus:
Palliative Medicine