Faculty Profiles

Cristine, Adams
Adams, Cristine, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: cconnery@buffalo.edu
Phone: 7168591993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Jason, Barker
Email: jkbarker@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Matthew, Barrett
Email: mjb35@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Martin, Barron
Email: mbarron@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 886-0814

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Joseph, Bart
Bart, Joseph, DO, FACEPEMS division - Operations Medical Director; Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate EMS fellowship Director
Email: jabart@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716.898.3600

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Research Summary:
Dr. Bart is dual board certified in Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and Emergency Medical Services (ABEM), with specialty training in EMS and Tactical Medicine. He completed his residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and received his fellowship training in EMS through SUNY at Buffalo. He currently works as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at the Erie County Medical Center. He is also the associate director of the EMS fellowship through SUNY at Buffalo. Dr. Bart is the Operational Medical Director for the Buffalo Fire Department and a specialized operational medical team member for several local law enforcement agencies. Dr. Bart is a subject matter expert/instructor for the National Center of Security and Preparedness – delivering operational training programs for response to high consequence domestic events through the New York State Preparedness training center. Dr. Bart is a member of the Tactical Emergency Medicine Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and a certified medical director through both the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) and CONTOMS.

Jeanne, Basior
Basior, Jeanne, MDClinical Associate Professor, Associate Residency Director
Email: basior@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine; Internal Medicine

Torsten, Behrens
Behrens, Torsten, MDClinical Instructor
Email: tbehrens@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Research 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.

Scott, Belote
Email: sbelote@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Anthony, Billittier
Billittier, Anthony, MDClinical Associate Professor
Email: abillitt@buffalo.edu
Phone: 898-3525

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Samantha, Bordonaro
Bordonaro, Samantha, MDAttending Physician, Dept. of Emergency Medicine
Email: bordonar@buffalo.edu
Phone: N/A

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Research Summary:
After attending medical school at the University of Connecticut, Samantha moved to Boston, MA where she completed her residency in emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Upon graduating, she moved to Buffalo to be close to family and begin her career in emergency medicine. After working with a private EM group for 2 years, she joined University Emergency Medical Services in 2015 and enjoys more active involvement with the residency program.

Jason, Borton
Email: borto@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Thomas, Burns
Email: tfburns@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Jennifer, Caldwell
Email: jc452@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Nicholas, Camposeo
Camposeo, Nicholas, DOClinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine
Email: njc22@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Brian, Clemency
Clemency, Brian, DO, MBA, FACEP, FAEMSAssociate Professor & EMS Fellowship Director
Email: bc34@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-3600

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Research Summary:
Dr. Clemency has been involved in prehospital care for nearly 20 years, beginning his career as a firefighter and emergency medical technician. Dr. Clemency completed both medical school and an MBA in health care administration in 4 years, before coming to Buffalo to continue his medical education. He is double boarded in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Clemency has quickly become a local, regional and national leader in prehospital care, education and research. His research focuses on all aspects of prehospital care, with a special interest in confirming or refuting existing paradigms.

Samuel, Cloud
Cloud, Samuel, DOAssistant Clinical Professor
Email: scloud@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Lee, Cormier
Email: lac26@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Andrew, Covey
Email: acovey@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Christian, DeFazio
DeFazio, Christian, MDUniversity at Buffalo, Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor
Email: cdefazio@buffalo.edu
Phone: 859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Research Summary:
Dr. DeFazio worked extensively as a community emergency physician prior to becoming a member of the teaching faculty affiliated with the emergency medicine residency here in Buffalo in 2000. He served as the Assistant Clinical Director of the Emergency Department at Buffalo General Hospital as well as the department Quality Improvement Coordinator until becoming the Residency Director in 2008. His primary interest lies in the education of emergency medicine residents.

Melissa, DeSantis
Email: mmd12@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

William, Dice
Dice, William, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: wdice@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-898-3525

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Research Summary:
Doctor Dice attended Ohio Northern University majoring in pharmacy prior to graduating from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo in 1977. Doctor Dice entered the US Army where he completed his Internship and Residency in Emergency Medicine. While in the Army he had responsibilites as a Brigade Surgeon, 4th Infantry Division; Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency, Brooke Army Medical Center; Department Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, Darnall Army Hospital; Command Surgeon, Joint Sepcial Operations Command; Deputy Director Emergency Planning, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, The Pentagon; Commander, 5th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, and Dean, Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center. He served as the Department of Defense liaison to Emergency Support Function 8 following Hurricane Andrew; supported combat operations in Grenada and Panama; and led a Forward Surgical Team to Haiti. His interests are toxicology, public health emergency planning and response, and estreme events.

Gregory, DiFrancesco
Email: rd@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Andrew, Eckert
Email: ajeckert@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

David, Ellis
Ellis, David, MDAssociate Clinical Professor
Email: dellis@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-5230

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Daniel, Fahey
Email: djfahey@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Michael, Filice
Email: filice@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Kerry, Hlubik
Hlubik, Kerry, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: khiggins@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Gerald, Igoe
Igoe, Gerald, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: gigoe@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 898-4430

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Johanna, Innes
Email: jcinnes@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Michael, Klein
Email: mjklein@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 662-8418

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Benjamin, Koenig
Koenig, Benjamin, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: bkoenig2@buffalo.edu
Phone: 859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Richard, Krause
Krause, Richard, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: rskrause@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Penelope, Lema
Lema, Penelope, MDAssistant Professor
Email: pclema@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-859-2460

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Alexander, Ljungberg
Email: ajs36@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Joshua, Lynch
Lynch, Joshua, DO, EMT-P, FACEPClinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Email: jjlynch2@buffalo.edu
Phone: 7166264004

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Research Summary:
I have been involved in emergency medicine since 2001 when I began as a volunteer firefighter/EMT/SCUBA rescue technician at East Amherst Fire Department in Amherst, NY. I worked at Rural Metro Medial Services throughout my undergraduate career at UB while majoring in Psychology. After obtaining a BS in Psychology from UB, I moved to Sarasota, Florida to join the inaugural class at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine‘s Florida campus. Following completion of the didactic years of medical school, I traveled around the Northeast completing rotations in Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Detroit. Following graduation from LECOM, I began residency through UB in emergency medicine (primary sites include Buffalo General Hospital, Erie County Medical Center, Women & Children‘s Hospital). I served as chief resident my final year of residency. Towards the end of residency while teaching for the Paramedic program at ECC, I also obtained my paramedic certification which I still maintain today. I also became involved with MercyFlight of WNY during that time period, and upon completion of residency became a flight physician and medical director with the company. Most recently, I have been named the Vice President of Medical Operations at MercyFlight of WNY. Following residency, I joined the partnership track at FDR Medical Services, a physician owned company providing board certified emergency physicians to DeGraff Memorial and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospitals along with United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY. I then remained as a partner at FDR for several years and enjoyed substantial professional growth. Most recently FDR has joined UB|MD Emergency Medicine and I continue to work clinically at DeGraff Memorial and Millard Fillmore Suburban hospitals as well as at the Erie County Medical Center and Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, Buffalo, NY. UB|MD Emergency Medicine is the largest emergency medicine group in Western New York. I am also very involved with public health and efforts to help curb the opioid epidemic.

Michael, Manka, Jr.
Manka, Jr., Michael, MDAssistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Email: mamanka@buffalo.edu
Phone: 898-4430

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Research Summary:
Dr. Manka currently serves as the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Erie County Medical Center. He is a residency trained, board certified Emergency Physician, Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Along with overseeing the emergency department at Erie County Medical Center, he has been a member of the SUNY at Buffalo medical admissions committee and serves as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Manka’s research interests are focused on the assessment of trauma patients using ultrasonography as well as emergency medicine administrative issues such as quality improvement, patient flow, and patient satisfaction.

Robert, McCormack
McCormack, Robert, MDProfessor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Email: rfmmd@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Kevin, McGee
McGee, Kevin, DOClinical Assistant Professor
Email: kmcgee@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 829-2012

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Research Summary:
Dr. McGee is a Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Buffalo General Hospital. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University at Buffalo, including a year as Chief Resident. As a former paramedic and firefighter, Dr. McGee maintains active involvement in regional Emergency Services. His interest include Emergency Services Health and Safety issues and EMS Medical Direction. He is an active member with the American College of Emergency Physicians and the National Association of EMS Physicians.

John, McNamara
Email: johnmcna@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Lori, Michael
Email: michae@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Michael, Mineo
Email: mjmineo2@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 572-1597

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Michael, O‘Brien
O‘Brien, Michael, MD, FAAEM, CCEMT-PClinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Email: mco6@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-898-6582

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Research Summary:
Dr. O‘Brien‘s clinical practice is split between shifts in the Emergency Department and operational medicine via field response. As the Medical Director for Erie County Homeland Security & Emergency Services, he provides medical support to local EMS, fire, and law enforcement agencies. Additionally, he regularly takes shifts as a Flight Physician with Mercy Flight of Western New York. Dr. O‘Brien‘s research has centered around cardiac arrest outcomes and prehospital resuscitation. He and his colleagues in the EMS Division are currently working to enhance cardiac arrest survival in the City of Buffalo and its surrounding communities.

Sucharita, Paul
Paul, Sucharita, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: spaul@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-1984

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Jill, Pawlowski
Email: jma3@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Aaron, Pfalzer
Email: apfalzer@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 776-7694

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Michelle, Rainville
Email: mrainvil@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Jennifer, Rogers
Email: jls42@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Geoffrey, Schweikhard
Email: gjs24@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Alexis, Sciarrino
Email: asciarri@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 410-0117

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Mark, Sieminski
Sieminski, Mark, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: mms29@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Erika, St. James
St. James, Erika, MDClinical Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine
Email: erikastj@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Heidi, Suffoletto
Suffoletto, Heidi, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: hnarins@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Jeffrey, Thompson
Thompson, Jeffrey, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: jjt3@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Research Summary:
Jeffrey J. Thompson, a native of Western New York, joined the faculty of emergency medicine upon completion of his residency in 2008. He completed his medical school and residency training through the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, serving as chief resident during his final year. As a clinician, Dr. Thompson works in the emergency departments at the Buffalo General Medical Center and ECMC. Prior to this appointment he worked full-time for Professional Emergency Services at the Millard Fillmore hospitals. Through his work at Millard Fillmore Gates, he developed an interest in neurological emergencies, specifically stroke and TIA management and observation. He is also interested in public health, primarily as it relates to disease prevention and resource utilization. He is passionate about international medical missions, and has completed several mission trips, including a recent trip to Haiti with a group of UB medical students. Dr. Thompson greatly enjoys medical education, a passion he discovered during residency. This led him to become actively involved in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program where he is currently one of the Associate Program Directors. In additional to his clinical teaching he provides oversight to one of the resident reading sessions; organizes and administers Oral Board review cases; and lectures frequently to students, residents, and faculty. He completed the Physician Educator course through UB and the Royal College of Physicians in 2012.

Amanda, Werthman-Ehrenreich
Werthman-Ehrenreich, Amanda, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: werthman@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Kyle, Westerholt
Email: kylewest@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 553-1543

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Carolyn, Wiech
Wiech, Carolyn, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: cawiech@buffalo.edu
Phone: 

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine