Faculty Profiles

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

Specialty/Research Focus:
Pain Management; Palliative Medicine

Amy, Case
Case, Amy, MDClinical Associate 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

Mark, Lema
Lema, Mark, MD, PhDProfessor and Chair
Email: mlema@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 829-6107

Specialty/Research Focus:
Anesthesiology; Pain Management

Research Summary:
We are currently investigating the sub-cellular mechanisms of phenol induced neurolysis. Clinically, our department is conducting studies evaluating treatment outcomes with general anesthesia vs. regional anesthesia. In addition, we are determining the efficacy of early interventional pain therapy vs. oral pharmacologic care.

Andrea, Wong
Wong, Andrea, MD, MPHClinical Assistant Professor
Email: awong48@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-218-1000

Specialty/Research Focus:
Anesthesiology; Pain Management

Research Summary:
Dr. Andrea C. Wong joined University at Buffalo Neurosurgery in 2017. As a clinical assistant professor, she specializes in interventional pain management. She treats a variety of chronic pain related conditions including, spinal disc degeneration and herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal arthritis, joint pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Wong performs procedures using live fluoroscopic guidance for epidural steroid injections, facet/medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablation/rhizotomy, spinal cord stimulation, lumbar sympathetic block, stellate ganglion block and ganglion impar injections. She also performs injections to treat chronic joint pain in the sacroiliac, knee, and hip areas. Procedures offered in the office setting include greater occipital nerve injections, trigger point injections, and Botox injections (chronic migraine). Dr. Wong has been involved in lab based research studying the effect of injury and endogenous opioid circulation leading to the development of chronic pain states, as well as development of opioid-induced hyperalgesia. She has been a co-author in a number of academic pain medicine publications. She is a member of the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA).