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Faculty Profiles

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 board certified in Emergency Medicine (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 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. In addition, Dr. Bart serves as the Director of the Special Operations Sector for the Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team (S.M.A.R.T.) in Erie County, NY. Through S.M.A.R.T. Dr. Bart serves as the lead team physician for Buffalo Police SWAT, serves as a member of the City of Buffalo Police Department Commissioner’s Scientific Staff. He is also a Special Deputy with the Niagara County (NY) Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team and their current Medical Director. 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, MDAssociate Clinical Director
Email: basior@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine; Internal Medicine

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

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

G. Richard, Braen
Braen, G. Richard, MDAssociate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Chair Department of Emergency Medicine
Email: grbraen@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-859-1993

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine; Internal 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.

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.

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

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

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: (516) 810-1242

Specialty/Research Focus:
Emergency Medicine

Michael, Manka
Manka, Michael, Jr. 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.

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.