Faculty Profiles

Paul, Knight III
Knight III, Paul, MD, PhDDistinguished Professor of Anesthesiology and Microbiology
Email: pknight@buffalo.edu
Phone: 829-2172

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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.

Renee, Mapes
Mapes, Renee, DOClinical Assistant Professor
Email: rmmapes@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-845-3240

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Nader, Nader
Nader, Nader, MD, PhD, FACC, FCCPProfessor of Anesthesiology, Research Professor of Pathology
Email: nnader@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716 862-8707

Specialty/Research Focus:
Anesthesiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Cardiopulmonary physiology; Immunology

Research Summary:
Special interest in academic medicine and active research in the kinetics of inflammatory responses in acute lung injury and myocardial ischemia reperfusion.

Jahan, Porhomayon
Porhomayon, Jahan, MD, FCCP, FCCMClinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Email: jahanpor@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-862-6079

Specialty/Research Focus:
Anesthesiology; Critical Care Medicine; Cardiac pharmacology

Research Summary:
My clinical practice focuses on the management of critically ill patients, working in intensive care unit at the VAMC. I previously Practiced at the Rochester General Hospital, as the medical director of surgical critical care services.The experience equipped me with a wealth of expertise in caring for individuals from diverse medical and surgical conditions from around the world. I am responsible for the hospital care of patients at VAMC, where I work with anesthesiology, medicine,pulmonary critical care and cardothoracic anesthesia fellows. I provide complete inpatient management of critically adults adults. I enjoy teaching and research components of my faculty role, which include mentoring students, working with pre-med and medical students, and conducting research projects centering on management of critically adult population. I am collaborating with other medical professionals at the VAMC to conduct clinical trials as well as conducting original ressearch in critical care medicine. As of 2014, I am the medical Co-director of the medical intensive care unit and provide frequent consulation for clinicians engaging in translational and clinical research. My research focus mostly is centered on perioperative management of patient with obstructive sleep apnea.

Timothy, Quinn
Quinn, Timothy, MDClinical Assistant Professor
Email: tdquinn@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 860-3162

Specialty/Research Focus:
Anesthesiology; Critical Care Medicine

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).