Archana Mishra MD, MS, FACP, FCCP

Archana Mishra

Archana Mishra
MD, MS, FACP, FCCP

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Critical Care Medicine; Internal Medicine; Pulmonary; Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine; Sleep Medicine

Contact Information
Buffalo VA Medical Center
3495 Bailey Avenue
Williamsville, New York 14221
Phone: (716) 862 8633
amishra@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

My clinical responsibilities include serving as an intensivist to patients requiring critical care and participating in the care of hospitalized patients with pulmonary problems at the Buffalo VA Medical Center (Buffalo VAMC). I also diagnose and manage outpatients with sleep problems at the Buffalo VAMC.

My clinical research interests include application of mindfulness in medicine, bridging inter-professional gap, asthma in the elderly and the impact of passive smoke on respiratory health. I also have been exploring novel appreciative assessment approaches to raise resilience and prevent burnout in faculty and medical trainees. In addition, I have a keen interest in working on strategies to enhance faculty mentoring skills.

In addition to my clinical and research responsibility, I am passionate about educating future generations of health care professionals, and I help train and mentor medical students from the first to final year of medical school. I am the Clerkship Director for Advanced Medicine. As such, I help prepare fourth -year students for their transition to internship. I also play an active role in mentoring medical students, helping them to develop into compassionate and well-rounded physicians who have sound clinical skills as well as the humanistic qualities that are exhibited in the best medical care.

As a member of the curriculum committee I am involved in designing a humanistic curriculum to prepare the next generation of physicians. I am a member of the faculty advisory council for the medical school’s Center for Medical Humanities. I facilitate sessions with medical students, with the goal of supporting and fostering humanism. I teach students how to develop their ability to use self-awareness of knowledge, skill and emotional limitations in order to engage in appropriate help-seeking behaviors.

I run “brain teasers” sessions to excite and activate my students as they embark on their clerkship journey into medicine. I conduct lectures and small group sessions in pulmonary and critical care medicine, on topics such as asthma, chest x-ray interpretation, pulmonary function testing and shock--and on topics diverse from my subspecialty such as rheumatology, infectious disease and hematology.
In addition, I teach medicine residents and the pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine fellowship trainees who rotate with me on the inpatient and outpatient services. As a preceptor and member of the Resident Clinical Competency Committee, I provide support and career advice to residents during their training.
I believe the ability to think creatively is essential in the medical field, and I strive to help students and physicians-in-training overcome creative barriers. I develop methods to guide students to think “out of the box” and to be inquisitive, and I encourage them to apply these skills to help recognize problems, solve medical cases and design research and clinical treatment.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, American College of Physicians (2010)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (2001)
  • MS, Clinical Research Training, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University (2001)
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, North Shore University Hospital (2000)
  • Residency, Medicine, Long Island College Hospital (1997)
  • Other, Senior House Office in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Senior House Office in Obstetrics & Gynecology Barnsley District General Hospital, Barnsley, United Kingdom (1994)
  • Other, House Officer in Obstetrics and Gynecology, House Officer in Obstetrics and Gynecology Westwood Hospital, Beverly, United Kingdom - (1992)
  • Other, Medical Officer - Bihar State Health Services, Salimpur, India (1991)
  • Other, Senior House Officer in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Kurji Holy Family Hospital Patna, India (1990)
  • Internship, Medicine, Rajendra Medical College, Bihar, INDIA (1989)
  • MBBS (Honors), Rajendra Medical College, Ranchi University (1987)
  • Intermediate in Science (Honors), Ranchi women's College (1980)

Employment:

  • Associate Program Director for Wellness and Advocacy, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2019-present)
  • Clerkship Director Advanced Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2019-present)
  • Attending Physician, Medicine, Buffalo VA Medical Center Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2015-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2010-present)
  • Associate Clerkship Director of Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2005–2019)
  • Site Coordinator for 3rd & 4th Year Medicine Clerkship, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) (2005–2019)
  • Attending in Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital (BGMC) (2013–2015)
  • Attending in Pulmonary Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) (2008–2012)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2008–2010)
  • Assistant Professor, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2005–2010)
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2005–2008)
  • Attending in Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Erie County Medicine (ECMC) (2001–2008)
  • Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2001–2005)
  • Attending in Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine & Sleep Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York (2000–2001)
  • Attending Physician, North Shore University Hospital (2000–2001)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching (2020)
  • Designated Wellness Ambassador at the CHEST International Meeting (2019)
  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards for Excellence in Teaching (2018)
  • Gold Foundation Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2015)
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award (2015)
  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Awards Commendation for Excellence in Clinical Teaching (2010)
  • Women Leaders in Medicine Award (2009)
  • Ambassador’s Humanitarian Recognition Award (2007)
  • White Coat Award for Excellence in Teaching in Department of Medicine (2007)
  • Humanitarian Award (2005)
  • Carter Pannill Award in Recognition of Excellence in Teaching in Department of Medicine (2004)
  • Buswell Fellowship (2002)
  • Elected Fellow of the American College of Chest Physician (FCCP) (2001)
  • Young Clinical Scientist Award (2001)
  • Education Award in Recognition of Exceptional Teaching in the Department of Medicine Residency Program (1999)
  • House Staff Grant Program Award (1998)
  • First Prize in Clinical Research (1997)
  • Best Resident (1997)

Research Expertise:

  • Asthma in the elderly
  • Identification and Prevention of Burnout: I have been invited as one of the two participants selected to represent the American College of Chest Physicians in the "National Summit on the Prevention and Management of Burnout in the ICU"
  • Impact of passive smoke on respiratory health
  • Inter-professional gap in medicine

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • July 2021–July 2022
    Development of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) OSCE
    AIIM
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • August 2017–December 2019
    Clinical Evaluation of the Efficacy of “Hyaluronan” Formulation for dry mouth in Sleep Apnea patients.
    You First Services Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $36,011
  • January 2016–January 2018
    A Phase3 Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind, Comparator- Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous to Oral Delafloxacin in Adult Subjects with Community Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • January 2002–December 2007
    Randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, parallel group trial asessing rate of decline of lung function with tiotropium 18mcg capsule once daily in patients with COPD
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $10,129
  • January 2002–January 2005
    Impact of Environmental Tobacco Smoke on Respiratory Health of Adults
    Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $300,000
  • May 2002–December 2004
    Impact of Community Outreach Program for Education on Health Care Utilization Patterns in Elderly with Asthma
    Research for Health in Erie County Grant
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $15,000
  • March 1999–December 2004
    Asthma Clinical Research Center-Clinical Site (North Shore-Long Island Health System)
    American Lung Association
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $750,000
  • January 2000–December 2001
    Enhancing Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Asthma
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $15,000
  • October 2000–November 2000
    A Randomized, Bouble-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Trial for the Safety of Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Adults and Children with Asthma
    American LUng Association and Johns Hopkins University
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $325

Journal Articles:

  • Hassinger AB, Breuer RK, Mishra A. (2021) Sleep patterns of United States health care workers during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sleep and Breathing (Oct) doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11325-021-02515-9
  • Khanna A, Ravindran A, Ewing B, Zinnerstrom K, Grabowski C, Mishra A, Makdissi R. (2021) Escape MD: Using an Escape Room as a Gamified Educational and Skill-Building Teaching Tool for Internal Medicine Residents. (Sep)
  • Krishnan G, Grant BJ, Muti PC, Mishra A, Ochs-Balcom HM, Freudenheim JL, Trevisan M, Schünemann HJ. (2006) Association between anemia and quality of life in a population sample of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary. BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Jan), 6(23)
  • Haas CE, Magram Y, Mishra A. (2003) Rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure following an ethanol and diphenhydramine overdose. Ann Pharmacother (Apr), 37(4): 538-542.
  • Mojaverian, A, Sundaram, R, Mishra A, Cohen, R, Fein, A, Karpel, J. (2003) Asthma outcomes in the North Shore-Long Island Jewish health system. Chest (Jan), 124(4): 138.
  • Mishra A, Novak, J, Nowak, P, Aquilina, AT, Grant BJ. (2003) Burden of asthma in the elderly. Chest (Jan), 124(4): 142.
  • Shah, K, Khanna, D, Arunabh, Mishra A, Werber, K, Feinsilver, SH. (2001) Should polysommography for sleep apnea only be ordered by sleep specialists?. Am. J. Crit. Care Med. (Jan), 163(3).
  • Ost, D, Arunabh. Anasco, E, Lee, B, Feinsilver, S, Russo, R, Mishra A, Fein, A,. (2001) Utility of ct fluoroscopy guided bronchoscopy in difficult to diagnose cases. Chest (Jan), 120(4): 135-136.
  • Quinones, A, Mishra A, Ost, D, Fein, AM. (2001) A study to evaluate the competency of ICU personnel in mechanical ventilation. Chest (Jan), 120(4): 276S.
  • Mishra A, Fein, A, Scharf, SM. (2001) Increase in asthma hospitalization in the elderly. Chest (Jan), 120(4): 140-141.
  • Mishra A, Fein, A, Feinsilver, SH, Scharf, SM. (2001) Influence of age on resource utilization in asthma hospitalization. Chest (Jan), 120(4): 148.
  • Mishra A, Feinsilver, SH, Fein, AM. (2000) Monthly trends in hospital discharges for asthma, chronic obstructive airways (COPD), pneumonia and influenza. Chest (Jan), 118(4): 182S.
  • Shah, SK, Mishra A, Ost, D, Fein, AM. (2000) Physician trends in the usage of pulmonary artery catheters in the intensive care unit. Chest (Jan), 118(4): 94S.
  • Raj, A, Mishra A, Feinsilver, SH, Fein, AM. (2000) An estimate of the prevalence and impact of asthma and related symptoms in a New York City Middle School. Chest (Jan), 118(4): 84S.
  • Mishra A, Ost, D, Shah,SK, Schenk, ML, Fein, AM. (2000) Impact of post-discharge dispostion in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on healthcare utilization. Chest (Jan), 118(4): 117S.
  • Mishra A, Friedman, HS, Sinha, AK. (1999) The effects of erythromycin on the electrocardiogram. Chest (Jan), 115(4): 983-986.
  • Mishra A, Scharf,SM, Feinsilver, SH, Schiff, MJ, Fein, AM. (1999) Seasonal trends in asthma hospitalization in a large health system. Chest (Jan), 116: 291S.
  • Mishra A. (1999) Asthma in the elderly. Emergency Medicine (Jan), 31(3): 95-100.
  • Mishra A, Schiff, MJ, Fein, AM, Feinsilver, SH, Scharf, S. (1999) A comparison of demographics of asthma hospital discharges in a large health system with national discharges. Am. J. Resp. Crit. Care Med. (Jan), 159(3): A135.
  • Mishra A, Fein, AM, Sterling, A, Kao, EW, Hirsch, BE, Schiff, MJ, Feinsilver, SH. (1998) Impact of community-acquired pneumonia practice guidelines on prescribing practices and outcomes in adult inpatients in a tertiary center and a community hospital in the same health system. Chest (Jan), 114(4): 344S.
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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Mishra A. (2021) Are you Game?. In: Teach Medical Science With a Sense of Humor (Vol. 2): Why (and How to) Be a Funnier and More Effective Medical Science Educator and Laugh All the Way to Your Classroom. The Curious Academic Publishing
  • Ali, F, Kunadharaju R, Thapar R, Mishra A. (2021) Radiological Manifestations of COVID-19 Before and After the Disease – A Comprehensive Review. In: Covid-19 by Cases: A Pandemic Review.
  • Mishra A. (2015) Critical Care Procedure Book ISBN: 978-1-63482-405-7. In: Chapters on Bronchoscopy, Thoracentesis and Non Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (Critical Care Procedure Book).

Abstracts:

  • Pomakov A*, Kalandhabhatta N*, Kunadharaju R*, Thapar R*, Mishra A. (2021) Experiential Interprofessional Simulation-based Education Improves Knowledge, Perceived Proficiency and Value in Collaborative Critical Care. CHEST. (Oct)
  • Ali F, Yueh C, Mishra A. (2021) Using Maslow’s Expanded Hierarchy of Needs for Effective Interventions To Reduce Burnout. American Medical Association Research Challenge.. (Oct) Oral
  • Hashmi A, Mani K, Mishra A,. (2021) Prone Ventilation in Covid-19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome w/ Septic Shock. 3rd Annual Celebration of Scholarship, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. (Jun) Poster
  • Khanna A*, Ravindran A*, Ewing B*, Mishra A, Makdissi R. (2021) Using Escape Room as a gamified educational and skill building teaching tool for Internal Medicine Residents and Students. AAIM conference. (Jun) Poster; Oral
  • Najjar Y, Meka S, Wali J, Kunadharaju RK, Mishra A. (2021) Renin–Angiotensin Aldosterone System Inhibitors in Patients with COVID-19. Third Annual Celebration of Scholarship Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. (Jun)
  • Thapar R, OhtakeP, Kunadharaju R, Thakur R, Mishra A. (2021) Bridging the Interprofessional Gap (BIG) An Assessment of Changes In Stereotypes And Attitudes of Medical Students Towards Physician-Nurse Collaboration. Third Annual Celebration of Scholarship, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.. (Jun) Poster
  • Copetti A*, Khanna A*, Kalanadhabhatta N*, Zinnerstorm K, Grabowski C, Kwiatkowski K, Mishra A. Code ESCape (Educational & Skills Curriculum). (2021) Using Gamification and Simulation to Teach and Test Medical Emergency Concepts to Internal Medicine Residents. AAIM conference. (Jun) Oral
  • Kunadharaju R*, Zubair H* , Mishra A. (2021) CO2 Pneumothorax - Uncommon Complication of Robotic Laparoscopic Renal Surgery. American Thoracic Society. (May)
  • Agrawal N., Battel L, Nallapetta N, Khunger, N , Mergenhagen K, Mishra A. (2020) Clinico-pathological findings in 31 hospitalized patients with Covid-19 infection: a Veterans Affairs study. Second Annual Celebration of Scholarship, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Buffalo, New York (Jun) Poster
  • Mishra A, Smith A, Pomakov A, Hafiz Z, Miller N, Hyland A, Mahoney M, Cummings M. (2020) Impact of Environmental Tobacco Smoke on Respiratory Health and Mortality in Adults. 2nd Annual Celebration of Scholarship, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Buffalo, New York (Jun) Poster
  • Pai V, Okazaki K, Sasankan P, Samuels L, Mishra A. (2020) The Time is Now: Understanding the Relationships between Grit, Resilience, Dignity, and Burnout in Medical Students. Second Annual Celebration of Scholarship, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 2020. Buffalo, New York (Jun) Poster
  • Khanna A, Ravindran A, Ewing B, Mishra A, Makdissi R. (2020) Code ESCAPE: Education & Skills Curriculum Applying the Platform of Escape Room. Jacobs School of Medicine Celebration of Scholarship. Buffalo, New York (Jun) Poster
  • Hassinger A, Mishra A. (2020) A pilot study measuring sleep patterns and wellness in medical students and resident physicians-in-training. Second Annual Celebration of Scholarship, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.2020. Buffalo, New York (Jun)
  • Battel L, Mishra A, Makdissi R. (2020) Burnout Among Resident Physicians Working in a Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit: Design and Methods for a Cross-Sectional Controlled Study. Second Annual Celebration of Scholarship, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.2020. Buffalo, New York (Jun) Poster; Oral
  • Mojaverian, A, Sundaram, R, Mishra A, Cohen, R, Fein, A, Karpel, J. (2003) Improvements in asthma outcomes in the North Shore-Long Island health systems. Am. J. Resp. Crit. Care Med., (Jan) A115
  • Mishra A, Fein, AM. (2002) Intensive care of asthmatics. Am. J. Resp. Crit. Care Med., (Jan) A108
  • Mishra A, Quinones, A, Stirling, A, Usmani, N, Feinsilver, SH, Fein, AM. (2001) Utilization and cost of in-hospital aerosolized bronchodilator therapy. Am. J. Resp. Crit. Care Med., (Jan) A643
  • Mishra A, Schiff, MJ, Fein, AM, Feinsilver, SH, Scharf, S. (1999) Descriptive analysis of asthma in a large health system. Am. J. Resp. Crit. Care Med., (Jan) A132
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Professional Memberships:

  • Member Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) (2005–present)
  • Fellow American College of Physicians (1997–present)
  • Fellow/American College of Chest Physicians (1997–present)
  • Member/American Thoracic Society (1997–present)
  • Member/American Medical Association

Presentations:

  • "Thriving in the Presence of Uncertainty: Humanities-Based Tools for Faculty Development" The Examined Life Conference University of Iowa (2021)
  • "The Silent Killer: Sleep Apnea" National LUNG FORCE Virtual Expo, American Lung Association (2021)
  • "Thriving in the Presence of Uncertainty" Collaborative on Healing and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM) (2021)
  • "Cost of Caring" New York State Council of Health-systems Pharmacists (NYSCHP) The Columns Banquets, Elma, New York (2021)
  • "SimScape - Integrating Novel Teaching Strategies in Medical Education" Hybrid International Conference New Perspectives in Science Education Florence, Italy (Presented Virtually) (2021)
  • "Bringing Joy to Your Work through Improved Scientific Communication." Scientific Communication workshop series, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University at Buffalo (2021)
  • "Finding Meaning: Mindfully Creating a Joyful Clerkship Experience" Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Buffalo, New York (2020)
  • "Transforming Medical Training Culture Using Appreciative Inquiry (AI)" World Appreciative Inquiry Jam the David I. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont (2020)
  • "pt605- Preventing Provider Burnout Seminar" Department of Rehabilitation Science University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (2020)
  • "Engaging and Creative Scientific Communications" Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program (2020)
  • "Experiencing Appreciative Inquiry: A Strengths-based Approach Turning Problems into Opportunities!" Medical Education and Educational Research Institute Conference (2020)
  • "Using Appreciative Inquiry to Choose Your Specialty" Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2020)
  • "Finding Meaning Mindfully Creative a Joyful Clerkship Experience" Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2019)
  • "Creating a Surviving the Thriving Curriculum Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM)" Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine) AAIM) (2019)
  • "Extinguishing ICU Burnout: An Interactive Session Focusing on Recognizing, Preventing, and Managing Burnout" American college of Chest Physicians International Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana (2019)
  • "Extinguishing ICU Burnout: An Interactive Session Focusing on Recognizing,Preventing, and Managing Burnout" CHEST; American College of Chest Physicians (2019)
  • "Reignite the Flame: A Burnout Survivor's Journey to Joy" UB Alumni Webinar - Invited speaker (2019)
  • "Mindfulness and Health: Uplift Buffalo" The Mindfulness Alliance (2019)
  • "Using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a Framework to Develop a Personalized Medical Student Well-being Curriculum" Change MedEd Conference; American Medical Association (2019)
  • "A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery: Asthma COPD Overlap" Association of Asthma Educators (AAE) Annual National Meeting (2019)
  • "Extinguishing Burnout" Annual WNY Pharmacy Residency Preceptor Program (2019)
  • "Mindfulness" Lung Force Expo; American Lung Association (2019)
  • "Whistle While You Work" Lung Force Expo, American Lung Association (2019)
  • "Whistle While You Work" Primary Care Education Day - VA Western New York Healthcare System (2019)
  • "Bringing Joy to Work Through Improved Scientific Communication" Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (2019)
  • "Mechanical Ventilator Waveforms: Loops and Curves" New York State Society for Respiratory Care, Annual Western New York Regional Symposium (2019)
  • "Innovative Strategies to Promote Joy in Healthcare" Catholic Health System Saturday CME Series (2019)
  • "Reignite the Flame: A Burnout Survivor’s Journey to Joy!" Keynote speaker, Inter-professional Education Faculty Development Course (2019)
  • "Whistle While You Work: Innovative Strategies to Promote Joy in Healthcare" Grand Rounds; Jacobs School of Medicine (2019)
  • "Extinguishing ICU Burnout" CHEST; American College of Chest Physicians (2018)
  • "Mindfully Creating a Joyful Medical Training Experience: From Parenting to Partnering" 2018 APDIM Fall Meeting; Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) (2018)
  • "Sepsis" Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2018)
  • "Take a Deep Breath: Update on Asthma and COPD Medications" Lung Force Expo; American Lung Association (2018)
  • "Respiratory Distress" Resident Noon Conference (2017)
  • "Asthma Demystified" New York State Society for Respiratory Care; New York State Society for Respiratory Care; Western Chapter Symposium (2017)
  • "Raise Resilience, Banish Burnout!" Grand Rounds, Dept. of Communicative Disorders and Science University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2017)
  • "Mindfulness and Health" Mindfulness Alliance, SUNY Initiative on Mindfulness & Health (2016)
  • "Identifying and Preventing Burnout" CHEST; American College of Chest Physicians (2016)
  • "Lung Exam" CPM1; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2016)
  • "Keynote Address" 14th Annual Student Clinician Ceremony; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2016)
  • "Breathless in Buffalo" UBMD CME Conference; UBMD; Medicine (2016)
  • "Missing Piece" CPM1; University at Buffalo; Medical Students (2016)
  • "Why Medicine" Alpha Epsilon Delta, National pre-health honor society, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2015)
  • "Creativity Crisis? Contemplating a Cure Collaboratively" Medical Humanities lecture; Center for Medical Humanities (2015)
  • "Art of History Taking" CPM II; University at Buffalo (2014)
  • "Creative Scientist Workshop Facilitator" University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2013)
  • "Obstructive Sleep Apnea" Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Erie County Medical Center (2009)
  • "Sarcoidosis" Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Erie County Medical Center (2009)
  • "Making a Difference: Community Health Enrichment and sustenance Training" Keynote speaker at Chest Foundation Ambassadors Meeting American College of Chest Physicians International Conference (2008)
  • "Mechanical Ventilation - Medicine Core Lecture Series" Buffalo General Hospital VA Hospital Erie County Medical Center (2008)
  • "Update on Sepsis" Buffalo General Medical Center (Grand Rounds), VA Medical Center (2008)
  • "New Asthma Guidelines (Grand Rounds)" Erie County Medical Center (2008)
  • "Simplified Acid Base Disorders" Rajendra Medical College (2007)
  • "Simplified Acid Base Disorders" Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, India (2007)
  • "Sleep Apnea - The Silent Killer" Mahavir Vatsalya Sansthan (2007)
  • "Sarcoidosis (Grand Rounds)" Erie County Medical Center (2007)
  • "Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Medical Grand Rounds)" Buffalo General Hospital (2006)
  • "What Everyone Needs to Know About Sleep Apnea" Hindu Cultural Society (2006)
  • "Sleep Apnea: The Silent Killer" Erie County Medical Center (Grand Rounds) (2006)
  • "Raise Resilience, Banish Burnout" Pediatric Resident Conference; University at Buffalo (2005)
  • "Challenges in the elderly asthmatic" American College of Chest Physicians (2004)
  • "Activity-induced asthma" Health Plan Collaborative CME (2004)
  • "Update on asthma" North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (2003)
  • "ABC's of asthma" Buffalo General Hospital (2003)
  • "ABC's of asthma" ECMC (2003)
  • "ABC‘s of asthma" VAMC (2003)
  • "Asthma in the elderly" ECMC; Medicine Grand Rounds (2002)
  • "Impact of environmental tobacco smoke on respiratory function of non-smoking adults" Grand Rounds Invited Speaker; Long Island Jewish Medical Center (2002)
  • "Increasing hospitalization for asthma in the elderly" North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System; Pulmonary Grand Rounds (2002)
  • "Increasing hospitalization for asthma in the elderly" American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting (2001)
  • "Outcomes in ARDS" American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting (2001)
  • "Adapting clinical algorithms: Asthma in the elderly" American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting (2001)
  • "Adapting Clinical Algorithms: Asthma in the Elderly" American Thoracic Society International Conference (2001)
  • "Asthma and viral infection" Pulmonary Grand Rounds (2000)
  • "Asthma in the elderly" American Lung Association; ; Annual Pulmonary Update (2000)
  • "Are we breathing better or wheezing worse" Women's Health Initiative (2000)
  • "Are We Breathing Better or Wheezing Worse" Women's Health Initiative (2000)
  • "Disease management of asthma with focus on the elderly" Management Care College; Staten Island University Hospital, NY (2000)
  • "Disease management of asthma with focus on the elderly" Management Care College; Care Management Group, NY (2000)
  • "Adapting Clinical Algorithms: Asthma in the Elderly" American Thoracic Society International Conference (2000)
  • "Adapting clinical algorithms: Asthma in the elderly" American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting (2000)
  • "Asthma management in North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System" Medicine Grand Rounds; North Shore University Hospital (1999)
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Service Activities:

  • Faculty Advisor University at Buffalo Health Law Society; Is to encourage medical students and law students to explore the intersection of medical and legal issues in order to facilitate Interprofessional collaboration and holistic patient care. Faculty Advisor University at Buffalo Health Law Society (2022–present)
  • Interviewed by Spectrum TV on new study on optimal time for sleeping and sleep hygiene; Presenter (2021)
  • ACGME Low-Cost Interventions for Changing culture Group Member; ACGME Low-Cost Interventions for Changing culture Group Member (2021–present)
  • ACGME Wellbeing Curriculum Committee Member; Advisor (2021–present)
  • ; Advisor - Champion for UB Diversity Strategic Planning Subgroup (2021–present)
  • A healthier you start here! Organized and participated with IM residents and students.; Partnership with Healthy Corner Store Initiative (2021)
  • ACGME Wellbeing Curriculum Committee Member; Advisor (2021–present)
  • Champion for UB Diversity Strategic Planning Subgroup; Was invited to be the champion for the following strategy/tactic (s):? Goal 5: Engage the surrounding communities in educating our emerging cadre of physicians, scientists and educators, and motivate Jacobs School members to participate in service to our community. Strategy 3: Establish a Jacobs School community that encourages the comingling of members across all academic levels, programs and departments Tactic a: Increase dialogues on inclusiveness, diversity, and antiracism among faculty, residents, fellows, postdoctoral scientists and students within the Jacobs School and with the medical community at large. (2021–present)
  • Topics covered were COVID 19 (March 10th) and Aging lung and lung diseases ( March 24th); Invited presenter for Senior Connect calls by the Deputy Mayor of Buffalo with 1565 listeners (2021)
  • Invited Speaker for American Lung Association in Western New York podcast for the community.; Presenter: Community Conversations: Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Secretly Ruling Your Life? (2021)
  • We are working on the Humanities/Humanism/Social Medicine pillar of the curriculum; Core Curriculum Design Team (CCDT) member (2021–present)
  • Invited member of Core Curriculum Design Team; Member (2021–present)
  • Intern/Resident Boot camp: MICU/ Rapid Response (2021)
  • Academic Half Day: Conversations worth Having (2021)
  • Academic Half Day: Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (2021)
  • Academic Half Day: Using IPASS for Handoff (2021)
  • Morning Report Basic CXR and Chest CT Interpretation (2021)
  • Intern/ Resident Boot camp Common Clinical Problems (2021)
  • Faculty facilitator for UB Interprofessional Forum: “Confronting Social Determinants of Health: An Interprofessional Strategy”; Instructor (2021)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Promotions to Clinical (non-tenurial) Ranks (2021–present)
  • IM Residency Health Equity Committee; Chair and Founding Member (2021–present)
  • Invited as member of Core Curriculum Design Team; Member of Core Curriculum Design Team (2021–present)
  • Moments of Excellence in Education: Recognition & Inspiration (MEE:RI) Program Committee (2020–present)
  • Partnered with medical student run organization "Prescription for Warmth" for this initiative; Organized Coat Drive for Homeless in Buffalo in my role as APD for Wellness and Advocacy for IM Residency (2020)
  • Associate Program Director for Wellness and Advocacy Internal; Serve as Associate Program Director for Wellness and Advocacy Internal Medicine Residency Program at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2020–present)
  • Reviewed: Chapter 1 Introduction and Basic Science of COVID-19 and Chapter 2. Acute Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic?.; Reviewer for book chapters in the book?: COVID-19 By Cases: A Pandemic Review (2020–2021)
  • As Chair and Founding Member of Internal Medicine Residency Health Equity Committee; Chair and Founding Member of Internal Medicine Residency Health Equity Committee (2020–present)
  • Pre-session Wellness and advocacy (2020)
  • Code ESCAPE: Education & Skills Curriculum Applying the Platform of Escape-Room (2020)
  • Academic Half Day Panelist “Transition to PGY2” (2020)
  • Academic Half Day on Wellness and advocacy (2020)
  • Intern/Resident Boot camp IPASS (2020)
  • Advising Task Force: Curriculum Revision and Redesign; Worked on the Advising Task Force for Educating for Societal Needs (topics/threads that should be integrated into the curriculum). Was the presenter for the group with summary of our recommendations for the Core Curriculum Design Team to consider as they develop a final proposal for the new curriculum. (2020–present)
  • Healing and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM) Faculty Development/Toolkit Group; Invited Member of Collaborative Healing and Renewal in Medicine (CHARM) Faculty Development/Toolkit Group (2019–present)
  • Great Lakes Health Provider Professionalism and Wellness Steering Committee; Member of Great Lakes Health Provider Professionalism and Wellness Steering Committee (2019–present)
  • Participated in the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine (CDIM) Core Curriculum Revision and authored chapters on COPD, Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health. Also served as a reviewer for many chapters; Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine (CDIM) Core Curriculum Revision (2019–2021)
  • Curriculum Advisory Task Force; Member (2019–2020)
  • Academic Half Day “Appreciative Inquiry for Co-Creating the future” (2019)
  • UB Wellness and Faculty Development Committee; Founding Member and Co-Chair (2019–present)
  • Poster judge at the 2018 APDIM Fall Meeting; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2018)
  • Curriculum Committee; Member (2018–present)
  • Lung Force Expo; Vice-Chair (2018–present)
  • Buffalo's NPR News Station interviewed me on Mindfulness; Presenter (2018)
  • UB Inter-professional Forum: “Meet Fred Santiago: An Inter-professional Strategy” Groups of 7 students from UB Health Professional Schools.; Facilitator/Debriefer (2018–2020)
  • Half Day Education Session “Sepsis Every Second Counts” (2018)
  • Half Day Education Session “From Parenting to Partnering” (2018)
  • Great Lakes Health Provider Professionalism & Wellness Steering Committee (2018–present)
  • Educational Subcommittee Member; My role along with fellow committee members was be to evaluate our performance in LCME standards, define strategies to ensure that the strengths are maintained, and, identify opportunities for growth and improvement, and create a blueprint for success. (2017–2018)
  • Chair Interview Admissions Subcommittee; I spearheaded the process creating a more holistic interviewing process for medical school applicants. As a result of this initiative, folders are now given to each interviewer with tools to assess Communication/Interpersonal/Social skills, Commitment to caring for others, Diversity and Social awareness, Creativity and Self-awareness, Analytical Thinking, and Honesty and Integrity. (2017)
  • Chair of the Admissions Subcommittee; I spearheaded the process creating a more holistic interviewing process for medical school applicants. As a result of this initiative, folders are now given to each interviewer with tools to assess Communication/Interpersonal/Social skills, Commitment to caring for others, Diversity and Social awareness, Creativity and Self-awareness, Analytical Thinking, and Honesty and Integrity. (2017)
  • Facilitator/Debriefer: Annual UB Inter-professional Forum; “Confronting Opioid Dependence: An Inter-professional Strategy” Small groups of 7 students from UB Health Professional Schools. (2-3 sessions) (2017–2020)
  • Faculty Advisor for Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association chapter; Advisor (2017–present)
  • Mindfulness in Medicine Monthly meetings to enhance mindfulness practice in Medicine; Advisory Committee (2016–present)
  • Facilitator/Debriefer: IDM 730 Core Topics: Behling Communication Simulations UB 3rd Year Medical Students (2016–2020)
  • Instructor: Physical Examination Practice Session in Clinical Competency Center UB 2nd Year Medical Students Clinical Practice of Medicine (CPM2); In Clinical Competency Center UB 2nd Year Medical Students Clinical Practice of Medicine (CPM2) (2016)
  • Lecture: “Respiratory Distress” Most Modules for residents rotating at VA (2016–present)
  • The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association; Faculty Advisor (2016–present)
  • Mindfulness Alliance, SUNY Initiatives on Mindfulness & Health; Member (2016–present)
  • Reviewer for 2016 ACP National Abstract Competitions; Reviewer (2015–2016)
  • Student Progress Committee Members; Member (2015–2020)
  • National Agency for Scientific Evaluation (ANEP); Reviewer (2015)
  • Lecture: “Interpreting Sleep Studies and Artifact Recognition” (2015–2019)
  • Lecture: “Mechanical Ventilation” Every Module for residents rotating in VA ICU (2015–2019)
  • Faculty Council; Alternate Member (2014–present)
  • UB Center for Meical Humanities; Faculty Advisor Committee (2013–present)
  • Admissions Committee; Member (2012–2021)
  • Admissions Committee; Admissions Committee (2012–2021)
  • Lecture: “Asthma” Pulmonary Fellows Core training (2011–present)
  • Reviewer MKSAP for Students 5; Reviewer (2010)
  • CHEST abstract reviewer and grader Abstract Grader for 74th Annual International Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), October 2008; Reviewer (2008)
  • Reviewer MKSAP for Students 4; Reviewer (2007)
  • CHEST Abstract/Case Report Reviewer Abstract/Case Report Review Process for the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) 2007; Reviewer (2007)
  • 3rd Year Medical Students, Orientation to Medicine Clerkship at ECMC (2006–present)
  • 3rd Year Medical Student OSCE at the end of Medicine Clerkship (2006–present)
  • 4th Year Medical Student examination preceptor at end of MED 802 (2006–present)
  • Work with students needing remediation following Medicine Clerkship (2006–present)
  • Invited Small Group Leader UB GHHS Pre-Match Day Retreat (2006–2021)
  • Member - As a member of the Clinical Competency Committee I have been involved with resident mentoring and evaluation.; As a member of the Clinical Competency Committee I have been involved with resident mentoring and evaluation. I have guided my mentees through residency and help them embark on their professional careers. (2004–present)
  • HELP Matrichaya Co-Founder HELP Matrichaya is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity founded with the mission to catalyze socio-economic changes in poverty-struck tribal region of Jharkhand in India through education, vocational training for self employment and health care.; CO-Chair (2004–present)
  • Medical Students Interested in Medicine; Preceptor and mentor (2001–present)
  • “Thriving with Uncertainty” Session in collaboration with UB Art Museum
  • Rapid Response/CODE Simulation at Behling Simulation Center
  • IM Intern/ Resident Wellness Bootcamp
  • 11 Interdisciplinary ICU Simulation workshops held at the VA
  • 5 Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion workshops held
  • Coping with Death and Dying in COVID
  • Intern/Resident Boot camp IPASS
  • Advising Task Force: Curriculum Revision and Redesign Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Advising
  • Nominated by Medical School Graduation Committee to be the Student Marshall at the Jacobs Medical School Commencement Ceremony.; Advisor
  • Wellness Ambassador CHEST 2019 American College of Chest Physicians International Conference; Advisor
  • American College of Chest Physicians in the "National Summit on the Prevention and Management of Burnout in the ICU"; Invited to represented
  • Mindfulness and Thriving” CAPSTONE: (IMC820); Other
  • Resiliency and Appreciative Inquiry” CAPSTONE: (IMC820); Other
  • MKSAP for Students 5; Reviewer
  • Member of Moments of Excellence in Education: Recognition & Inspiration (MEE:RI) Program Committee; Member of Moments of Excellence in Education: Recognition & Inspiration (MEE:RI) Program Committee

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