Brian I. Ludwig DO

Brian Ludwig

Brian I. Ludwig
DO

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Emergency Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Education; Emergency Medicine; Quality Improvement

Contact Information
77 Goodell Street Suite 340
Buffalo, New York 14203
brianlud@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

I work as and attending physician in the Emergency Departments at both Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute and the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Prior to medical school, I had exposure to Emergency Medicine while working and volunteering in the New York Capital Region as an EMT while completing my undergraduate studies. This initial exposure in combination with great clinical rotations in medical school led me to my specialty training in Emergency Medicine.

I have a special interest in the management of neurologic emergencies, especially acute stroke. At Buffalo General Medical Center, I am the Assistant Emergency Department Stroke Director where I work alongside the Stroke Quality Committee with the goal of improving care provided to patients who arrive with acute cerebrovascular disorders.

I am also very passionate about medical education. I work closely with the Emergency Medicine Residents in several aspects including didactic lectures at Grand Rounds, clinical education, quality improvement, procedural skills, and communication skills. I hope to improve the way feedback is given to residents and medical students. Starting in 2023, I started delivering the yearly Board Review lecture series for the UB Emergency Medicine Residency.

Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Jacobs Educator Excellence Program, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2024)
  • Other, Principles of Medical Education - Maximizing Your Teaching Skills, Harvard Medical School (2023)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2022)
  • DO, Doctor Of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (2019)
  • BS, Human Biology/Neuroscience, University at Albany, Cum Laude (2014)
  • Other, BLS, ACLS, PALS, ATLS, PFCCS Certified
  • Other, New York State EMT-B

Employment:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2023-present)
  • Attending Physician, Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (2022-present)
  • Attending Physician, Buffalo VA Medical Center (2022-present)
  • Quality Improvement Group Leader, UBMD Emergency Medicine Residency (2022-present)
  • Reading Group Leader, UBMD Emergency Medicine Residency (2022-present)
  • Assistant Emergency Department Stroke Director, Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (2024-present)
  • Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2022–2023)
  • Assistant Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2019–2022)

Awards and Honors:

  • Veterans Administration - ICARE Own The Moment (2024)
  • Jeffrey J Thompson, MD EMS Excellence Award (2022)
  • Cat Agustiady-Becker Memorial Leadership and Advocacy Award (2021)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2020)

Research Expertise:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neurologic Emergencies

Journal Articles:

  • Clemency BM, Varughese R, Scheafer DK, Ludwig B, Welch JV, McCormack RF, Ma C, Nan N, Giambra T, Raab T. (2020) Symptom Criteria for COVID-19 Testing of Heath Care Workers. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (Jun), 27(6): 469-474. doi:10.1111/acem.14009

Abstracts:

  • Khan I, Ludwig B, Taddonio A. (2019) Idiopathic Abdominal Angioedema Complicated by Paradoxical Fresh Frozen Plasma Reaction. Orange Regional Medical Center Annual Poster Competition. Middletown, New York (Apr) Poster; Oral

Professional Memberships:

  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2019–present)
  • Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (2018–2022)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (2018–present)

Presentations:

  • "Emergency Medicine Board Review Series" UB Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds (2023)
  • "That's Too Much Shaking - Seizure Management" UB Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds (2023)
  • "Headaches That Scare You" UB Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds (2023)
  • "Neuroradiology in The Emergency Department" UB Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds (2023)
  • "Acute Cerebrovascular Syndromes" UB Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds (2022)
  • "Status Epilepticus in The Emergency Department" UB Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds (2021)
  • "Procedural Sedation - Ketofol vs. Ketamine vs. Propofol" UB Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds (2021)
  • "Special Pediatric Considerations in EMS" UB Emergency Medicine EMS Scholarly Track Meeting (2021)
  • "Carbon Monoxide and Cyanide Poisoning" UB Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds (2021)
  • "Hypertensive Emergencies in Late-Term Pregnancy" UB Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds (2020)
  • "The Reliability of The FAST Exam in Pregnancy" UB Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Department Meeting (2020)
  • "Mechanical vs. Manual CPR and eCPR" UB Emergency Medicine EMS Scholarly Track Meeting (2019)
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Service Activities:

  • Buffalo General Medical Center EPMO Utilization Management Committee (2024–present)
  • UB Emergency Medicine Residency Clinical Competency Committee (2024–present)
  • Stroke Quality Committee - Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute; Committee Member (2023–present)
  • Rx For Success - Suture workshop for underrepresented minority high-school students interested in pursuing medical careers.; Volunteer Presenter (2022)
  • Clinical Excellence Committee, UBMD Emergency Medicine; Member (2021–present)
  • Medical Student Liaison - Presented lectures to rotating medical students on their emergency medicine clerkship. (2021–2022)
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee; Member (2021–present)
  • Dissection Supervisor - Supervised rising EM residents in advanced procedures on cadavers (2021–2022)
  • UB Residents' Committee - Met monthly to acknowledge and address program and institution-wide issues experienced by the residents; Member (2020–2021)

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Contact Information

77 Goodell Street Suite 340
Buffalo, New York 14203
brianlud@buffalo.edu

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