Johanna C. Innes MD

Johanna Innes

Johanna C. Innes
MD

Assistant Professor | Program Director - EMS Fellowship

Department of Emergency Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Emergency Medicine

Contact Information
UBMD Emergency Medicine
77 Goodell Street
Suite 340
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 7166459700
jcinnes@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

Dr. Johanna Innes is board certified in both Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and Emergency Medical Services (ABEM). She is Program Director of the Fellowship in Emergency Medical Services and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine with the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She serves as medical director for several local EMS agencies, including Eden Emergency and Rescue Squad, AMR-WNY, and the Erie County Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team (SMART). Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Dr. Innes began her career as a paramedic for Richland County EMS in Columbia, South Carolina. After completing medical school and residency training at Palmetto Health Richland, she came to SUNY Buffalo to complete a Fellowship in EMS. Her interests lie in prehospital care provider education, Graduate Medical Education, and research in EMS/prehospital care. She has spoken at the national level on topics in EMS, and serves on state, national and international committees with the National Association of EMS Physicians. In 2018, Dr. Innes was awarded the Wyoming-Erie Regional EMS Council Physician of Excellence Award.

Education and Training:

  • ALiEM Faculty Incubator (2022)
  • NAEMSP/NAEMSE EMS Educator's Collaboartive (2022)
  • Board Certified, ABEM: Emergency Medical Services (2017)
  • Board Certified, American Board of Emergency Medicine (2016)
  • Fellowship, Fellowship in Emergency Medical Services, University at Buffalo (2016)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine Residency, Palmetto Health (2015)
  • MD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine (2012)
  • Certificate, Paramedic, Midlands EMS (2001)
  • BS, Biology, Carleton University (2000)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • FEMA Emergency Management Training
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support
  • Hyperbaric Medicine Training Program
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Royal College of Physicians Educator Program
  • United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Board Leadership Training
  • WMD HazMat Technician

Employment:

  • Director of Medical Specialty Outreach, Buffalo MATTERS (2019-present)
  • Core Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2018-present)
  • Core Faculty, EMS Fellowship, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2018-present)
  • Attending Physician, Buffalo Bills (2015-present)
  • Program Director - Fellowship in EMS, Emergency Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2020-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2015-present)
  • Senior Paramedic, Richland County Emergency Medical Services (2001-present)
  • Associate Program Director - EMS Fellowship, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2019–2020)
  • Attending Physician, Buffalo Sabres (2016–2017)
  • Attending Physician, FDR Medical Services (2015–2016)
  • Attending Physician, Sisters of Charity Providence Hospital (2014–2015)
  • Resident Physician, Palmetto Health Richland Emergency Medicine Program (2012–2015)
  • Trainer, Midlands EMS (2002–2015)
  • Senior Paramedic, Richland County Emergency Medical Services (2001–2015)
  • Support Clerk, Government of Canada (1996–1999)
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Awards and Honors:

  • EMS Award, Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282 (2021)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Medical Services (2020)
  • Best Presentation - New Speaker Series, National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) (2020)
  • Faculty FEMINEM Award, University Emergency Medical Services (2019)
  • Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (2019)
  • EMS Physician of Excellence, Wyoming-Erie Regional EMS Council (2018)
  • Sydney R. Berens Award for Compassion, Palmetto Health Emergency Medicine (2015)
  • Director's Award for Dedication and Outstanding Contributions, Richland County EMS (2008)
  • Paramedic Academic Excellence Award, SC Midlands EMS Management Association (2001)


Journal Articles:

Abstracts:

  • Clemency B, Tanski C, Gibson Chambers J, O’Brien M, Knapp A, Clark A, McGoff P, Innes JC, Hostler D, Lindstrom H. (2017) Compulsory Use Of The Backboard Is Associated With Increased Frequency Of Thoracolumbar Imaging [Abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care, (Jan) 95
  • Clemency B, Martin-Gill C, Cooley C, Van Dillen C, Knutsen C, March J, Lubin J, Portela R, Cooney D, Silvestri S, Innes J, Tanka K, Lindstrom H. (2016) EMS Board Certification Question Bank [Abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care, (Mar) 308
  • Clemency B, Tanaka K, Hostler D, Innes JC, Zagroba S, Blaszak J, Cooney D, May P, McGee K, Lindstrom H. (2016) IV vs IO Epinephrine in the Treatment of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest [Abstract]. Prehospital Emergency Care, (Jan) 139

Presentations:

  • "EMS Witnessed Cardiac Arrests: EMS Providers' Experience in Recognition & Treatment" National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) Annual Meeting (2022)
  • "High Flow Diesel Fixes Everything (and other lies they told us in paramedic school)" National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) Annual Meeting (2021)
  • "Optimizing Field Termination of Resuscitation is Associated with Increased Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival" Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Meeting (2019)
  • "Television and Film Depict Unrealistic Rates of Cardiac Arrest Survival" National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) Annual Meeting (2018)
  • "EMS CPR Pit Crew Model" Vietnam Society for Emergency Medicine (VSEM) Annual Conference (2016)
  • "Comparison of Direct Laryngoscopy and Video Assisted Indirect Laryngoscopy as a Primary Method of Pre-Hospital Intubation" South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) Annual Meeting (2010)

Service Activities:

  • Project Medishare for Haiti; Emergency Physician (2015)
  • SC Mission Midlands; Physician (2014)
  • USC Supportive Housing Services; Winter Shelter Volunteer (2010–2012)
  • The Cervix Project Gala, University of South Carolina School of Medicine; Co-Organizer (2010)
  • Blood for Life; Board Member (2009–2012)
  • Urban Health Fair, Columbia, SC; Women's Health Educator (2009–2010)

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Contact Information

UBMD Emergency Medicine
77 Goodell Street
Suite 340
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 7166459700
jcinnes@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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