Torsten Behrens MD, FACEP

Torsten Behrens

Torsten Behrens
MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor | Site Director - VA

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
tbehrens@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

Dr. Behrens is an associate professor for the Department of Emergency Medicine. He serves as the Chief of Emergency Medicine at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Originally from Germany, he has been calling the Buffalo area home since 1999. He graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and completed Residency in Emergency Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Dr. Behrens also serves as the Medical Director for the Physician Assistant program at Daemen University. Dr. Behrens is the Emergency Medicine Lead and a Team Physician for the Buffalo Sabres Hockey Team of the NHL.

Education and Training:

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo, Department of Emergency Medicine (2012)
  • MD, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine (2009)
  • BA, Physical/Medical Anthropology, SUNY at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (2005)

Employment:

  • Chief of Service, Department of Emergency Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center (2018-present)
  • Team Physician, Buffalo Bandits (NLL) (2017-present)
  • Team Physician, Buffalo Sabres (NHL) (2014-present)
  • Attending Physician, Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (2012-present)
  • Attending Physician, Buffalo VA Medical Center (2012-present)
  • Attending Physician, Erie County Medical Center (2012-present)
  • Clinical Instructor in Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2012-present)
  • Associate Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center (2017–2018)
  • Institutional Administrator, American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) (2006–2009)
  • Junior Research Assistant, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2003–2008)
  • Medical Student Researcher, Erie County Medical Center (2006)
  • Medical Student Researcher, Erie County Medical Center (2005)
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Journal Articles:

Abstracts:

  • Jehle D, Behrens T, Auinger P. (2007) Left vs. Right Rollover Crashes: Frequency and Impact on Fatality. Acad Emerg Med, (May) S69-S69

Professional Memberships:

  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)

Presentations:

  • "Usage of Scribes in the Emergency Department" Society of Academic Emergency Medicine National Conference; SAEM; Emergency Department (2012)
  • "Do 12-Step Call Peer Visits Help Patients Following Inpatient Detoxification?" American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 37th Annual Medical Scientific Conference; American Society of Addiction Medicine; Addiction Medicine (2006)

Service Activities:

  • Buffalo City Mission's Cornerstone Manor Provided free healthcare for the occupants of Cornerstone Manor; Volunteer (2005)
  • Light House Clinic Free medical student run clinic to provide healthcare for the underserved inner-city population of Buffalo, NY; Volunteer (2005–2009)
  • Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes Center Performed clerical tasks, clinic preparation, data entry, correspondences; Volunteer (2004)

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Contact Information

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

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

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