Erie County Medical Center

This 583-bed medical center is one of the area’s leading health care providers. It serves as a regional center for trauma, burns, rehabilitation and cardiac care and is the region’s largest safety-net hospital.

E C M C exterior.

Located on the eastern side of Buffalo, this 583-bed acute care center admits patients from the local urban area, as well as a wide referral range that encompasses all eight counties of Western New York.

ECMC is a verified Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and a regional center for burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, medical oncology and head & neck cancer care, and rehabilitation.

Case presentations span the range of disease states in internal medicine and general surgery, with many critically ill cases.


Your two-week rotation in ambulatory orthopedics takes place at ECMC during your PGY-3 year.

If you’re a resident on the urban/ECMC Family Medicine track, this is where you’ll provide acute care to patients you see in your family medicine center.

Your inpatient service rotation accounts for 12 weeks of your PGY-1 year and 16 weeks of your second and third years.


Patient Population

  • 55% female
  • 45% male
  • 15-25% Medicare patients in the ambulatory clinic
  • 35% Medicare patients on hospital services


  • eight full-time departmental faculty