Buffalo VA Medical Center

This 199-bed, 1.4 million-square-foot facility provides medical, surgical, mental health, long-term and outpatient care.

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The VA Western New York Healthcare System provides care to more than 44,000 veterans annually. Although patients hail primarily from the westernmost eight counties of Upstate New York, the hospital serves as the inpatient specialty care referral site for all veterans west of Syracuse.

Patients present with a wide range of disease states, encompassing one of the highest case severity indexes within the Veterans Health Affairs system.

The Buffalo VA Medical Center is the main referral center for area veterans seeking cardiac surgery, cardiology care and comprehensive cancer care.

It is one of only 12 VA medical centers nationwide conducting a trial of real-time, Internet-based electronic medical records exchanges with private sector hospitals, including all UB medical school rotation sites.


About one-third of your training takes place at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, which provides a broad range of tertiary cardiac services to veterans from across upstate New York.

You’ll care for inpatients and outpatients with a variety of cardiac issues requiring:

  • catheterization
  • percutaneous coronary intervention
  • bypass surgery
  • echocardiography, including 3-D and transesophageal
  • treadmill stress testing
  • Holter monitoring
  • heart valve replacement
  • ablation
  • AICD and pacemaker insertion/monitoring


Faculty and Staff

  • 7 full-time faculty

Patient Population

  • veterans of both genders
  • wide range in ages
  • drawn from Upstate New York