This 199-bed, 1.4 million-square-foot facility provides medical, surgical, mental health, long-term and outpatient care.
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.
Rotating through the Buffalo VA Medical Center will help you deepen your understanding of a variety of diseases, particularly liver diseases such as:
We hold teaching rounds at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, which provide you with the opportunities you need to gain familiarity with presenting consultations, interviewing and examining patients at the beside, and reviewing materials including X-rays and pathology slides.
You'll be exposed to unique administrative structures and procedures at this site. Here, you will gain valuable experience using an extensive and sophisticated electronic medical record system.
You'll have the opportunity to train in a liver clinic that takes a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and management of liver disease.
Working alongside our liver disease specialists, you'll increase your knowledge of hepatology practice and learn about providing in-depth liver care, from diagnostics and testing to novel therapies.
You'll follow a panel of patients on an ongoing basis at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Here, you'll gain valuable experience providing longitudinal outpatient care.
Faculty at this site have specialized knowledge in:
You'll collaborate with: