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.


The Buffalo VA hosts one of our consultation rotations as well as faculty, resident and fellow research programs supported by an excellent clinical microbiology laboratory.

You will spend approximately one-quarter of your clinical training time here, rotating with faculty in our division. You may also work with interns, residents and third- and fourth-year medical students.

Your training will focus on inpatient consultations and will include clinical microbiology laboratory rounds. You will also learn about outpatient antimicrobial therapy, an increasingly important aspect of infectious disease care.

You will become well versed in antimicrobial stewardship during your fellowship at the VA, which houses Western New York’s most comprehensive program for these critical interventions.

The weekly infectious diseases clinical conference—considered one of the area's premier teaching conferences—takes place at the Buffalo VA as well.


Patient Population

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

Faculty and Staff

  • five full-time divisional faculty