Buffalo General Medical Center

Located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Buffalo General Medical Center offers a wide spectrum of clinical inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.

B G M C exterior.

This 500-bed acute care center, located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, is one of the region’s major hospitals.

Much of the patient base comes from the local urban area. The hospital also serves as a tertiary referral center, with a significant patient population drawn from Western New York’s eight counties.

Patients present with the entire range of disease states in internal medicine, general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery, with many critically ill cases.


You’ll learn to interpret biopsy slides of diseases in native and transplant kidneys at our Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) training site. With the expert guidance of renal pathologists at this site, you will expand your skills examining biopsy specimens under light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy.

Our BGMC site will play a key role in helping you master the fundamentals of consultative care and nephrology in an intensive care unit setting. 

Here, you can expect to round with an attending physician, residents and medical students on the consultative service. You will do consultative rounds on medical and surgical wards as well as on the coronary care and intensive care units.

BGMC is one of the sites where you’ll learn to obtain a clinical history, perform a review of systems and assess the functional status of patients with symptoms of renal conditions.



Faculty and Staff

  • hemodialysis unit director 
  • attending physicians on renal consult services
  • nurses

Faculty have special interests in:

  • vascular access for hemodialysis
  • clinical informatics
  • experimental models of renal disease
  • pathobiology of the complement system
  • immunotherapy in renal transplant recipients

Patient Population

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