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.
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.
At our ECMC training site, you'll consult with patients who have common renal diseases, and you’ll gain experience providing care for patients with renal failure resulting from burns and trauma.
ECMC houses the Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care, a setting enabling you to expand your knowledge of all kidney-related services, including in- and out-patient dialysis and transplant services, as well as vascular access maintenance and surgical care.
At the center, you’ll have the unique opportunity to train in a facility featuring:
At ECMC’s renal/hypertension clinic — which provides more than 800 consults annually — we’ll train you to provide expert evaluation and treatment services.
You'll gain exposure to kidney transplantation when you’ll see patients from the U.S. and Canada in ECMC’s kidney and pancreas transplant program.
You’ll have the chance to learn from transplant surgeons, transplant program coordinators, a transplant social work specialist and a transplant financial counselor.
You may have opportunities to learn about:
During your second year of training, you will spend 2-3 months on the transplant service.
You can expect to spend a half day in our continuity clinic at ECMC every other week.
At our ECMC site, you’ll learn about the acute hemodialysis procedures we provide in intensive-care settings. You may treat patients with:
Additionally, we’ll familiarize you with caring for patients with end-stage renal disease who receive their maintenance dialysis treatment in the transplant unit.
Training at this site will help you gain confidence treating patients who are not suited for care in freestanding dialysis units. You’ll learn about providing care for dialysis patients with multiple medical problems or marginal vascular access as well as recently-diagnosed patients and those who are residents of ECMC’s nursing home.
Faculty have research interests in areas including:
You’ll see patients with conditions including: