Erie County Medical Center

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.

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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.


Our trauma ICU rotation is hosted at ECMC's trauma center, the only Level 1 trauma center in Western New York.

At this site you will gain experience administering surgical care and will master critical care for trauma patients.

You will learn to manage patients who have sustained blunt trauma, gunshot wounds, multiple organ injury and massive blood loss after injury, as well as patients with lung injury or contusion.

You will spend one month at our ECMC site during your second year.


Faculty and Staff

  • four surgical intensivists

Patient Population

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