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.

E C M C exterior.

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.

The center offers complete outpatient neurodiagnostic and medical therapy.


You will be exposed to a broad spectrum of neurology cases as you see patients in consultation throughout the hospital, in the emergency room and through a general neurology outpatient clinic.

Basic science training in electromyography also is available here.


Length of Inpatient Rotations


  • general and stroke neurologists

Patient Population

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

Number of Inpatient Consultations by Neurology Residents


Top Neurology Diagnoses

  • epilepsy
  • stroke and related disorders
  • disorders of cognitive function
  • other degenerative diseases
  • muscle disorders