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.

Neurology Training

At ECMC, you will care for adult patients for three months during your adult neurology training, gaining exposure to a broad spectrum of neurology cases.

You will see patients in consultation throughout the hospital and in the emergency room. 

In addition, ECMC is one site for your electromyography basic science rotation.

Residents share a designated, computer-equipped room on the 10th floor.


Faculty and Staff

  • general and stroke neurologists
  • neuromuscular specialists
  • neuromuscular fellows
  • EMG technicians

Patient Population

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

Top Child Neurology Diagnoses

  • epilepsy
  • stroke, anoxia and hypoxia
  • disorders of cognitive function
  • psychiatric conditions
  • Outpatient: psychiatric conditions; epilepsy