Buffalo VA Medical Center

This 199-bed, 1.4 million-square-foot facility provides medical, surgical, mental health, long-term and outpatient care.

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The VA Western New York Healthcare System provides care to more than 44,000 veterans annually. Although patients hail primarily from the westernmost eight counties of Upstate New York, the hospital serves as the inpatient specialty care referral site for all veterans west of Syracuse.

Patients present with a wide range of disease states, encompassing one of the highest case severity indexes within the Veterans Health Affairs system.

The Buffalo VA Medical Center is the main referral center for area veterans seeking cardiac surgery, cardiology care and comprehensive cancer care.

It is one of only 12 VA medical centers nationwide conducting a trial of real-time, Internet-based electronic medical records exchanges with private sector hospitals, including all UB medical school rotation sites.


You will work with adult veterans for two months during your adult neurology training.

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

In addition, the VA Center is one site for your electromyography basic science rotation.

You also will learn to use the hospital’s cutting-edge all-electronic medical record system.

A computer-equipped conference room on the ninth floor is available to residents.


Patient Population

  • 90 percent male/10 percent female
  • wide range in ages
  • drawn from Upstate New York

Top Neurology Diagnoses

  • disorders of cord, nerve root and plexus
  • epilepsy
  • stroke and related disorders
  • metabolic diseases
  • Outpatient: pain disorders; movement disorders; epilepsy; disorders of cognitive function

Number of Inpatient Consultations by Neurology Residents

  • approximately 335 per year