Andrew R. Poreda M.D. FACEP, FAAEM

Andrew Poreda

Andrew R. Poreda
M.D. FACEP, FAAEM

Contact Information
77 Goodell St
Suite 340
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 716-645-9710
Fax: 716-645-9701
arporeda@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

Dr. Poreda has been involved in prehospital care for over 20 years, beginning in the volunteer fire service and as a professional EMT. This experience changed his career, as he switched from Computer Science to Medicine. He completed his Computer Science degree and immediately began his post-baccalaureate training at Univ Buffalo. During this time, Dr. Poreda continued his firefighting education at the NYS Fire Academy in Montour Falls NY, becoming a Nationally Certified Firefighter II; he is certified in various technical rescue disciplines as well, including Swift Water, Ice, Confined Space, and High Angle Rope Rescue.

Dr. Poreda completed medical school at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY. He stayed in Syracuse where he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine. While in residency, Dr Poreda authored a textbook chapter for physicians on Firefighter Health and Safety. In his final year, he was awarded the Medical Student Teaching Award.

After finishing residency, Dr. Poreda moved back to Buffalo and began his career in private practice as an Attending Physician with Professional Emergency Services PLLC. During this time, he worked at multiple hospitals across WNY, including Millard Suburban, Buffalo General, Lake Shore, Brooks Memorial, and Medina.

In 2016, Dr. Poreda joined UBMD as full-time faculty with the Dept of Emergency Medicine, and has been working at Buffalo General since.

In 2020, Dr Poreda went back to school and completed an EMS fellowship. Throughout this time, he's maintained close contact with the volunteer fire service, and continues to be an active member to this day.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Emergency Medical Services, SUNY Buffalo (2021)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, SUNY Upstate (2012)
  • MD, SUNY Upstate (2009)
  • BS, Computer Science, SUNY Buffalo (2003)
  • Certificate, Nationally Certified Firefighter I, The ProBoard
  • Certificate, Nationally Certified Firefighter II, The ProBoard
  • Certificate, NYS Confined Space Rescue Technician, NYS Fire Academy
  • Certificate, NYS Firefighter Recruit I, NYS Fire Academy
  • Certificate, NYS Firefighter Recruit II, NYS Fire Academy
  • Certificate, NYS Rope Rescue Technician, NYS Fire Academy
  • Certificate, NYS Surface Water Rescue Technician, NYS Fire Academy

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, SUNY Buffalo (2021-present)
  • Medical Director, Twin District Volunteer Fire Co (2021-present)
  • Firefighter, Twin District Volunteer Fire Co (2018-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, SUNY Buffalo (2016–2020)
  • Emergency Medicine Attending, Professional Emergency Services PLLC (2012–2016)
  • Firefighter, Doyle Volunteer Fire Co (1999–2008)
  • EMT-I, Rural/Metro Medical Services (2001–2005)

Awards and Honors:

  • Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine (FACEP) (2016)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (FAAEM) (2013)
  • Medical Student Teaching Award (2012)


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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Poreda A, Cooney D. (2015) Chapter 65: Fire Ground Operations and Rehab. McGraw-Hill Education

Professional Memberships:

  • National Association of EMS Physicians (2020–present)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (2009–present)
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine (2005–present)

Service Activities:

  • Volunteer firefighter; Twin District Fire Co (2018–present)
  • Volunteer firefighter; Doyle Fire Co (1999–2008)

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Contact Information

77 Goodell St
Suite 340
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 716-645-9710
Fax: 716-645-9701
arporeda@buffalo.edu