Andrew R. Poreda M.D. FACEP, FAAEM

Andrew Poreda

Andrew R. Poreda
M.D. FACEP, FAAEM

Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Emergency Medical Services; Emergency Medicine

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


Patient Care

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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; he completed his Computer Science degree and immediately began his pre-med 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, and is now dual-boarded in EM and EMS. Throughout this time, he's maintained close contact with the fire service & EMS, and continues to be an active member to this day.

Education and Training:

  • Certificate, NYS HazMat Technician, NYS Fire Academy (2021)
  • Fellowship, Emergency Medical Services, SUNY Buffalo (2021)
  • Certificate, NYS Ice Rescue Technician, NYS Fire Academy (2020)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, SUNY Upstate (2012)
  • Certificate, NYS Rope Rescue Technician, NYS Fire Academy (2010)
  • MD, SUNY Upstate (2009)
  • Certificate, NYS Surface Water Rescue Technician, NYS Fire Academy (2007)
  • Certificate, NYS Confined Space Rescue Technician, NYS Fire Academy (2006)
  • Certificate, NYS Firefighter Recruit I, NYS Fire Academy (2006)
  • Certificate, Nationally Certified Firefighter I, The ProBoard (2005)
  • Certificate, Nationally Certified Firefighter II, The ProBoard (2005)
  • Certificate, NYS Firefighter Recruit II, NYS Fire Academy (2005)
  • BS, Computer Science, SUNY Buffalo (2003)

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, SUNY Buffalo (2021-present)
  • Medical Director, 9-Echo-1 Training (2021-present)
  • Medical Director, Twin District Volunteer Fire Co (2021-present)
  • Firefighter, Twin District Volunteer Fire Co (2018-present)
  • Associate Medical Director, AMR Buffalo (2020–2021)
  • Associate Medical Director, Erie County Emergency Services (2020–2021)
  • Associate Medical Director, Mercy Flight Buffalo (2020–2021)
  • EMS Fellow, Emergency Medicine, SUNY Buffalo (2020–2021)
  • 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)
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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)

Research Expertise:

  • Firefighter health & safety
  • Soft tissue infections

Journal Articles:

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)

Presentations:

  • "Medical Care of Rescuers and Victims" NYS Technical Rescue Conference (2022)

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

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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