Bree C. Kramer DO

Bree Kramer

Bree C. Kramer
DO

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Pediatrics

Contact Information
UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0200
Fax: (716) 323-0293
bkramer@buffalo.edu


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Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Medical Educators, Royal College of Physicians (2019)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • DO, Osteopathy, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (2005)
  • BS, Biology and Spanish, Canisius College, Cum Laude (2000)
  • Certificate, Emergency Medical Technician, Erie County Community College (2000)

Employment:

  • Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program, University at Buffalo (2019-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2019-present)
  • Director, Apheresis Program, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2019-present)
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Oishei Children's Hospital (2017-present)
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (2016-present)
  • Attending Physician, Critical Care, Oishei Children's Hospital (2014-present)
  • Associate Director, Apheresis Program, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2014–2019)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2014–2019)
  • Locum Tenum, PICU, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2013–2014)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (2012–2014)
  • Attending Physician, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, El Paso Children‘s Hospital (2012–2014)
  • Coordinator, MS-IV Pediatric Critical Care Clerkship, El Paso Children‘s Hospital (2012–2014)
  • Director, Pediatric Critical Care Residency Rotation, El Paso Children‘s Hospital (2012–2014)
  • Attending Physician, Buffalo Mercy Hospital (2008–2012)
  • Attending Physician, Kids Alliance Pediatric Group (2008–2012)
  • Attending Physician, Pediatric and Adolescent Urgent Care of Western New York (2011)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2009–2011)
  • Second Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2009–2011)
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Rural Metro Ambulance Company (2000–2001)
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Awards and Honors:

  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Outstanding Research Award (2011)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Quality Improvement Award (2010)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Quality Improvement Award (2009)
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine: Student DO of the Year Award (2004)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine: Top Doctors in Western New York (2020-2021)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • January 2018–January 2019
    The Use of Near-infrared Spectroscopy in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury to Predict Adverse Events
    Wildermuth Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $9,600
  • January 2018–January 2019
    Transmitted Lung Pressure Values with Biphasic Chest Cuirass
    Kaleida Health Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $4,000
  • January 2011–December 2011
    Noise Pollution Levels in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    Society of Critical Care Medicine
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $500
  • April 2010–April 2011
    The Natural History of High Flow Nasal Cannula Use at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $3,000
  • April 2008–April 2009
    Assessing Improvements in Patient Hand-Offs and Patient Safety
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $3,000
  • August 2018
    Transmitted Intrapulmonary Pressures Values with the Use of Negative Pressure Ventilation via Biphasic Chest Cuirass
    Wildermuth Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $4,000

Journal Articles:

  • Breuer RK, Carnevale FP, Donhauser JA, Iwano M, Kramer BC, Marthia V, Nutty K, Patankar N, Wilkowski S, Hassinger AB. (2020) Pediatric Sepsis in Our Community: A Point Prevalence Study. J Pediatr Infect Dis (Jan), 15(1): 39-47.
  • De Guerra VC, Hashmi H, Kramer BC, Balluz R, Son MB, Stein D, Lieberman A, Zahra M, Abdul Aziz R. (2019) A Case Report of Takayasu‘s Arteritis and Ulcerative Colitis in a Pediatric Patient with Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis Successfully Treated with Infliximab: Diagnostic Clues in Disease Associations and Immune Dysregulation. Case Rep Rheumatol (Jun), 2019.
  • Kramer BC, Heard CM. (2018) Noise Pollution in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and its Effect on Sedation. Int J Crit Care Emerg Med (Jan), 4(1).
  • Bera A, Kramer BC. (2016) 1868: A Case of Rhabdomyolysis and Compartment Syndrome Associated with Acute Heroin Overdose. Crit Care Med (Dec), 44(12): 542-542.
  • Gabrial M, Kramer BC. (2016) 1878: All tachypnea is not respiratory distress. Crit Care Med (Dec), 44(12): 545-545.
  • Kramer BC, Joshi P, Heard CM. (2016) Noise pollution levels in the pediatric intensive care unit. J Crit Care (Dec), 36: 111-115.
  • Triplet RM, Alibrahim OS, Kramer BC. (2016) Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Disseminated Herpes Simplex Virus Infection with Multiorgan Failure. Austin Crit Care J (Jul), 3(2): 1-3.
  • Kramer BC, Heard CM, Alibrahim OS. (2015) Acute respiratory distress syndrome from hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: a case report. Austin Crit Care J (Oct), 2(1): 1-3.

Abstracts:

  • Koshel C, Hassinger AB, Michienzi K, Kramer BC. (2020) Bleeding in Pediatric Patients with Prolonged INR: Effects of Vitamin K and Fresh Frozen Plasma. (Jan) 234-234
  • Korumilli R, Kramer BC, Riedy M. (2020) Lactulose-Induced Pneumatosis Intestinalis in Pediatrics. (Jan) 212-212
  • Breuer RK. (2020) Nontraumatic Rupture of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in an 11-Year Old Boy. (Jan) 62-62
  • Kramer BC, Ducato C, Alibrahim OS. (2018) Apheresis and ECMO: A Single Center Experience. (Apr) 198-198
  • Nunez C, Lyons K, Kramer BC. (2018) Simulation as a Means to Increase Pediatric Resident Confidence and Assess Long-Term PALS Retention. (Jan) 181-181
  • Kramer BC, Carnevale FP, Killion JJ, Qiao H, Wrotniak BH. (2018) Comparing Laryngoscope Devices in a Pediatric Intensive Care Setting. (Jan) 559-559
  • Gourabathini H, Kramer BC, Shum K, Abdelmagid K, Alibrahim OS. (2018) Necrotizing Enterocolitis Complicating RSV Bronchiolitis: A Case Series. (Jan) 250-250
  • Gourabathini H, Heard CM, Alibrahim OS, Kramer BC. (2017) Is it Safe and Effective for Pediatric Intensive Care Faculty to Manage an Apheresis Program?. (Apr) 73-73
  • Gourabathini H, Heard CM, Breuer RK, Alibrahim OS, Kramer BC. (2016) A Pediatric Intensivist Directed Apheresis Program: from Conception to Fruition. (Dec) 107-107
  • Kramer BC, Heard CM, Alibrahim OS. (2012) A Decrease in Blood Product Transfusion Following a Change to Heparin-Bonded ECMO Circuit: A Case Series. (Dec) 267-267
  • Kramer BC, Heard CM. (2011) Noise Pollution in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Its Effect on Sedation. (Dec) 224-224
  • Kramer BC, Wagner SL, Black TA, Pastore JV, Leaderstorf M, Dull ME. (2011) The Safety of High Flow Nasal Cannula at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. (Dec) 224-224
  • Kramer BC, Creighton PR, Heard CM. (2010) Noise Pollution Levels in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. (Dec) 566-566
  • Fitzpatrick LK, Bonnevie D, Lee J, Kramer BC. (2010) Resident Perceptions of Barriers to Compliance with Work Hour Regulations. (Jul) e7-e7
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Professional Memberships:

  • American Society for Apheresis (2015–present)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (2009–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2005–present)
  • American Osteopathic Association (2000–present)

Presentations:

  • "Respiratory Emergencies" Pediatric Seminar Series; Western Region Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition (2020)
  • "Bleeding in Pediatric Patients with Prolonged INR: Effects of Vitamin K and Fresh Frozen Plasma" 49th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2020)
  • "Lactulose-Induced Pneumatosis Intestinalis in Pediatrics" 49th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2020)
  • "Nontraumatic Rupture of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in an 11-Year Old Boy" 49th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2020)
  • "Acute Flaccid Myelitis Improvement After Plasmapheresis" Annual Meeting; American Society of Apheresis (2019)
  • "Tandem Procedures: The Who, What, When and Why" Annual Meeting; American Society of Apheresis (2019)
  • "Technical Aspects and Complications of Tandem Apheresis Procedures" Annual Meeting; American Society of Apheresis (2019)
  • "Basic Suturing" STEM-A-Palooza; Girl Scouts of Western New York (2019)
  • "Bone Findings Reveal a Rare Cause of Neonatal Respiratory Failure" 48th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2019)
  • "Pediatric Sepsis" Webinar; Bradford Regional Medical Center/Olean General Hospital (2019)
  • "Pediatric Advanced Life Support Updates" Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Apheresis and Extracorporeal Therapies" Pediatric Resident Lecture Series; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Burns" Pediatric Resident Lecture Series; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "DKA" Pediatric Resident Lecture Series; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "SEPSIS: Study of the Epidemiology of Pediatric Sepsis In Society" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; ID: Bacterial Infections I (2018)
  • "Shock and Vasoactive Agents" Pediatric Resident Lecture Series; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Apheresis and ECMO: A Single Center Experience" Annual Meeting; American Society for Apheresis (2018)
  • "Comparing Laryngoscope Devices in a Pediatric Intensive Care Setting" 47th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Necrotizing Enterocolitis Complicating RSV Bronchiolitis: A Case Series" 47th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Simulation as a Means to Increase Pediatric Resident Confidence and Assess Long-Term PALS Retention" 47th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2018)
  • "Central Venous Access and Chest Tube Placement Simulation" Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows; Oishei Children's Hospital (2018)
  • "High Flow Nasal Cannula" Pediatric Resident Lecture Series; University at Buffalo (2018)
  • "Nasal High Flow Proposed Guidelines: A U.S. Perspective" International Meeting on Pediatric Nasal High Flow; New Zealand Embassy (2017)
  • "Is It Safe and Effective for Pediatric Intensive Care Faculty to Manage an Apheresis Program?" Annual Meeting; American Society for Apheresis (2017)
  • "Mechanical Ventilation" Pediatric Resident Lecture Series; University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Sedation and Analgesia" Pediatric Resident Lecture Series; University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Pathway to Osteopathic School" Prestudent Osteopathic Medicine Association Event; Canisius College (2017)
  • "A Case of Rhabdomyolysis and Compartment Syndrome Associated with Acute Heroin Overdose" 46th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "A Pediatric Intensivist-Directed Apheresis Program: From Conception to Fruition" 46th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "All Tachypnea is Not Respiratory Distress" 46th Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2017)
  • "Pediatric Sepsis" Grand Rounds; WCA Hospital (2016)
  • "Brain Death and Ethics at the End of Life" Pediatric Resident Lecture Series; University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "Developmental Milestones in Pediatrics" Pediatric Interest Goup Clinical Skills Night; University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "Advance Directives for the Special Needs Child" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "End of Life Planning in Special Needs Children" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "Sudden Cardiac Arrest" Pediatric Morbidity and Mortality Conference; University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: An Assessment of Noise in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2015)
  • "A Decrease in Blood Transfusions During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Following a Change to a Heparin-Bonded Circuit: A Case Series" Annual Conference; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2013)
  • "Bronchiolitis" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "High Flow Nasal Cannula: Proving the Practice" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Noise Pollution in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Its Effect on Sedation" Annual Conference; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2012)
  • "The Natural History of High Flow Nasal Cannula at Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo" 41st Annual Congress; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2012)
  • "The Safety of High Flow Nasal Cannula at Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo" Annual Conference; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2012)
  • "Kelly Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit" Annual Meeting; American Society of Health System Pharmacists (2011)
  • "Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit" 47th Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition; American Society of Health System Pharmacists (2011)
  • "Arterial Blood Gas Analysis" Medical Student Lecture and Small Group Workshop; University at Buffalo (2011)
  • "Initiation of High Flow Nasal Cannula Protocol" Pediatric Resident Lecture Series; University at Buffalo (2011)
  • "ARDS from Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis: A Case Report" Annual Conference; Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (2011)
  • "High Flow Nasal Cannula Usage" Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2011; American Academy of Pediatrics/Society of Hospital Medicine (2011)
  • "The Natural History of High Flow Nasal Cannula at Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo" Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2011; Society of Hospital Medicine (2011)
  • "The Natural History of High Flow Nasal Cannula Use at Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo" Scholarly Exchange Day; University at Buffalo (2011)
  • "Noise Pollution Levels in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit" Annual Conference; Society of Critical Care Medicine (2011)
  • "High Flow Nasal Cannula: History of Usage at WCHOB" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2010)
  • "Heat Stroke" Pediatric Clinical Case Conference; University at Buffalo; Department of Pediatrics (2010)
  • "Assessing Improvements in Patient Hand-offs and Patient Safety" Spring Clinical Day; University at Buffalo (2010)
  • "Resident Perceptions of Barriers to Compliance with Work Hour Regulations" Annual Meeting; Association of Pediatric Program Directors (2010)
  • "A Transport Case: Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2010)
  • "To Go or Not to Go, A Pediatric Transport Case" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2010)
  • "An Abuse Case" Pediatric Morbidity and Mortality Conference; University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Patient Handoffs and Safety: Before and After" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Assessing Improvements in Patient Hand-offs and Patient Safety" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Team-Based Versus Floor-Based: Comparing Patient Outcomes" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2008)
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Service Activities:

  • Canisius College: Board of Regents; Board Member (2019–2022)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies: Annual Meeting Abstracts; Reviewer (2018–present)
  • Girl Scouts of Western New York: STEM Advisory Team; Volunteer (2017–present)
  • University at Buffalo: Faculty Senate; Member (2017–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Medical Student Mentor (2017–present)
  • STEMAPALLOOZA: Annual STEM Event; Teacher (2017)
  • Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York: Summer Camp Medical Director (2017–present)
  • University at Buffalo: 1st Annual Interprofessional Forum - 'Confronting Opioid Dependence: An Interprofessional Strategy' Small Group Facilitator (2016)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: IMC502 Problem-Based Learning Facilitator (2016)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine: Annual Conference Abstracts; Reviewer (2016–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Interest Group Clinical Skills Night Facilitator (2016)
  • STEMAPALLOOZA: Annual STEM Event; Teacher (2016)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Severe Sepsis QA Committee; Committee Member (2016–present)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Mass Casualty Incident Committee; Committee Member (2016–present)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Infection Prevention Committee; Committee Member (2016–present)
  • UBMD Pediatrics: Employee Recognition Committee; Committee Member (2016–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Scholarly Oversight Committee Interdepartmental Faculty Member (2015–present)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: High Flow Nasal Cannula Committee; Co-Chair (2015–present)
  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital: Trauma Committee PICU Liaison (2015–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Behling Simulation Center Facilitator (2015–present)
  • Kaleida Health: Value Analysis Team Hospital Representative (2015–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: PICU Resident Lecture Series; Coordinator (2015–present)
  • Buffalo General Medical Center: Spinal Fusions PICU Liaison (2014–2017)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Clinical Competency Committee; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Teaching Interest Committee; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • Girl Scouts of Western New York Career Mentor (2014–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Residency PICU Rotation; Faculty Liaison (2014–present)
  • El Paso Children‘s Hospital: Informatics Committee; Committee Member (2013–2014)
  • El Paso Children‘s Hospital: Credentialing Committee; Committee Member (2013–2014)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: Pediatric Clinical Competency Committee; Committee Member (2013–2014)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: Pediatric Resident Recruitment Committee; Committee Member (2012–2014)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: Pediatric Curriculum Committee; Committee Member (2012–2014)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Graduate Medical Education - Internal Review Subcommittee; Committee Member (2011–2012)
  • Girl Scouts of Western New York: Summer Camp Medical Coordinator (2011–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: High Flow Nasal Cannula Committee; Committee Member (2010–2012)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); Teacher (2009–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Team STEPPS; Teacher (2009–2012)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Teaching Interest Committee; Committee Member (2008–2009)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Throughput Committee; Committee Member (2008–2009)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Family Advisory Council; Member (2008–2009)
  • American Osteopathic Association: Bureau of Student Affairs; Member (2008–2009)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Quality Improvement Committee; Committee Member (2007–2009)

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UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0200
Fax: (716) 323-0293
bkramer@buffalo.edu

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

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