Christian R. DeFazio MD

Christian DeFazio

Christian R. DeFazio
MD

Associate Professor | Program Director - Emergency Medicine Residency

Department of Emergency Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Emergency Medicine

Contact Information
UBMD Emergency Medicine
77 Goodell Street
Suite 340
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 7166459700
cdefazio@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

Dr. DeFazio worked extensively as a community emergency physician prior to becoming a member of the teaching faculty affiliated with the emergency medicine residency here in Buffalo in 2000. He served as the Assistant Clinical Director of the Emergency Department at Buffalo General Hospital as well as the department Quality Improvement Coordinator until becoming the Residency Director in 2008. His primary interest lies in the education of emergency medicine residents.

Education and Training:

  • Chief Resident, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center Affiliate of University of Illinois at Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency Program (1997)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, University of Illinois at Chicago (1997)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine, Cum Laude (1994)
  • BA, Psychology, Princeton University, Cum Laude (1990)
  • Board Certified, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Employment:

  • Vice Chair of Education, UBMD Emergency Medicine (2022-present)
  • Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians (2014-present)
  • Director, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Residency (2008-present)
  • Staff Attending Physician, Erie County Medical Center (2008-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Buffalo General Medical Center (2000-present)
  • Staff Attending Physician, Buffalo General Medical Center (2000-present)
  • Visiting Team Medical Liasion, National Football League (2015–2019)
  • Assistant Clinical Director, Buffalo General Hospital (2000–2008)
  • Emergency Physician, Buffalo Mercy Hospital (1999–2000)
  • Emergency Physician, Kenmore Mercy Hospital (1999–2000)
  • Emergency Physician, Mercy Ambulatory Care Center (1999–2000)
  • Emergency Physician, Coral Springs Medical Center (1997–1998)
  • Emergency Physician, JFK Medical Center (1997–1998)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Attending of the Year, University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Residency (2002)
  • Attending of the Year, University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Residency (2001)


Journal Articles:

Books and Book Chapters:

  • Cloud S. (2011) Manual of Emergency Medicine. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (2008–present)
  • Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (2008–present)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (2001–present)

Presentations:

  • "Leading vs Managing: What's the Difference and Does It Matter?" AOA Leadership Track Lecture (2019)
  • "Adolescent Suicide: The Lack of Emergency Department Intervention" SAEM & Illinois College of E.P. Annual Meetings (1995)

Service Activities:

  • Hue College of Medicine and Pharmacy Conference for Physicians in Vietnam; Hue, Vietnam; Conference Instructor, Emergency Medicine (2022)
  • Career Mentoring Sessions; Faculty Mentor for M1 and M2 students (2021–2022)
  • UBMD Emergency Medicine Faculty Academic Retreat; Coordinator and Presenter (2019)
  • University at Buffalo GMEC; Voting Member (2018–present)
  • University at Buffalo Program Director Advisory Committee; Chair (2017–2018)
  • AOA; Leadership Track Mentor (2017–2021)
  • UB Heals; Faculty Advisor (2016–present)
  • UBMD/UEMS Emergency Medicine Faculty Academic Retreat; Contributor and Presenter (2015)
  • University at Buffalo GME Strategic Planning Committee; Member (2015)
  • University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Residency Program Remediation Committee; Creator and Chair (2015–present)
  • Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency; Consultant and Candidate Interviewer (2014–present)
  • University at Buffalo, Department of Emergency Medicine; Medical Student Suture Workshop (2013–2016)
  • University at Buffalo GME Program Quality Review Sub-Committee; Member (2013–2015)
  • UBMD/UEMS Emergency Medicine Faculty Academic Retreat; Coordinator and Presenter (2013)
  • University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Residency Program Clinical Competency Committee; Member (2012–present)
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine; Oral Board Examiner (2012–present)
  • UBMD Practice Plan; Board of Directors (2011–present)
  • University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine, ACEP Scientific Assembly; Alumnae/Resident Reception Coordinator (2010–present)
  • UBMD/UEMS Faculty Interview Committee; Member (2010–present)
  • Hue College of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue, Vietnam; Founding Member, Initial Charter for First Stand-Alone Emergency Medicine Residency (2009)
  • University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Residency; Resident Remediation Oversight (2008–2015)
  • University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Residency; Written Board Review Study Session Leader (2008–2011)
  • University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Residency Program Recruitment Rank Committee; Chair (2008–present)
  • University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Residency Program Evaluation Committee; Chair (2008–present)
  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group; Mentor (2008–present)
  • University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine CME; Program Coordinator (2008–present)
  • University at Buffalo; Program Director Advisory Committee (2008–present)
  • University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Residency; Resident Mentor (2008–present)
  • University at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Cadaver Lab; Instructor (2005–2019)
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Medical Student Mentor (2002–present)

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Contact Information

UBMD Emergency Medicine
77 Goodell Street
Suite 340
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 7166459700
cdefazio@buffalo.edu

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

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