Erin K. Ly M.D.

Erin Ly

Erin K. Ly
M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Gastroenterology; Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Contact Information
Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: 716-898-6410
Fax: 7168985603
erinly@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

Dr. Erin Ly, MD is a dual board-certified gastroenterologist and internal medicine physician at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). With expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, she is the only advanced-trained IBD specialist in Western New York.

Dr. Ly attended medical school at University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine training at NYU Long Island School of Medicine. She returned to Buffalo for her fellowship training and served as the Chief GI Fellow in the University at Buffalo’s Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Fellowship Program.

Dr. Ly has always had a special interest in IBD and spent four years before medical school working at The Mount Sinai Hospital in in New York City doing IBD research in the divisions of Gastroenterology, Immunology, and Colon and Rectal Surgery. After completing her Gastroenterology fellowship training in Buffalo, she pursued an Advanced Clinical Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at University of Toronto, with the goal of bringing her specialized training back to serve the Western New York community.

Dr. Ly also holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition from Columbia University with her thesis work focused on diet and nutritional therapy in pediatric Crohn’s disease patients. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, and finds her background training integral to understanding the complex psychological and mental health factors associated with various GI illnesses and chronic diseases, such as IBD.

Dr. Ly serves as the Co-Director of Gastroenterology Services at ECMC. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine, and is the Assistant Program Director for the University at Buffalo’s Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Fellowship Program.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, University of Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital (2023)
  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology Chief Fellow, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2022)
  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Fellowship Program, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2022)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine Residency Program, NYU Langone Hospital Long Island (2019)
  • MD, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2016)
  • MS, Nutrition, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2011)
  • BA, Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis College of Arts & Sciences (2006)

Employment:

  • Assistant Progessor, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2023-present)
  • Assistant Program Director, Gastroenterology, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2023-present)
  • Co-Director of Gastroenterology Services, Medicine-Gastroenterology, Erie County Medical Center (2023-present)

Research Expertise:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Journal Articles:


Presentations:

  • "Multidisciplinary Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease" UB Department of Medicine City Wide Grand Rounds (2024)
  • "Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for Colorectal Cancer and Adenoma: A Large Single-Operator Cohort from the USA with Long-term Follow Up" Digestive Disease Week (2020)
  • "Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection in 750 Cases: Experience From A Large US Center" Digestive Disease Week; 2019 May 18-21; San Diego, CA. (2019)
  • "Outcomes of ESD for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer At A High Volume US Center" Digestive Disease Week (2019)
  • "Use of the Dilumen Double Balloon Endoscopic Platform in Complex Colon ESD Results in Faster ESD and Faster Endoscopic Suturing Device Insertion for Sutured Defect" Digestive Disease Week (2019)
  • "A Large Single Center Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) Experience in A Western Setting." Digestive Disease Week (2018)
  • "Learning Curve for Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD): Experience of A Single Operator in A Large US Referral Center" Digestive Disease Week; (2018)
  • "NOTES for Subepithelial Tumors: EFTR and STER – A Single Center Five Year Prospective Series in the US" Digestive Disease Week; 2018 June 2; Washington, DC (2018)
  • "Single Center Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) Experience in a Western Setting" The American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 Oct 17; Orlando, FL. (2017)
  • "Doughnut Resection: Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection of Circumferential Ileo-Cecal Valve (ICV) Polyp" Digestive Disease Week; (2017)
  • "ESD for Early Esophageal Cancer at a Western Center: Practice Makes Perfect" Digestive Disease Week; 2017 May 6-9; Chicago, IL. (2017)
  • "Change in the Presenting Pattern of Pediatric Celiac Disease" Digestive Disease Week; 2014 May 3-6; Chicago, IL. (2014)
  • "Is Mechanical Bowel Preparation Necessary for Laparoscopic Colon Surgery?" Scientific Session of the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons; 2010 Apr 14-17; National Harbor, MD (2010)
  • "Follow-up of Collagen Plug for Anorectal Fistulas" The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons’ Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic vs. Laparoscopic TPC IPAA" Scientific Session of the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons; 2009 Apr 22-25; Phoenix, AZ (2009)
  • "he Treatment of Chronic Anal Fissure with Botulinum Toxin and Fissurectomy" The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons’ Annual Meeting; 2008 June 7-11; Boston, MA (2008)
  • "The Usage of Botulinum Toxin in the Treatment of Chronic Anal Fissures" Digestive Disease Week; 2008 May 18-22; San Diego, CA. (2008)
  • "Comparison of the Incidence of Anastomotic Leak Following Laparoscopic and Open Low Anterior Resection" Scientific Session of the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons; 2008 Apr 9-12; Philadelphia, PA. (2008)
  • "Is Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery Adequate in the Removal of Rectal Lesions?" The Annual Meeting of The International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology; 2007 Sep 27-29; Philadelphia, PA. (2007)
  • "Use of Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery for Excision of Rectal Lesions" Scientific Session of the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons; 2007 Apr 18-22; Las Vegas, NV (2007)
  • "Early Experience with the Surgisis Plug for Anorectal Fistulas." New York Society for Colon and Rectal Surgeons Residents’ Night (2007)
  • "The Lewy body variant of Alzheimer’s disease is discriminated from Alzheimer’s disease by the burden of senile plaques, neurofibrillary tangles and the differential expression of Aß isoforms" International Conference on Alzheimer’s; 2002 July 20-25; Stockholm, Sweden (2002)
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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: 716-898-6410
Fax: 7168985603
erinly@buffalo.edu