Eric Ten Brock MD

Eric Ten Brock

Eric Ten Brock
MD

Professor

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Sleep Medicine

Contact Information
Sleep & Wellness Center
6105 Transit Road, Suite 100
East Amherst, New York 14051
Phone: (716) 348-3436
etenbroc@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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

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Professional Summary:

As one of the few sleep physicians certified in behavioral sleep medicine (CBSM) in New York State, I am engaged in the full-time practice of sleep medicine. I have clinics in the main UBMD Sleep Center as well as satellite facilities. While sleep apnea is the most common issue of our patients, we evaluate a broad range of sleep disturbances in our UB affiliated clinics. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) methods are used in our insomnia practice.

Having been instrumental in establishing the sleep fellowship program remains a source of great satisfaction, and besides patient care, the most rewarding aspect of my professional life is mentoring fellows in sleep medicine. In my dual roles as the chief of sleep medicine and the sleep medicine fellowship director, I understand the challenges and opportunities that face this growing, multidisciplinary field. We strive to ensure that all dimensions of the sleep program are vibrant and that the breadth of clinical and research experience is available to our sleep fellows.

In addition to mentoring fellows in a clinical setting, I devote time to providing instruction in the proper evaluation and interpretation of diagnostic sleep testing. In conjunction with the fellows, I assist with the coordination of monthly sleep medicine grand rounds and selection of cases to present to the faculty. I organize these conferences to highlight sleep medicine’s multidisciplinary nature. Discussion topics vary; recent conferences have included the dental aspects of sleep medicine and the unique needs of pediatric patients with sleep disorders, for example. We have also featured presentations by faculty with pulmonary expertise on sleep apnea and on the neurological aspects of the discipline, such as the cause of neurochemical sleep mechanisms. The carefully selected discussion topics attract faculty, fellows, residents and advanced students from UB’s schools of nursing, dentistry and medicine to take part.

I also teach elective classes for both medical students and residents who demonstrate an early interest in this growing and rapidly evolving discipline.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Pulmonary Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1985)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital:Yale Affiliate (1983)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1980)

Employment:

  • Chief, Section of Sleep Medicine, University at Buffalo University at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Medical Director, Sleep and Wellness Centers of WNY (2003-present)
  • Professor of Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2001-present)
  • Medical Director, Erie Community College School of Respiratory Therapy (1988-present)
  • Attending/Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital (1985-present)
  • Director, Buffalo General Medical Center (1988–2012)
  • Chief, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Buffalo General Medical Center, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2007–2011)
  • Attending Physician, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1990–2011)
  • Medical Director, Associated Healthcare (1987–2011)
  • Medical Director, UBMD Internal Medicine (subspecialty), Dent Medical Center (2003–2008)
  • Director, Kaleida (2000–2008)
  • Director, Buffalo General Medical Center (1987–2007)
  • Interim Medical Director, VISICU eICU Center (2004–2006)
  • Associate Professor, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1985–2001)
  • Acting Director, Buffalo General Medical Center (2000)
  • Medical Director, Buffalo Sleep Center (1987–1999)
  • Coordinator, Sample Department, University at Buffalo (1990–1997)
  • Coordinator, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1991–1993)
  • Medical Coordinator, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Buffalo General Medical Center (1987–1988)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Best of 2012 Sleep Doctors--UBMD Sleep Physicians (2012)
  • Outstanding Accreditation Award, Sleep Medicine Fellowship (2009)
  • White Coat Award for Teaching Excellence (1991)


Journal Articles:

  • Dickerson S.S., Dean G.E., Aquilina AT, Ten Brock E, Smith P., Junquist C.R. (2013) Complex Intervention to Solve a Complex problem: CPAP Adherence. Sleep (Jan), 36: A0422.
  • Dickerson S., Obeidat R., Dean G., Aquilina AT, Ten Brock E, Smith, N., Jungquist C. (2013) Development and usability testing of a self-management intervention to support individuals with obstructive sleep apnea in accommodating to CPAP treatment. Heart and Lung (Jan), 42(2013): 346-352.
  • El Solh AA, Akinnusi M., Patel A., Bhat A., Ten Brock E. (2009) Predicting optimal CPAP by neural network reduces titration failure: a randomized study. Sleep and Breathing (Jan), 13(4): 325-330.
  • El Solh AA, Mador MJ, Tenbrock E, Shucard DW, Abul-Khoudoud, M, Grant BJ. (1999) Validity of an artificial neural network in predicting sleep apnea. Sleep (Jan), 22: 105-111.
  • Ten Brock E, Shucard DW,. (1994) Sleep apnea. Am Fam Physician (Feb), 49(2): 385-394.
  • Szczepkowski, MA, Shalin, VL, Bertram DA, Drury, CG, Aquilina AT, Tenbrock E. (1994) Observable measures of physician mental workload in the medical intensive care unit. Communications D‘Ordre General (Jan), 6: 6229-6231.
  • Votto, JJ, Tenbrock E. (1986) Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Treatment with hormonal manipulation. New York State Journal of Medicine (Oct), 86: 533.
  • Ten Brock E, Votto J, Frederick D, Tenbrock E. (1986) Osteogenic sarcoma simulating bronchogenic carcinoma. Conn Med (Feb), 50(2): 81-82.
  • ten Brock E, McNally D, Tenbrock E. (1986) Upper airway obstruction in achalasia. Conn Med (Jan), 50(1): 5-6.

Abstracts:

  • Dickerson SS,Obeidat R,TenBrock E,Aquilina AT,Junquist CR,Smith P,Dean GE. (2012) Useability Testing of a Multimodal Self Care Management Program to Support Individuals Starting CPAP Treatment. (Jan)
  • Ten Brock E, Moitheenazima B, Akinnusi M. (2010) Utility of the Berlin Questionnaire in Hospitalized Patients. (Jan) 137-138
  • Wassel A, Halliwell K, Ten Brock E, Ten Brock R, Wassel M, El-Solh AA. (2008) The Difference is Sleep Latency if Sleep Onset is Determined by Slow Eye Movements Compared to Alpha Rhythm Attenuation. (Jan)
  • Ten Brock E, El Solh AA, Miller M., Schnapp M., Graham S., Houck J., Grant BJ. (1998) The effect of partial ventriculectomy on exercise capacity and quality of life in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. (abstract). (Jan)
  • El Solh AA, Mador MJ, Ten Brock E, Shucard D, Grant BJ. (1998) Validity of an artificial neural network in predicting sleep apnea. (abstract). (Jan)

Professional Memberships:

  • ATS Representative ACCP Sleep Educators Meeting (2008)
  • New York State American Thoracic Society, President (2002)
  • New York State Thoracic Society, President-elect; New York State Thoracic Society (2001)
  • New York State Thoracic Society, Vice-president; New York State Thoracic Society (2000)
  • Executive Committee, New York State Thoracic Society, Member; Executive Committee, New York State Thoracic Society (1999–2008)
  • New York State Thoracic Society, Secretary-Treasuer; New York State Thoracic Society (1999)
  • American Lung Association of WNY, Member of Executive Committee; Executive Committee, American Lung Association of WNY (1998–2000)
  • New York State Thoracic Society Annual Meeting, Chair; New York State Thoracic Society Annual Meeting (1998–1999)
  • Nominating Committee of New York State Thoracic Society, Member; Nominating Committee of New York State Thoracic Society (1998)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Fellow; Fellow (1997–present)
  • American College of Chest Physicians; Fellow (1985–present)
  • American College of Physicians; Associate (1983–1990)
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Presentations:

  • "The Difference is Sleep Latency if Sleep Onset is Determined by Slow Eye Movements Compared to Alpha Rhythm Attenuation" Sleep Conference; Associated Professional Sleep Societies (2008)

Service Activities:

  • Rapid Response Committee, Buffalo General Medical Center; Chair (2005–2006)
  • Promotions Committee to Clinical Ranks; Member (2004–2007)
  • Chair Kaleida Medical Ethics Committee; Chair (2004–2005)
  • Chair Kaleida Medical Ethics Committee; Chair (2001–2002)
  • Sleep Medicine Fellowship Selection Committee; Chair (2001–present)
  • Critical Care Committee, KaleidaHealth; Chair (2000–2007)
  • Chair Kaleida Critical Care Committee; Chair (2000–present)
  • Sleep Medicine Advisory Committee; Member (1999–2012)
  • Code Blue Committee, KaleidaHealth; Chair (1999–2008)
  • Chair Kaledia Code Blue Committee; Chair (1999–present)
  • KaleidaHealth Medical Ethics Committee; Co-Chair (1998–2008)
  • Chair Kaleida Medical Ethics Committee; Chair (1998–1999)
  • Clinical Practice Committee; Member (1998–1990)
  • Nominating Committee for Buffalo General Hospital; Member (1997–1998)
  • City-wide Sleep Medicine Lecture Series; Coordinator (1997–present)
  • Sleep Medicine Grand Rounds; Coordinator (1997–present)
  • Center for Clinical Ethis & Humanities in Health Care; Member (1995–2005)
  • Member Blue Cross & Blue Shield Medical Management Clinical Committee; Member (1994–present)
  • Member Blue Cross & Blue Shield UM/QM Drug Committee; Member (1994–present)
  • Medical Exectutive Committee, Buffalo General Medical Center; Member (1993–1997)
  • Member Medical Executive Committee; Member (1993–1997)
  • Member City Wide Medical Grand Rounds Committee; Member (1993–1994)
  • Brain Death Committee, Western New York Healthcare Consortium; Member (1993–1994)
  • Medical Ethics Committee, Buffalo General Medical Center; Chair (1992–2009)
  • Chair Medical Ethics Committee, Buffalo General Hospital; Chair (1992–present)
  • Economic Affairs Committee; Member (1991–1993)
  • Chair Parenteral Hyperalimentation Ad Hoc Committee; Chair (1991)
  • Member Ethics Committee, Buffalo General Hospital; Member (1990–1992)
  • Member Buffalo General Utilization Review Committee; Member (1990–1992)
  • Chair Buffalo General Gastrointestinal Focused Audit Committee; Chair (1990)
  • Member Buffalo General Audi-Visual Advisory Committee; Member (1989–1990)
  • Member Buffalo General Respiratory Services Supervisory Committee; Member (1988–1994)
  • Member Buffalo General Cardiac Transplant Evaluation Committee; Member (1988–1992)
  • Member Buffalo General Lab Committee of the Medical Board; Member (1988–1992)
  • Journal Reviewer American Family Physician (1988–1991)
  • Code Blue Committee, Buffalo General Medical Center; Chair (1987–2008)
  • Department Residency Committee; Member (1987–1990)
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine Curriculum Review Committee; Member (1987–1990)
  • Chair Buffalo General Code Blue Committee; Editor (1987–present)
  • Member Buffalo General Corporate Critical Care Committee; Member (1985–1999)
  • Member Buffalo General Code Blue Committee; Member (1985–1986)
  • Member Buffalo General Medical Intensive Care Unit Quality Assurance Committee; Member (1985–present)
  • Member Respiratory Care Committee, Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT; Member (1980–1983)

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Contact Information

Sleep & Wellness Center
6105 Transit Road, Suite 100
East Amherst, New York 14051
Phone: (716) 348-3436
etenbroc@buffalo.edu

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

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