Heidi N. Suffoletto MD, FACEP

Heidi Suffoletto

Heidi N. Suffoletto
MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor

Department of Emergency Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Emergency Medicine

Contact Information
A-1 Buffalo General Hospital

Phone: (716) 859-1993
hnarins@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

Dr. Suffoletto is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician with subspecialty fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the departments of Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedics. Clinically, splits her time as an attending physician at Buffalo General Medical Center and Oishei Childrens Hospital Emergency Departments and her Sports Medicine Clinic, where she cares for patients with non-operative musculoskeletal injuries and concussion. She also is the interim physician at Narins Eating Disorder Center, where she provides medical care for patients with disordered eating.

She served at the director of quality improvement for the Buffalo General Emergency Medicine from 2008-2016 before shifting her focus to the development of a sports medicine program within the department of Emergency Medicine. In 2020, she became the first director of the newly formed Sports Medicine Division within the Department. She continues to teach and mentor fellows, students, and residents, as well as undergraduate and masters students in the Athletic Training program at UB. In 2019, she was appointed to the role of Associate Program Director for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.

In addition, she has served as team physician for the SUNY Erie Community College athletic programs since 2002, and is currently the Airway Physician for the NHL Buffalo Sabres and NLL Buffalo Bandits. She also serves as Visiting Team Medical Liaison and an Unaffiliate Neurotrauma Consultant for the NFL.

A lifelong Buffalo native, she celebrates the city and with her unique role, feels compelled to promote youth sports as necessary to foster the overall health of the community. As such, in 2020, she was invited to join the advisory board of Project Play, WNY.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Primary Care Sports Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo Medical-Dental Consortium (2006)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo Medical-Dental Consortium (2002)
  • MD, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine (1999)
  • BA, Chemistry, Willams College (1995)
  • Pre-Medical, Undergraduate Studies, College of William and Mary (1992)
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS Certified
  • NIH Stroke Scale Certified
  • Suboxone Prescriber

Employment:

  • Attending Physician, Narins Center for Eating Disorders (2022-present)
  • NFL Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant, Buffalo Bills (2022-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2021-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2021-present)
  • Team Physician, Niagara University Athletics, Women's Basketball (2020-present)
  • Attending Physician, John R. Oishei Childrens Hospital (2018-present)
  • Physician, University at Buffalo Bulls Athletics (2017-present)
  • Team Physician, Buffalo Bandits, National Lacrosse League (2017-present)
  • NFL Visiting Team Medical Liasion, Buffalo Bills (2015-present)
  • Team Physician, Buffalo Sabres (2015-present)
  • Head Team Medical Physician, Erie Community College (2002-present)
  • Primary Care Sports Physician, UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (2017-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2009-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Attending Physician, Buffalo General Hospital (2002-present)
  • Head Team Physician, Buffalo Beauts, National Women's Hockey League (2018–2019)
  • Attending Physician, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (2012–2019)
  • Attending Physician, Buffalo Centre for the Treatment of Eating Disorders (2017–2018)
  • Physician, International Ice Hockey Federation (2017–2018)
  • Physician, National Hockey League Scouting Combine (2017)
  • Physician, National Hockey League Scouting Combine Physicals (2015–2017)
  • Primary Care Sports Physciain, University Sports Medicine (2009–2012)
  • Attending Physician, Erie County Medical Center (2002–2012)
  • Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine (2002–2006)
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Journal Articles:

Abstracts:

  • Dymott J, Suffoletto H, Leddy J. (2007) Middle and High School Students Education Regarding the Dangers of Anabolic Steriods. Acad Emerg Med, (Jan)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (2017–present)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians; Sports Medicine Section

Presentations:

  • "Emergencies on the Ice: Case Discussion and Panel" Practical Application of Hockey Medicine; New York University School of Medicine (2019)
  • "Middle and High School Students Education Regarding the Dangers of Anabolic Steroids" Annual Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Meeting (2007)

Service Activities:

  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo; Director, Sports Medicine Division (2021–present)
  • Project Play Western New York; Advisory Council Member (2020–present)
  • Narins Eating Disorder Center; Advisory Board Member (2019–present)
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Associate Program Director (2019–present)
  • Orchard Park Little League; Board Member (2019–present)
  • Orchard Park Little League; COVID Officer (2019–present)
  • SUNY at Buffalo; Preceptor, Athletic Training Program (2019–present)
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo; Director & Faculty Member, Sports Medicine Scholarly Track (2018–present)
  • University at Buffalo; Director, Sports Medicine Division, Department of Emergency Medicine (2018–present)
  • UBMD Emergency Medicine; Advanced Practice Provider Academy (2017–present)
  • Orchard Park Little League; Medical Advisor (2017–present)
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo; Mentor to Resident "Family", Department of Emergency Medicine (2016–present)
  • Adopt-a-Family Gift Giving, Buffalo General Medical Center Emergency Department; Coordinator (2015–present)
  • Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute; Director, Continuous Quality Improvement, Emergency Department (2008–2016)
  • Buffalo General Hospital; Member, Quality Improvement Council (2008–2009)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Orchard Park; Advisory Board Member (2006–2007)
  • Chase Corporate Challenge; Medical Director (2004–2006)
  • National Junior College Athletic Association Hockey Championship; Head Physician (2004)
  • Buffalo General Hospital; Physician Committee Member (2004)
  • Empire State Games; Physician (2003)
  • Buffalo General Hospital; Physician Committee Member, General Electric Initiative (2003)
  • YMCA Turkey Trot; Medical Director (2002–2005)
  • Health Care Quality Control Committee, Planned Parenthood; Member (2002–2004)
  • University at Buffalo, Emergency Medicine; Clinical Supervision of Residents, Fellows, Fourth Year Medical Students (2002–present)
  • ; Mentor to Undergraduate Pre-Medical, Physician Assistant Students (2002–present)
  • University at Buffalo; Preceptor, First and Second Year Medical Students (2002–present)
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo; Emergency Medicine Resident Selection Committee Member (2001–2006)
  • Chase Corporate Challenge; Physician (2000–2003)

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Contact Information

A-1 Buffalo General Hospital

Phone: (716) 859-1993
hnarins@buffalo.edu

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

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