Dr. Jennifer Pugh is Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine at Erie County Medical Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Buffalo. She assists with operational activities at ECMC, the region’s only Adult Level 1 Trauma Center. Dr. Pugh also works as an Emergency Medicine Physician for the Buffalo Sabres.
Dr. Pugh attended the State University of New York at Buffalo as an undergraduate student in the University Honors Program. She graduated from the Jacobs School of Medicine MD/MBA program in 2009 and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She served as chief resident of the program. She is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
She has been committed to providing high quality medical care to patients and diligently advocating for physician well-being as President of the ECMC Medical Dental Staff and a member of the Professional Development and Wellness Committee. Dr. Pugh has been dedicated to medical student and emergency medicine resident teaching and mentorship. She has presented to a national audience at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC and published articles regarding the Cyber Attack at the Erie County Medical Center.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards including Buffalo Spree’s Top Doctors in WNY, NY ACEP Unsung Heroes of Emergency Medicine, Gold Humanism Honor Society, UBMD Emergency Medicine Teaching Attending of the Year Award, Chairman’s Lightning Award for Excellence in Difficult Airway Education and the New York American College of Emergency Physicians Young Physician Leadership and Advocacy Award.
Education and Training:
Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2012)
MD, Medicine/Business Administration, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2009)
BA, Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2004)
ACLS, BLS, PALS
American Board of Emergency Medicine
Associate Chief of Service, Department of Emergency Medicine, Erie County Medical Center (2016-present)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2014-present)
Emergency Medicine Team Physician, Buffalo Sabres (2014-present)
Medical Student Preceptor, UBMD Emergency Medicine (2012-present)
Research Fellow, Lead Data Collector, University Emergency Medical Services (2001-present)
Attending Physician, University Emergency Medical Services (2012-present)
Instructor, University at Buffalo School of Medicine Procedure Course for Second Year Medical Students (2015–2017)
Course Developer and Director, Critical Procedures in Emergency Medicine and Trauma Course (2013–2017)
Course Developer and Director, The Difficult Airway Management Course (2013–2017)
Director of Simulation Education, UBMD Emergency Medicine Residency (2013–2016)
Reading Group Facilitator, UBMD Emergency Medicine Residency (2013–2015)
Clinical Instructor, SUNY Buffalo (2012–2014)
Flight Physician, STAT MedEvac (2010–2012)
Medical Command Physician, City of Pittsburgh (2010–2012)
Event Physician (2009–2012)
Voluntary Services Assistant, Department of Veterans Affairs (2006–2007)
Business Manager & Treasurer, Schussmeisters Ski Club, Inc. (2002–2004)
Werner JR, Pugh JL, Carlson CA. (2013) PressorDex. In: Congestive Heart Failure.
Pugh JL, Carlson CA. (2013) PressorDex. In: Tricyclic Antidressant Overdose.
Brown JL, Mayrose J, Jehle DJ, Schwartz L, Pugh J. (2006) Comparison of Combined Skin Tapes and Tissue Adhesive vs. Either Method Alone for Laceration Repair in a Porcine Model. Academic Emergency Medicine, (Jan)