Ted C. Ondracek MD, MSE

Ted Ondracek

Ted C. Ondracek
MD, MSE

Clinical Assistant Professor; Attending Pathologist for UB Pathologists, Inc.

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Anatomic Pathology; Autopsy; Bioinformatics; Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Imaging; Biomedical Informatics; Clinical Informatics; Clinical Pathology; Computational Biology; Cytopathology; Histology; Imaging Informatics; Immunopathology; Pathophysiology; Surgical Pathology

Contact Information
Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 859-2140
Fax: (716) 859-1853
ondracek@buffalo.edu


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Professional Summary:

I pursued undergraduate and graduate education in biomedical engineering because of my interest in the application of basic science to solve real world problems. My studies included biomaterials and medical imaging. An interest specifically in medical science led me to medical school and eventually into pathology. After close to four years practicing community pathology, a desire to reestablish connections with UB pathologists initiated during my Roswell Park fellowship brought me back to Buffalo as a UB pathologist. My clinical responsibilities include surgical pathology, cytopathology, autopsy pathology and clinical pathology. I routinely work with pathology residents during their surgical pathology and autopsy rotations, and I am the residency program director. I have particular interest in dermatopathology and gastrointestinal pathology. Image processing and analysis and bioinformatics also intrigue me. I am currently searching for new opportunities to collaborate with faculty in the anatomical sciences half of our department.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Oncologic surgical pathology fellowship, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (2004)
  • Residency, Chief Resident, Pathology Residency Program, University of Nebraska Medical Center (2001)
  • Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency, University of Nebraska Medical Center (2000)
  • MD, Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine (1996)
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University (1994)
  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University (1990)

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2008-present)
  • Pathologist, Mercy Medical Center (2004–2008)
  • Pathologist, Luther Midelfort (2001–2002)

Awards and Honors:

  • Dr. Amy M. Sands Resident Teaching Award (2020)
  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists(ARCS) Scholar (1992)
  • Member of Tau Beta Pi-National Engineering Honor Society (1990)

Research Expertise:

  • Surgical Pathology, Graduate Medical Education

UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:

  • Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan
  • Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems and Bioinformatics

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:

  • Jeffrey Y. Tsai, Barry C. Boyd, Ted C. Ondracek, Etern S. Park. (2017) Parapharyngeal Schwannoma of the Mandibular Nerve Associated With Auditory Changes. J Oral Maxillofac Surg (Mar), 75(3): 550-559.
  • Alex L, Ondracek TC, Rothman IL, Helm TN. (2015) A Case of Widespread Tender, Erythematous Nodules in a Toddler During Chemotherapy: Candidemia. Consultant360 for Pediatricians (Jan), 14(6): 248-249.

Professional Memberships:

  • Pathology Residency Program Directors (PRODS) section of Association of Pathology Chairs; Organization for providing leadership in pathology residency education. (2018–present)
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (1997–present)
  • College of American Pathologists (1997–present)
  • American Medical Association (1996–present)

Presentations:

  • "Adamantinoma-like Ewing Sarcoma" Nebraska Association of Pathologists Meeting (1997)

Service Activities:

  • Peer reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science,; Invited reviewer for PLOS ONE (2021–present)
  • Collaborate with other departmental Vice Chairs and Department Chair to develop and carry out departmental academic goals.; Vice Chair for Graduate Medical Education (2021–present)
  • Collaborate with other departmental Vice Chairs and Department Chair to develop and carry out departmental academic goals.; Vice Chair for Graduate Medical Education (2021–present)
  • Collaborate with other departmental Vice Chairs and Department Chair to develop and carry out departmental academic goals.; Vice Chair for Graduate Medical Education (2021–present)
  • Governing Board of the Faculty Practice Management Plan. Liaison between department and other practice specialties and overall leadership.; Representative for Pathology and Anatomical Sciences (2020–2021)
  • Governing Board of the Faculty Practice Management Plan; Representative for Pathology and Anatomical Sciences (2020–2021)
  • Faculty Council; Representative for Pathology and Anatomical Sciences (2019–present)
  • Faculty Council Representative. Contribute to leadership in creating, modifying and maintaining faculty educational goals.; Representative for Pathology and Anatomical Sciences (2019–present)
  • Attend annual conferences and participate in group discussions concerning all aspects of being a program director.; Member of Residency Program Director Section (PRODS) of Association of Pathology Chairs (2018–present)
  • Responsible for guiding educational objectives and maintaining ACGME accreditation of the program. Also mentor and educate 16 residents each academic year.; Pathology Residency Program Director (2018–present)
  • Responsible for guiding educational objectives and maintaining ACGME accreditation of the program. Also mentor and educate 16 residents each academic year.; Pathology Residency Program Director (2018–present)
  • Responsible for guiding educational objectives and maintaining ACGME accreditation of the program. Also mentor and educate 16 residents each academic year.; Pathology Residency Program Director (2018–present)
  • Create, modify and monitor educational and professional goals of surgical pathology rotation at BGMC.; Surgical Pathology Resident Rotation Director (2017–present)
  • Create, modify and monitor educational and professional goals of surgical pathology rotation at BGMC.; Surgical Pathology Resident Rotation Director (2017–present)
  • Pathology Resident Clinical Competency Committee; Committee Member (2015–2018)
  • Edit and review papers on anatomic pathology topics by invitation.; Invited reviewer for North American Journal of Medicine and Science (2012–present)
  • Gave smoking cessation talks for community family practitioner Roseburg, OR; Presented pathologic changes caused by smoking to public. (2006)

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Contact Information

Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 859-2140
Fax: (716) 859-1853
ondracek@buffalo.edu

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