William Dice MD

William Dice

William Dice

Assistant Professor

Department of Emergency Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus

Emergency Medicine

Contact Information
UBMD Emergency Medicine
77 Goodell Street
Suite 340
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 7166459700

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:

My emergency medicine experience spans 45 years. My career emphasis is based on supporting undergraduate and graduate medical education and providing the best emergency care to my patients. I believe that the opportunities I had to work in community hospitals, academic centers and in management across the US give me a unique perspective. My clinical foundation rests on experience in high volume full service emergency departments and management of complex emergencies and multiple casualty incidents.

I continue to be interested in the management of catastrophic events because of previous national and international deployments in support of combat operations and humanitarian service. Providing emergency medical care under austere conditions has been particularly gratifying. Service in the Pentagon, local and state emergency planning, and military medical planning are the foundation for my administrative career.

Community service is important to me and offers a perspective in the clinical environment that enhances the educational experience for students and residents. I work with the Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue Team and the Kissing Bridge Ski Patrol to lend support to our community.

Education and Training:

  • National Defense University (1991)
  • Armed Forces Staff College (1989)
  • Emergency Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center (1981)
  • Family Practice, Womack Army Community Hospital (1978)
  • MD, Medical College of Ohio at Toledo (1977)
  • Other, Undergraduate Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University (1974)


  • Attending Physician, Erie County Medical Center (2002-present)
  • Attending Physician, Brooks Memorial Hospital (2006–2011)
  • Staff Emergency Physician, Bertrand Chafee Hospital (1998–2003)
  • Staff Emergency Physician, Kenmore Mercy Hospital (1997–2003)
  • Staff Emergency Physician, South Buffalo Mercy Hospital (1997–2003)
  • Dean/Manager, Special Operations Medical Training Center US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School Fort Bragg, NC (1995–1997)
  • Army Physician, US Army (1977–1997)

Awards and Honors:

  • Attending of the Year, SUNY Department of Emergency Medicine (2010)
  • Disaster Responder of the Year, Medical Disaster Response, Orange County CA (1992)
  • Fellow American College of Emergency Physicians (1986)
  • Order of Military Medical Merit, #1438 (1986)
  • Parachutist Badge with Combat Distinguishing Device, 1 Bronze Star
  • Purple Heart
  • Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal-2
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award-2
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal-2
  • Legion of Merit-2
  • Meritorious Service Medal-2
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Bronze Star with Combat Distinguished Device “V”
  • Combat Medical Badge
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal-1
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal-3 w/Arrowhead-1
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Army Superior Unit Award

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Professional Memberships:

  • American Medical Association (1999–present)
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine; Oral Board Examiner #499 (1997–present)
  • Department of Defense, Military Health Services Systems 2020 Futures Project; Operations Other Than War Facilitator (1996)
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Health Services Support 2010 Futures Project; Theater Hospital Work Group Facilitator (1996)
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians (1995–2001)
  • US Special Operations Command Biomedical Initiatives Steering Committee (1995–1996)
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians; Department of Defense Liaison (1992-1996) (1992–1996)
  • National Disaster Medical System Directorate Staff; Disaster Medical Assistant Team Steering Committee, National Conference Planning Committee1992/93 (1991–1993)
  • Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services; Department of Defense Representative, Chair Standards Subcommittee (1991-1993) (1991–1993)
  • ACEP Government Services Chapter; Secretary-Treasurer (1989–1991)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians; Council (1990-1991) (1978–2004)
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States; Life Member
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  • "Expeditionary Hospital" CINC Surgeon’s Conference (2010)
  • "Regional Public Health Planning in Western New York" Department of Homeland Security 2006 G&T National Conference: A Partnership for Preparedness (2006)
  • "Survival Across Borders" MMRS Tri-National Conference on Cross-Border Collaboration: Responding to Emergencies Across International Boundaries (2005)
  • "Creating Emergency Training Systems That Work for the Medical Community" Public Health Homeland Security Summit (2005)
  • "Survival Across Borders: Regional Resource Mobilization and Management" Performance Institute (2005)
  • "Preparing for Bioterrorism" International Allergy and Immunology Conference (2004)
  • "SARS: A Global Threat" WMD V Conference; Department of Veterans Affairs (2004)
  • "Bioterrorism and the Medical Response" LEPC Homeland Security Conference (2003)
  • "Public Health Emergency Preparedness" 8th Annual Emergency Preparedness Symposium; Department of Veterans Affairs (2003)
  • "Public Health Response to Terrorism" WMD IV Conference; Department of Veterans Affairs/Florida State Department of Health (2003)
  • "Integrating the Public Health Response to Bioterrorism" University at Buffalo Integrative Medicine Conference (2002)
  • "Weapons of Mass Destruction" Niagara County Community College (2002)
  • "Weapons of Mass Destruction" State University of New York at Buffalo (2002)
  • "Weapons of Mass Destruction" Erie County Medical Center Grand Rounds (2001)
  • "Weapons of Mass Destruction" Kenmore Mercy Hospital Grand Rounds (2001)
  • "Weapons of Mass Destruction" South Buffalo Mercy Hospital Grand Rounds (2001)
  • "Weapons of Mass Destruction" Buffalo General Hospital Emergency Department Grand Rounds, (2001)
  • "SOF Medical Training Strategy in the 21st Century" Advanced Technology Applications to Combat Casualty Care Symposium (1996)
  • "Disaster Site Management" Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds (1995)
  • "Expeditionary Hospital" CINC Surgeon’s Conference (1995)
  • "Future Technologies in EMS" National Association of EMS Directors Annual Meeting (1995)
  • "Medical Operations in Haiti" Field Medicine Conference (1995)
  • "Special Operations Medical Training in the 21st Century" National Defense Preparedness Association Conference; National Defense Preparedness Association (1995)
  • "Emergency Resuscitation in a Forward Surgical Team" Field Medicine Conference (1994)
  • "Disaster Medicine Field Operations" Disaster Medical Issues in America Conference (1993)
  • "Hurricane Andrew Panel/DoD Lessons Learned" Disaster 93 Conference (1993)
  • "Military Role in Domestic Disasters" National Disaster Medical System Annual Conference (1993)
  • "Military-civilian EMS Cooperation" National Association of EMS Directors Annual Meeting (1993)
  • "Logistics for Field Medical Teams" Disaster 92 Conference (1992)
  • "Medical Disaster Response Training Course" Federal Medical Response to Local Disasters (1992)
  • "Strategies for Rapidly Mobilizing Disaster Personnel" Fourth International Conference on Emergency Medicine (1992)
  • "Operation Just Cause 1990, DOD in Operation Desert Storm 1991" Triservices Symposium on Emergency Medicine (1990)
  • "Strategic Approach to the Difficult Airway" Third International Conference on Emergency Medicine (1990)
  • "Disaster Management Panel" Triservices Symposium on Emergency Medicine (1985)
  • "Utilization of a Three Dimensional Model for Medical Disaster Training" Fourth World Congress on Emergency and Disaster Medicine (1985)
  • "Site Management of a Multiple Casualty Incident" Physicians Assistants Refresher Course (1984)
  • "Fatalities from Volcanic Activity" Second World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine (1981)
  • "Disaster Tracking Workshop/Plenary Session Panel" National Disaster Medical System Annual Conference
  • "Emergency Management of the Poisoned Patient" Family Practice and Emergency Medicine Conference
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Service Activities:

  • Wilderness SAR responder and medical advisor; Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue (2017–2022)
  • Telemark Alpine Patroller and medical advisor; Kissing Bridge Ski Patrol (2005–2022)
  • Administers the ABEM oral exam in person and virtually to board qualified candidates.; American Board of Emergency Medicine Oral Examiner (1997–2022)

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Contact Information

UBMD Emergency Medicine
77 Goodell Street
Suite 340
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 7166459700

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

View this physician on UBMD