William J. Gibbons MD, FCCP

William Gibbons

William J. Gibbons
MD, FCCP

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Pulmonary Disease

Contact Information
Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street, B-812
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 859-2271
Fax: 716-859-3530
wgibbons@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

My clinical expertise focuses on comprehensive management of general pulmonary problems such as evaluation and treatment of undiagnosed shortness of breath & chronic cough, as well as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) & emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, & pleural effusions. I also provide local care for patients who have received lung transplants elsewhere, coordinating and collaborating on their care with the physicians and health care providers from the lung transplant center where they received the transplant.

My special clinical interest is the evaluation & management of patients with suspected or proven pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). There are relatively few pulmonary hypertension care physician-consultants in upstate New York west of Albany. In conjunction with UBMD’s pulmonary & cardiology consultants and other health care staff, I attend to the very specialized needs of patients with PAH at the dedicated pulmonary clinics at UBMD Internal Medicine.

In my role at the dedicated pulmonary clinics at UBMD Internal Medicine, I evaluate and treat patients with the pulmonary conditions mentioned above.

As a physician-consultant for the inpatient UBMD Pulmonary consult services at BGMC and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, and in conjunction with my UBMD Pulmonary consult team, I attend to the needs of hospitalized patients with pulmonary problems.

I also actively participate in clinical research to find new and better ways to help manage and treat patients with PAH.

A constant of my career has been to help supervise and educate future pulmonologists in both the hospital and outpatient settings so that they can improve their pulmonary medical knowledge base and procedural skills. I mentor fellows through UB’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship program by clinically supervising their patient interactions in offices and hospitals, teaching them certain testing and procedural skills and emphasizing a respectful, attentive and compassionate approach to patients.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, American Lung Association Research Training, Meakins-Christie Laboratories of McGill University (1987)
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary & Critical Care, McGill University-affiliated Hospitals (1987)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Hahnemann Medical College & Hospital (1982)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Hahnemann Medical College & Hospital (1980)
  • MD, Medicine, Hahnemann Medical College/Drexel University College of Medicine/Philadelphia, PA (1979)

Employment:

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2004-present)
  • Attending Physician, Buffalo General Hospital (1997-present)
  • Pulmonary Consultant, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1997-present)
  • Pulmonary Consultant (courtesy privileges), ECMC (2004)
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1997–2004)
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine (Pulmonary Division), McGill University Faculty of Medicine (1990–1997)
  • Attending Physician, Montreal Chest Institute of the Royal Victoria Hospital (1990–1997)
  • Attending Physician, Montreal General Hospital (1990–1992)
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine (Pulmonary/Critical Care Division, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1987–1990)
  • Attending Physician, Audie L. Murphy VAMC (1987–1990)
  • Attending Physician, Bexar County Medical Center (1987–1990)
  • Attending Physician, Hahnemann University Hospital (1982–1983)
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Awards and Honors:

  • 'Top Doctors List' for 2021 in Pulmonary Medicine (2021)
  • 'Top Doctors List' for 2020 in Pulmonary Medicine (2020)
  • 'Top Doctors List' for 2019 in Pulmonary Medicine (2019)
  • 'Top Doctors List' for 2018 in Pulmonary Medicine (2018)
  • 'Top Doctors List' for 2017 in Pulmonary Medicine (2017)
  • 'Top Doctors List' for 2016 in Pulmonary Medicine (2016)
  • 'Top Doctors List' for 2015 in Pulmonary Medicine (2015)
  • 'Top Doctors List' for 2014 in Pulmonary Medicine (2014)
  • 'Top Doctors List' for 2013 in Pulmonary Medicine (2013)
  • 'Top Doctors List' for 2012 in Pulmonary Medicine (2012)
  • 'Top Doctors List' for 2011 in Pulmonary Medicine (2011)
  • President for 2005 (2005)

Research Expertise:

  • Pulmonary hypertension: Exercise testing, Lung transplantation

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • January 1992–December 1993
    Normal standards for the 6-minute walk test
    Quebec Lung Association
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $6,300
  • January 1988–January 1989
    The role of oxygen derivated free radical in rat diaphragm contraction.
    Southern Medical Association
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,500
  • January 1987–January 1988
    Exercise Limitation and Positive End-Expiratory Lung Recoil Pressure in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease.
    University of Texas Institutional
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $6,000
  • July 2001
    Hematologic Toxicity of Intravenous Epoprostenol
    University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,500
  • January 1997
    Factors Influencing Decline in 6-Minute Walk Distance after Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,000
  • January 1996
    Relationship between Frequency of Maintenance Sessions and Rate of Loss of Benefits after Pulmonary Rehabilitation for stable COPP.
    Canadian Physiotherapy Cardio-Respiratory Society of the Canadian Lung Association
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,000

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Mador MJ, Gibbons WJ. (2003) In: Invasive ventilation and the intensive care unit. Chapter in: Cronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 2nd ed. Editors: P Calcerley & N Pride. Arnold Publishers, London, UK. , 415-438.
  • Gibbons WJ. (2000) In: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Chapter in: Thoracic Surgery Secrets. Editors: HL Karamanoukian, PR Soltoski, & TA Salerno. Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. , 100-105.
  • Gibbons WJ, Levy, RD. (1996) In: Pulmonary rehabilitation: A breath of fresh air. Chapter in: Current Pulmonary. Editors: GD Campbell & R George. Mosby-Year Book, Inc., Chicago. , 203-232.
  • Gibbons WJ. (1992) In: Pulmonary rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive lung disease. Chapter in: Contemporary Management of Internal Medicine: Obstructuve Lung Disease. Editor: SG Jenkinson. Churchill-Livingstone, Inc., New York. , 15-30.
  • Gibbons WJ. (1990) In: Monitoring and complication of mechanical ventilation. Chapter in: Contemporary Management of Internal Medicine: Critical Care. Editor: SG Jenkinson. Churchill-Livingstone, Inc., New York. , 109-139.

Professional Memberships:

  • New York State Thoracic Society; 2005 Executive Committee member & President of NYS Thoracic Society (2003–present)
  • Member/European Respiratory Society (2002–2005)
  • Member/Canadian Thoracic Society (1990–present)
  • Member/American College of Chest Physicians (1984–present)
  • Member/American Thoracic Society (1984–present)

Service Activities:

  • UBMD IM Board of Directors; Member (2014–2015)
  • UB Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Division Fellows Competency Committee; Member (2014–present)
  • UBMD IM GI Chief Search Committee; Member (2014–present)
  • UBMD Internal Medicine Board of Directors; Treasurer (2014–2015)
  • UBMD IM Professional Standards Committee; Member (2013–2014)
  • UB Pulmonary/Critical Care Division Clinical Competency Committee; Member (2013–present)
  • Section Head, UBMD Pulmonary/Critical Care Division at Buffalo General Medical Center; Director (2011–2020)
  • Manuscript Reviewer Medical Mycology; Reviewer (2011)
  • Manuscript Reviewer American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine; Reviewer (2004)
  • Manuscript Reviewer Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation; Reviewer (2001)
  • Manuscript Reviewer American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine; Reviewer (2000)
  • Kaleida Critical Care Committee; Member (1998–2006)
  • Chair, American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting Held in San Francisco, CA.; Chair (1998)
  • Chair/American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting Held in Anaheim, CA.; Committee Member (1998)
  • Kaleida Health Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program; Director (1997–2000)
  • Manuscript Reviewer Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation; Reviewer (1997–1998)
  • Manuscript Reviewer Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation; Reviewer (1996)
  • Manuscript Reviewer Physiotherapy Canada; Reviewer (1994)
  • Manuscript Reviewer Journal Name: Chest; Reviewer (1993–1996)
  • Manuscript Reviewer Journal Name: Chest; Reviewer (1991)
  • Montreal Chest Institute Medical Library, McGill University; Chair (1990–1997)
  • Montreal Chest Institute Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program; Director (1990–1997)
  • Montreal Chest Instutute Research Ethics Committee, Ad Hoc Member; Member (1990–1997)
  • Montreal Chest Institute Clinical Ethics Committee, McGill University; Member (1990–1997)
  • Manuscript Reviewer Aviation Space Environmental Medicine; Reviewer (1990)
  • Manuscript Reviewer American Review of Respiratory Disease; Reviewer (1988)
  • Manuscript Reviewer Aviation Space Environmental Medicine; Reviewer (1988)
  • Chair/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Symposium Presented at the Montreal Chest Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Chair
  • Program Chair/2003 NYS Thoracic Society Annual Meeting; Chair
  • Medical Director for the Kaleida Pulmonary Hypertension Program; Director
  • Medical Director for the UBMD Pulmonary Hypertension Program; Director

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Contact Information

Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street, B-812
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 859-2271
Fax: 716-859-3530
wgibbons@buffalo.edu

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

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