Amy Sands

Amy M. Sands

Amy M. Sands MD

UBMD Pathology


Anatomic Pathology; Cytopathology; Hematology - Clinical Pathology; Hematopathology


Professional Summary:

My professional interests are focused in the areas of Hematology, Hematopathology, Cytopathology, Laboratory Administration and Education.
1. I am actively involved in patient care, interpreting biopsies of lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen, thymus, and extra-nodal lymphoid lesions. I review and diagnose abnormal peripheral smears and body fluids for the hematology laboratories of the Kaleida System. I specialize in the diagnosis of leukemias, lymphomas, and benign reactive processes. I also interpret flow cytometry and lymphocyte stimulation tests including cases for patients immunologically compromised as well as those with neoplastic processes. I rotate on the Cytology Service and sign out Pap smears and Non-Gynecologic samples (such as fine needle aspirations of lesions, body fluids, urines, and bronchial brushings/washings).
2. I am actively involved in laboratory administration and presently am the Medical Laboratory Director for the Clinical Laboratories based at the Buffalo General Medical Complex. I also over see and am the Medical Director of Hematology and Hematopathology for the five hematology laboratories of Kaleida Health.
3. I am very involved in medical education and am the Residency Program Director for the Pathology Residency Program. I teach Hematology and Hematopathology to the Pathology Residents as well as to the medical and dental students at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine.


Anatomic Pathology, Cytopathology, Hematology - Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology

Physician Gender:


Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • Buffalo General Hospital - Kaleida Health Services

Insurance Accepted:

  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Better Health Plan, Inc. (HMO)
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Northwestern University (1985)
  • Residency, Pathology, Northwestern University (1983)
  • MD, University of Rochester (1980)

Awards and Honors:

  • Consumers‘ Guide to Top Doctors (2009)
  • Strathmore's Who's Who (2006)
  • Campbridge Who's Who (2006)
  • Guide to America's Top Physicians (2005)

Research Profile:

This UBMD clinician teaches at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about this clinician’s research and teaching activities. View credentials, publications, professional involvement and more.