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Gil                            Wolfe

Gil I. Wolfe MD, FAAN

UBMD Neurology

Specialties

Neurology; Neuromuscular Disorders

 

Overview

Professional Summary:

I arrived in January 2012 to assume the role of Chair of the Department of Neurology at Univ. at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the State University of New York. Prior to that time, I served as Professor of Neurology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. In September 2004, I was named to the Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation Distinguished Chair in Neuromuscular Disease Research. I also served as Co-Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinics and Director of the Myasthenia Gravis and Peripheral Neuropathy Clinics at UT Southwestern and was the Clinical Vice Chair for the department in Dallas.

My interests in neuromuscular medicine are wide but have mainly focused on myasthenia gravis and other disorders of neuromuscular transmission, as well as peripheral neuropathies. I am board certified both in neurology and neuromuscular medicine. I am also board certified in neurophysiology, and I perform electromyography and nerve conduction studies and monitor intraoperative evoked potentials for spine surgeries and other operative cases.

My main research interests include idiopathic and immune-mediated peripheral neuropathies and myasthenia gravis. My research has been sponsored by the National Institute of Health/NINDS, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, and Food and Drug Administration. I remain actively involved in the training of younger physicians, and have directed neuromuscular medicine and clinical neurophysiology fellowships and neurology residency training programs in the past.

Specialties:

Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Additional Languages:

Basic Spanish, Intermediate Hebrew

Physician Gender:

Male


Location and Insurance

Appointments:
UBMD at Buffalo General Medical Center
UBMD Neurology
100 High Street
D2
Buffalo, NY 14203
Office Hours: 8 am-5 pm
Phone: 716-859-7540
Fax: 716-859-2430
Contact: Ann Daniels
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Empire
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Nova
  • NYS Medicaid
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Todays Options
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • WellCare

Credentials

Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Education and Training:
  • MD, Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, #1 rank in class (1989)
  • BA, Biology, Princeton University, Cum Laude (1985)
Awards and Honors:
  • Doctor of the Year, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (2015)
  • Teacher of the Year Award (2014)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine Top Doctor (2014)
  • Keynote Speaker (2013)
  • Distinguished Lecturer (2013)
  • Inaugural Keynote Address (2013)
  • Guest Professor Univ. of Toronto (2013)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine Top Doctor (2013)
  • Patricia A. Smith Distinguished Chair in Neuromuscular Disease Research (2012)
  • US News and World Report (2012)
  • Inaugural Mathilda Karel-Spak Lecturer (2011)
  • Best Doctors in America (2011)
  • Best Doctors in Dallas (2011)
  • Texas Super Doctor (2011)
  • Baldwin Myasthenia Gravis Lecturer (2008)
  • Marquis' Who's Who (2005)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2005)
  • American Neurological Society (2004)
  • Trephined Cranium Resident Teaching Award (2002)
  • Lippincott Scholar (1987)

Research

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.