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William                        Gibbons

William J. Gibbons MD, FCCP

UBMD Medicine

Specialties

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

 

Overview

Professional Summary:

My clinical expertise focuses on comprehensive management of general pulmonary problems such as evaluation and treatment of shortness of breath and chronic cough, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural effusions. My special clinical interest is the evaluation and management of patients with suspected or proven pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). There are less than a dozen pulmonary hypertension care physician-consultants in upstate New York (north and west of Poughkeepsie). In conjunction with UBMD’s pulmonary and cardiology consultants and other health care staff, I attend to the very specialized needs of patients with PAH at the UBMD dedicated pulmonary clinic at UBMD Internal Medicine at Amherst and at the outpatient Heart and Lung Center at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC).

In my role at UBMD’s dedicated pulmonary clinic at UBMD Internal Medicine at Amherst, I evaluate and treat patients with the pulmonary conditions mentioned above. 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. As a physician-consultant for the inpatient UBMD pulmonary consult services at BGMC and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and in conjunction with my UBMD pulmonary team, I attend to the needs of hospitalized patients with pulmonary problems.

I 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.

Specialties:

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Additional Languages:

Intermediate French

Physician Gender:

Male


Location and Insurance

Appointments:
UBMD Internal Medicine: Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
Kaleida Pulmonary Hypertension Program
at BGH‘s Heart & Lung Center
100 High Street,
"B" Bldg., 8th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Office Hours: Alternate Mondays, 9:00am to 11:30am
Phone: 716-859-7280
Fax: 716-859-3915
Contact: Pat Olszewski, RN

UBMD Internal Medicine: Amherst Site
UBMD Internal Medicine - Amherst Site
1020 Youngs Road
Suite 110
Amherst, NY 14221
Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays, 8:00am to 11:30am
Phone: 716-961-9900
Fax: (716) 882-6833
Accepting new patients

Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):
  • Buffalo General Medical Center
Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)

Credentials

Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Specialty Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Specialty Certification, Corporation Professionnelle des Medecins du Québec
Education and Training:
  • MD, Medicine, Hahnemann Medical College/Drexel University College of Medicine/Philadelphia, PA (1979)
Awards and Honors:
  • 'Top Doctors List' for Pulmonary Medicine (2014)
  • 'Top Doctors List' for Pulmonary Medicine (2013)
  • 'Top Doctors List' for Pulmonary Medicine (2012)
  • 'Top Doctors List' for Pulmonary Medicine (2011)

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.