I have been involved in emergency medicine since 2001 when I began as a volunteer firefighter/EMT/SCUBA rescue technician at East Amherst Fire Department in Amherst, NY. I worked at Rural Metro Medial Services throughout my undergraduate career at UB while majoring in Psychology. After obtaining a BS in Psychology from UB, I moved to Sarasota, Florida to join the inaugural class at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine‘s Florida campus. Following completion of the didactic years of medical school, I traveled around the Northeast completing rotations in Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Detroit.
Following graduation from LECOM, I began residency through UB in emergency medicine (primary sites include Buffalo General Hospital, Erie County Medical Center, Women & Children‘s Hospital). I served as chief resident my final year of residency. Towards the end of residency while teaching for the Paramedic program at ECC, I also obtained my paramedic certification which I still maintain today. I also became involved with MercyFlight of WNY during that time period, and upon completion of residency became a flight physician and medical director with the company. Most recently, I have been named the Vice President of Medical Operations at MercyFlight of WNY.
Following residency, I joined the partnership track at FDR Medical Services, a physician owned company providing board certified emergency physicians to DeGraff Memorial and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospitals along with United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, NY. I then remained as a partner at FDR for several years and enjoyed substantial professional growth.
Most recently FDR has joined UB|MD Emergency Medicine and I continue to work clinically at DeGraff Memorial and Millard Fillmore Suburban hospitals as well as at the Erie County Medical Center and Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, Buffalo, NY. UB|MD Emergency Medicine is the largest emergency medicine group in Western New York.
I am also very involved with public health and efforts to help curb the opioid epidemic.
This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician’s research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.