Mark Lema

Mark J. Lema

Mark J. Lema MD, PhD

UBMD Anesthesiology


Anesthesiology; Pain Management

Hospital-based provider only

Professional Summary:

We are currently investigating the sub-cellular mechanisms of phenol induced neurolysis.

Clinically, our department is conducting studies evaluating treatment outcomes with general anesthesia vs. regional anesthesia. In addition, we are determining the efficacy of early interventional pain therapy vs. oral pharmacologic care.


Anesthesiology, Pain Management

Physician Gender:


Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • Roswell Park Medical Center

Board Certifications:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Parker B. Francis (1987)
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School (1985)
  • Internship, Staten Island Hospital (1982)
  • MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1982)
  • PhD, Physiology, SUNY Buffalo (1978)

Awards and Honors:

  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service (2012)
  • NYSSA Distinguished Service Award (2011)
  • AAGBI GE Healthcare Lecture (2010)
  • SUNY Downstate MC Residents and Fellows Alumni Tribute Honoree (2010)
  • ASA Distinguished Service Award (2010)
  • 38th EA Rovenstine Memorial Lecturer (2008)
  • DiGamma Society (2008)
  • Graduation Lecturer (2007)
  • 1st Annual John Silas Lundy MD Lecture Award (2007)
  • America's Top Doctors in Cancer (2007)
  • 11th Schreineer Distinguished Speaker (2007)
  • America's Top Doctors (2007)
  • America's Top Doctors in Cancer (2006)
  • America's Top Doctors (2006)
  • America's Top Doctors (2005)
  • America's Top Doctors in Cancer (2005)
  • America's Top Doctors (2004)
  • America's Top Doctors (2003)
  • America's Top Doctors (2002)
  • 20th Annual John J. Bonica Lecturer (2002)
  • ACGME Parker J. Palmer "Courage to Teach" Award Finalist (2001)
  • America's Top Doctors (2001)
  • 6th Jan Kukral Distinguished Lecturer (2001)
  • 38th Anniversary of the Bernard H. Eliasberg Award (2001)
  • Meritorious Service Award (1999)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award (1998)
  • Excellence in the Art of Academic and Clinical Anesthesia (1990)
  • UB AnesthesiaResidents' Awardc (1990)
  • Parker B. Francis Investigatorship in Anesthesiology (1985)
  • Engel Scholarship (1981)
  • Werthamer Fellowship (1980)
  • Clinical Cancer Education Grant (1976)

Research Profile:

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.

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