Sanjay Sethi

Sanjay Sethi

Sanjay Sethi MD

UBMD Internal Medicine


Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

As chief of the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, I oversee clinical, teaching, research and administrative tasks related to the evaluation and treatment of adult patients with lung diseases and sleep disorders as well as critically ill patients. My outpatient practice is at UBMD Internal Medicine clinics at Conventus in the Downtown Medical Campus and at Youngs road in Amherst. My inpatient practice is primarily located at the VA Medical Center (VA) in Buffalo. Members of my division provide care at sites throughout Buffalo, including the UBMD clinics, UBMD Sleep Center and other UB-affiliated hospitals.

I also conduct research on one of the most common lung diseases: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and lung infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Interestingly, patients with COPD become more prone to lung infection, and understanding why and how this happens is my main research interest. In addition to bench research in this field, I am also working to develop better ways to prevent and treat these infections by leading and participating in several clinical research studies in this field that are open to both veterans and the general public. I lead a multidisciplinary research team based at UB and the VA that includes pulmonary and infectious disease physicians, post-doctoral scientists, nurse coordinators and research assistants. Through mentored research programs, our laboratories train undergraduate and graduate students, residents and fellows.

I am active in several professional organizations and have served as a consultant on the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines.


Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Internal Medicine: Amherst Site
UBMD Internal Medicine Pulmonary Clinic - Williamsville Site
1020 Youngs Road
Suite 110
Amherst, NY 14221
Office Hours: Alternate Thursday afternoons
Phone: 716-961-9900
Fax: 716-961-9913
Accepting new patients

UBMD IM Pulmonary Conventus Downtown Buffalo site
1001 Main St., 4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Office Hours: Alternate Thursday afternoons
Phone: 716-961-9900
Fax: 716-323-0586
Accepting new patients

Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • Buffalo VA 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)

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, Board Certification in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification, Board Certified in Critical Care
  • Board Certification, Board Certified in Pulmonary Disease

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, University at Buffalo (1993)
  • Residency, Cook County Hospital (1990)
  • Internship, Cook County Hospital (1988)
  • MBBS, Maulana Azad Medical College (1984)

Awards and Honors:

  • Expertscape Recognition (2013)
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians
  • Who‘s Who in Science and Engineering
  • Merit Scholarships awarded by Delhi University based on performance in the
  • Honorable mention for performance as intern and resident at Cook County Hospital
  • Distinguished Scientist and Sustained Achievement Award, University at Buffalo

Innovations and Patents:

  • Gene encoding outer membrane protein B1 of Moraxella catarrhalis.
  • Method for detecting bacterial exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmona
  • Vaccine for Nontypeable H. influenzae infection.

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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