Teaching Hospitals

Our residents benefit from a diverse clinical experience in five different medical centers renown regionally and nationally for their research and patient care.

Erie County Medical Center

Erie County Medical Center and Regional Center of Excellence in Transplantation and Kidney Care

Erie County Medical Center and the brand new Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care comprise yet another solid component of the Medicine training curriculum.

The Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) is one of the area’s leading health care providers. The ECMC Healthcare Network encompasses off-campus, community based health centers, an advanced academic medical center with 550 inpatient beds and 156 skilled nursing home beds, and the Erie County Home, a 638-bed skilled nursing facility.  ECMC is also home to the Regional Center of Excellence in Transplantation and Kidney Care.

The medical center serves as the regional center for trauma, burn, and rehabilitation, and is a major teaching facility for the State University of New York at Buffalo. Most ECMC Healthcare Network physicians, dentists, and pharmacists are dedicated faculty members of the University. The mission of the ECMC Healthcare Network is to provide exceptional medical care to all Western New York residents regardless of ability to pay, and to continue in a leadership role in education and research.

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Buffalo Veterans Administration Medical Center


Buffalo VA Medical Center

Department of Veteran’s Affairs Buffalo VA Medical Center serves as another medical curricular training site, providing primary, secondary and tertiary care to our veterans.

The Buffalo VAMC opened in 1950 and provides comprehensive primary, secondary and tertiary inpatient care. 

Primary Care
Veterans can receive primary care, wellness and preventive outpatient care at both the Buffalo and Batavia facilities as well as in the seven community-based outpatient clinics.

Specialized Services
Buffalo VAMC provides medical, surgical, mental health and long term care services through a full range of inpatient and outpatient programs.

Cardiac & Cancer Center
It is the main referral center for cardiac surgery, cardiology and comprehensive cancer care for central and western New York and Northern Pennsylvania.

VAWNYHS researchers have earned worldwide acclaim in developing the cardiac pacemaker. Recent breakthroughs in the study of tinnitus and progress toward a vaccine for childhood ear infections promise benefits to all mankind.

Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo

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The new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (formerly the Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo) opened its doors in November 2017.  It is a state of the art, comprehensive 12-floor , 185-bed facility on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus devoted to providing the ultimate in pediatric and maternal health care.  As a regional referral center and one of only three pediatric hospitals in the United States with a maternity unit, Oishei Children’s Hospital provides unique patient care to the eight-county Western New York area.

The Hospital serves more than 28,000 inpatients annually, and more than 150,000 outpatients visit the emergency department or one of the 45 specialty clinics each year. Virtually all medical and surgical problems of infants, children, and adolescents are available for resident education programs.

A private, non-profit hospital, Oishei Children’s Hospital is the major teaching affiliate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ Department of Pediatrics. The University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is housed here, as well. More than 700 medical, nursing, and allied health students study at Oishei Children’s Hospital each year. As part of its commitment to primary care, the Hospital maintains two clinics in underserved areas. In addition, a commitment has been made to be intimately involved in providing primary care to school-based clinics.

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Buffalo General Medical Center

Buffalo General Medical Center and Gates Vascular and Clinical Translational Research Institute

Joined together, Western New York’s premiere tertiary care center and Neuro and Cardiovascular institute along with a clinical translational research center, incubating new medical discoveries and bringing them to fruition.

Buffalo General Medical Center is a 501-bed acute care medical center providing a wide spectrum of clinical inpatient care and outpatient services.

It is the largest hospital of Kaleida Health, and offers specialized programs in: cardiac and orthopedic surgery, lithotripsy and urology, psychology, gynecology/obstetrics, dialysis, gastroenterology, cardiac rehabilitation, rehabilitation medicine, kidney and pancreas transplantation, and neurology and neurosurgery.

It has recently been adjoined with the Gates Vascular Institute and Clinical Translational Research Center, a renown cardiac and stroke center delivering state-of-the-art clinical care and produce research in the treatment of vascular disease. It brings with it many medical breakthroughs including the advent of tPA.



Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RCPI)


Roswell Park Cancer Institute

America’s first dedicated cancer institute.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), America’s first cancer center founded in 1898 by Dr. Roswell Park. RPCI is the only upstate New York facility to hold the National Cancer Center designation of “comprehensive cancer center” and to serve as a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Over its long history, Roswell Park Cancer Institute has made fundamental contributions to reducing the cancer burden and has successfully maintained an exemplary leadership role in setting the national standards for cancer care, research and education.

The campus spans 25 acres in downtown Buffalo and consists of 15 buildings with about one million square feet of space. A new hospital building, completed in 1998, houses a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center. In addition, the Institute built a new medical research complex and renovated existing education and research space to support its future growth and expansion. The campus is completely smoke free.