James L. Budny, MD, FACS

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3980-A Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY 14226
P: (716) 218-1000
F: (716) 650-2691

 

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology
University at Buffalo Neurosurgery
State University of New York

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Dr. Budny attended medical school and completed his residency training in neurosurgery at University at Buffalo and obtained fellowship training in neurovascular surgery at the University of Western Ontario.

Following his fellowship training in 1979, Dr. Budny joined the staff of University at Buffalo Neurosurgery.  Since then, he has been an active and integral component of the department’s research, clinical and academic programs.  Over the last 30 years, Dr. Budny has served as investigator for numerous groundbreaking trials to study the surgical treatment of cerebrovascular disease, including the bypass, CREST, CARESS, NASCET, COSS and VIVA studies. Clinically, his interests lie in all aspects of spinal surgery, carpal tunnel, ulnar neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, vagal nerve stimulator, cerebrovascular, neuroendocrine and CT-guided stereotactic neurosurgery.

Dr. Budny has traveled twice, as a private citizen, to Tuzla, Bosnia to train local neurosurgeons in carotid endarterectomies and transsphenoidal surgical procedures. 

Dr. Budny is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).  He also served as chairman of the Millard Fillmore Gates Operating Room Committee and as president of the Kaleida Health Medical Staff.

Dr. Budny holds the rank of colonel in the United States Army Reserve. In 2008, he volunteered four months of his time to providing expert neurosurgical treatment to the soldiers and civilian casualties at 332nd Theater Hospital at Camp Anaconda in Balad, Iraq. In October 2012, Dr. Budny embarked upon a four-month tour in Landstuhl, Germany with the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps. He is stationed at the Landstuhl Regional Medical and is responsible for providing neurosurgical treatment to soldiers who have been wounded during combat in Afghanistan.

Medical School
State University of New York at Buffalo

Internship
Millard Fillmore Hospital, Surgery, Neurology, Neuropathology and Neurosurgery Internships

Residency
State University of New York at Buffalo, Neurosurgical Residency

Fellowship
University Hospital, University of Western Ontario, Microvascular Neurosurgery

Board Certification
Neurological Surgery

Clinical Interests
Clinically, his interests lie in all aspects of spinal surgery, carpal tunnel, ulnar neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, vagal nerve stimulator, cerebrovascular, neuroendocrine and CT-guided stereotactic neurosurgery.

Professional Highlights
Dr. Budny holds the rank of colonel in the United States Army Reserve.  In 2008, he volunteered four months of his time to providing expert neurosurgical treatment to the soldiers and civilian casualties at 332nd Theater Hospital at Camp Anaconda in Balad, Iraq. In October 2012, Dr. Budny embarked upon a four-month tour in Landstuhl, Germany with the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps. He is stationed at the Landstuhl Regional Medical and is responsible for providing neurosurgical treatment to soldiers who have been wounded during combat in Afghanistan.

Memberships
American Association of Neurological Surgeons; Congress of Neurological Surgeons; Fellow, American College of Surgeons, American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Medical Association/Medical Society of the State of New York/Medical Society of the County of Erie; Buffalo Academy of Medicine; New York State Neurological Society, James A. Gibson Anatomical Society Member of Marshals Committee; Medical Assistant Advisory Committee; Science, Progress and Research Physicians Club; American Association of Neurological Section on Pain; Joint Section on Tumors; FBI Citizens Academy

Selected Publications View a partial list of Dr. Budny's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.

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