Participating Institutions


The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) houses the Buffalo General Medical Center, the Gates Vascular Institute, The john R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, all of which are directly connected via indoor walkways.

Buffalo General Medical Center

The Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC), part of Kaleida Health system which is Western New York’s largest healthcare provider, is a 501-bed acute care medical center and major teaching affiliate of University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. BGMC is the home site of the Department of Neurosurgery housing the UBNS academic and clinical offices. The BGMC also serves as the epicenter of UBNS patient care where the neurosurgical nursing floors, as well as the dedicated Neurological Progressive Care Unit and an 18-bed Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit are located. Spinal procedures as well as functional neurosurgical procedures are performed at BGMC.

Gates Vascular Institute

The Gates Vascular Institute is a recently constructed state-of-the-art facility which is a destination of choice for stroke, cardiac and vascular care in New York State. The facility, which is designed to promote collaboration between physicians and physician scientists, is the special home of state-of-the-art neuroendovascular suites and neurosurgical operative suites. Within these operative suites, cranial procedures including vascular, hybrid open vascular and neuroendovascular procedures, endoscopic intraventricular and skull base, neuro-oncological stereotactic, and complex spine surgical procedures are performed.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is a world-renowned cancer center specializing in comprehensive and multidisciplinary cancer care. Rotations through the neuro-oncologic service at RPCI provide residents with focused neuro-oncological training including management of cranial and spinal neoplasms as well as Gamma Knife therapy. Neuro-oncology clinics and conferences are held in RPCI. Within the operative suites at RPCI, neurosurgical cranial and spinal procedures are performed. In addition, RPCI houses the region’s only intra-operative MRI.

Pertinent features of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus include:

  • Fully-equipped neurosurgical operating rooms, complete with hybrid open/neurointervential suites, intraventricular and skull base endoscopy including high definition screens, microscopy, stereotactic navigation, operative MRI, and gamma-knife radiotherapy.
  • Neuroimaging equipment, including CT, MRI and angiography.
  • Dedicated resident and fellow room and resident library.
  • Ready access to attending offices for consultative and support services.
  • System-wide, 24-hour computer access to medical records, including history and physicals, consults, discharge summaries, laboratory studies, radiographical imaging, and pathology reports.

Library access via in-house computer systems provide ready access to significant amounts of medical information. The system is linked to online medical library services via the Internet and University Consortium systems. An impressive array of current literature is available to residents for both patient care and research purposes.

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital

The new state-of-the-art John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital opened in November 2017 on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and serves as the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond. Oishei Children’s Hospital was ranked among the best hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery 2011-2014 by US News & World Report. During their focused pediatric neurosurgical rotations here, residents gain clinical experience both in the operating room and in the active outpatient clinics.

Erie County Medical Center

Erie County Medical Center ECMC is the regional center for trauma, burn care, behavioral health services, transplantation, and rehabilitation and is a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo. It is a Level-One trauma hospital including an advanced academic medical center with 602 inpatient beds. Neurosurgical residents learn management of complex polytrauma patients while rotating through the ECMC trauma intensive care unit. They return as senior residents to perform cranial and spinal trauma procedures.

Clinic Locations

  • 3980-A Sheridan Dr., Amherst, NY  14226
  • 3939 Big Tree Rd., Orchard Park, NY  14127
  • 180 Park Club Lane, Williamsville, NY  14221
  • 6930 Williams Road, Niagara Falls, NY  14304