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Alexander B. Gelfer, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM

   

Alexander B. Gelfer, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASMDr. Gelfer received his medical degree from First Moscow Medical Institute, the premier medical school in Russia, where he also completed his residency in Internal Medicine. Prior to arriving to The United States, he worked as an internist, directed an intensive care unit and a 75-bed medical unit at the University Hospital.

He began his United States training in 1983 as a resident in Internal Medicine at the Englewood Hospital in New Jersey, followed by Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, and Sleep Medicine Training at the Sleep Disorder Center of Alabama.

Dr. Gelfer received board certifications in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

He is an author of number of scientific publications, holds two patents of inventions (Russia), and presented his work at national and international medical conferences. Dr. Gelfer is actively involved in clinical research, teaching, and hospital administration. He is the Medical Director of Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus Sleep Laboratory, SleepCare program; Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit; and President of the medical staff at St. Joseph Campus (2005-2007). Dr. Gelfer is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), and American Academy of Sleep Medicine (FAASM).

Medical Education and Training

  • Medical degree from First Moscow Medical Institute, Russia – 1972
  • Internal Medicine residency Englewood Hospital, New Jersey – 1986
  • Fellowship Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Rochester – 1989
  • Sleep Training, Sleep Disorder Center of Alabama – 1991

Board Certifications

  • American Board of internal Medicine 1987
  • Pulmonary Diseases 1988
  • Critical Care Medicine 1991
  • American Board of Sleep Medicine 2002

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, SUNY Buffalo
  • Adjunct Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jonathan Edelson, MD, FAASM

Jonathan Edelson, MD, FAASMDr. Edelson completed his medical education at Ross University, where he graduated with honors. He first visited Buffalo as a resident in Internal Medicine at SUNY Buffalo.

He received his training in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Northshore University Hospital in Long Island, New York and subsequently relocated to Buffalo, joining as the newest member of The Pulmonary Group of WNY.

He has been published in both medical journals and textbooks and has participated in clinical research as well. Dr. Edelson is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and is Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (FAASM).

Education and Training

  • MD Ross University School of Medicine – 1999
  • Internal Medicine residency, SUNY Buffalo – 1999-2002
  • Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Fellowship Northshore University Hospital, New York – 2002-2005

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine – 2002
  • Pulmonary Diseases – 2004
  • Critical Care Medicine – 2005
  • Sleep Medicine – 2005

Francis K. Augustine, MD, FCCP, FAASM

Francis K. Augustine, MD, FCCP, FAASMDr. Augustine attended medical school at the University of Kerala in India. Following graduation, he interned at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

After completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Kingsbrook Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Augustine completed a Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the University at Buffalo.

Dr. Augustine is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine – Certified 1978; Recertified 1997
  • Pulmonary Diseases – Certified 1980; Recertified 1997
  • Critical Care – Certified 1987; Recertified 1997
  • Sleep Medicine – Certified 2007

Academic Appointment

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo

Fellowship and Membership in Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Member, New York State and Erie County Medical Societies

Clinical Appointments

  • Medical Director, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Sleep Lab
  • Attending Physician; Pulmonary, Critcal Care and Sleep Medicine Division of Department of Internal Medicine; Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Anthony J. Buscaglia, MD, FCCP, FAASM

Anthony J. Buscaglia, MD, FCCP, FAASMDr. Buscaglia attended Canisius High School in Buffalo (Greek Honors Program). He graduated from Canisius College (Tri Beta Biological Honor Society) and Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed two years of Internal Medicine residency at Kansas University Medical Center and one year at Buffalo General Hospital. He completed a Pulmonary Fellowship at Erie County Medical Center.

Dr. Buscaglia has authored or co-authored seven scientific articles and three letters to the editor in U.S. medical journals. He served as an editoral consultant to The Journal Chest from 1991 to 1996.

He developed the first Internal Medicine teaching service in the Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Hospital in 1976. He also established the first laboratory for sleep-related breathing disorders at Mercy Hospital in 1992.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Critical Care
  • Sleep Medicine

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, SUNYAB School of Medicine
  • Instructor in physical diagnosis for second-year medical students, SUNY Buffalo, 1979-2003
  • Preceptor for junior-year medical clerkship students, Mercy Hospital, 1984, 1986, 2000

Dr. Buscaglia received the Outstanding Medical Teaching attending award at Mercy Hospital in 1979, 1995, 2002 and 2005.

Fellowship and Membership in Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Member, American Thoracic Society

Clinical Appointments

  • Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Director of the Intensive Care Unit, Mercy Hospital, 1975-2008

Dr. Buscaglia resigned from the above position to practice Pulmonary and Sleep medicine in private practice full-time.

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