Samantha Bordonaro

Samantha Bordonaro

Samantha Bordonaro MD, FACEP

UBMD Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine


Professional Summary:

As an assistant clinical professor board-certified in emergency medicine, I split my time clinically between Buffalo General Medical Center and the VA of Western New York. I enjoy the wide breadth of clinical presentations and acuity as well caring for a diverse patient population. As an emergency medicine (EM) physician, I have the privilege of caring for any patient that comes to our department, regardless of any internal or external factors that have led them to seek care. I have the honor of meeting them, establishing a rapport, and delivering the highest quality care I possibly can.

When I am not working clinically, I am thoroughly enjoying my role as the medical student director in our department. I oversee all of our EM electives at the medical school. Undergraduate medical education has become my passion and I am committed to providing each student with an excellent experience in emergency medicine, cultivating and supporting their experience in our specialty. Advising students who are thinking about pursuing a career in EM is one of the most fulfilling parts of my job. Emergency medicine aside, I am always willing to support any student on their journey to find their passion in medicine. I am a preceptor in Clinical Practice of Medicine for first and second year students as well.

Outside of our department, I serve as the chair of the Phase 2 Committee at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science where we focus on the clinical curriculum for our 3rd and 4th year students. As the school embarks on a total redesign of our medical curriculum, I have had the honor of being a part of the core curriculum design team as we strive to give our students the best, most integrated, comprehensive, and modern curriculum possible!

While I am not a native Buffalonian, I have been grateful to become a part of this community and to raise my young family in a city that is so proud and passionate as it strives to grow and affect positive change.


Emergency Medicine

Physician Gender:


Education and Training:

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (2012)
  • Residency, Chief Resident, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2012)
  • MD, University of Connecticut (2009)
  • BS, Nursing, University of Delaware (2005)

Awards and Honors:

  • Unsung Heroes Award, New York ACEP (2021)
  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Award for Excellence in Teaching, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Siegel Award Committee (2021)
  • Award for Excellence in Education, UBMD Emergency Medicine (2020)
  • Louis A. and Ruth Siegel Award for Excellence in Teaching - Honorable Mention, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science Siegel Award Committee (2019)
  • UBMD Women in Leadership Award, UBMD Emergency Medicine (2018)

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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