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 can be found in the Office for Student & Academic Affairs where I joined the team in July 2022 as Assistant Dean. I transitioned to this role after spending just over 4 years as the clerkship director in EM. While I oversaw all of our EM electives at the medical school, I grew to love working with and advising students on their individual paths. Undergraduate medical education has become my passion and I am committed to supporting any student on their journey to find their own passion in medicine.

I serve on the Curriculum and Phase 2 committees focusing on how our curriculum addresses student and community needs, collaborating with faculty to review our courses and create change. 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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