Heidi Suffoletto

Heidi N. Suffoletto

Heidi N. Suffoletto MD, FACEP

UBMD Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine; Sports Medicine


Professional Summary:

Dr. Suffoletto is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician with subspecialty fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the departments of Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedics. Clinically, splits her time as an attending physician at Buffalo General Medical Center and Oishei Childrens Hospital Emergency Departments and her Sports Medicine Clinic, where she cares for patients with non-operative musculoskeletal injuries and concussion. She also is the interim physician at Narins Eating Disorder Center, where she provides medical care for patients with disordered eating.

She served at the director of quality improvement for the Buffalo General Emergency Medicine from 2008-2016 before shifting her focus to the development of a sports medicine program within the department of Emergency Medicine. In 2020, she became the first director of the newly formed Sports Medicine Division within the Department. She continues to teach and mentor fellows, students, and residents, as well as undergraduate and masters students in the Athletic Training program at UB. In 2019, she was appointed to the role of Associate Program Director for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.

In addition, she has served as team physician for the SUNY Erie Community College athletic programs since 2002, and is currently the Airway Physician for the NHL Buffalo Sabres and NLL Buffalo Bandits. She also serves as Visiting Team Medical Liaison and an Unaffiliate Neurotrauma Consultant for the NFL.

Most recently, she has become involved in several projects focusing on CPR education within minority and underserved communities within the WNY area.

A lifelong Buffalo native, she celebrates the city and with her unique role, feels compelled to promote youth sports as necessary to foster the overall health of the community. As such, in 2020, she was invited to join the advisory board of Project Play, WNY.


Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine

Physician Gender:


Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • Buffalo General Hospital

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Certification, New York State Infection Control Course 2006
  • Certification, Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team, 1999-2002
  • Certification, Trained in Transport Medicine, Mercy Flight, 1999-2001
  • Certification, Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine 2002
  • Certification, WREMS Base Station Training Course 1999

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Primary Care Sports Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo Medical-Dental Consortium (2006)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo Medical-Dental Consortium (2002)
  • MD, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine (1999)
  • BA, Chemistry, Willams College (1995)
  • Pre-Medical, Undergraduate Studies, College of William and Mary (1992)
  • Suboxone Prescriber
  • NIH Stroke Scale Certified
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS Certified

Awards and Honors:

  • Buffalo Top Doctor, Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine 2023 (2023)
  • Buffalo Top Doctor, Emergency Medicine 2022 (2022)

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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