Robert McCormack

Robert F. McCormack

Robert F. McCormack MD

UBMD Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine


Professional Summary:

Currently, I serve as Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine for the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. In this role, I am the President of UBMD Emergency Medicine, a non-profit faculty practice plan, responsible for staffing the emergency departments of the Buffalo General Medical Center, Erie County Medical Center, the VA Medical Center, Millard Suburban Hospital, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, Brooks Memorial Hospital, Wyoming County Hospital and Eastern Niagara Hospital. UBMD Emergency Medicine has >250,000 annual patient encounters with a staff of over 80 Faculty Physicians and 80 Advanced Practice Providers.

I continue to work clinically at Buffalo General and Erie County Medical Center. I enjoy these challenging work environments due to the acuity of patient needs and the ability to have a significant effect on their lives.

I spent my professional career in academic environments. After brief stint as faculty at Boston University, I’ve been a member of this department for 25+ years. The Department of Emergency Medicine has 48 residents and 4 fellows in their current training programs. It is the training of future physicians that continues to keep me motivated and inspired.

My major research interests developed out of a bad outcome on a patient I treated in residency. I have challenged the dogma of CT followed by LP for patients presenting with acute headache and have led a change in clinical practice to CT CTA. I believe this to be a less invasive and more efficacious diagnostic strategy for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.

I’m incredibly proud of the department we have built here at Buffalo. I thoroughly enjoy and appreciate my coworkers. I believe Buffalo is a fantastic place to train and work and can assure all that I am here for the long haul.

I am a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and obtained my medical degree from the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn in 1991. I completed my MBA from the University at Buffalo executive program in June of 2014.

I believe in giving back to our community as an active board member of Crisis Services, Horizons Health Management Group Board, Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York and serves on NY American College of Emergency Physicians Board.

Seeking to be part of the resurgence of Buffalo, my wife Maria and I relocated from East Amherst to downtown Buffalo years ago with our three daughters: Madeline, Erin and Lily.


Emergency Medicine

Physician Gender:


Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • Buffalo General

Board Certifications:

  • Certification, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Education and Training:

  • Leadership Coaching Certification Program, University at Buffalo (2021)
  • Hogan Coaching Certification Program (2021)
  • Chair Development Program, Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (2015)
  • MBA, State University of New York at Buffalo (2014)
  • Leadership for Physician Executives, Harvard Medical School (2011)
  • Billing, Coding & Reimbursement Program, American College of Emergency Medicine (2010)
  • Hospital Wide Patient Flow, Institute for Health Care Improvement (2008)
  • Navigating the Academic Waters, Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (2003)
  • Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Jacobi Hospital (1995)
  • Internship, Carney Hospital (1992)
  • MD, State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn (1991)
  • BS, Chemistry, McGill University (1986)

Awards and Honors:

  • Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society (2014)
  • Keynote Speaker Alpha Epsilon Delta PreHealth Honor Society University at Buffalo Induction Ceremony (2014)
  • Kaleida Health Spirit Award Winner (2011)
  • The Top Articles of 2010 by Corey Slovis, Professor and Chair Vanderbilt University (2010)
  • Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services Community Service Award (2010)
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Award for Oral Examination Participation (2010)
  • Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (1998)
  • Western New York Heroes Award

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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