Andrew Poreda

Andrew R. Poreda

Andrew R. Poreda M.D. FACEP, FAAEM

UBMD Emergency Medicine


Professional Summary:

Dr. Poreda has been involved in prehospital care for over 20 years, beginning in the volunteer fire service and as a professional EMT. This experience changed his career; he completed his Computer Science degree and immediately began his pre-med training at Univ Buffalo. During this time, Dr. Poreda continued his firefighting education at the NYS Fire Academy in Montour Falls NY, becoming a Nationally Certified Firefighter II; he is certified in various special operations disciplines as well, including TECC, HazMat, Swift Water, Ice, Confined Space, and High Angle Rope Rescue.

Dr. Poreda completed medical school at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY. He stayed in Syracuse where he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine. While in residency, Dr. Poreda authored a textbook chapter for physicians on Fireground Operations and Rehab.

After finishing residency, Dr. Poreda moved back to Buffalo and began his career in private practice as an Attending Physician with Professional Emergency Services PLLC. During this time, he worked at multiple hospitals across WNY, including Millard Suburban, Buffalo General, Lake Shore, Brooks Memorial, and Medina.

In 2016, Dr. Poreda joined UBMD as full-time faculty with the Dept of Emergency Medicine, and has been working at Buffalo General since. In 2020, Dr. Poreda went back to school and completed an EMS fellowship, and is now dual-boarded in EM and EMS. Throughout this time, he's maintained close contact with the fire service & EMS, and continues to be an active member to this day. Since completing his EMS fellowship, he now regularly lectures on various fire and EMS topics at the regional and state level, he has begun accumulating various fire and EMS agencies as a medical director, and began his career in fire and EMS research.

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Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Board Certification, American Board of Emergency Medicine - EMS

Education and Training:

  • Certificate, NYS DEC Wildland SAR Green Card, NYS DEC (2023)
  • Certificate, NYS HazMat Technician, NYS Fire Academy (2022)
  • Fellowship, Emergency Medical Services, SUNY Buffalo (2021)
  • Certificate, NYS Ice Rescue Technician, NYS Fire Academy (2020)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, SUNY Upstate (2012)
  • Certificate, NYS Rope Rescue Technician, NYS Fire Academy (2010)
  • MD, SUNY Upstate (2009)
  • Certificate, NYS Surface Water Rescue Technician, NYS Fire Academy (2007)
  • Certificate, NYS Confined Space Rescue Technician, NYS Fire Academy (2006)
  • Certificate, NYS Firefighter Recruit I, NYS Fire Academy (2006)
  • Certificate, NYS Firefighter Recruit II, NYS Fire Academy (2005)
  • Certificate, Nationally Certified Firefighter I, The ProBoard (2005)
  • Certificate, Nationally Certified Firefighter II, The ProBoard (2005)
  • BS, Computer Science, SUNY Buffalo (2003)

Awards and Honors:

  • Best Clinical Abstract, EMS World (2023)
  • Keynote Speaker, NYS Hazmat Seminar (2023)
  • NY ACEP Unsung Hero (2022)
  • Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine (FACEP) (2016)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (FAAEM) (2013)
  • Medical Student Teaching Award (2012)

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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