Gil Wolfe

Gil I. Wolfe

Gil I. Wolfe MD, FAAN

UBMD Neurology


Muscle disease; Muscular Dystrophy; Neurobiology; Neurology; Neuromuscular Disorders; Neuropathology; Peripheral neuropathy

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

I arrived in January 2012 to assume the role of Chair of the Department of Neurology at Univ. at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the State University of New York. Prior to that time, I served as Professor of Neurology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. In September 2004, I was named to the Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation Distinguished Chair in Neuromuscular Disease Research. I also served as Co-Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinics and Director of the Myasthenia Gravis and Peripheral Neuropathy Clinics at UT Southwestern and was the Clinical Vice Chair for the department in Dallas.

My interests in neuromuscular medicine are wide but have mainly focused on myasthenia gravis and other disorders of neuromuscular transmission, as well as peripheral neuropathies. I am board certified both in neurology and neuromuscular medicine. I am also board certified in neurophysiology, and I perform electromyography and nerve conduction studies and monitor intraoperative evoked potentials for spine surgeries and other operative cases.

My main research interests include idiopathic and immune-mediated peripheral neuropathies and myasthenia gravis. My research has been sponsored by the National Institute of Health/NINDS, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, and Food and Drug Administration. I remain actively involved in the training of younger physicians, and have directed neuromuscular medicine and clinical neurophysiology fellowships and neurology residency training programs in the past.


Muscle disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Neurobiology, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuropathology, Peripheral neuropathy

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Additional Languages:

Intermediate Hebrew, Basic Spanish

Physician Gender:



UBMD Neurology at Conventus
1001 Main Street
4th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14203
Office Hours: 8 am-5 pm
Phone: 716-829-5063
Fax: 716-829-4411
Contact: Stacy Reed
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Empire
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Nova
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Todays Options
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • WellCare

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education and Training:

  • MD, Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1989)
  • BA, Biology, Princeton University, Cum Laude (1985)

Awards and Honors:

  • Dr. Morris B. Bender Annual Lectureship (2024)
  • 10th Annual Mathilda Karel Spak Lecture (2022)
  • SUNY Distinguished Professor (2022)
  • Regional Top Doctor (2021)
  • Clinical Research Acheivement Award Finalist (2020)
  • Certificate of Recognition for Distinguished Service (2020)
  • Reiner Lecture (2020)
  • Carrell Krusen Neuromuscular Symposium Keynote Speaker (2020)
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities (2018)
  • Excellence in Teaching Pharmacy Students Award (2018)
  • Univ. at Buffalo Distinguished Professor (2017)
  • Warren Wisner Lecture in Myasthenia Gravis (2016)
  • Doctor of the Year, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (2015)
  • Teacher of the Year Award (2014)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine Top Doctor (2014)
  • Keynote Speaker (2013)
  • Distinguished Lecturer (2013)
  • Inaugural Keynote Address (2013)
  • Guest Professor Univ. of Toronto (2013)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine Top Doctor (2013)
  • Patricia A. Smith Distinguished Chair in Neuromuscular Disease Research (2012)
  • US News and World Report (2012)
  • Inaugural Mathilda Karel-Spak Lecturer (2011)
  • Best Doctors in America (2011)
  • Best Doctors in Dallas (2011)
  • Texas Super Doctor (2011)
  • Baldwin Myasthenia Gravis Lecturer (2008)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2005)
  • Marquis' Who's Who (2005)
  • American Neurological Society (2004)
  • Trephined Cranium Resident Teaching Award (2002)
  • Lippincott Scholar (1987)

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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