Johanna Innes

Johanna C. Innes

Johanna C. Innes MD

UBMD Emergency Medicine


Professional Summary:

Dr. Johanna Innes is board certified in both Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and Emergency Medical Services (ABEM). She is Program Director of the Fellowship in Emergency Medical Services and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine with the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She serves as medical director for several local EMS agencies, including Eden Emergency and Rescue Squad and AMR-WNY. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Dr. Innes began her career as a paramedic for Richland County EMS in Columbia, South Carolina. After completing medical school and residency training at Palmetto Health Richland, she came to SUNY Buffalo to complete a Fellowship in EMS. Her interests lie in prehospital care provider education, Graduate Medical Education, and research in EMS/prehospital care. She has spoken at the national level on topics in EMS, and serves on state, national and international committees with the National Association of EMS Physicians. In 2018, Dr. Innes was awarded the Wyoming-Erie Regional EMS Council Physician of Excellence Award.

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Education and Training:

  • ALiEM Faculty Incubator (2022)
  • NAEMSP/NAEMSE EMS Educator's Collaboartive (2022)
  • Board Certified, ABEM: Emergency Medical Services (2017)
  • Fellowship, Fellowship in Emergency Medical Services, University at Buffalo (2016)
  • Board Certified, American Board of Emergency Medicine (2016)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine Residency, Palmetto Health (2015)
  • MD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine (2012)
  • Certificate, Paramedic, Midlands EMS (2001)
  • BS, Biology, Carleton University (2000)
  • FEMA Emergency Management Training
  • Royal College of Physicians Educator Program
  • United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Board Leadership Training
  • WMD HazMat Technician
  • Hyperbaric Medicine Training Program
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Awards and Honors:

  • EMS Award, Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282 (2021)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Medical Services (2020)
  • Best Presentation - New Speaker Series, National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) (2020)
  • Faculty FEMINEM Award, University Emergency Medical Services (2019)
  • Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (2019)
  • EMS Physician of Excellence, Wyoming-Erie Regional EMS Council (2018)
  • Sydney R. Berens Award for Compassion, Palmetto Health Emergency Medicine (2015)
  • Director's Award for Dedication and Outstanding Contributions, Richland County EMS (2008)
  • Paramedic Academic Excellence Award, SC Midlands EMS Management Association (2001)

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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