Jennifer Pugh

Jennifer L. Pugh

Jennifer L. Pugh MD

UBMD Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine


Professional Summary:

Dr. Jennifer Pugh is Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine at Erie County Medical Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Buffalo. She assists with operational activities at ECMC, the region’s only Adult Level 1 Trauma Center. Dr. Pugh also works as an Emergency Medicine Physician for the Buffalo Sabres.

Dr. Pugh attended the State University of New York at Buffalo as an undergraduate student in the University Honors Program. She graduated from the Jacobs School of Medicine MD/MBA program in 2009 and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She served as chief resident of the program. She is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

She has been committed to providing high quality medical care to patients and diligently advocating for physician well-being as an officer for the ECMC Medical Executive Committee and member of the Professional Development and Wellness Committee. Dr. Pugh has been dedicated to medical student and emergency medicine resident teaching and mentorship. She has presented to a national audience at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC and published articles regarding the Cyber Attack at the Erie County Medical Center.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards including Buffalo Spree’s Top Doctors in WNY, NY ACEP Unsung Heroes of Emergency Medicine, Gold Humanism Honor Society, UBMD Emergency Medicine Teaching Attending of the Year Award, Chairman’s Lightning Award for Excellence in Difficult Airway Education and the New York American College of Emergency Physicians Young Physician Leadership and Advocacy Award.


Emergency Medicine

Physician Gender:


Education and Training:

  • Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2012)
  • MD, Medicine/Business Administration, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2009)
  • BA, Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2004)
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • ACLS, ATLS, BLS, PALS Provider
  • ACLS Instructor

Awards and Honors:

  • Top Doctor's in WNY, Buffalo Spree (2022)
  • NYACEP Unsung Heroes of Emergency Medicine (2020)
  • UBMD Emergency Medicine Service to the Department Award (2019)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2019)
  • UBMD Emergency Medicine Residency "John McClane" Award (2017)
  • UBMD Emergency Medicine Teaching Attending of the Year Award (2014)
  • UBMD Emergency Medicine Chairman's Lightning Award (2014)
  • NYACEP Young Physician Leadership and Advocacy Award (2014)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (2009)
  • AMWA Glasgow- Rubin Commendation for Academic Achievement (2009)
  • USAB J. Scott Flemming Award (2005)
  • SUNY Chancellor‘s Award for Student Excellence (2004)

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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