Dr. Amy Case is the Chair of the Supportive Care Program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. She recently transitioned to Roswell Park after serving as the director of palliative medicine at the VA Western New York Healthcare System for the last 11 years. In 2005, she started and currently serves as the program director for the University at Buffalo (UB) Palliative Medicine Fellowship. She is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at UB.
Dr. Case completed her residency in internal medicine at the University at Buffalo and went on to complete a fellowship in palliative and pain medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Pain Medicine. She has several published articles and book chapters, collaborating with national leaders in palliative medicine. She has a focus on neuropathic pain, prognostication and palliative medicine education. She is involved with both academic and scholarly projects involving the palliation of COPD, humanism in medical education and patient and family perspectives when facing transitions in focus of care. Dr. Case has given many lectures locally and has been invited nationally to speak on palliative and pain topics.
One of Dr. Case’s passions is palliative medical education. She has taken the Royal College of Physician (RCP) faculty educator course and went on to sit for faculty to design the curriculum for the UB/RCP course which is now offered annually to UB faculty to improve their teaching skills. She teaches medical students, residents, and fellows daily. Dr. Case serves as chair for the education special interest group for the national organization, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).
Dr. Case was elected as fellow of the AAHPM in 2015, with designated title of FAAHPM. She is on the editorial board of the Annals of Palliative Medicine as well as edits a brief report series on palliative medicine education, the Educational Exchange, in The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
Swami M, Case AA. Effective Palliative Care: What is Involved? Oncology 32(4): 180-4.
Walter M, Case AA. Opioids in Oncology Care. Onc Times. 2017; 39(11):8-21.
Calabrese, RK, Case AA. How Can We Improve the Collaborative Care Between the Primary Oncologist and the Palliative Care Specialist in Caring for Patients With Serious Illness? J Oncol Pract. 2017;13(9):601-605.
DansM, Smith T, Back A, Baker JN, Bauman JR, Beck AC, Block S, Campbell T, Case AA et al. Palliative Care, version 2.2017: Featured updates to the NCCN guidelines JNCCN, 2017;15(8):989-997.
Anwar S, Case AA. Palliation of refractory dyspnea in a patient with end stage COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Int J Respir and Pulm Med. Manuscript accepted for publication Dec. 2015.
Anwar S, Case AA. Art of Prognostication and Missing the Big Picture. J of Fam Med. Manuscript accepted for publication Dec 2015.
Jospeh K, Schneider J, Case AA. Palliative Management of Malignant Bowel Obstruction with Carcinomatosis. Int J Cancer Clin Res 2015, 2:5.
Lal AA, Case AA. Palliation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ann Palliat Med 2014;3(4):276-285.
Meeker MA, Waldrup D, Schneider J, Case AA. Contending with Advanced Illness: Patient and Caregiver Process. J Pain and Symptom Manage. Online, Sept 2013.
Case AA, Orrange SM, Weissman DE. (March 2013) Palliative medicine physician education in the United States: A historical review. J Palliat Med. 16(3). 230-236.
Gunn SK, Farolino D, McDonald AA. (March 2009) A case of warfarin-associated venous limb gangrene: implications of anticoagulation in a palliative care setting. J Palliat Med. 12(3). 269-272.
Wetzler M, Brady MT, Tracy E, Li ZR, Donohue KA, O'Loughlin KL, Cheng Y, Mortazavi A, McDonald AA, Kunapuli P, Wallace PK, Baer MR, Cowell JK, Baumann H. (November 2006) Arsenic trioxide affects signal transducer and activator of transcription proteins through alteration of protein tyrosine kinase phosphorylation. Clin Cancer Res. 12(22). 6817-6825.
McDonald AA, Lesage P. (April 2006) Palliative management of pressure ulcers and malignant wounds in patients with advanced illness. J Palliat Med. 9(2). 285-295.
McDonald AA, Portenoy RK. (January 2006) How to use antidepressants and anticonvulsants as adjuvant analgesics in the treatment of neuropathic cancer pain. J Support Oncol. 4(1). 43-52.
Freer JP, Kerr CW, McDonald AA, Schaeffer CP, Smiley SL. (December 2003) End-of-Life Care Curriculum Development In a Large Internal Medicine Training Program J Palliat Med. 6(6). 942.
Case AA (2014). Hospice and Palliative Medicine: Professional Education. In B. Jennings (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Bioethics, New York, NY: Macmillian Reference. In Press.
Case AA, Walter MM. (2013). Prognostication. In H. S. Smith and J. G. Pilitsis (Ed.), The Art and Science of Palliative Medicine. AME Publishing Company, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
Maida V, Alexander S, Case AA, Fakhraei P. (2013) Palliative management of malignant wounds. In H. S. Smith and J. G. Pilitsis (Ed.), The Art and Science of Palliative Medicine. AME Publishing Company, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
Gupta N, Case AA. (2013). Adjuvant Analgesics. In H. S. Smith and J. G. Pilitsis (Ed.), The Art and Science of Palliative Medicine. AME Publishing Company, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.