Amy Allen Case, MD, FAAHPM

Amy Case, MD, FAAHPM

Associate Professor of Oncology
Chair
Department of Supportive Care
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
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Areas of Expertise: 
Palliative medicine
Pain management
Palliation of dyspnea in COPD
Prognostication
Advance directive discussions

Biography

I am currently the Lee Foundation Endowed Chair of the Department of Palliative and Supportive Care and serve as the Palliative Care Program Chief at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. I have been in this role since January of 2016, and I previously served as the Director of Palliative Medicine at the VA Western New York Healthcare System from 2005-20016. In 2005, I started and served as the program director for the University at Buffalo (UB) Palliative Medicine Fellowship until 2017. This fellowship program graduates four palliative medicine fellows annually. I am an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at UB. 

I completed a residency in internal medicine at the University at Buffalo in 2004 and went on to complete a fellowship in Palliative and Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York (2004-2005). I was initially board certified in Internal Medicine, Pain Medicine and have maintained my Hospice and Palliative Medicine board certification. I have several published articles, including peer-reviewed clinical research, book chapters and review articles. My scholarly focus is on the palliation of inoperable malignant bowel obstruction, chemical coping, buprenorphine use for cancer pain, medical cannabis and palliative medicine education. I have given many lectures, presentations and grand rounds locally and have been invited nationally to speak on palliative and pain topics. I teach medical students, residents, and fellows daily. I recently served a three-year term as chair for the education special interest group and currently serve as the chair for the fellowship director’s special interest group for the national organization, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). I also serve as the editor for a quarterly educational exchange series brief report in the top read journal in palliative medicine, The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and have served as an ad hoc reviewer for this journal in the past.

Background

Education and Training: 
2001 - MD - State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
Residency: 
2004 - Internal Medicine - State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
Fellowship: 
2005 - Pain and Palliative Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, NY
Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Pain Medicine
Professional Memberships: 
2015-Present - Nominated as fellow of American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (FAAHPM)
2011-Present - American College of Physicians (ACP)
2004-Present - American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
Honors and Awards: 
2017 - Named Patrick Warn Lee Endowed Chair Department of Palliative Care
2015 - First annual “Program Director of Excellence” award. Given out by UB GME
2012 - VA Service Award, for 10 years of employment at the VA, VAWNYHS
2012 - SUNY at Buffalo (UB) Graduate Medicine Education (GME) Award for Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), 5-yr accreditation cycle, no citations for Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship for which I serve as program director
2009 - UB GME award, for ACGME accreditation maximum number of year cycle for the new program, the UB Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
2008 - Certificate of Recognition VAWNYHS National Under Secretary for Health Customer Service Unit Level Award, for helping to lead Planetree culture change by example
2006 - Special Contribution Award, Given by Michael Finegan, Director of VAWNYHS, for a unique contribution to the mission of the department
2002 - Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation
2002 - Intern of the year (Lawrence H. Golden Award), For combining humanistic attributes with a scientific approach to patient care
2001 - Harry E. and Loretta A. Jordan Award for Investigation in Neoplastic Disease
2001 - Generalist Scholar Award, For Achievement in Clinical Research
Professional Experience: 
9/2015-1/2016 - UB/MD Associate Program Director/VA Site Director UB Internal Medicine Residency Program
6/2014-Present - Associate Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Director, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
7/2005-6/2014 - Assistant Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Director, Division of Palliative Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
7/2005-1/2016 - Director of Palliative Medicine, Geriatrics and Extended Care Veterans Administration Western New York Healthcare System

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