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Specializing In:Palliative medicine Pain management Palliation of dyspnea in COPD Prognostication Advance directive discussions
About Amy Case
I am currently the Lee Foundation Endowed Chair of the Department of Palliative and Supportive Care 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 a 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 medical cannabis and psychedelics for cancer symptoms, the palliation of inoperable malignant bowel obstruction, non-medical opioid use, buprenorphine for cancer pain, and palliative medicine education. I have given many lectures, presentations and grand rounds locally and have been invited internationally and nationally to speak on palliative and pain topics. I teach medical students, residents, and fellows daily. I also serve as Associate Editor of Education for the top read journal in palliative medicine, The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. I am an active member in the American Academic of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and have chaired the Education and Fellowship Director Special Interest Groups. I am a member of the Palliative Care Research Collaborative and Allied Designated Cancer Center Improving Goal Concordant Care IGCC and Palliative Care National Workgroups.
- Professor of Oncology
- Chair, Department of Supportive Care
- Lee Foundation Endowed Chair of the Department of Supportive and Palliative Care
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
- Professor of Medicine
- Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Education and Training:
- 2001 - MD - State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
- 2004 - Internal Medicine - State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
- 2005 - Pain and Palliative Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, NY
- Internal Medicine
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- Pain Medicine
- 2021 Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) Member and Guideline Committee for Cannabis Use in Supportive Care
- 2019-Present - Alliance of Designated Cancer Centers (ADCC) National Supportive Oncology Committee
- 2018- Present - Palliative Care Research Collaborative
- 2018-Present - Member, Gratwick Society
- 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)
- 2022-present - Clinical Professor of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Faculty, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine UB Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
- 2017-2022 - Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Faculty, UB Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
- 2014-2017 - 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
- 9/2015-1/2016 - UB/MD Associate Program Director/VA Site Director UB Internal Medicine Residency Program
- 7/2005-6/2014 - Assistant Professor of Medicine, State University of New York 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
Honors & Awards:
- 2018-2023 - Buffalo Spree Top Docs
- 2017, 2021-2023 - Castle Connolly Top Doctor
- 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
- 2005 - Certificate of Appreciation, VAWNYHS GEC careline manager for presenting a lecture, Overview of Palliative Medicine.
- 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
- 2023 - Exceptional Women in Medicine Award, Castle Connolly
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Case AA, Hansen E, Walter M, Pailler M, Stevens L. A Practical Approach to Non-Medical Opioid Use in Palliative Care Patients; Using the PARTNERS Framework. J Pain Symptom Manage 2020 Dec;60(6):1253-1259.
Hansen E, Nadagoundla CF, Wang C, Miller A, Case AA. Buprenorphine for cancer pain in patients with non-medical opioid use: A retrospective study at comprehensive cancer center. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 Nov 7:1-4.
To J, David M, Sbrana A, Alderman B, Hui D, Mukhopadhyay S, Bouleuc C, Case AA, Amano K, Crawford GP, de Feo G, Tanco K, Garsed J. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) guideline: cannabis for cancer-related pain and risk of harms and adverse events. Support Care Cancer. 2023 Mar 6;31(4):202. doi: 10.1007/s00520-023-07662-1.
Alderman B, Hui D, Mukhopadhyay S, Bouleuc C, Case AA, Amano K, Crawford GB, de Feo G, Sbrana A, Tanco K, To J, Garsed J, Davis M. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) expert opinion/consensus guidance on the use of cannabinoids for gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Dec 16;31(1):39. doi: 10.1007/s00520-022-07480-x.
De Feo G, Case, AA, Crawford GB, Hui D. Alderman B, Bouleuc C, Amano K, Sabrana A, Tanco K, To J, Garsed J, Davis M. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) guidelines: cannabis for psychological symptoms including insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Support Care Cancer. 2023 Feb 21;31(3):176. doi: 10.1007/s00520-023-07628-3.