Martin Brecher, MD

Professor
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chief, Hematology/Oncology Division
John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo

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Special Interests: 
Clinical trials for childhood cancers
Long-term effects (cognitive) of treatment for childhood ALL
Risk factors for childhood ALL
Targeted therapy for pediatric cancers

Biography

My name is Dr. Martin Brecher and I’m an Emeritus Professor at Roswell Park. I specialized in clinical trials for pediatric cancer as well as long-term effects of treatment and risk factors for childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). I retired from patient care in 2014 and I am now primarily involved in an advisory role and assist in the education of fellows, residents and medical students on the care of children with cancer and blood disorders.

I earned my medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, State University of New York at Buffalo. I completed my residency at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in Buffalo, NY and completed my fellowship at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, both in Buffalo, NY.

I’m board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology by the American Board of Pediatrics. I’m also board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners.

I am the former Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at both University of Buffalo (UB) and John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. I also served for more than 25 years as Chair of Pediatrics at Roswell Park.

A few of my academic awards include:

  • UB’s Frederick B. Wilkes Teaching Award in Pediatrics
  • 2005 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
  • Louis A. & Rush Siegel Excellence in Teaching Award
  • The combined UB and Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo John Paroski House Staff Teaching Award in Pediatrics
  • 2017 Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science

I’ve also been recognized for my work in the community. I’m honored to have received the following awards:

  • Burt Flickinger Jr. Physician’s Award from the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western New York Service Award
  • Spirit of Teddi Humanitarian Award from Camp Good Days and Special Times
  • New Era Champion for Children Award presented by Brian Moorman’s P.U.N.T Foundation

Background

Education and Training: 
MD - School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo
Residency: 
Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Fellowship: 
Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
Board Certification: 
National Board of Medical Examiners
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
Honors and Awards: 
2017 Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science
The combined UB and Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo John Paroski House Staff Teaching Award in Pediatrics
UB’s Frederick B. Wilkes Teaching Award in Pediatrics
Louis A. & Rush Siegel Excellence in Teaching Award
2005 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award