Nathaniel Ivanick

Pulmonary Medicine
Buffalo Spree Top Doctor 2024

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About Nathaniel Ivanick


Although I’m new to the Buffalo area, I’m no stranger to the northeast. I grew up in Elmira, NY, and knew from an early age that I wanted to become a physician. My father is a lung doctor, and I had the chance to see the satisfaction that he had in caring for patients with complex illnesses. 

I attended Bucknell University, where I majored in Biology and History. Bucknell University is where I met my future wife, Kristen. We moved to Richmond, Virginia, where I started medical school and where we married. After medical school, we moved to Denver, Colorado, for my residency in Internal Medicine. This is where my twin children were born, and I worked as a hospitalist for several years so that I could spend more time with them.

Pulmonary medicine has always been an interest for me, though, and so I returned to fellowship at the University of Virginia. After this, I joined a private practice for several years before returning to fellowship again for interventional pulmonology at the University of California, San Francisco. Now, I’m excited to use the skills that I developed throughout all my training programs, and in particular, those in my interventional pulmonary fellowship in caring for patients at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. 


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Oncology
  • Director, Interventional Pulmonary Service
  • Thoracic Surgery

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo

  • Assistant Professor


Education and Training:

  • 2003-2007 - MD - Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA


  • 2008-2010 - Internal Medicine Residency, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
  • 2007-2008 - Internal Medicine Internship, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO


  • 2013-2016 - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • 2018-2019 - Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship, University of California San Francisco/Palo Alto Medical Foundation, San Francisco, CA; Mountain View, CA

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

Professional Memberships:

  • American Board of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Diplomate, American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians

Professional Experience:

  • 2016–2018 - Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician, Christus St, Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2016–2018 - Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2010–2013 - Hospitalist Physician at St. Anthony's Hospital, Denver, CO

Honors & Awards:

  • 2016 - Fellow of the Year - Elected by the Internal Medicine Residency Class for excellence in teaching, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • 2006 - Thomas and Mary Schaia Family Scholarship - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


  1. Ivanick NM, Moh M, Seeley EJ, Benn BS. Bilateral Endobronchial Masses and Severe Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2019 Oct;26(4):e65-e67. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000591. PMID: 31569108.
  2. Trimble A, Ivanick N. Wire Placement into the Dural Venous Sinuses during Central Venous Catheter Placement. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Jul 1;198(1):e1-e2. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201711-2235IM. PMID: 29579394; PMCID: PMC6034127.
  3. Ball B, Briglia H, Ivanick N, Patel M, Gay, E. Perisplenic Abscess Due to Clostridium difficile: The First Reported Case in a Decade. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2015 Jul;23(4). doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000240.