SUNY at Buffalo
SUNY at Buffalo Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Telehealth & Healthcare Informatics

Wireless Telehealth System, or Roll-about The telehealth program at the University at Buffalo and Erie County Medical Center is one of the most successful providers of emergency telemedicine services in the country, serving 51 statewide correctional facilities throughout New York State.

David Ellis, MD, Director of Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics at the Erie County Medical Center and the SUNY at Buffalo Department of Emergency Medicine, is also on the Board of Directors of the American Telemedicine Association. He has been practicing emergency telemedicine since 1993, beginning with the Erie County Holding Center in Buffalo, the New York State Department of Corrections, and the Salamanca Healthcare Complex. He received the “All Counties Award” in 1995. Dr. Ellis currently directs emergency triage systems at 51 facilities for the NYSDOCS as well as Erie County and Federal facilities across New York State. Dr. Ellis is also involved with trauma / critical care telemedicine systems and networks in the Western New York rural hospitals and a telemedicine task force for bioterrorism preparedness.

His telemedicine network was featured as one of fifteen international “Success Stories in Telemedicine” in the Telemedicine Journal of e-Health.

"Concurrently with the ultrasound experience, you will participate in the largest telemedicine program in the state. It is a novel and enriching experience." Peter Riga, MD, Class of 2010






Contact Info: Dee McCarthy, Program Coordinator, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, 100 High St., Buffalo, NY 14203
Tel: 716-859-1499, Fax: 716-859-1555, Email: