Trauma & Emergency Care

Trauma & Emergency Care - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Trauma & Emergency Care - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Trauma & Emergency Care - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY

ACS Verified, NYS Designated Level 1 Adult Trauma Center

ECMC has long been known as the destination for lifesaving care when Western New Yorkers experience trauma or a medical emergency.

Every year, our team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists save hundreds of patients critically injured through accidents, violence, or severe medical issues. Often arriving by helicopter, these critically injured patients are treated immediately by a specialized medical team. Recently verified as a Level 1 Trauma Care Center by the American College of Surgeons, ECMC has a powerful commitment to incredible care because the medical emergencies we face every day demand nothing less.

In addition, ECMC also offers The Roger W. Seibel, MD, Burn Treatment Center, the only unit of its kind in Western New York. With 24-hours-a-day burn care by a specially trained burn healthcare team, extensive rehabilitation programs, and comprehensive psychosocial support, The Roger W. Seibel, MD, Burn Treatment Center is an integral part of ECMC’s trauma care services.

Whether Western New Yorkers are looking to bring their family member to the emergency room or dealing with a major accident, ECMC is proud to be our region’s partner in critical situations.

Our specific trauma and emergency care offerings include:

Emergency Care

Our emergency department and its specialized team bring the best expertise to moments where care is the most critical. (Learn more »)

Trauma Care

As Western New York’s Adult Regional Trauma Center, ECMC treats the most severely-injured victims in Western New York. (Learn more »)

TICU (Trauma Intensive Care Unit)

During the most critical phases of illness or injury, trauma and surgical patients get the best care in our state-of-the-art unit dedicated to specialized care. (Learn more »)

The Roger W. Seibel, MD, Burn Treatment Center

The only unit of its kind in Western New York, The Roger W. Seibel, MD, Burn Treatment Center at ECMC offers care for the unique medical issues associated with severe burns. (Learn more »)

Western New York Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (RTAC)

As our area’s Regional Trauma Center, ECMC’s is a member of the Western New York Trauma System, which allows pre-hospital care providers and community hospitals to work together to care for trauma patients. (Learn more »)

Our Doctors

Meet the surgeons and other specialists who take care of trauma and burn patients, and help serve our community in the most critical moments.


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William Flynn, MD
Chiefs of Service, Doctors, Outpatient Specialty Clinics, Physician Leadership, Surgery, Surgical Clinics, Trauma Center and Emergency Care
Chief of Service of the Department of Surgery
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Raphael Blochle, MD
Doctors, Outpatient Specialty Clinics, Renal Care, Surgery, Surgical Clinics, Trauma Center and Emergency Care
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Jeffrey Brewer, MD
Doctors, Outpatient Specialty Clinics, Surgery, Surgical Clinics, Trauma Center and Emergency Care
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Jeffrey Jordan, MD
Doctors, Outpatient Specialty Clinics, Surgery, Surgical Clinics, Trauma Center and Emergency Care
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James Lukan, MD, FACS
Doctors, Outpatient Specialty Clinics, Renal Care, Surgery, Surgical Clinics, Trauma Center and Emergency Care
Surgical Director, Vascular Access
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