Jennifer Pugh, MD, MBA, FACEP

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Jennifer Pugh, MD, MBA, FACEP |  Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Pugh is Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine at ECMC. Dr. Pugh completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is board certified. She is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Pugh also works as an Emergency Medicine Physician for the Buffalo Sabres.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the UBMD Emergency Medicine Teaching Attending of the Year Award, Chairman’s Lightning Award for Excellence in Difficult Airway Education and the New York American College of Emergency Physicians Young Physician Leadership and Advocacy Award.

Education

  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    • Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration, 8/2004 – 6/2009
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    • Bachelor of Arts Biomedical Sciences, Minor Biochemical Pharmacology, 8/2000 – 6/2004
    • University Honors Scholar, Magna Cum Laude

Postdoctoral Training

  • University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine Chief Resident, 6/2009 – 6/2012

Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2014
  • ACLS Provider, 2016
  • ACLS Instructor, 2012
  • PALS Provider, 2016
  • BLS Provider, 2016
  • Pre-Hospital Physician Certification, 2010
  • ATLS Provider, 2009

Academic Positions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo 10/2014 – Present
  • Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo 7/2012 – 10/2014

Experieince

  • Emergency Medicine Team Physician, Buffalo Sabres, 10/2014 – Present
  • Medical Command Physician, City of Pittsburgh, 7/2010 – 6/2012
  • Flight Physician, STAT MedEvac, 7/2010 – 6/2012
  • Voluntary Services Assistant, Department of Veterans Affairs, 7/2006 – 6/2007
  • Research Fellow, Lead Data Collector, University Emergency Medical Service, 5/2001 – 11/2005
  • Business Manager & Treasurer, Schussmeisters Ski Club, Inc., 5/2002 – 8/2004

Hospital Appointments

  • Erie County Medical Center
  • Buffalo General Medical Center
  • VA WNY Healthcare Center
  • DeGraff Memorial Hospital

Awards & Honors

  • UBMD Emergency Medicine Residency “John McClane” Award, 2017
  • UBMD Emergency Medicine Teaching Attending of the Year, 2014
  • UBMD Emergency Medicine Chairman’s Lightning Award for Excellence in Difficult Airway Education, 2014
  • NYACEP Young Physician Leadership and Advocacy Award, 2014
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2009
  • AMWA Glasgow- Rubin Commendation for Academic Achievement, 2009
  • Thunderbird Sustainable Innovation Challenge Finalist, 2007
  • Howard G. Kreiner Bequest Scholarship, 2004, 2006 & 2007
  • School of Medicine Dean’s Letter of Commendation, First, Second and Third Year
  • USAB J. Scott Flemming Award, 2005
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, 2004
  • University at Buffalo Honor’s Scholarship, 2000- 2004
  • New York State Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship, 2000- 2004
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta National Pre-health Honor Society, 2003
  • Phi Eta Sigma, 2002
  • United States President’s Student Service Award, 2000

Committee Assignments (National)

  • ACEP 2017 New York State Councilor. Elected by NYACEP as alternate in 7/2016, but filled role as Councilor during ACEP SA in 10/2016
  • ACEP 2017-2019 New York State Councilor. Elected 7/2017

Committee Assignments (State & Local)

  • NYACEP Professional Development Committee, 10/14 – Present

Medical School

  • UBMD Emergency Medicine Residency Administrative Track Mentor, 2017 – Present
  • University at Buffalo MD/MBA Program Mentor, 2016 – Present
  • UBMD Emergency Medicine Board of Directors, 2016 – Present
  • UBMD Advanced Practice Provider Academy Instructor, 2016 – Present
  • UBMD Advanced Practice Provider Hiring Committee, 2016 – Present
  • UBMD Emergency Medicine Residency Quality Initiatives Mentor, 2016 – Present
  • UBMD Emergency Medicine Clinical Excellence Committee, 2015 – Present
  • UBMD Emergency Medicine Residency Clinical Competency Committee, 2015 – Present
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine Faculty Council, 2014 – Present

Hospital

  • Associate Chief of Service, Department of Emergency Medicine, Erie County Medical Center, 1/2016 – Present
  • Secretary, Erie County Medical Center, Medical Dental Staff, 10/2016 – Present
  • Utilization Review Committee, Erie County Medical Center, 1/2016 – Present
  • Stroke Committee, Erie County Medical Center, 1/2016 – Present

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • New York American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association
  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership BN360
  • Preservation Buffalo Niagara

Teaching Experience

  • Course Developer and Director, The Difficult Airway Management Course, 8/2013 – Present
  • Course Developer and Director, Critical Procedures in Emergency Medicine and Trauma Course, 7/2013 – Present
  • Medical Student Preceptor, UB Emergency Medicine, 7/2012 – Present
  • Instructor, University at Buffalo School of Medicine Procedure Course for Second Year Medical Students, 4/2015, 4/2016, 4/2017
  • Director of Simulation Education, UBMD Emergency Medicine Residency, 1/2013 – 1/2016
  • Reading Group Facilitator, UBMD Emergency Medicine Residency, 7/2013 – 10/2015
  • ACLS Instructor, Center for Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Medical Student Teaching and Supervision, UPMC Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Teaching Assistant, State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Biological Sciences and Honors Program

Publications

  • King AM, Pugh JL, Menke NB, Krajowski MD, Lynch MJ, Pizon AF: Nonfatal tramadol overdose may cause false positive phencyclidine on Emit- II assay. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. In press.
  • Werner JR, Pugh JL, Carlson CA.  “Congestive Heart Failure”, in PressorDex. Greenwood JC et al.  Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, 1st ed. 2013.
  • Pugh JL, Carlson CA.  “Tricyclic Antidressant Overdose”, in PressorDex.  Greenwood JC et al.  Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, 1st ed. 2013.
  • Moscati RM, Lerner EB, Pugh JL: Application of clinical criteria for ordering radiographs to detect cervical spine fractures. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 25(3):326-30, 2007 Mar.
  • Brown JL, Mayrose J, Jehle DJ, Schwartz L, Pugh JComparison of Combined Skin Tapes and Tissue Adhesive vs. Either Method Alone for Laceration Repair in a Porcine Model. Abstract, Academic Emergency Medicine. 13(5):S80, 2006.

Presentations

  • Critical Procedures in Emergency Medicine and Trauma Course, 7/2013, 7/2014, 7/2015, 7/2016, 7/2017
  • Wellness Programming. NYACEP Scientific Assembly, 7/2016, 7/2017
  • Ask the Experts Panelist. NYACEP Scientific Assembly, 7/2017
  • The Difficult Airway Management Course. UB Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, 8/2013, 8/2014, 8/2015, 8/2016
  • Maxillofacial Trauma. UB Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, 5/2013
  • BNP: A tale of a Biomarker, Nesiritide and Publication Bias. University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, 8/2011
  • Catch Me if You Scan: Ultrasound and Ectopic Pregnancy in the ED. University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine Journal Club, 10/2010
  • EKG of the Month. UPMC Mercy Hospital Grand Rounds, 12/2010
  • Maxillofacial Trauma. University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, 8/2010
  • Rash of the Month. UPMC Mercy Hospital Grand Rounds, 5/2010
  • Diabetes in China: Johnson and Johnson. Thunderbird Sustainable Innovation Challenge, 1120/07
  • Integrating Staff and Volunteers: Building the Partnership at the VA. VA WNY Healthcare System, 6/2007

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