EMS Division Administrative Team:

Scott Wander, BS, EMT-P

EMS Director
srwander (at) buffalo.edu

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Scott is a graduate of Erie Community College’s Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic Program and SUNY at Buffalo’s School of Management. Prior to joining the Office of Prehospital Care in 1998, Scott was a full-time paramedic and Field Training Officer for the Buffalo Division of Rural Metro Medical Services. Scott has more than 25 years of volunteer service, beginning as an Explorer at the age of 14. Scott has been a provider and held leadership positions in the Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Holland Fire District #1, where he is currently a member. In addition to leadership and field work, Scott is a New York State Certified Instructor Coordinator (CIC), Administrator for the UEMS Course Sponsor Site, and instructor for many programs including CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP), and International Trauma Life Support (ITLS). Scott is a member of the Erie County EMS Advisory Board, served on the Wyoming-Erie Regional EMS Council, and was Regional Faculty for the American Heart Association’s CPR, ACLS, and PALS programs.

Contact Scott now by emailing:
srwander [at] buffalo.edu

Karen Broderick

EMS Program Assistant
ubmdems (at) buffalo.edu

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An employee of our academic group for more than 20 years, joined the Office of Prehospital Care in a full-time capacity as the EMS Program Assistant.  Karen brings significant administrative, financial, and project experience to OPC.  Ms. Broderick is responsible for day-to-day office and staff support, serves as the administrative assistant to the WREMAC, and fills the vital role of administrative coordinator for the Greater Buffalo EMS Conference.



Mike Krupski, AEMT

Program Evaluator
mkrupski (at) buffalo.edu

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Mike is a 2011 graduate of the University at Buffalo’s School of Management. He entered the volunteer fire service in 2007 at the Armor Volunteer Fire Company, where he currently serves as the Chief of Emergency Medical Services. Mike utilizes both his professional background along with his volunteer experience to support EMS agencies throughout Erie and Wyoming County. Mike is responsible for assisting agencies with WREMAC Credentialing compliance through a variety of programs. These programs include preceptor courses, skill workshops, and on-site agency evaluations.

EMS Division Clinical Team:

Dr. Joseph Bart

Director – EMS Operations
jabart (at) buffalo.edu

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Joseph Bart, DO, FACEP is dual board certified in Emergency Medicine (EM) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with specialty training in EMS and Tactical Medicine.  He completed his residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and received his fellowship training in EMS through SUNY at Buffalo. He currently works as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at the Erie County Medical Center.  He is also the director of EMS operations for the UB|MD EMS Division and associate director of the EMS fellowship through SUNY at Buffalo.   Dr. Bart is the regional physician representative to the NYS Emergency Medical Advisory Council (SEMAC).

Dr. Bart Dr. Bart is the Operational Medical Director for the Buffalo Fire Department and also serves as a tactical medial provider with Buffalo Police – SWAT. He is a subject matter expert/instructor for the National Center of Security and Preparedness – delivering operational training programs for response to high consequence domestic events through the New York State Preparedness training center for DHSES and has lectured both locally and nationally on the field response of law enforcement and EMS response to targeted threats.

Dr. Brian Clemency

Director – EMS Fellowship and EMS Research
bc34 (at) buffalo.edu

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Dr. Brian Clemency serves as Medical Director for Rural Metro of WNY as well as several volunteer EMS agencies.  He is also the Chairman of the Western Regional Emergency Medical Services Committee and the former Medical Director of the Erie County SMART team where he remains an active physician.  Dr. Clemency began his prehospital career as an EMT and later firefighter/EMT for his local fire department in Manhasset, NY. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame. While at Notre Dame he worked as a firefighter/EMT for the historic Notre Dame Fire Department. He obtained both a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from NYCOM and a Masters in Business Administration from NYIT. Dr. Clemency completed a residency in Emergency Medicine, a Fellowship in Emergency Medical Services at the University at Buffalo, maintaining board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Clemency is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University at Buffalo. He is the Program Director for UB’s EMS fellowship and the EMS course director for the emergency residency program. Dr. Clemency has had a number of research manuscripts and textbook chapters accepted for publication on various EMS topics. He has presented on the EMS topics on the local, state and national level.  Dr. Clemency has been awarded “EMS Physician of Excellence” by the Wyoming/Erie Regional EMS council and named to Buffalo Business First’s “Healthcare 50” list.

Dr. Kevin McGee

Service Medical Director
kmcgee (at) buffalo.edu

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Dr. Kevin McGee began his carrier in EMS as an EMT-B, and later went on to complete Paramedic training. He operated with several of EMS agencies and hospitals throughout Northeastern Ohio prior to attending medical school. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. McGee attended SUNY University of Buffalo’s Residency in Emergency Medicine. Since graduating from residency in 2009, Dr. McGee has remained as faculty for the department of Emergency Medicine and EMS Fellowship. He hold the title of Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency medicine, and is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services.

Dr. McGee currently operates as Medical Director for the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Medical Response Unit (MRU) and Assistant Medical Director to Erie County EMS. Dr. McGee’s area of academic interest is the field of Operational Medicine and has authored several text related to this field.

Dr. McGee is the Chief of Emergency Medicine for the VA WNY Health System and is actively involved with several federal law enforcement and EMS agencies including the 914th AW/MSG/ASTS, FBI, and US Border Patrol.

Dr. Anthony J. Billittier IV

Service Medical Director
ubmdems (at) buffalo.edu

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Dr. Anthony J. Billittier IV, FACEP completed his emergency medicine residency and emergency medical services fellowship training at Allegheny General Hospital, Medical College of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh. He has authored or co-authored over sixty publications on emergency medicine and public health topics and is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. Billittier has maintained his academic practice of emergency medicine with the UB emergency medicine residency at the Erie County Medical Center and continues to provide medical oversight to many EMS agencies including Mercy Flight and the Buffalo Fire Department. Currently, he is the principal investigator on a $2.5M Center for Medicaid and Medicare, Health Care Innovation Award entitled Better Health through Social and Health Care Linkages Beyond the Emergency Department (HealthiER). This is an innovative approach using Community Health Workers (CHWs) to reduce avoidable emergency department (ED) visits and unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions. In addition, Dr. Billittier has served as the founding Dean of the D’Youville College, School of Health Professions since May, 2012. Previously, Dr. Billittier served as Commissioner of Health in Erie County, NY for 11½ years. A board-certified Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Billittier is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Billittier participates in numerous community service activities including service on the HEALTHeLINK and unyts boards, as well as Chair of the Seneca Nation of Indians Health Commission.

Dr. Johanna Innes

Service Medical Director
jcinnes (at) buffalo.edu

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Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Dr. Innes completed her undergraduate training there at Carleton University. A volunteer experience at Woodstock ‘99 led to an interest in prehospital care, and after completing EMT training she was employed with Richland County EMS in Columbia, South Carolina for several years. During her time at RCEMS Dr. Innes served as a senior paramedic, HazMat Tech/air monitoring specialist, and Emergency Operations Team member as well as being involved with EMT and paramedic education.
She received her Doctor of Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and went on to complete her residency in emergency medicine at Palmetto Health Richland hospital, also in Columbia. After residency she completed her EMS fellowship at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Innes is board certified in emergency medicine and works as an attending physician in the emergency department at Erie County Medical Center. She is a Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine with the University at Buffalo and board eligible in Emergency Medical Services.

Dr. Josette Teuscher

Service Medical Director
teuscher (at) buffalo.edu

Dr. Jason Borton

Service Medical Director
borto (at) buffalo.edu

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Dr. Borton was born and raised in North Tonawanda, New York and has served as a volunteer firefighter/EMT with the city’s Sweeny Hose Company No. 7.  Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Niagara University and Doctor of Medicine from SUNY at Buffalo.  Upon completion of his residency in emergency medicine in Buffalo, Dr. Borton specialized in EMS by completing the Buffalo EMS fellowship program.

Over the years, Dr. Borton has served as the Medical Director for various volunteer and career agencies in Niagara, Genesee, Erie, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties.   Dr. Borton currently serves as the EMS-physician liaison for the Gates Vascular Institute/Buffalo General Medical Center and Medical Director for a number of EMS agencies in western New York.

Dr. Joshua Lynch

Director of Aeromedical Operations
jlynch (at) mercyflight.org

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Dr. Lynch has been involved in emergency services since 2001 when he began as a volunteer firefighter/EMT/SCUBA rescue technician at East Amherst Fire Department in Amherst, NY.  Following graduation from the inaugural class at LECOM Bradenton, Dr. Lynch entered residency at UB and served as chief resident during his final year of residency.

 Dr. Lynch has been working with aeromedical services primarily at Mercy Flight of WNY since 2008. After serving as flight physician and medical director for several years, Dr. Lynch was named the Vice President of Medical Operations and System Medical Director in April of 2015. 

 Dr. Lynch was recently named the Director of Aeromedical Operations at UB|MD Emergency Medicine.  He serves as the liaison between Mercy Flight and UB, coordinating all medical student, resident, and fellow activities.   He also serves on several committees for NYACEP, Air Medical Physician’s Association, and the National Association of EMS Physicians.

 Dr. Lynch serves as a board certified emergency physician at several local hospitals.  He also serves as the medical director for several local volunteer fire departments.  He has been awarded the “EMS Physician of Excellence” by the Wyoming/Erie Regional EMS council and recently named to the Buffalo Business First’s “40 Under 40” list.  His other interests include spending time with family, raising his flock of chickens, volunteering for other charitable organizations, and traveling. 

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