Amy Allen Case, MD, FAAHPM

Amy Allen Case, MD, FAAHPM

Associate Professor of Oncology
Clinical Chief
Department of Supportive and Palliative Care
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo

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Areas of Expertise: 
Palliative medicine
Pain management
Palliation of dyspnea in COPD
Prognostication
Advance directive discussions

Biography

Dr. Amy Case is the Clinical Chief of the Supportive and Palliative Care Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She recently transitioned to Roswell Park after serving as the director of palliative medicine at the VA Western New York Healthcare System for the last 11 years. In 2005, she started and currently serves as the program director for the University at Buffalo (UB) Palliative Medicine Fellowship. She is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at UB.

Dr. Case completed her residency in internal medicine at the University at Buffalo and went on to complete a fellowship in palliative and pain medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Pain Medicine. She has several published articles and book chapters, collaborating with national leaders in palliative medicine. She has a focus on neuropathic pain, prognostication and palliative medicine education. She is involved with both academic and scholarly projects involving the palliation of COPD, humanism in medical education and patient and family perspectives when facing transitions in focus of care. Dr. Case has given many lectures locally and has been invited nationally to speak on palliative and pain topics.

One of Dr. Case’s passions is palliative medical education. She has taken the Royal College of Physician (RCP) faculty educator course and went on to sit for faculty to design the curriculum for the UB/RCP course which is now offered annually to UB faculty to improve their teaching skills. She teaches medical students, residents, and fellows daily. Dr. Case serves as chair for the education special interest group for the national organization, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).

Dr. Case was elected as fellow of the AAHPM in 2015, with designated title of FAAHPM. She is on the editorial board of the Annals of Palliative Medicine as well as edits a brief report series on palliative medicine education, the Educational Exchange, in The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Background

Education and Training: 
2001 - MD - State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
Residency: 
2004 - Internal Medicine - State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
Fellowship: 
2005 - Pain and Palliative Medicine - Beth Israel Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, NY
Board Certification: 
Internal Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Pain Medicine
Professional Memberships: 
2015-Present - Nominated as fellow of American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (FAAHPM)
2011-Present - American College of Physicians (ACP)
2004-Present - American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
Honors and Awards: 
2015 - First annual “Program Director of Excellence” award. Given out by UB GME
2012 - VA Service Award, for 10 years of employment at the VA, VAWNYHS
2012 - SUNY at Buffalo (UB) Graduate Medicine Education (GME) Award for Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), 5-yr accreditation cycle, no citations for Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship for which I serve as program director
2009 - UB GME award, for ACGME accreditation maximum number of year cycle for the new program, the UB Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
2008 - Certificate of Recognition VAWNYHS National Under Secretary for Health Customer Service Unit Level Award, for helping to lead Planetree culture change by example
2006 - Special Contribution Award, Given by Michael Finegan, Director of VAWNYHS, for a unique contribution to the mission of the department
2002 - Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation
2002 - Intern of the year (Lawrence H. Golden Award), For combining humanistic attributes with a scientific approach to patient care
2001 - Harry E. and Loretta A. Jordan Award for Investigation in Neoplastic Disease
2001 - Generalist Scholar Award, For Achievement in Clinical Research
Professional Experience: 
9/2015-1/2016 - UB/MD Associate Program Director/VA Site Director UB Internal Medicine Residency Program
6/2014-Present - Associate Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Director, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
7/2005-6/2014 - Assistant Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Director, Division of Palliative Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
7/2005-1/2016 - Director of Palliative Medicine, Geriatrics and Extended Care Veterans Administration Western New York Healthcare System