Buffalo VA Medical Center
The Buffalo Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center is a 199-bed general medical and surgical referral center providing comprehensive medical, surgical, mental health and long term care services through a full range of inpatient and outpatient programs. Opened in 1950, the Buffalo facility is the principal referral center for cardiac surgery, cardiology and comprehensive cancer care, serving Central and Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania. In 1990, research capabilities were markedly expanded with the opening of a 38,000 square foot research building. Residents rotate here each of the thre years with progressive responsibilities leading up to their third year experience during which they are expected to serve as a junior attending for all junior residents.