Robert F. McCormack, MD – Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Associate Dean for Outpatient Strategy

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Robert F. McCormack, MD, brings a wealth of experience to the role of Associate Dean for Ambulatory Strategy. His credentials include extensive clinical expertise in emergency medicine, three decades in academic settings and a strong record of leadership and community partnerships.

After a brief stint on faculty at Boston University, he has been a member of the UB Department of Emergency Medicine since 1996, where he rose from clinical assistant professor to associate professor to full professor and chair. He also continues to work clinically at Buffalo General Medical Center and Erie County Medical Center.

McCormack’s academic journey began with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from McGill University. He subsequently received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Jacobi Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also holds an MBA from UB’s Executive Master of Business Administration program.

McCormack’s research focuses on critical areas of emergency medicine, contributing to better patient care and a better understanding of critical conditions. His main areas of research include acute headache and subarachnoid haemorrhage, emergency department management and cardiovascular emergencies.