Michael R Cummings MD
Vice Chair of Community Affairs and Outreach for the Department of Psychiatry of the University at Buffalo and Associate Medical Director of Erie County Medical Center.
Dr. Michael Cummings has clinical and administrative oversight of the majority of hospital and forensic based psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment in Buffalo and its surrounding communities. This includes the busiest psychiatric emergency department in New York State. In addition to his clinical and administrative work, his major focus is on developing and integrating systems of care for individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities who are at high risk of avoidable hospitalization or incarceration.
Dr. Michael Cummings grew up in Upstate New York and attended South Glens Falls High School. He completed his undergraduate degree in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and his medical degree and residencies in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Cummings has over 15 years experience treating children, adolescents, and adults for all major psychiatric conditions and developmental challenges in a wide array of community and institutional settings.