Dr. Alibrahim is chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care, fellowship program director, and medical director of the ECMO and Apheresis programs at Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH). He is also clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Alibrahim is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. His special interests include mechanical ventilation and acute lung injury, non-invasive ventilation (RTX ventilators), plasmapheresis in pediatric sepsis, and extracorporeal life support.
A native of Jordan, Dr. Alibrahim earned his doctorate in medicine from Jordan University of Science & Technology in Irbid, Jordan. He completed a residency in pediatrics at St. Joseph’s Children Hospital in Paterson, NJ, where he was named Chief Resident for his final year of training. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the former Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
Dr. Alibrahim was appointed to the medical staff in 2006. He is a locally, nationally, and internationally-recognized presenter at medical meetings, including several presentations at Jordan University Hospital in Amman, Jordan. Dr. Alibrahim is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Breuer received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Human Biology, Health, and Society. He attended medical school at SUNY Stony Brook and completed his residency in pediatrics at UCLA-Mattel Children’s Hospital. His fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine was done at Duke Children’s Hospital in North Carolina. He is currently associate fellowship director, director of Pediatric Grand Rounds and clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. He is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Breuer’s interests include patient safety, simulation, and quality improvement.
Dr. Heard graduated from Edinburgh University Medical School in Scotland and completed his anaesthesia residency and pediatric intensive care fellowship in England. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He then completed his anesthesiology residency and a critical care fellowship at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
He is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Critical Care by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Heard provides anesthesiology at Oishei Children's Hospital as well as being a faculty member of the PICU. He is a Clinical Professor of anesthesiology, pediatrics and pediatric and community dentistry at the University at Buffalo. He runs a pediatric dental sedation clinic for the University Pediatric Dental Group. He has a keen interest in clinical research in all of his areas of clinical practice as well as teaching.
James Hereth, MD
Dr. Hereth attended medical school at the University at Buffalo, where he also completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics as well as a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. He currently divides his clinical time between the Oishei Children's Hospital PICU, MICU, SICU, and ILCU of Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC). Dr. Hereth is the director of the Rapid Response Team and oversees patient safety concerns at BGMC. He maintains a strong interest in teaching, communication, and crew resource management. He is clinical professor of anesthesiology, pediatrics and pediatric and community dentistry at the University at Buffalo.
Dr. Kramer is a native to the Western New York area and attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA. She returned to Buffalo to complete her residency and chief residency in Pediatrics as well as her fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the former Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Kramer was a member of the faculty at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, where she was the director of the pediatric intensive care rotations for both the medical students and the residents. She returned to Buffalo and is currently clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Kramer is the medical director of both the Pediatric Advanced Life Support and the Apheresis programs at Oishei Children's Hospital. She also recently joined the Pediatric Residency Program as the associate program director.
Dr. Swayampakula graduated from Mamata Medical College in India. He obtained his MPH degree from West Virginia University prior to working on NIH research projects in the Bronx, NY. He completed his residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, NY followed by his pediatric critical care fellowship at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, CA. He has published research in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including Pediatric Emergency Care, the International Journal of Artificial Organs, and the Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He has also given numerous presentations at national and international conferences, including the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress and the American Thoracic Society International Conference.
His research areas of interest include cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, patient safety and fluid overload. Dr. Swayampakula is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and is clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.