Mark Joseph Lema, MD, PhD

Title: SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Anesthesiology

Company: University at Buffalo

Location: Buffalo, NY United States


  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Honoree, America’s Top Doctors in Cancer (2005-2017)
  • Recipient, LaSalle Medal for Excellence in Service, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York (2015)
  • Inductee, Wall of Fame, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School (2014)
  • Recipient, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, State University of New York (2011-2012)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (2011)
  • Honoree, Congressional Recognition for ASA Distinguished Service Award, Honorable Brian Higgins (2011)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, American Society of Anesthesiologists (2010)
  • Featured Listee, Buffalo Business First Who’s Who in Healthcare (2010)
  • Recipient, Tribute Honor for Excellence in Service, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2010)
  • Inductee, DiGamma Society (2007)
  • First Annual John Silas Lundy M.D. Lecture Award, Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists and Mayo Clinic (2007)
  • Finalist, Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award, ACGME (2001)
  • Recipient, 38th Annual Bernard H. Eliasberg Award, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2001)
  • Recipient, Sixth Jan Kukral Distinguished Lecturer Award, Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University (2001)
  • Recipient, Meritorious Service Award, Office for Professional Medical Conduct, Department of Health, New York State (1999)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award, Canisius College (1998)
  • Recipient, SUNYAB Anesthesia Residents’ Award for Excellence in the Art of Academic and Clinical Anesthesia (1990)
  • Recipient, Parker B. Francis Investigatorship in Anesthesiology (1985-1987)
  • Recipient, Engel Scholarship (1981); Recipient, Werthamer Fellowship (1980)
  • Recipient, Clinical Cancer Education Grant (1976)
  • Recipient, Various Grants
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America (2009-2014)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare (1996, 2006, 2009, 2011)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East (1992)


  • Doctor of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University at Buffalo
  • Master of Science, University at Buffalo
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Canisius College
  • Diplomate, Public Health Advanced Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services, Harvard University
  • Diplomate, Public Health Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services, Harvard University
  • Certification of Added Qualifications in Pain Management, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Licensed to Practice Medicine ,State of New York
  • Licensed to Practice Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

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