We want to thank all the medical personnel and first responders that are working to make Western New York safe right now fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

That includes everyone who may not be treating COVID-19 patients, but are still working every day to keep Western New Yorkers safe and healthy, treating any illness or injury that might still occur outside of the virus.

We'd like to allow some of the staff at ECMC, WNY's only Level 1 Trauma Center, to introduce themselves to you. These are leaders at a hospital that provides dozens of services, all designed to keep the people of our community safe and healthy. Click on their names to hear from them directly.

Amanda Colebeck, D.D.S., M.S., Maxillofacial Prosthodontist
Department of Dentistry, Division of Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, ECMC

Liise Kalyer, MD, Program Director
Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation & Kidney Care at ECMC

Patricia Denny, Dialysis Operations Director
Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation & Kidney Care at ECMC

Ellen Rich, MD, Medical Director
Internal Medicine Center at ECMC

Michael A. Manka Jr. MD, Chief, Emergency Medicine
ECMC Emergency Department

Carly Gerretsen, NP, Nurse Practitioner
Head & Neck / Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at ECMC

Mandip Panesar, MS, MD, FASN, Associate Medical Director/Chief Medical Information Officer
Medical Director, Hemodialysis Unit
Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care at ECMC

Thomas Duquin, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
Center for Orthopaedic Care at ECMC and UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Mark LiVecchi, DMD, MD, MBA, Chief of Service
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at ECMC

Christopher Mutty, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
Center for Orthopaedic Care at ECMC and UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Eyad Wohaibi, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Attending Bariatric Surgeon
ECMC Synergy Bariatrics / Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Maria McLaughlin, MS, OTR, Occupational Therapist
Driver Evaluation Program, Rehabilitation Services at ECMC

Anthony Martinez, MD, HIV Specialist / Hepatologist
ECMC Hepatology Services

The experts at ECMC have also provided some helpful tips on handling stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.