Robert Sawyer Jr., MD

Robert Sawyer Jr., MD

Neurology Buffalo, NY

Chief, Administrative Stroke, Kaleida Hospitals

Office Address

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  • 3 Gates Cir
    Buffalo, NY 14209
    Phone: (716) 887-4600

Dr. Sawyer's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Neurology: Vascular
  • Clinical Interests: Stroke

Dr. Sawyer's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Adjunct Clinical InstructorCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Cleveland, OH
    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Department of Neurology (1992-1992)
  • Flight PhysicianMetro Life Flight
    Cleveland, OH
  • Chief of Stroke ServicesKaleida Health Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital
    Buffalo, NY
  • Associate ProfessorState University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    Interim Chairman (2008-Present)
  • Medical DirectorResearch Center for Stroke and Heart Disease
  • StaffNaval Medical Center, Portsmouth
    Portsmouth, VA
    Neurologist (2004-2006); Head (2006-2008)
  • StaffMadigan Army Medical Center
    Fort Lewis, WA
  • StaffNaval Hospital Bremerton
    Washington, DC
    Head, Neurology (2001-2004)
  • Director of Medical EducationNaval Undersea Medical Institute Naval Submarine Base
    Groton, CT
    Faculty (1995-1995)
  • CommissionUnited States Navy Staff Medical Corps
  • Command SurgeonNaval Special Warfare Development Group
    Dam Neck, VA
  • Adjunct StaffLife Flight MetroHealth Medical Center
    Cleveland, OH
  • Executive OfficerNaval Reserve Medical Unit
    Cleveland, OH
    Medical Officer (1990-1991)
  • Executive OfficerMobile Diving and Salvage Unit Diving Two
    Cleveland, OH
  • Diving OfficerNaval Reserve Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two
    Philadelphia, PA
  • ConsultantEnvironmental Technology, Inc
    Albany, NY
  • Special Operations OfficerDeep Sea Diving and Surface Warfare
    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer (1979-1979)
  • United States Navy Line OfficerUnited States Navy
  • CommissionUnited States Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps

Dr. Sawyer's Education & Medical Training

  • Royal Hospital HaslarRoyal Hospital HaslarOther Training, Staff, Neurology
  • Institute of Naval MedicineInstitute of Naval MedicineOther Training, Senior Medical Officer, Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Naval Undersea Medical InstituteNaval Undersea Medical InstituteFellowship
  • Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealthCase Western Reserve University, MetroHealthFellowship, Vascular Surgery
  • Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical CenterCase Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical CenterResidency, Neurology
  • Metropolitan Hospital CenterMetropolitan Hospital CenterInternship, Internal Medicine
  • Case Western Reserve Univ Sch of MedCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineMedical School
  • Columbia UniversityColumbia UniversityOther Training, B.A

Dr. Sawyer's Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical License2008 - 2014
  • OH State Medical LicenseOH State Medical License1989 - 2016
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyNeurology, 2006

Dr. Sawyer's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • 1998, 2001, 2008Meritorious Service Medal1998, 2001, 2008, 2008
  • Navy Commendation Medal2004
  • Army Commendation Medal2004
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Dr. Sawyer's Clinical Trials

Dr. Sawyer's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • High Frequency Vestibuloocular Reflex as a Diagnostic Tool.Leigh, R. J., Sawyer, R. N., Grant, M.P., and Seidman, S. H, Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, 656: 305-314
  • Asymmetry of Forearm Rolling as a Sign of Unilateral Cerebral Dysfunction.Sawyer, R. N., Hanna, J. P., Ruff, R.L., and Leigh, R. J, Neurology, 43: 1596-1598
  • Deceptively Normal MR in early infantile Krabbe Disease.Finelli, D.A., Tarr, R.W., Sawyer, R.N. and Horwitz, S.J, American Journal of Radiology, 15(1): 167-171
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Disorders of Consciousness and Equilibrium: The Unconscious Patient; in Current Therapy in Neurologic Disease.
    Leigh, R. J. and Sawyer, R. N
    Editors: Johnson, R. T. And Griffin, J. W.C.V. Mosby Co, St. Louis
    Edition Four,
  • Handbook of Neurovirology.Chapter: Viral Myositis
    Ruff, R. L., Sawyer, R. N., and Al-Hakim, M
    Editors: McKendall and Stroop.Marcel Dekker, Inc, New York


  • Correlations Between Stroke Severity and Different Types of Antihyperglycemic Medications.Darkhabani Z, Mehta BK, Kass-Hout T, Kass-Hout O, Mokin M, Radovic V, Sawyer, R and Ching M, American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
  • 11ß-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11ß-OHSD) activity in vascular smooth muscle.Bina, R.B., Abernethy, D.R., Brem, A.S, Rhode Island Hospital Annual Research Day, Providence, RI

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS Alabama PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Oregon PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare HMO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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