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Over the past decade, ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist Dr. James Frank Chmiel has built a reputation for being a reliable source of information in his field for patients in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area of New York. Board-certified to practice medicine in the State of New York, Dr. James Chmiel recently offered insights on nosebleeds and how to treat them at home for the Buffalo News. In addition, Dr. Chmiel has taught students on the principles of otolaryngology as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where he earned his medical degree in 1994. Beyond his work in teaching the public on ENT conditions, Dr. James Chmiel treats patients in private practice at Amherst ENT LLC  in the Northwoods Medical Center. A respected physician, he was recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a Top Doctor in 2011. In the surgical arena, he serves as a Medical Director for the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Western New York, a facility that treats patients from multiple surgical specialties in addition to otolaryngology. Dr. Chmiel holds staff appointments at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Sisters of Charity Hospital, and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. His professional memberships include the American Board of Otolaryngology, the Buffalo Otolaryngological Society, the Medical Society of the State of New York, and a peer review committee with a local insurance company.

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Aug 1990May 1994


SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine
Aug 1986May 1990


Franklin and Marshall College