Thomas Anthony Cumbo, MD

Curriculum Vitae

Summary

Board Certified infectious diseases doctor encompassing all aspects of the specialty including inpatient, outpatient, infection control, international infectious disease and travel medicine.

Vice President of Medical Affairs for a Joint Commission accredited full-service hospital. Responsible for all aspects of physician activity from a hospital administration standpoint.

Education

University of Texas at Dallas: Jindal School of Management, Enrolled

  • Masters of Business Administration

University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, 1999

  • Doctor of Medicine

Canisius College, 1995

  • Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude)
    • Biology (major); Classical Studies (minor)
Post-Graduate Training

University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 2003 - 2005

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Infectious Diseases

Johns Hopkins University / Sinai Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2002 - 2003

  • Chief Medical Resident

Johns Hopkins University, 1999 - 2003

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Internal Medicine

Johns Hopkins University / Sinai Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, 1999 - 2002

  • Internal Medicine Resident
International Clinical & Research Experience

Peru: 2003/2004

  • Designed and tested a novel microbiologic transport media
  • Designed and implemented two medical and research excursions for a total of two months spent in Lima and Andes Mountains

Johns Hopkins International Travel Clinic, 2002 - 2003

Nepal: 1998/2000/2001

  • Tested novel hypothesis concerning acid / base disturbance and hypoxemia at altitude. Personally designed and implemented research studies and lead research team in Himalaya. Three excursions for total of six months in Kathmandu and Himalaya.
  • Provided clinical care to local Nepalese pilgrims at high-altitude site – urgent care.
Professional Experience

President: T. Anthony Cumbo, M.D., PLLC, 2018 - Present

  • Litigation support for attorneys on issues involving infectious disease (domestic and international) and hospital administration, including medical staff affairs.

Infectious Disease Consultative work with privileges at multiple hospitals, 2006-Present

Vice President of Medical Affairs (Chief of Staff), 2015 - Present

  • Mount St. Mary’s Hospital

Chief: Division of Infectious Disease: Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 2010 - Present

President / Director: NR Physician Group, PLLC, 2016 - Present

  • (Joint arrangement between Niagara Medicine, PC and Roswell Park)

President / Director: Niagara Medicine, PC, 2015 - Present

  • (A multi-specialty Physician Group – captive PC of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital)

Physician Director: Sepsis Protocol: Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 2014 - Present

Physician Director: Electronic Medical Record Implementation, 2013 - Present

  • Mount St. Mary’s Hospital

Director of Infection Control: Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 2009 - Present

President: T. Anthony Cumbo, M.D., PLLC, 2005 - 2017

  • Private Practice of Infectious Diseases Medicine – solo practice

Attending Physician: Ambulatory Resident Clinic-Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 2002 - 2003

Attending Physician: General Medical Ward - Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 2002 - 2003

Hospitalist: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 2002 - 2003

Additional Professional Activities

Physician Advisor – Catholic Health, 2016 - Present

Tasked with record review, complicated case review, denials, ensuring proper documentation and medical staff standards.

Electronic Health Record Oversight Committee: Catholic Health
Sepsis Committee: Catholic Health

Perioperative Services Committee: Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 2015 - Present
Ethics Committee: Mount St. Mary’s Hospital
Mount St. Mary’s Medical Staff Scholarship Committee
Significant Events Review Council: Catholic Health
Bylaws Committee: Catholic Health
Credentials Committee: Catholic Health
Medical Executive Committee: Catholic Health
Medical Executive Finance Committee: Catholic Health
Strategic Planning Committee: Catholic Health
Clinical Standardization Committee: Catholic Health

Quality and Safety Committee: Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 2014 - Present

Medical Executive Committee: Mount St. Mary’s Hospital (chair since 2015), 2010 - Present

Board Certification & State Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine: Subspecialty of Infectious Diseases, 2005 - 2025

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003 - 2013

  • (Practice is 100% Infectious Diseases – voluntarily chose not to recertify)

Medical License: New York State # 22664, 2002 - Present

Additional Education

American Board of Quality, Assurance, & Utilization Review Physicians, Inc., 2017

  • Hyperbaric Medicine Training

Cornell University, 2016

  • HANYS Advanced Executive Leadership for Physicians
Board of Director Memberships

Stella Niagara Education Park: ad hoc Committee, 2016 - Present

Board of Directors: WNY Medical Scholarship Fund, 2015 - Present

Board of Directors: Catholic Medical Partners, 2012 - Present

Board of Directors: Catholic Medical Partners ACO, 2012 - Present

Academic Positions

Jacobs School of Medicine:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, 2016 - Present

University at Buffalo / Sisters of Charity Hospital Internal Medicine, 2006 - 2010

  • Residency Program
    • Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Coordinator

SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, 2003 - 2004

  • Instructor: Physical Diagnosis: Second Year Medical Students

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2002 - 2003

  • Clinical Instructor:
    • Internal Medicine Clerkship: Third Year Medical Students
    • Physical Diagnosis: Second Year Medical Students

Johns Hopkins University / Sinai Hospital House Staff, 2002 - 2003

  • Weekly didactic conferences
  • Execution of monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
  • Execution of monthly Clinical-Pathological Conferences
  • Managed a Travel Medicine elective for house staff
Professional Memberships

Medical Society – State of New York

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

ACHE Physician Executives Forum

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Research & Publications
Peer-Reviewed Publications

Mattu M, Banday W, Qazi K, Ryan J, Garbes I, Stefanick B, Cumbo TA. Pauciimune
Crescentic Glomerulonephritis in Association with Myeloma Cast Nephropathy – A Paraneoplastic Vasculitis. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2008;51(4).

Shah MB, Braude D, Crandall CS, Kwack H, Rabinowitz L, Cumbo TA, Basnyat B, Bhasyal G.
Changes in metabolic and hematological laboratory values with ascent to altitude and the development of acute mountain sickness in Nepalese pilgrims. Wilderness Environmental Med 2006 Fall; 17(3):171-7.

Cumbo TA, Braude D, Basnyat B. Rabinowitz L, Lescano A, Shah MB, Radder DJ, Gambert S.
Higher venous levels of bicarbonate anion concentration are associated with the excessive hypoxemia but not acute mountain sickness in lowland dwellers ascending to moderate altitude (4250 meters). Journal of Travel Medicine 2005 Jul-Aug; 12(4):184-9.

Dehn PF, White CM, Conners DE, Shipkey G, Cumbo TA.
Characterization of the human hopatocellular carcinoma (HEPG2) cell line for in-vitro cadminum toxicity studies. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Animal 2004; 40:172-82.

Cumbo TA, Segal BH.
Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of invasive fungal infection in patients with cancer and neutropenia. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2004; 2(5):455-69.

Cumbo TA, Basynat B, Graham J, Lescano A, Gambert S.
Altitude illness, dehydration and impaired bicarbonate secretion: Field data from Himalaya. Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine 2002; 73:898-901.

Basnyat B, Cumbo TA, Edelman R.
Infections at high altitude. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2001; 33:1887-91.

Basnyat B, Cumbo TA, Edelman R.
Acute medical problems in the Himalaya mimicking altitude sickness, Journal of High Altitude Medicine and Biology 2000; (3):167-74.

Other Publications

Albrecht C, Cumbo TA, Gambert S.
Health issues, travel and the elderly. Clinical Geriatrics 2003; 11(7):24-33.

Cumbo TA, Basnyat B, Lescano A, Eldman R.
Travelers to high altitude locations are at increased risk of respiratory tract infections. Journal of Respiratory Diseases 2002(Oct):490-3.

Cumbo TA.
Comment on Dr Ken Zafren’s Review of Altitude Illness. Emergency Medicine 2001 Jan (6).

Cumbo TA. Radder DJ, Basnyat B.
Awareness of altitude illness in climbers and trekkers in the Nepal Himalaya. International Society of Mountain Medicine Newsletter 2000 July;10(3):3-6.

Abstracts

Cumbo TA, Braude D, Basnyat B, Rabinowtz L, Lescano A, Shah MB, Radder DJ, Gambert S.
Higher venous levels of bicarbonate anion concentration are associated with excessive hypoxemia in lowland dwellers ascending to moderate altitude (4250 meters). 9th Congress of the International Society of Travel Medicine- Lisbon, Portugal - May 1-5 2005.

Rabinowtz LA, Kwack HK, Shah MB, Cumbo TA, Braude DA, Crandell CS, Basnyat B.
Risk factors and laboratory trends in Acute Mountain Sickness. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 2003; 14(3):201-2.

Book Chapters

Cumbo TA, Murphy T (2008).
Pneumonia caused by Gram Positive Bacteria. In AP Fishman et al, Fishman’s Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders (4th Edition, pp. 2265-72). New York, USA: McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.

Basnyat B, Cumbo TA, Edelman R.
Infectious Disease at High Altitude. In D. Schlossberg (ed). Infections of Leisure, 4th Edition. Copyright 2008 ASM Press.

Basnyat B, Cumbo TA, Edelman R.
Infectious Disease at High Altitude. In D. Schlossberg (ed). Infections of Leisure, 3rd Edition. Copyright 2004 ASM Press.

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