Alexander B. Gelfer MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM

Dr Gelfer received his MD degree from First Moscow Medical Institute, the premier medical school in Russia, where he also completed his residency in Internal Medicine. Prior to arriving to The United States he worked as an internist, directed an ICU and 75-bed medical unit at the University Hospital. He began his United States training in 1983 as a resident in Internal Medicine at the Englewood Hospital in New Jersey followed by Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, and Sleep Medicine Training at the Sleep Disorder Center of Alabama. Dr. Gelfer received board certifications in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He as an author of number of scientific publications, holds two patents of inventions (Russia), and presented his work at national and international medical conferences. Dr. Gelfer is actively involved in clinical research, teaching, and hospital administration. He is the Medical Director of St. Joseph Hospital Sleep Laboratory, SleepCare program, Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit, and President of the medical staff at St. Joseph hospital (2005-2007). Dr. Gelfer is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), and American Academy of Sleep Medicine (FAASM).

Medical Education and Training
  • MD from First Moscow Medical Institute, Russia - 1972
  • Internal Medicine residency Englewood Hospital, New Jersey - 1986
  • Fellowship Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Rochester - 1989
  • Sleep Training, Sleep Disorder Center of Alabama - 1991

Board Certifications
  • American Board of internal Medicine 1987
  • Pulmonary Diseases 1988
  • Critical Care Medicine 1991
  • American Board of Sleep Medicine 2002

Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, SUNY Buffalo
  • Adjunct Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Affiliations
  • Sisters of Charity Hospital
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Kenmore Mercy Hospital
  • Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital