Colin J. McMahon, MD, Named Medical Director, Hospital Operations at Buffalo General Medical Center

Updated: 10/25/2013

Colin J. McMahon, MD, has been named medical director of hospital operations at Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC). 

In this new role, McMahon will continually assess the operational effectiveness and productivity of hospital operations and work with managers and executive leadership to ensure that operational, financial and quality targets are met or exceeded. He will also drive the hospital medical operations center to improve key outcomes and efficiencies, coordinate admissions to the hospitalist service, coordinate patient transfers to outside hospitals and participate in discharge planning rounds to maintain appropriate length of stay. 

McMahon will provide oversight to the BGMC medical directors of the following: hospitalists, emergency department, ICU, GI and pulmonary. 

“Dr. McMahon brings to BGMC a very hands-on approach and the ability to build teams centered on the patient experience,” said Lisa Schmidt, vice president and chief operating officer, core services, BGMC. “He is outstanding in the coordination of care door-to-door, and we are fortunate to have him join our team.” 

Most recently, McMahon has, and will continue to hold, the position of director of adult services at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and pediatric medical director at HighPointe on Michigan. He will remain president of Dimensions of Internal Medicine and Pediatric Care, P.C. and medical director of Aspire of WNY. 

Positions previously held by McMahon include:

  • Associate Professor (full time), Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Program Director, Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Director, Adult Program, Cystic Fibrosis Center 

“This new position basically places a physician in the trenches so that decisions can be made in a timely manner that can have an immediate impact on patient care,” said McMahon. “I am excited to lead this initiative.”  

McMahon was the recipient of the Burt P. Flickinger, Jr. Award, Medical Professional of the Year (2009) and is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Internal Medicine, and American College of Physicians. He is also Chairman, Festival of Trees.

He is involved in a number of research activities and has conducted lectures on topics ranging from Statistics in Medicine to Antimicrobial Therapies

A resident of Orchard Park, McMahon received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the State University of New York College at Fredonia, and his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.