Physicians and Staff

Peter J Mariani, MD FACHM FAPWH

Peter J Mariani, MD FACHM FAPWH
Appointed 01/16/14
Women's Health Network
STE200 550 East Genesee Street
550 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

315 464-8668

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Emergency Medicine: Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Care

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Emergency Medicine

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1986
  • MD: University of Rochester, 1983

Clinical Interests

  • SCUBA Accidents & Injuries
  • Fitness to Dive
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Utilization Review
  • Health Professionals' Discipline and Regulation

Research Interests

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


Specialties & Certification

  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Wound Care

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Altitude Sickness
  • Bone Infection
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Diabetic Foot Complications
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Skin/Soft Tissue Infections
  • Wound Infections


  • Adults and Children


  • Debridement
  • Hyperbaric Wound Care
  • Wound Care

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

Web Resources


Selected References

Mariani PJ. A tale of two lines (and two guiding ultrasounds). Vis J Emerg Med 2016;4C:17.

Heyboer M, Taylor J, Morgan M, Mariani P, Jennings S. The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of non healing ulcers secondary to graft-versus-host disease. J Am Coll Clin Wound Spec 2014;5(1):14.

Mariani PJ. Clinician-performed point-of-care ultrasound in hyperbaric and wound care practice. Undersea & Hyperbaric Med J 2012;39(5):1013

Mariani PJ, Hsue A: Adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder: the “good omen” comet. J Emerg Med 2011;40(4):41

Mariani PJ: Ultrasound use and overuse. West J Emerg Med 2010;11(4):319

Mariani PJ: Analgesia and the sonographic Murphy’s sign. Eur J Emerg Med 2010;17(2):127

Perry K, Ko P, Mariani P, Ciaccio A: Hydronephrosis resolution time course in spontaneous ureteral stone passage. West J Emerg Med 2010;11(1):105

Mariani PJ, Setla JA: Palliative ultrasound for home care hospice patients. Acad Emerg Med 2010;17:293

Mariani PJ, Cooney N: Air embolism’s new scarlet letter. Undersea & Hyperbaric Med 2009; 36(6):407

Mariani PJ, Wittick L: Pneumothorax diagnosis by eFAST. J Ultrasound Med 2009;28(11):1601

Mariani PJ: ECG losses in the evaluation of emergency department patients with chest pain. Crit Pathways Cardiol 2009;8(3):138

Mariani PJ: The electronic patient tracking board: as time goes by. Ann Emerg Med 2009;54:138

Mariani PJ: Resident-performed central venous cannulation: CLEAR differences of opinion as to procedural supervision. Acad Emerg Med 2009;16(suppl 1):95

Bloch S, Mariani PJ, Bloch A: Confirmation of central line placement using power doppler. J Ultrasound Med 2009;36(suppl 3):154

Mariani PJ: Ultrasonographic diagnosis and facilitated reduction of an abdominal wall hernia. Acad Emerg Med 2008;15:691

Mariani PJ: Beta blockers following cocaine use: a reappraisal. Ann Emerg Med 2008;52:89


Dr. Mariani has served on the Emergency Medicine faculty at SUNY Upstate Medical University for more than three decades and has treated more than 70,000 ER patients during his career. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of SUNY Stony Brook where his teachers included Nobel laureates CN Yang (Physics) and PC Lauterbur (Medicine). He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Rochester in 1983 and completed Emergency Medicine residency three years thereafter at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Mariani has worked extensively in regional and national peer review and health care dispute resolution. In 1989, he joined the American Health Lawyers Association and the American Arbitration Association. He was subsequently appointed to the AAA's Panel of Commercial Arbitrators and its Independent Health Consultant Panel. He has served on Upstate's Judicial Board and Task Force on Tolerance, as well as its QA, Compliance, Ethics, and Patient Dispute committees. He has served as peer reviewer for the NYS Office of Professional Medical Conduct and for IPRO, the regional CMS Quality Improvement Organization.

Dr Mariani first studied ultrasound in 1988 at Johns Hopkins under Dr. Roger Sanders, recipient of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Pioneer Award. Dr. Mariani has published articles on point-of-care ultrasound in the Journal of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, and Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. He has served as manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. He designed, implemented, and taught Upstate's mandatory medical staff training in ultrasound guided central venous access. He is recipient of the Hospice of Central New York Unsung Physician Hero award for work involving ultrasound guidance of palliative procedures for home hospice patients.

In 2005, Dr Mariani began subspecialty practice in Hyperbaric Medicine. In 2009 he achieved ABMS board certification, scoring in the 95th percentile among candidates taking the national certification exam. In 2011, he was additionally certified by the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, receiving the highest score in the nation among the year's examinees. In 2014, through Upstate's program of Distinguished Faculty Recognition, Dr Mariani retired as tenured Professor and was bestowed Emeritus status. He continues per diem clinical work in Undersea, Hyperbarics, and Wound Care in the CNY region, and performs peer review and utilization review nationally.

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Wound Care Nurse Manager

Kimberly Rouselle, MS, RN, PSS
Patient Service Supervisor for Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care Center