Andrew D. Ray


Andrew D. Ray


Andrew D. Ray


Research Topics

Understanding how sleep apnea and episodic periods of hypoxia affect the muscles of the upper airway and the cardiopulmonary systems.

Contact Information

632 Kimball Tower

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-6801

Fax: (716) 829-3217


Andrew D. Ray, PT, PhD, also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Health Behavior at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York. His research is focused around respiratory system dysfunction, including respiratory muscle strength in pre-clinical and clinical models of lung cancer. Ray's interests and goals are to improve quality of life in cancer survivors through prehabilitation as well as post-treatment exercise interventions including respiratory muscle strength training. Ray has a history of studying the relationship between respiratory muscle dysfunction in health and disease and exercise performance in persons with Multiple Sclerosis. Ray teaches Evidence Based Practice (PT 505) and Foundations in Physical Therapy II (PT510).  

Education and Training

  • Post-Doctoral Training, Office of Naval Research Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Research and Education in Special Environments (CRESE), School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, (2006-2008)
  • PhD, Exercise Science, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY (2006)
  • BS, Physical Therapy, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY (1999)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (Cardiopulmonary and Cancer Sections)
  • American Thoracic Society
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • American Lung Association