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Andrea                         Manyon

Andrea T. Manyon MD

Department of Family Medicine

Clinical Professor; Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Specialty/Research Focus

Family Medicine

 
Professional Summary:

My clinical practice is family medicine. What family physicians do best is provide medical care to individuals within the context of family and community. An examination room filled with family members poses a great opportunity: I believe that patient health can vastly improve if family support augments clinical advice. Most of my patient visits include not only the patient, but family members as well, e.g., a spouse, son, daughter or caregiver. Often, these family members are my patients, too, which allows me to understand the family and provide the best, most appropriate treatment. I have cared for as many as five generations in one family, and multigenerational care gives me great satisfaction.

My practice is focused on patients with complex medical conditions and on preventive care. I like to guide patients to embrace healthier lifestyles, and I have learned a great deal from patients who have lived to advanced ages--many in their 90s--who have led healthy and happy lives. They are the role models and inspiration for me as I care for younger patients.

In addition to practicing family medicine for nearly 30 years, I have conducted research in medical education. My focus has been creating a clinical skills course for first-year medical students and developing authentic evaluation strategies. I have presented these topics and led discussion on them at many national conferences. More recently, I was an advisor to family physicians practicing in the national health system in Crete, Greece who sought advanced academic skills.

I serve as assistant dean for student affairs, providing academic and career counseling for students during their four years of medical school. I work with a team of academic staff to create programs that help students advance through the developmental stages of medical school and prepare them for residency applications. These programs include peer mentoring and tutoring, community physician mentoring, academic guidance and career planning and coaching for students seeking their specialty match. I also meet with students individually when needed, to guide them through the personal and life challenges they might encounter during their medical education. My goal is to support students’ learning and growth within their individual learning styles and their search for fulfilling careers that match their interests and aspirations.

Education and Training:
  • Residency, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo, Chief Resident (1986)
  • MD, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (1983)
  • BA, Biology-Chemistry, Skidmore College, With High Honors (1979)
Employment:
  • Chief of Service, Family Medicine, Kaleida Health System (2012-present)
  • Associate Dean of Medicine, University at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Clinical Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University (2006–2011)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2004–2005)
  • Residency Program Director, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (2003–2005)
  • Associate Professor, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (1998–2005)
  • Physician, Family Medicine, Kaleida Health System (1994–2005)
  • Director of Predoctoral Education/Vice Chair for Medical Student Education, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (1995–2003)
  • Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo (1987–1998)
Awards and Honors:
  • Excellence in Medical Student Education (2004)
  • Physician of the Year (1994)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1979)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • September 2008–August 2011
    Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Services Administration
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $883,999
  • July 2005–July 2008
    Model Gerioatric ACGME Core Competency Training Program
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $522,000
  • July 2005–June 2008
    Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Role: Contributor
    $657,198
  • July 2003–July 2005
    Pre-Doctoral Training in Family Medicine: Core Competency Training Program in Health Disparity
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $508,000
  • June 2000–May 2001
    The I-OSCE: Integrating Assessment of Medical Students' Scientific Knowledge and Clinical Skills
    Role: Principal Investigator

Journal Articles:
Abstracts:
  • Andrea Manyon. "The I-OSCE, Integrating Assessment of Medical Students' Scientific Knowledge and Clinical Skills". Research in Medicine Education, RIME Nov. 2001..

Professional Memberships:
  • Association of Departments of Family Medicine (2006–2011)
  • American College of Physician Executives (1995–1999)
  • The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (1987–present)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (1987–present)
Presentations:
  • "Creating an Active Learning Environment" SUNY Downstate Health Sciences Center Faculty Development Day, SUNY Downstate (2011)
  • "Health Care Reform and Medical Education: Engaging our Learners in the Future of Medicine" Association of Departments of Family Medicine Annual meeting (2010)
  • "Panel Discussion on Health Care Workforce" Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Northeast Regional Meeting (2009)
  • "Health Care Reform in the United States" Grand Rounds Presentation, University of Crete School of Medicine (2009)
  • "Using Digital Video Applications to Enhance Teaching and Learning" Center for Teaching Excellence, University at Buffalo (2004)
  • "Arrows in the Quiver" The Richard T. Sarkin, MD Teaching Series, University at Buffalo (2004)
Service Activities:
  • Family Medicine, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Executive; Member
  • Family Medicine, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences UB Family Medicine (FMFA) Working Group; Chair
  • The Foundation of Healthy Living in New York; Served as a trustee on the Foundation of Healthy Living in New York.; Member (2006–2009)

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Contact Information

UBMD Family Medicine at Sheridan
2465 Sheridan Drive
(between Parker and Colvin)
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone: (716) 835-9800
Fax: (716) 835-9888
Email: manyon@buffalo.edu

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