R. Troen, MD, and Dong
Yup Y. Shim, MD, were each recognized for 30 years of dedicated
service to veterans. Enas
A. Eldesouki, MD, was honored for 10 years of dedicated service
Troen, professor of medicine and
chief of geriatrics
and palliative medicine, has cared for veterans and
participated in research and teaching in the Veterans Health
Administration for three decades while concurrently being on the
faculty of a number of institutions.
In his career as a physician-investigator in the Veterans Health
Administration, Troen has held appointments at Geriatric Research
Education and Clinical Centers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the
Bronx and Miami, in addition to his present appointment in both the
Geriatrics and Extended Care and Research Services in Buffalo.
Before joining the Department of Medicine in 2013, Troen was a
faculty member in geriatrics and interim chief of the Division of
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine.
He also has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan
Medical School and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
He completed a clinical fellowship in geriatric medicine at the
University of Michigan Medical School and a research fellowship in
molecular biology with the National Cancer Institute.
He completed his residency in internal medicine at Barnes
Hospital in St. Louis. He earned both his medical degree and his
bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Harvard
Shim, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry,
has been a staff psychiatrist with the VAWNYHS since 1987.
He previously served as a staff psychiatrist at the Buffalo
Psychiatric Center and the Kingsboro Psychiatric Center in
He earned his medical degree from Chonnam National University
Eldesouki, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology,
has been an attending anesthesiologist with the VAWNYHS since
Eldesouki earned his medical degree from the Cairo School of
They were honored at the VA Western New York Healthcare System
Employee Recognition Ceremony Aug. 15 at the Buffalo VA Medical