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medical students drawing a live model
During the University at Buffalo’s inaugural Humanities Day, first-year medical students explored diverse issues related to medical humanism — an approach to care that emphasizes compassionate, empathic doctor-patient relationships.
Twenty-five faculty members with diverse backgrounds and expertise have joined the school’s faculty during the past several months.
John J. Leddy, MD

Research by John J. Leddy, MD, clinical professor of orthopaedics, has found that it is difficult to distinguish between concussion injuries and neck injuries based on symptoms alone.

Jack F. Coyne, MD

“All you have to do is have a good relationship with your patient. Focus on what’s going on in their lives,” Jack T. Coyne, MD ’85, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, advised medical students during the inaugural program of the University at Buffalo’s Center for Medical Humanities.

Kim Griswold, MD, MPH

For one eye-opening afternoon, University at Buffalo resident physicians and medical students experienced the challenges and frustrations their patients face every day if they’re poor.


Twenty-one faculty members with diverse backgrounds and expertise have joined the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ faculty over the past several months. 

Kim Griswold, MD, MPH

Kim Griswold MD, MPH, has been named the primary clinician and medical director of the Western New York Center for Survivors of Refugee Trauma and Torture, an interdisciplinary program addressing the complex needs of an estimated 15,000 survivors.