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5 Departments Welcome New Faculty

Published February 21, 2014

Fifteen faculty members with diverse backgrounds and expertise have joined the school’s faculty over the past several months. 

Yungki Park, PhD, is an assistant professor.

Park's research aims to increase knowledge about how oligodendrocyte differentiation is regulated for central nervous system myelination. His work could provide a firm basis for developing more effective therapeutics for demyelinating diseases.

Neha Dang, MD, is a clinical assistant professor who specializes in rheumatology.

Dang comes to UB from the University of Texas Medical Branch, where she completed her internal medicine and rheumatology training.

Amanpal Singh, MD, is a gastroenterologist who specializes in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. 

The clinical assistant professor studies the use of endoscopic procedures to prevent and manage gastrointestinal cancers. His research interests include studying trends in the use and quality of screening and surveillance colonoscopy for colorectal cancer prevention.

Michael I. Levine, MD, is a clinical associate professor. 

Levine’s clinical work and research focus on vascular access for hemodialysis; he aims to improve treatment for patients with end-stage renal disease.

Jad Z. Bou-Abdallah, MD, a clinical assistant professor, is a gastroenterologist with expertise in geriatrics.

Bou-Abdallah is currently studying the effects of continuing versus stopping clopidogrel during colonoscopies.

Manoj Kumar, MD, MPH, is a clinical assistant professor.

Kumar comes to UB from Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb.

Marija Radovic, MD, is a clinical assistant professor.

Radovic completed her internal medicine residency at UB.

Rebecca K. Calabrese, MD, is a clinical assistant professor. 

Calabrese comes to UB from Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.

Ankita Satra, MD, is a clinical assistant professor.

Robert A. Milch, MD, is a clinical assistant professor.

Amy I. Alvarez-Perez, MD, is a clinical assistant professor.

Kassem N. Harris, MD, is a clinical assistant professor.

Jeffrey R. Johnson, MD, a clinical associate professor, is chief of maternal-fetal medicine

Johnson's research interests include hypertensive diseases of pregnancy and infectious diseases and antibiotic use in pregnancy. He comes to UB from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Holly B. Mutton, DO, a clinical assistant professor, specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Mutton is an alumna of UB’s child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. She has been recognized with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and Gold DOC Award.

Carroll McWilliams (Mac) Harmon, MD, PhD, is professor and chief of pediatric surgery.

Harmon’s research interests include longitudinal assessment of bariatric surgery. He directs UB’s pediatric surgery fellowship.