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Fudyma Named Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine

Published December 23, 2010

John R. Fudyma, MD, has been named chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, effective February 2011.

A native of Utica, New York, Fudyma earned his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College in 1981 and his medical degree from UB in 1985. He completed his residency in internal medicine at UB, where he served as chief resident. In 2010 he earned a master’s degree in public health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.

Fudyma was a member of the UB faculty in general internal medicine from 1990 until 2008, at which time he left to become chief medical officer for the Seneca Nation Health Department in Salamanca, New York.

While in Buffalo, he served as associate program director for the UB residency program in internal medicine from 1996 to 2008, and as chief medical officer at Erie County Medical Center from 2003 to 2008.

In announcing his appointment, Anne B. Curtis, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine, stated: “In his interviews with division chiefs, hospital administrators, and other key stakeholders, it was clear that Dr. Fudyma has the vision and ability to develop a strong and cohesive division of general internal medicine with strengths in clinical care, teaching and research.”