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21 New Faculty Join 8 Departments

Published September 22, 2015

Twenty-one faculty members with research and clinical expertise in various specialty areas have joined the school over the past several months.

New faculty include:

Samantha Bordonaro, MD, assistant professor, was previously employed at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. 

Jason A. Borton, MD, assistant professor, was previously employed privately with Professional Emergency Services. 

Jennifer K. Lang, MD, research assistant professor, specializes in cardiology, cardiovascular disease and differentiation and development.

As a UB medical student, she earned her medical degree in 2009 with research honors. In 2015 she completed her cardiology fellowship as the chief cardiology fellow at UB.

Maria Charito T. Saludades, MD, assistant professor, comes to UB from the Buffalo VA Medical Center. She earned her medical degree from the University of the East-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center.

Ritesh Patil, MD, assistant professor, was a hematology and oncology attending physician at Erie County Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and completed his hematology/oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. 

Dzenita G. Manning, MD, assistant professor, was a Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital based internist. She earned her medical degree from New York Medical College in 2011.

Marc Maller, MD, assistant professor, formerly of the Buffalo VA Medical Center, earned his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Abdul Hamid Alraiyes, MD, assistant professor, earned his medical degree at Damascus University. 

Saby George, MD, assistant professor, earned his medical degree at Kottayam Medical College. 

Melissa L. Rayhill, MD, clinical assistant professor, is a board certified neurologist with an interest in treating headache, migraine, cluster headache and post-traumatic headaches. 

After earning her medical degree from the University at Buffalo in 2010 she completed a neurology residency at Boston University Medical Center and a headache medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Tatyana P. Raby, PhD, clinical associate professor, specializes in Alzheimer’s Disease and memory disorders. 

In 2013 she earned her doctoral degree in Counseling and School Psychology, and in 2015 she completed her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology, both at UB. 

David H. Rothstein, MD, associate professor, is also a pediatric surgeon at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. 

In addition to pediatric surgery, he also specializes in surgical critical care. 

Rothstein completed his pediatric surgery fellowship in 2007 at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. 

Liise K. Kayler, MD, clinical professor, earned her medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. 

Jeremy P. Doak, MD, clinical associate professor, specializes in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic trauma. 

He completed his pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship at Brown University in 2014.

Doak currently treats patients at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, where he helps lead several initiatives designed to streamline and improve treatment in pediatric fracture patients.

Margaret S. Brandwein-Gensler, MD, professor and vice chair for clinical affairs, specializes in anatomic and clinical pathology. 

She was the director of surgical pathology at the University of Birmingham from 2009 to 2015. Brandwein-Gensler completed her fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Ketterling Cancer Center in 1990. 

Yousef Soofi, MD, clinical assistant professor, completed his cytopathology fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in 2014. 

Colleen A. Nugent, MD, clinical assistant professor, specializes in pediatric gastroenterology.

A UB student since earning her master’s in Nutrition Sciences in 2005, Nugent earned her medical degree in 2009. She completed her pediatric residency in 2012 and her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology in 2015.

She co-advises the Richard Sarkin Medical Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Global Humanism Honor Society, which honors excellence, compassion and dedication to the medical profession. 

Praveen K. Chandrasekharan, MD, research assistant professor, specializes in neonatal-perinatal medicine, neonatology and pediatrics. 

He completed UB’s neonatal-perinatal fellowship in 2015.

Vivian T. Aranez, MD, clinical assistant professor, completed her pediatric residency with UB in 2015.

Adina A. Ionescu, MD, clinical assistant professor, completed her residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in 2013, where she was an attending physician until 2015.

Pai-Jong Stacy Tsai, MD, clinical assistant professor, completed her fellowship in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine with the University of Hawaii at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.