UB Department of Medicine Announces Long-Range Plan

Published March 8, 2012

In coordination with the medical school’s planned move to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the Department of Medicine has released a strategic plan to expand specialty clinical services and attract exceptional residents, fellows and faculty to the area.

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“We intend for the University at Buffalo’s Department of Medicine to become a premier department among public institutions nationally. ”
Anne B. Curtis, MD, Chair and Charles and Mary Bauer Professor
Department of Medicine

Achieving these goals will help the department serve as a regional magnet while improving health care throughout the community, said Anne B. Curtis, chair and Charles and Mary Bauer Professor.

Initiative to Grow Specialty Clinical Services

The 2012-2015 strategic plan calls for building a clinical practice that will be a major regional provider of patient-centered care.

To that end, the department will expand specialty clinical services in internal medicine, geriatrics and medicine-pediatrics, and develop subspecialties including cardiology, endocrinology, nephrology, pulmonary, critical care, sleep medicine, gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

In addition, the department will:

  • expand clinical and translational research through avenues including investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical trials
  • build on its strong partnerships with area hospitals to deliver inpatient and outpatient care
  • attract and retain talented faculty and staff
  • forge a strong departmental identity founded on excellence, collaboration and innovation

Enhancing the department’s existing reputation for clinical expertise and high-quality training programs will help attract and retain exceptional residents and fellows, Curtis said.

“We intend for the University at Buffalo’s Department of Medicine to become a premier department among public institutions nationally.”

Faculty Form New Executive Council

Gregory J. Hiczewski, Chief Financial Officer of UB|MD Internal Medicine, is leading the plan’s implementation in conjunction with Curtis and a newly formed executive council comprised of the following departmental faculty: