Staff

Senior Leadership

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official

Gregory Cherr, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education; Designated Institutional Official; Professor of surgery

955 Main St. Room 7208 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6130; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: gcherr@buffalo.edu

  • Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee
  • Reviews and signs all communications to ACGME
  • Authority and responsibility for oversight and administration of ACGME- accredited residency programs 
  • Ensures compliance with ACGME requirements
  • Member, Resident Wellness & Well-Being Subcommittee
  • Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
  • Core Faculty, Jacobs Educator Excellence Program (JEEP) Faculty Development Program
  • Overall responsibility for GME
  • GME Staff Oversight

Assistant Dean for Education & Resident Services

Susan Orrange.

Susan M. Orrange, MEd, PhD

Assistant Dean for Education & Resident Services

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7207, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6129; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: sorrange@buffalo.edu

  • GME Ombudsman
  • Academic Action review and support for Programs, Residents, Fellows, and Faculty
  • Chair, Resident Well-Being Subcommittee
  • Core Faculty, Jacobs Educator Excellence Faculty Development Program
  •  Educational planning for Chief Resident Leadership Seminars, Career Planning Seminars, 
  • Program Directors Advisory Committee (PDAC), Celebration of Scholarship
  • Member: Jacobs School DIALE Committee, Gold Humanism Honor Society, UB Residents Committee (UBRC), Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
  • Generalist Scholars Program

Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Wilkins, Diana

Diana Wilkins, MD

Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

UB Office of Graduate Medical Education 955 Main Street Suite 7230 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2012; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: dgpratt@buffalo.edu

  • Core Faculty, Jacobs Educator Excellence Program (JEEP) Faculty Development Program
  • Residents as Educators Initiative (REds)
  • Vice chair of Program Quality Review Subcommittee (PQRS)

Lead Physician, Resident and Fellow Employee Health

Kenyani Davis, MD, MPH.

Kenyani Davis, MD, MPH

Community Health Center of Cheektowaga

934 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Phone: (716) 986-9199

Email: kenyania@buffalo.edu

Lead Physician, Resident and Fellow Employee Health

Operations

Operations Manager

Amanda Bevacqua.

Amanda Bevacqua

Operations Manager

Graduate Medical Education

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Room 7230, Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-6132; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: abevacqu@buffalo.edu

  • Award Coordinator (Frawley, Calkins, Program Director and Training Program Administrator Awards of Excellence)
  • GME website updates
  • Institutional Coordinator for the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • Institutional Coordinator, AAMC GME Track Resident and Program Survey
  •  IPRO Reporting
  • Liaison, Training Program Administrators Committee (TPAC)
  • Orientation
  • Policy Management
  • Resident incentive Program
  • Strategic Plan Administrative Coordinator, Residents as Educators (REds)

Operations Assistant

Maria Moore.

Maria Moore

Operations Assistant

Graduate Medical Education

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Room 7230, Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-6134; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: mariamoo@buffalo.edu

  • Provides administrative support to Dr. Gregory Cherr
  • GME Introductions for new Program Directors and Training Program Administrators
  • Member of the Operations Team assisting with coordination of orientation, special events, and activities in support of residents and fellows
  • General office operations and support
  • GME website updates  

Education

CME Director

Alicia Blodgett .

Alicia Blodgett

Director

Office of Continuing Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7205, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-3714; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: amblodge@buffalo.edu

  • Program Directors Advisory Committee (PDAC)
  • Scholarly Exchange Day
  • CQuIPS
  • Jacobs Educator Excellence Program (JEEP) Faculty Development Program

Education and Resident Services Administrator

Jennae Howard.

Jennae Howard

Education and Resident Services Administrator

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7230, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6124; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: jennaeho@buffalo.edu

  • Administrative support to Dr. Susan Orrange
  • Certificates
  • Malpractice and Employment Verifications
  • Resident Loan Deferment Requests
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Forms
  • Provide support to GME educational activities, meetings and committees

Accreditation

Director of Accreditation & Assistant Designated Institutional Official

Katherine Cich.

Katherine (Katy) R. Cich, MM, CLP

Director of Accreditation & Assistant Designated Institutional Official

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7212, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6133

Email: krcich@buffalo.edu

  • Chair, Program Quality Review Subcommittee (PQRS)
  • Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
  • Accreditation oversight, policies, process design and improvement
  • Annual Institutional Review (AIR)
  • Program Special Reviews
  • Accreditation-related PD and TPA development 
  • Nonstandard training program oversight (i.e. non-accredited programs, programs accredited by bodies other than ACGME)
  • Primary contact for accreditation-related education and requirement questions

Accreditation Administrator & Institutional Coordinator

Mikayla E Walton.

Mikayla E Walton

Accreditation Administrator & Institutional Coordinator

Office of Graduate Medical Education

University at Buffalo, 955 Main Street, Room 7211, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2196

Email: mewalton@buffalo.edu

  • Committee Administrator, Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
  • Committee Administrator, Program Quality Review Subcommittee ( PQRS)
  • Primary contact for ACGME Accreditation Data System Technical (ADS) questions
  • ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) coordination
  • Program Special Review coordination
  • Accreditation-related MedHub education
  •  Primary GME contact for the following MedHub user support issues:
    • Bugs/system issues
    • Problems with MedHub support resources/response
    • Advanced functionality questions

Please take advantage of MedHub user support for “How-to” questions and contact GME Reimbursement Administrator for scheduling questions

Accreditation Assistant

Jaime N. Roth, MA.

Jaime N. Roth, MA

Accreditation Assistant

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main St., Room 7214, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6130

Email: jnroth2@buffalo.edu

  • Committee Assistant, Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
  • Committee Assistant, Program Quality Review Subcommittee (PQRS)
  • Accreditation deadline compliance management
  • Accreditation Team Primary Scheduling Contact
  • MedHub user support assistance:
    • Bugs/system issues
    • Problems with MedHub support resources/response
    • Advanced functionality questions

Please take advantage of MedHub user support for “How-to” questions and contact GME Reimbursement Administrator for scheduling questions

Finance

Chief Financial Officer, GME

Kathleen Kitzmiller.

Kathleen Kitzmiller

Chief Financial Officer of GME

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7216, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6128

Email: kakitzmi@buffalo.edu

  • Hospital Cost Reporting
  • Hospital Affiliation Agreements (Exhibit E-1 and E-2 Process)
  • Annual Plan
  • VA Disbursement Agreement
  • GME Office Budget and Oversight

GME Reimbursement Manager

Daniel Schupp.

Daniel Schupp

GME Reimbursement Manager

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7213, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6135

Email: djschupp@buffalo.edu

  • Rotation Data Reporting in EGME
  • Medicare Reimbursement
  • Visiting Residents
  • Outside the Annual Plan Process (OAP)

Finance Administrator

Michael Vitale.

Michael Vitale

Finance Administrator

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7215, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6131

Email: mvitale@buffalo.edu

  • GME Office Budget
  • Expense Check Requests
  • Institutional Coordinator, National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Annual Plan Projections
  • Resident Rotation Data/Medicare Reimbursement
  • Resident Education Expense

Human Resources

For expedited service with your employment and benefit questions, please email ubgmehr@buffalo.edu.

Office hours for personal assistance: 
Monday-Friday 8:00 - 4:00 pm
955 Main Street, Suite 7230
Buffalo, NY 14203

Director of Human Resources

Joyce Wienke.

Joyce Wienke, MBA

Director of Human Resources

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7217, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-5076

Email: joycewie@buffalo.edu

Administrative Oversight:

  • HIPAA Privacy Officer for UMRS/UDRS employment benefit plans
  • Data Privacy Officer for UMRS/UDRS employment
  • Trainee Employment
  • Salary and Benefits
  • Employee Health Services
  • Policy Development
  • Academic Action and Misconduct Reviews
  • Office of Graduate Medical Education Human Resources Management

Human Resource Manager

Melanie Santillo.

Melanie Santillo

Human Resource Manager

Office of Graduate Medical Education

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Room 7224, Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-5997; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: masantil@buffalo.edu

Primary contact for:

  • Employment Contracts
  • J-1 and H-1B Visa Application Processing & Renewals
  • Orientation Programs
  • Form I-9 Compliance
  • On-Boarding Requirements
  • Background Checks & Drug Testing

Human Resources Administrator

Primary Contact for:

  • Employee Health Services
  • Leaves of Absence
  • COBRA coverage
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Background Checks & Drug Testing
  • On-Boarding Requirements

Senior Programmer Analyst

Jason Crosby.

Jason Crosby

Senior Programmer Analyst

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7203, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2166

Email: jscrosby@buffalo.edu

Data Security:

  • Data Security Officer
  • HIPAA Security Official
  • Data Steward

GME computer based technical support:

  • Electronic Residency Data Management Systems and Information Requests
  • Employment Contracts
  • Certificates
  • Data management with affiliated hospitals, payroll services vendor and benefit plan administrators

On-boarding and Orientation Program Support:

  • Access to UB Information Systems
  • Trainee Lists and Schedules
  • Mandatory appointments and recordkeeping (i.e., physical, photography, fingerprinting)