Resident Well-Being

Resident Well-Being Subcommittee Mission Statement

To encourage members of the GME community to flourish personally and professionally by:

  • appreciating their own abilities and strengths
  • intentionally attending to the six dimensions of well-being
  • engaging in work and learning
  • managing the challenges and stresses of life
  • connecting and contributing to their relationships and environment

Six Dimensions of Well-Being

  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Intellectual/educational
  • Occupational
  • Spiritual/meaningful

ReST Mental Health Program

The ReST (Resident Support Team) Program supports residents and fellows who seek assistance. Residents and fellows needing help will receive priority scheduling: please indicate when calling that a UBMD resident physician needs an appointment.

GME Mental Health Team
Center for Advanced Psychiatry
4955 N. Bailey Ave, Suite 130 Amherst, NY  14226
Phone: 716-835-1246

THRIVE - Resident Well-Being Newsletter

Resident Well-Being Subcommittee Meetings

The Resident Well-Being Subcommittee meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Wegmans Cafe Classroom, 601 Amherst Street, Buffalo.  A healthy dinner is served.

For more information, contact Susan Orrange, PhD

2018 Resident Well-Being Subcommittee Members

Evette Addai              Doctoral Student, UB Counseling Psychology Program
Kara Allaire, MD PGY2/Pediatrics
Michaela Behrens, MD PGY2/OB-GYN Sisters Hospital
Roseanne Berger, MD Senior Associate Dean, GME
Javier Bonilla, MD PGY3/Pediatrics
Gregory Cherr, MD             Assistant Dean, GME
Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
Kaitlyn Domres, MD PGY3/Family Medicine
Michael Ernst, MD PGY3/Urology
Michael Ferrante, MD PGY3/Anesthesiology
Lorna Fitzpatrick, MD      Program Director, Pediatrics
Wendy Guyker, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education
Lizzy Kermis, DO PGY4/OB/GYN Sisters
Annie Laurri, MD PGY3/Internal Medicine
Elizabeth Machnica Health Communities Catalyst/Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Regina Makdissi, MD, FACP Co-Chair & Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine
Lea Milbrand Training Program Administrator, Pediatrics
David Milling, MD Senior Associate Dean, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Chantal Ogle, MD PGY2/Family Medicine
Susan Orrange, PhD Co-Chair & Assistant Dean, GME
Alexandra Osak, MD PGY3/Pediatrics
Carrie Racsumberger Training Program Administrator, OB/GYN Sisters
Alycia Redlinski, MD PGY3/Emergency Medicine
Gregory Schenk, MD      Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Amanda Schiedel Human Resources Administrator, GME
Michelle Schlesinger, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Raymond St. Marie, MD   PGY2/Psychiatry
Sharon Sullivan Director, Operations & Project Management, GME
Joyce Wienke Director, Human Resources, GME

Well-Being Resources