UB Residents Committee (UBRC)

The University at Buffalo Residents Committee (UBRC) is an organization comprising peer-elected resident representatives who strive to.

  • Facilitate the professional and personal development of residents
  • Communicate and exchange information across programs on all aspects of residency education including education environment, benefits, and quality of life issues
  • Provide an effective, confidential liaison between residents and the GME
  • Collaborate and cooperate with the University, individual programs, and area hospitals to resolve issues related to safe delivery of patient care
  • Foster an environment where residents have the opportunity to excel in service, teaching and research while exhibiting ethical and professional modes of practice
  • Provide resident representation in key forums responsible for resident privileges, benefits, and safety
  • Create an atmosphere favorable to retaining medical students and residents in the Western New York area

The UBRC meets four times per year to address any and all concerns that the residents may have, and we provide residents with direct access to the university administration. The committee sends its elected chair and two other elected representatives to the monthly Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) meetings, where they serve as full voting members. This again provides residents access to UB GME administration at its highest levels and gives us a voice in decisions that directly affect us.

2021-2022 UBRC Steering Committee Members

Eileen Alvarez, MD, Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical
Travis Blanton, MD, Anesthesiology
Sung Jun MA, MD, Radiation Oncology
Aya Ouf, MD, Neurology
Timi Shiock, DO, Emergency Medicine


Cherr, Gregory

Gregory Cherr, MD

Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery), Associate Dean for GME, Designated Institutional Official

Buffalo General Medical Center Department of Vascular Surgery B-7 100 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 859-2810; Fax: (716) 859-4580

Email: gcherr@buffalo.edu

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

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