The school continues to grow and diversify its faculty ranks,
attract outstanding students and enhance its research
Faculty contribute their expertise to national and international
clinical practice guidelines.
The UB HEALS program provides medical care to the area’s
homeless population on the streets of Buffalo.
Dean Salem, a son of immigrant parents and the first in his
family to attend college, has been awarded a Catholic Health
System/Western New York Medical Scholarship.
UB Medical School Class of 2017
Undergraduate major: biology, Siena College
Jason Edwards, MD ’16
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Family medicine resident
UB Medical School class of 2013
Undergraduate major: biological sciences, Cornell
Aseel Abu-Dayya, MD
Laura Epperly, DO
Abraar Quraishi, MD
Pediatric critical care fellow
Amy Jacobs, PhD
Assistant professor of microbiology and immunology
Mark O'Brian, PhD
Professor of biochemistry
Steven Fliesler, PhD
Vice Chair and Director of Research, Department of
Meyer Richwun Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology
Sergio Hernandez, MD ’06
Assistant professor of clinical psychiatry
Beth Smith, MD ’00
Associate professor of psychiatry
Stephen Turkovich, MD
Assistant professor of clinical pediatrics
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is the
oldest school in the university with some of the most innovative
approaches to graduate and professional education.
Maximizing our school’s benefits for the region and for
Internationally recognized contributions to medical
State-of-the-art core instrumentation facilities.
Lifesaving treatments and improved quality of life.
Seeking to understand how cells and organisms work.
Hub of life sciences expertise and innovation in Buffalo