Leadership and Administration

Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, was appointed vice president for health sciences at UB and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2021. She also serves as professor of neurology.

Eric Alcott is responsible for overseeing all aspects of fundraising and alumni relations for the school.

David Anderson is responsible for marketing and communications for the school.

Vanessa Barnabei, MD, PhD, focuses on faculty engagement, mentoring and promotion. She is particularly interested in gender-based disparities in academic medicine and in health care.

Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD, is responsible for facilitating research and graduate education in the basic biomedical sciences. His responsibilities include strengthening the environment for medical school faculty to perform high-impact research. He also oversees and supports the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences, cultivating training grants for all graduate and post-doctoral programs.

Greg Cherr, MD.

Gregory S. Cherr, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Gregory S. Cherr, MD, oversees residency training in more than 60 programs sponsored by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in affiliated hospitals throughout Western New York.

Raymond Dannenhoffer, PhD, oversees the day-to-day operations of school facilities and serving as a liaison to the university for emergency preparedness.

Sandra Drabek oversees the financial resources, human resource affairs and strategic planning for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, is responsible for providing the expertise, opportunities and educational programs needed to fulfill the medical school’s diversity goals.

Kevin J. Gibbons, MD, is responsible for optimizing the performance of the medical school’s clinical programs, fostering an excellent training ground for future physicians and, in turn, helping to ensure both the present and future health of our community.

Lisa Jane Jacobsen, MD, is involved in shaping the medical curriculum: revising course content, assisting course directors and faculty, and overseeing the development of a new medical curriculum.

Suzanne Laychock, PhD, oversees faculty and staff recognition, career development and mentoring, and diversity and gender equality. She also oversees undergraduate programs in the biomedical sciences.

Alan J. Lesse, MD, is responsible for coordinating and implementing all activities pertaining to the medical school’s curriculum. This includes development, educational research, outcome evaluation and the enhancement of teaching effectiveness.

Dori R. Marshall, MD ’97, is associate dean and director of medical admissions and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry. A member of the medical school’s admissions committee since 2011, she chairs the school’s Faculty Council Committee on Admissions Policy.

Jennifer A. Meka, PhD, is responsible for planning and implementing programs that enable faculty and instructional staff to develop their skills as educators.

David A. Milling is responsible for all undergraduate medical school operations relating to students including admissions, multicultural affairs and cultural competency, student services, registrar services, student disciplinary matters and the clinical skills center.

Timothy Murphy, MD, oversees strategies that aim to transform the school’s research programs into new or improved treatments for patients.

Roberto Pili, MD, is responsible for building the academic infrastructure for innovative and collaborative cancer research at UB and on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Teresa Quattrin, MD, UB Distinguished Professor, works closely with the dean and other senior leaders to promote integrated, collaborative research not only within the medical school and across the health sciences schools, but also with non-health-related schools at UB, outside affiliates and community stakeholders.

Daniel W. Sheehan, MD, PhD ’89, oversees monitoring and reporting of outcomes related to LCME accreditation, undergraduate medical education programs and strategic plans. As associate dean, he is involved in periodic reviews of courses, clerkships and development of quality improvement action plans.