Leadership and Administration

Allison Brashear, MD.

Vice President for Health Sciences

Dean, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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.  

Fred Archer.

Associate Dean for Admissions

Fred Archer, MD, has responsibility for leading and managing all aspects of the MD admissions process at the Jacobs School.

Sarah Augustynek.

Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff to Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, Jacobs School

Sarah Augustynek assists the vice president and dean in developing and shaping policy, strategies for collaborations and overall operating principles. 

Les Bisson, MD.

Associate Dean of Clinical Transformation

Leslie J. Bisson, MD, leads efforts to shape the future of clinical medicine at the Jacobs School and within UBMD, with a commitment to excellence for patients, clinicians, and partners.

Patrick Broadwater.

Director of Communications

Patrick Broadwater provides strategic and forward-thinking leadership for communications and marketing, advances the reputation of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, develops awareness of the school’s brand, and leads the communications team.  

Greg Cherr, MD.

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Gregory S. Cherr, MD, oversees residency training in more than 70 programs sponsored by the Jacobs School in affiliated hospitals throughout Western New York.

Kristina Costanzo-Metcalfe, MEd.

Assistant Dean, Senior Director of Finance and Administration

Kristina Costanzo-Metcalfe, MEd, is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction over the school’s budget and financial management, human resources and workforce planning, tuition revenue planning, and business operations for the Vice President for Health Sciences division and Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Marc Halterman.

Senior Associate Dean and Executive Director, Office of Research

Marc Halterman, MD, PhD, leads efforts to actively advance and diversify the Jacobs School’s growing research enterprise.

Lisa Jane Jacobsen, MD.

Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum

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.

Anyango Kamina, PhD.

Interim Unit Diversity Officer and Assistant Dean for Student Development and Academic Enhancement

Anyango Kamina, PhD, is responsible for continuing to build upon the success of the diversity and inclusion programs.

Suzanne Laychock, PhD.

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

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.

Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum

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.

Robert McCormack MD; Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine; Department of Emergency Medicine; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo; 2022.

Associate Dean for Ambulatory Strategy

Robert F. McCormack, MD, is responsible for shaping UBMD’s non-surgical ambulatory practice plans, driving access and workforce integration, championing collaborative transformation and fostering patient-centered excellence across the non-surgical ambulatory network.

Jennifer Meka, PhD.

Director, Medical Education and Educational Research Institute (MEERI); Associate Dean for Medical Education

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

David Milling, MD.

Executive Director of the Office of Medical Education and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

David A. Milling, MD, has responsibility for the Offices of Student and Academic Affairs, Medical Curriculum and Medical Admissions. He oversees the development, delivery and success of the medical educational program.

Timothy Murphy, MD.

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

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

Nancy Nielsen.

Senior Associate Dean for Health Policy

Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, is responsible for proactive coordination of health policy communication within the Jacobs School and UB’s other health sciences schools that comprise the university’s Academic Health Center.

John C. Panepinto, PhD.

Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Education

John C. Panepinto, PhD, is responsible for oversight of the entire biomedical educational program, including all the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs at the Jacobs School.

Roberto Pili, MD.

Associate Dean for Cancer Research and Integrative Oncology

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.

Associate Dean for Research Integration

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.

Jennifer Surtees PhD; Department of Biochemistry; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo; 2021.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and STEM Outreach

Jennifer A. Surtees, PhD, provides oversight of and strategic vision for the Jacobs School’s undergraduate educational programs, a strategic vision for K-12 STEM educational outreach and engagement in the Jacobs School, and initiates STEM-focused community outreach for adults.

Jill Szczesek, PhD.

Associate Vice President, Health Sciences Research Administration and Finance

Jill Szczesek, PhD, has responsibility for expanding research administration support infrastructure and interdisciplinary collaborations across the health science schools and with other UB decanal units. She oversees the operations of these efforts as well as programming to facilitate team science and pursuit of significant external funding opportunities.