Our Campuses

Aerial view of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is in downtown Buffalo, on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Our building, at 955 Main Street, aligns our medical education, research and clinical care with our clinical and research partners — including Buffalo General Medical Center, the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, the Gates Vascular Institute, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute and UBMD Physicians Group practices in Conventus.

Our location builds on UB’s many successful research investments in biomedicine downtown, including UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Institute for Healthcare Informatics and the Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics.

Advanced Learning Environments

Modular, state-of-the-art learning environments in our building embody an innovative teaching philosophy, one that’s increasingly being adopted by medical schools. Instead of traditional classrooms with rows of seats facing forward, rooms are instead constructed so that everyone in the class faces each other in a circle or can gather into small groups. White boards and electronic projection equipment are readily available throughout each room.

Our medical students have more chances to collaborate and share ideas with one another because they are closer to the clinical and research centers that make up the Buffalo academic health center.

Modern, Collaborative Research Facilities

Our research facilities, from the basic science laboratories to the school’s core facilities, were designed to promote collaboration between and among groups with varying expertise.

Featuring abundant natural light, our research labs have been equipped with the most current models of lab equipment, including incubators, biosafety cabinets, freezers, high-speed centrifuges, water purification systems and some of the most advanced instrumentation available in the field of imaging and cell sorting, which greatly extends research capabilities.

This impressive combination of modern scientific equipment, together with our multidisciplinary environment, provide our basic and clinical scientists with the capacity to remain at the forefront of competitive academic research.

North and South Campuses

We also have facilities on the North and South campuses, where we collaborate with our colleagues in other schools.

Visiting the Jacobs School

Our address is:

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Students, faculty and staff need a UBCard to enter the building. Guests can enter through the entrance at the corner of Main and High Streets. 

Getting Here

Due to limited parking, we encourage you to park at the LaSalle Park-and-Ride Station or the University Park-and-Ride Station and take the rail to and from the Allen-Medical Campus Station. Trains depart weekdays beginning at 5:36 a.m. The last train arrives at the University Station at 12:20 a.m.

The standard fare is $2 each way (cash only). Discounted fares are available to seniors and children.

Many NFTA buses serve the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus directly or indirectly. The NFTA Trip Planner is useful tool for planning the best route to the medical school.

Driving

From Route 33 West (Kensington Expressway)

Exit at Goodell Street. Turn right onto Main Street. Our building is on the right, at the intersection of Main and Allen Streets.

From I-190 North/I-190 South

Exit at Elm Street and proceed to Goodell Street. Turn left onto Goodell Street and then right onto Main Street. Our building is on the right, at the intersection of Main and Allen Streets.

From the Skyway

Take the first exit to I-190 South and exit immediately at Elm Street. Turn left onto Goodell Street and then right onto Main Street. Our building is on the right, at the intersection of Main and Allen Streets.

From Canada

Take Peace Bridge Plaza to I-190 South. Make left onto Porter Avenue and follow circle to North Street to Main Street. Turn right at Main Street. Our building is on the left, at the intersection of Main and Allen Streets.

Parking

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Off-street and on-street parking is available near our building.

We encourage you to park in the 854 Ellicott Street Ramp (behind Oishei's Childrens Hospital).

Valet parking is available at the Gates Vascular Institute, Buffalo General, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and at the Doubletree Hotel. 

Full parking information is available on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus website. Click “Visitor Parking” under the map to see a list of available parking lots.

South Campus

Parking is available in the NFTA-Metro Park & Ride lot on the South Campus, near the NFTA University Metro Rail Station. The Metro Rail Allen Medical Campus Station is on the ground floor of our building.