Classnotes - 2010s

Melissa Rayhill, MD '10, FAHS.

Melissa Rayhill, MD '10, FAHS writes, "I graduated cum laude from UB as part of the class of 2010 after induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and Gold Humanism Honor Society. I completed my Internship and Residency at Boston University Medical Center where I served as Chief Resident. I went on to complete a Fellowship in Headache Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program at the John R. Graham Headache Center. After completing my training, I moved back home to join the Department of Neurology at UB as an Assistant Professor of Neurology. I was voted Top Doctor in Buffalo Spree in 2021 and 2022. I was named a Fellow of the American Headache Society, an Associate Editor for the journal Headache, and I serve on the editorial board for Pain Medicine. I was previously the Associate Clerkship Director for the Neurology Clerkship, and now serve as Program Director for the Adult Neurology Residency Training Program at UB. I currently see patients at UBMD Neurology.  Making friends at our anatomy table, Halloween parties, apple picking, neuroscience labs (!!!), karaoke, volleyball and the Duff's we had afterward."

Affiliation: AMA, Reach Out and Read, Curriculum Committee, Yearbook Committee, Volleyball (Go Bonesetters!)

Edward Kim, MD '10 with family.

Edward Kim, MD '10, writes: Lydia (6) is in 1st grade homeschool thanks to Eileen's hard work and dedication, and Iliana (4) is healthy and strong (ICYMI, born with pulmonary atresia without patent foramen ovale, so had Blalock-Taussig shunt, taken down after Glenn shunt, hasn't needed Fontan). We bought a house on the edges of the Bay Area, where the weather is more like the Central Valley but with a slight Delta breeze, so I moved from one FQHC to another, still speaking Spanish a little over half of my day.

Memories: I still have pics from 1st year... so there's a bunch! I miss the camaraderie.

Jiantao Xiao, MD, PhD.

Jiantao Xiao, MD, PhD, Joins Cardiothoracic Surgery Team at Catholic Health Heart Center

Dr. Xiao recently joined the cardiothoracic surgery team at the Catholic Health Heart Center at Mercy Hospital. Dr. Xiao practices with Mercy Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates. Board certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Xiao completed his fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, NY. Prior to that, he completed his surgical residency at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

Elizabeth (Gruber) Brem, MD ’10, writes: “I am completing my fellowship in hematology/oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess/Harvard Medical School in Boston. My family and I are moving to CA. I have accepted a position as clinical assistant professor of medicine at UC Irvine. I will be caring for patients with lymphoma and other hematologic malignancies. I also plan to conduct clinical trails and translational research.”

Tim Buckley with Dr. Guttuso.

Tim Buckley, MD ’10 visiting from Chicago, IL, took time to visit Thomas Guttuso, Sr., MD ’60, and his family over the holidays. After completing his medical degree and residency at UB, Buckley, a Guttuso Scholar, moved to Chicago, where he is a board certified family physician at Heartland Health Centers.

William Fleischman, MD ’10, who recently completed an emergency medicine residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, is one of 28 of the country’s most promising physician leaders to be selected as a 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar.

He began his two-year fellowship at the Yale University in July.

In addition to training in leadership, health policy, and health services research methods, Clinical Scholars are trained in community-based participatory research (CBPR). By engaging community members in the research process, the CBPR model creates a two-way exchange that aims to improve health behaviors while bringing resources and greater visibility to the health issues within a particular community.


Neha Gupta, MD ’14 is currently a palliative medicine fellow at UB. 


Sahil Gupta, MD ’14, is a research scholar at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Daniel Vekhter, MD ’14, Everything will be OK in unpredictable ways. You will struggle in residency and this will give your the ability to be more compassionate. It's OK to change fields.

Allen Rossetti-Chung MD '16 PhD '16 writes, "I just wanted to provide a few update to my professional profile. Since becoming a UB Host I've completed residency training at the University of Minnesota and went on to start my career with the Allegheny Health Network in Erie, PA. I've recently accepted a private practice position based in Providence, RI. I'll be on staff at The Rhode Island Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Providence VA, and Brown University School of Medicine. My family and I would be happy to host any enthusiastic UB student who is making their way through Rhode Island or southern Massachusetts during their residency interview or clerkship trail.


-Allen Rossetti-Chung MD PhD

Class of 2016"