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.  

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.  

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

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.

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.

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.

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.