I am one of the proud original faculty members who helped morph emergency medicine into a highly respected department here at the University at Buffalo, which then gave birth to our emergency medicine residency and associated fellowships. I have lived the history of academic emergency medicine in Buffalo and could not be more delighted with the quality of our residents and graduates. Our teaching and mentoring efforts are magnified many-fold through the great impacts of our graduates, and that is truly gratifying.
As a native western New Yorker, I am thrilled to witness the current resurgence of Buffalo. Buffalo has been in the top 20 cities in the United States as recently as 1960. Today, a redeveloping water front, blossoming medical corridor, and revolutionary new mindset are combining with the longstanding world-renowned architecture, culinary excellence, Canadian and the northeast US gateway, and hard-working citizenry to make Buffalo a place to keep on your watch list.