Alan J. Lesse, MD, vice chair for education, is responsible for the organization and delivery of the educational product of the department. This includes educational aspects for medical students, residents and fellows.
As vice chair for finance, Thomas A. Russo, MD, is responsible for various health care-related business activities utilizing his perspective as a physician. He collaborates with administrators and providers to achieve the desired goals.
As vice chair for quality and safety, Roberto Diaz Del Carpio, MD, MPH, is responsible for developing an overall strategy for quality improvement as well as maximizing patient safety associated with care provided by the department.
As vice chair for research, Jeffrey M. Lackner, PsyD, is committed to expanding the department’s portfolio of high quality, innovative research that addresses important clinical problems that have measurable impact on the WNY community.