As vice chair for finance, Vernon C. Cliffton, MD, MBA is responsible for various health care-related business activities utilizing his perspective as a physician. He collaborates with the Department of Medicine CEO and COO, administrators, division chiefs, and physicians to achieve the desired Department of Medicine goals.
Ongoing efforts include, but are not limited to:
New challenges constantly arise. This position is designed to develop solutions for whatever additional health care-related business issues require attention across a multitude of sites and settings.
Dr. Clifton is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with areas of clinical expertise in geriatrics, internal medicine, and hospital medicine. He serves as inpatient site director for UBMD Internal medicine at Erie County Medical Center, and as the director for inpatient quality and patient safety. He is an Associate program Director with the UB Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Clifton graduated from Dalhousie University with his MBA under scholarship. He worked with several fortune 500 companies across multiple industries as a Management Consultant Manager prior to his medical training. His cross-sectional experience, skill sets, and broad perspective on the priorities and mission of an academic department enable him in achieving the financial goals for this role.