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14 New Faculty Join 6 Medical School Departments

Published July 6, 2016

Fourteen faculty members, including two new division chiefs, with varied research and clinical expertise have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences during the past several months.

Ali Ahmed, MBBS, is a clinical assistant professor who specializes in pulmonary disease.

He is an intensivist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute who is board certified in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and sleep medicine.

Ahmed completed a fellowship in pulmonary critical care medicine at UB in 2001 and a residency in internal medicine at UB in 1997.

He earned his medical degree from Government Medical College, Srinagar, Kashmir, India, in 1991.

Juanne M. Osigweh, MD, is a clinical assistant professor. She was a general surgery resident and conducted postdoctoral research on gastrointestinal surgery at Yale University School of Medicine.

She completed fellowships in critical care surgery at University of Nevada School of Medicine and in burn surgery at Cincinnati’s Shriners Hospital for Children.

Zuzanna M. Rozmus, MD, is a clinical assistant professor. She competed her residency in family medicine at UB in 2010 and since then has been an attending physician and clinical instructor at UB.

She earned her medical degree from Silesian School of Medicine in Poland.

Renata Anand, MBBS, is a clinical assistant professor who completed her residency in internal medicine at UB in 2015.

She received her degree from Thanjavur Medical College in India.

Gurkamal S. Chatta, MD, is a clinical professor specializing in hematology.

Marc S. Ernstoff, MD, a renowned oncologist, is a clinical professor and chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology.

In 2014, Ernstoff became the director of the Melanoma Program at Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute.

From 1991 to 2014, he was an associate professor of medicine and professor of medicine at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. During much of his tenure, Ernstoff was the director of the Melanoma Program at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the section chief of Hematology/Oncology.

Ernstoff was previously a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, where he directed the Hematology/Oncology fellowship training program. He also was an assistant professor of medicine at Yale University and director of its Clinical Research Office.

Ernstoff completed a medical oncology fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine. His internal medicine residency took place at the Bronx Municipal Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

He earned his medical degree from New York University.

Husam A. Ghanim, PhD, is a research associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

He received his PhD in biochemistry in 2004 through UB’s alliance with Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Kathleen T. Grimm, MD, is a clinical assistant professor who specializes in palliative medicine.

She completed her residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at UB in 1997. She received her medical degree from UB in 1993.

George E. Matthews, MD, is a clinical assistant professor.

A cardiologist with more than 30 years’ experience, Matthews focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, valvular heart disease, lipid abnormalities, heart failure and hypertension.

He earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College.

Jin T. Lim, MD, MBA, PhD, MPH, is a clinical assistant professor.

He holds a master’s degree in public health and a doctorate degree from Columbia University.

Lim graduated from UB’s joint MD/MBA program in 2010.

Partha Sinha, MD, MBA, is a clinical associate professor.

He received his medical degree from the University of Calcutta.

Edith M. Bernosky, MD, MPH, is a clinical assistant professor.

She completed fellowships in social and preventive medicine at the University of North Carolina and in child abuse and neglect at Duke University Medical Center.

Bernosky completed her residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from New York University.

Kara M. Kelly, MD, is a professor and chief of the Hematology/Oncology Division.

She leads the joint pediatric hematology and oncology program — a partnership of Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, UB and UBMD Pediatrics.

Kelly is an international expert in the treatment of pediatric lymphoma and leukemia.

She was previously a professor of pediatrics at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and associate director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation at Columbia.

Kelly graduated from medical school at UB. She completed both her pediatric residency and pediatric hematology and oncology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Srinevas Reddy, MD, is a clinical assistant professor.