Scholarly Activities, Awards and Recognition

2018-2019

Resident Scholarly Activities

  • Michael Ernst, MD; Amanda Sherman, BS; Adam Klein, MD; Teresa Danforth, MD; W Alan Guo, MD PhD. “Lower Urinary Tract Injury: Is Urology Consultation Necessary?”. Northeast Section American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, CA. October 11-13, 2018.
  • Shervin Badkhshan, MD; Michael Vacchio, MD; Amanda Sherman, MD; Kevin Carocci, MD; Ahmed Hussein, MD; and Eric Kauffman, MD. “Spontaneously Shrinking Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma - An Immunologic Phenomenon?”.  Northeast Section American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, CA. October 11-13, 2018.
  • Sean McGinley, MD; Saul Greenfield, MD. "Renal Undifferentiated Round Cell Sarcoma: CCSK in Disguise?”. Northeast Section American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, CA. October 11-13, 2018.
  • Sean McGinley, MD; Benjamin Luong, MD; Teresa Danforth, MD; Kevin Pranikoff, MD. “Internal Validation and Correlation of Two Different PSA Assays for Prostate Cancer Screening in Community-based Men”.  Northeast Section American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, CA. October 11-13, 2018.
  • Harold Hamann, MD; Tyler Maiers, MD; Adam Klein, MD; Michael Ernst, MD; Alexander Lubin, MD; David Abramowitz, MD; Eugene Ermolovich, MD; Shervin Badkhshan, MD; K. Kent Chevli, MD; John Pinski, MD. “Postoperative Analgesic Requirements in Endoscopic Ambulatory Surgery Patients Following Belladonna and Opium Suppository Administration”. Northeast Section American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, CA. October 11-13, 2018.
  • Eric Kaufmann, MD; Jared Cohen, MD. “Iron Supplementation and Anemia Have Independent Prognostic Value In Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma Patients Undergoing Nephrectomy”. Northeast Section American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, CA.  October 11-13, 2018.  
  • David Abramowitz, MD; Willie Underwood, MD. “Understanding Implicit Bias and its Potential Impacts in Urology”. Northeast Section American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Toronto, CA. October 11-13, 2018.
  • Shervin Badkhshan, MD; Ahmed Aly, MD; Arun Menon, MD; Tashionna White, MD; Gaybriella James, MD; Paul May, MD; Qiang Li, MD; Tom Schwaab, MD; Eric Kauffman, MD. “Spontaneous Regression of Renal Cell Carcinoma Tumors on Active Surveillance”. Society of Urologic Oncology Annual Meeting. Phoenix, Arizona.  November 28-30, 2018.
  • Jacquelyn Gonka-Griffo, MD; Teresa Danforth, MD. “Current Trends in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction Surgery Fellowships.  Are Females Becoming More Prominent While Urologists Are Becoming Less?” Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction Annual Meeting. Miami, Florida. February 28 – March 2, 2019.
  • David Abramowitz, MD; Nahomy Calixte, MD; Hadley Narins, MD; Teresa Danforth, MD. “Patient Preference in Their Urologists’ Gender:  Is there a Bias?”.  Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction Annual Meeting.  Miami, Florida.  February 28 – March 2, 2019.
  • David Abramowitz, MD; Tyler Maiers, MD; John Bodkin, III, MD. University of Buffalo Institutional Review Board approval for initial study - “Incidence & Management of Foreign Bodies in the Genitourinary Tract”.  March 15, 2019.
  • Shervin Badkhshan, MD; Ahmed Hussein, MD; Arun Menon, MD; David Abramowitz, MD; Amandip Cheema, MD; Michael Petroziello, MD; Charles Roche, MD; Bo Xu, MD; Eric Kauffman, MD. “Spontaneous Regression of Renal Cell Carcinoma Tumors on Active Surveillance”.  24th Annual Upstate New York Urological Association Urology Resident Research Day, Syracuse, NY, April 6, 2019.
  • Jacquelyn Gonka-Griffo, MD; Nicole Belko, MD; Teresa Danforth, MD. “Fellowship Training Among Members of the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction”.  24th Annual Upstate New York Urological Association Urology Resident Research Day, Syracuse, NY, April 6, 2019.
  • Harold Hamann, MD; David Abramowitz, MD; K. Kent Chevli, MD. “PSA Screening Trends in County Hospital Primary Care Clinics”. 24th Annual Upstate New York Urological Association Urology Resident Research Day, Syracuse, NY, April 6, 2019.
  • Eric Chevli, BS; David Abramowitz, MD; Liise Kayler, MD. “Incidence and Management of Urologic Complications in Renal Transplants”.  24th Annual Upstate New York Urological Association Urology Resident Research Day, Syracuse, NY, April 6, 2019.
  • Tyler Maiers, MD; David Abramowitz, MD; John Bodkin III, MD. “Genitourinary Foreign Bodies: An Underestimated and Serious Problem in the Prison Population”.  24th Annual Upstate New York Urological Association Urology Resident Research Day, Syracuse, NY, April 6, 2019.
  • Shervin Badkhshan, MD; Ahmed Hussein, MD; David Abramowitz, MD; Arun Menon, MD; Michael Vacchio, MD; Daniel Wang, MD; Amanda Sherman, MD; Kevin Carocci, MD; Michael Petroziello, MD; Charles Roche, MD; Bo Xu, MD; Eric Kauffman, MD. “Spontaneous Regression of Renal Cell Carcinoma Tumors on Active Surveillance”. American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.  May 3 – May 6, 2019.
  • Tyler Maiers, MD; David Abramowitz, MD; John Bodkin III, MD. “Genitourinary Foreign Bodies: An Underestimated and Serious Problem in the Prison Population”. UB Department of Surgery 15th Annual Research Day, May 23, 2019.
  • Eric Chevli, BS; David Abramowitz, MD; Liise Kayler, MD. “Incidence and Management of Urologic Complications in Renal Transplants”. UB Department of Surgery 15th Annual Research Day, May 23, 2019.
  • Michael Ernst, MD; Amanda Sherman, MD; Sean McGinley, MD. “King of the Queen City: The Urologist Who Saved Buffalo”. Accepted for Publication in UROLOGY 2019.
  • Tyler Maiers, MD; Daniel Wang, MD; Ali Houjaij, MD; Oussama Darwish, MD. “Renal Oncocytoma and Retroperitonal Ancient Schwannoma: A Benign Mimic of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma”. Case Reports in Urology. Volume 2019. Article ID 2561289. Pp. 1-4.

Resident Awards and Recognition

  • David Abramowitz, MD. Medical Resident Award of Excellence for Promoting Inclusion and Cultural Diversity, sponsored by The Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at University at Buffalo. July 2018.    
  • Shervin Badkhshan, MD; Michael Ernst, MD; Jared Cohen, MD. Elected Members, University at Buffalo Residents Committee. 2018-2019.
  • Michael Ernst, MD. Member, SUNY at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Well-Being Subcommittee. 2018 -2019.         
  • Jacquelyn Gonka-Griffo, MD. Awarded 2018 Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction Resident Preceptorship sponsored by the SUFU Foundation. Philadelphia, PA. August 3–5, 2018.
  • Jacquelyn Gonka-Griffo, MD; Sean McGinley, MD. Attended Hands-on Advanced Robotic Urology Course, Rochester, NY.  October 26-27, 2018.
  • Michael Ernst, MD. American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Regional Resident Competition. Cooperstown, NY. November 9, 2018.
  • Michael Ernst, MD. Elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Advisory Committee, Jacob’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Epsilon Chapter of AOA.  March 2019.
  • Shervin Badkhshan, MD. Awarded grant from the American Urological Northeastern Section to attend the 2019 Advocacy Summit. Washington, DC. March 4-6, 2019.
  • Jacquelyn Gonka-Griffo, MD. Awarded Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction Rodney Appell Traveling Preceptorship. Beaumont Medical Center Royal Oaks, Michigan. March 25-29, 2019.
  • Sean McGinley, MD. Received the Siegel Excellence in Teaching Recognition Award, as voted on by UB medical students. April 15, 2019.
  • Kyle Waisanen, MD. Received the Siegel Excellence in Teaching Recognition Award, as voted on by UB medical students. April 15, 2019.
  • Tyler Maiers, MD. Awarded grant from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to attend the 2019 Global Health and Innovation Conference. Yale University, New Haven, CT. April 13-14, 2019.
  • Shervin Badkhshan, MD. 2nd Place Award for “Spontaneous Regression of Renal Cell Carcinoma Tumors on Active Surveillance”. The 24th Annual Upstate New York Urological Association Urology Resident Research Day. Syracuse N.Y. April 6, 2019.
  • Michael Ernst, MD. Resident Representative, SUNY at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine Accreditation Site Visit. April 2019.
  • Tyler Maiers, MD. Selected as a member of the Richard Sarkin/Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. May 2019.
  • David Abramowitz, MD; Shervin Badkhshan, MD; Michael Ernst, MD; Jacquelyn Gonka-Griffo, MD. Attended the American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. May 3 – 6, 2019.