Release Date: October 18, 2023
BUFFALO, N.Y.— Fred D. Archer III, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University at Buffalo, has been named associate dean for admissions in the Office of Medical Education in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Archer has been a member of the Department of Pediatrics since 2004, when he completed his residency; he then went on to complete a research fellowship in the department.
A Western New York native, Archer graduated from Cornell University and earned a master’s degree from UB. He earned his MD from the Howard University College of Medicine in 2001.
“I am thrilled that Dr. Archer has accepted this important new role at the Jacobs School,” said David A. Milling, MD, executive director of the Office of Medical Education and senior associate dean for medical education. “As the school looks to continue its growth and bolster the physician workforce in our region, I’m excited about the creativity, passion and enthusiasm that Dr. Archer will bring to this position.”
Archer replaces Dori R. Marshall, MD, who was recently named chief medical officer at Oishei Children’s Hospital.
Board-certified in pediatrics, Archer is the interim chief of the Division of General Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics and UBMD Pediatrics. Prior to that role, he served as the physician lead for the Niagara Street Pediatric Clinic. He is also an attending physician at Oishei Children’s Hospital and acts as medical director for Kaleida Health’s school-based health centers.
Archer serves on the Jacobs School admissions committee and has served as the diversity and inclusion advocate in the Department of Pediatrics. He has also played key roles in various educational and community initiatives, especially those geared toward promoting medicine as a career for underrepresented groups.
In 2017, he was inducted into the Richard Sarkin Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which promotes and encourages the treatment of the whole patient.
Since 2020, he has served as a board member of the Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to comprehensively improving the prenatal and perinatal health for women and families in Western New York.
Since 2010, he has served as medical director at Cradle Beach Camp, a summer camp for children with socioeconomic disadvantages, complex medical issues or special needs. He has been a board member and mentor for the SENSES Foundation, a not-for-profit group that provides social and educational enrichment for at-risk students in the Buffalo Public Schools.
Archer is president of the Buffalo chapter of the National Medical Association, the largest and oldest national organization representing African American physicians and their patients in the United States, and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health. He is also a member of the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity.
He has advocated against misinformation and disinformation in medicine and has given presentations that provide evidence-based information to students and community members. Topics he has presented on recently include vaccine hesitancy, unconscious bias and racism and child health.
Archer lives in Amherst, New York, with his wife, Melissa, and three children.