3 Medical School Faculty Honored for Service to Veterans

Published September 27, 2017

Three Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty have been honored by the VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) for service milestones.

Bruce R. Troen, MD, and Dong Yup Y. Shim, MD, were each recognized for 30 years of dedicated service to veterans. Enas A. Eldesouki, MD, was honored for 10 years of dedicated service to veterans.

Troen Feted for 30 Years With VA


Troen, professor of medicine and chief of geriatrics and palliative medicine, has cared for veterans and participated in research and teaching in the Veterans Health Administration for three decades while concurrently being on the faculty of a number of institutions.

In his career as a physician-investigator in the Veterans Health Administration, Troen has held appointments at Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Bronx and Miami, in addition to his present appointment in both the Geriatrics and Extended Care and Research Services in Buffalo.

Before joining the Department of Medicine in 2013, Troen was a faculty member in geriatrics and interim chief of the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

He also has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan Medical School and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

He completed a clinical fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and a research fellowship in molecular biology with the National Cancer Institute.

He completed his residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He earned both his medical degree and his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Harvard University.

Shim Has Been a Staff Psychiatrist Since 1987

Shim, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, has been a staff psychiatrist with the VAWNYHS since 1987.

He previously served as a staff psychiatrist at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center and the Kingsboro Psychiatric Center in Brooklyn.

He earned his medical degree from Chonnam National University Medical School.

Eldesouki Recognized for 10 Years With VAWNYHS

Eldesouki, clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology, has been an attending anesthesiologist with the VAWNYHS since 2007.

Eldesouki earned his medical degree from the Cairo School of Medicine.

They were honored at the VA Western New York Healthcare System Employee Recognition Ceremony Aug. 15 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.