Staff

Senior Leadership

Roseanne C. Berger, MD

Senior Associate Dean & Designated Institutional Official

Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7208, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6132; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: bergerrc@buffalo.edu

  • Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee
  • Reviews and signs all communications to ACGME
  • Overall responsibility for GME
  • GME Staff Oversight
Cherr, Gregory

Gregory Cherr, MD

Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for GME

Buffalo General Medical Center, Department of Vascular Surgery B-7, 100 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 859-2810; Fax: (716) 859-4580

Email: gcherr@buffalo.edu

  • Chair, Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Subcommittee
  • Member, Resident Wellness & Well-Being Subcommittee
  • Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
  • Core Faculty, Royal College of Physicians Faculty Development Program
  • Quality Improvement Awards
  • Oversees Clinical Learning Environment at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute
Susan Orrange.

Susan M. Orrange, MEd, PhD

Assistant Dean for Education & Resident Services

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7207, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6129; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: sorrange@buffalo.edu

Co-Chair, Resident Well-Being Subcommittee
Generalist Scholars Program
Education for Residents

  • Scholarly Exchange Day
  • Career Planning Seminars
  • Chief Leadership Conference
  • Online Learning Modules (ELM, LIFE)

Education Assistance for Programs

  • Program Directors Advisory Committee (PDAC)
  • Faculty development programs (PDAC, RCP, LIFE, SAFER, others)
  • Goals & Objectives/Curriculum
  • Academic Action

Resident Support Services

  • Academic Action Assistance
  • UB Residents Committee (UBRC)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Resident & Fellow Ombudsman
Wilkins, Diana

Diana Wilkins, MD

Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

UB Office of Graduate Medical Education, 955 Main Street, Suite 7230 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2012; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: dgpratt@buffalo.edu

  • Royal College of Physicians Educator Program
  • Residents as Educators Initiative (REds)
Kenyani Davis, MD, MPH.

Kenyani Davis, MD, MPH

Community Health Center of Cheektowaga

934 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Phone: (716) 986-9199

Email: kenyania@buffalo.edu

Lead Physician, Resident and Fellow Employee Health

Operations & Education

Sharon M. Sullivan

Director, Operations & Project Management

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7210, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6124; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: sms64@buffalo.edu

  • Award Coordinator (Frawley, Calkins, Program Director and Training Program Administrator Awards of Excellence)
  • GME website updates
  • Institutional Coordinator for the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • Institutional Coordinator, AAMC GME Track Resident and Program Survey
  • IPRO Reporting
  • Liaison, Training Program Administrators Committee (TPAC)
  • Manager, Resident Well-Being Subcommittee
  • Orientation
  • Policy Management
  • Resident incentive Program
  • Strategic Plan
Amanda Bevacqua.

Amanda Bevacqua

Administrative Assistant to Dr. Roseanne C. Berger; Operations Coordinator

Graduate Medical Education

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Room 7230, Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-6132; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: abevacqu@buffalo.edu

  • Provides administrative support to Drs. Roseanne Berger, Gregory Cherr, and Diana Wilkins
  • GME Introductions for new Program Director and Training Program Administrators
  • Member of the Operations Team assisting with coordination of special events and activities in support of residents and fellows
  • Administrative Coordinator, Residents as Educators (REds)
Alicia Blodgett .

Alicia Blodgett

Director

Office of Continuing Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7205, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-3714; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: amblodge@buffalo.edu

  • Program Directors Advisory Committee (PDAC)
  • Scholarly Exchange Day
  • CQuIPS
  • Royal College of Physicians Educator Program
Jennae Howard.

Jennae Howard

Administrative Assistant

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7230, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6134; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: jennaeho@buffalo.edu

  • General office operations and support
  • Administrative support to Dr. Susan Orrange
  • Certificates
  • Malpractice and Employment Verifications
  • Resident Loan Deferment Requests
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Forms

Accreditation

Katherine Cich.

Katherine (Katy) R. Cich, MM, CLP

Director of Accreditation & Assistant Designated Institutional Official

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7212, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6133

Email: krcich@buffalo.edu

  • Co-Chair, Program Quality Review Subcommittee (PQRS)
  • Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
  • Member, Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Subcommittee
  • Accreditation process design and improvement
  • Accreditation-related PD and TPA development
  • Nonstandard training programs (i.e. non-accredited programs, programs accredited by bodies other than ACGME)
Emily Caldarelli.

Emily Caldarelli, MS

Accreditation Manager

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7214, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6130

Email: ecaldar@buffalo.edu

  • Committee Manager, Program Quality Review Subcommittee (PQRS)
  • ACGME Accreditation Data System (ADS) management
  • Program Letters of Agreement (PLAs)
  • ACGME new program applications
  • Program requests for changes in resident complement
  • Manage processes to facilitate optimal accreditation outcomes
  • Accreditation-related PD and TPA development
  • Accreditation-related MedHub Education

 

Mikayla E Walton.

Mikayla E Walton

Accreditation Administrator

Office of Graduate Medical Education

University at Buffalo, 955 Main Street, Room 7211, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2196

Email: mewalton@buffalo.edu

  • Committee Administrator, Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
  • Committee Administrator, Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Subcommittee
  •  Accreditation deadline compliance management
  •  Primary GME contact for the following MedHub user support issues:
    • Bugs/system issues
    • Problems with MedHub support resources/response
    • Advanced functionality questions

Please take advantage of MedHub user support for “How-to” questions and contact GME Reimbursement Administrator for scheduling questions

  • Accreditation-related MedHub education

Finance

Kathleen Kitzmiller.

Kathleen Kitzmiller

Chief Financial Officer of GME

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7216, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6128

Email: kakitzmi@buffalo.edu

  • Hospital Cost Reporting
  • Hospital Affiliation Agreements (Exhibit E-1 and E-2 Process)
  • Annual Plan
  • VA Disbursement Agreement
  • GME Office Budget and Oversight
Daniel Schupp.

Daniel Schupp

GME Reimbursement Administrator

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7213, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6135

Email: djschupp@buffalo.edu

  • Rotation Data Reporting in EGME
  • Medicare Reimbursement
  • Visiting Residents
  • Outside the Annual Plan Process (OAP)
Michael Vitale.

Michael Vitale

Financial Analyst

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7215, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6131

Email: mvitale@buffalo.edu

  • GME Office Budget
  • Expense Check Requests
  • Institutional Coordinator, National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Annual Plan Projections
  • Resident Rotation Data/Medicare Reimbursement
  • Resident Education Expense

Human Resources

For expedited service with your employment and benefit questions, please email ubgmehr@buffalo.edu.

Office hours for personal assistance: 
Monday-Friday 8:00 - 4:00 pm
955 Main Street, Suite 7230
Buffalo, NY 14203

Joyce Wienke, MBA.

Joyce Wienke, MBA

Director of Human Resources

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7217, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-5076

Email: joycewie@buffalo.edu

Administrative Oversight:

  • Trainee Employment
  • Salary and Benefits
  • Employee Health Services
  • Policy Development
  • Academic Action and Misconduct Reviews
  • Office of Graduate Medical Education Human Resources Management
Melanie Santillo.

Melanie Santillo

Human Resources Coordinator

Office of Graduate Medical Education

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Room 7225, Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-5997; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: masantil@buffalo.edu

Primary contact for:

  • Employment Contracts
  • J-1 and H-1B Visa Application Processing & Renewals
  • Orientation Programs
  • Employee Benefits
  • Background Checks & Drug Testing
Melissa Boes.

Melissa Boes

Human Resources Assistant

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7224, Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-6126; Fax: (716) 829-3999

Email: mboes@buffalo.edu

Primary Contact for:

  • Employment, Benefit & Payroll Inquiries:
    • Programs
    • Trainees
  • Employee Health Services
  • Leaves of Absence
  • COBRA coverage
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Form I-9 Compliance
  • On-Boarding Requirements
Jason Crosby.

Jason Crosby

Senior Programmer Analyst

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7203, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2166

Email: jscrosby@buffalo.edu

GME computer based technical support:

  • Electronic Residency Data Management Systems and Information Requests
  • Employment Contracts
  • Certificates
  • Data management with affiliated hospitals, payroll services vendor and benefit plan administrators

On-boarding and Orientation Program Support:

  • Access to UB Information Systems
  • Trainee Lists and Schedules
  • Mandatory appointments and recordkeeping (i.e., physical, photography, fingerprinting)