Program Quality Review Subcommittee

PQRS is charged with guiding programs in continuous educational quality improvement and providing oversight of underpreforming programs.

Committee activities include: 

  • Evaluating each of UB’s 68 ACGME-accredited programs at least annually to determine overall compliance with requirements 
  • Conducting special reviews
  • Monitoring, through resolution, programs’ progress on action plans resulting from special reviews
  • Work hour reporting 
  • ACGME citations and/or Areas For Improvement

2022-2023 Membership


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


Vice Chair

Wilkins, Diana

Diana Wilkins, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor; Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education

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

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


PQRS Administrator


Kelly Anderson

Training Program Administrator

OB GYN Sisters, 2157 Main Street, 4th Floor Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 862-1589; Fax: (716) 862-1881


Andrew Baumgartner.

Andrew Baumgartner

Medical Resident

Family Medicine

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official

Gregory Cherr, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education; Designated Institutional Official; Professor of surgery

955 Main St. Room 7208 Buffalo, NY 14203

Fax: (716) 829-3999


Breuer, Ryan

Ryan Breuer, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

UBMD Pediatrics Division of Critical Care 1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0200; Fax: (716) 323-0293


Benjamin Switzer.

Benjamin Switzer

Medical Resident

Hematology and Medical Oncology

Carol A. Regan, C-TAGME

Residency Training Program Administrator


Erie County Medical Center, 462 Grider St., Buffalo, NY 14215

Phone: (716) 898-4221; Fax: (716) 898-4538