UB GME Resident/Fellow Quality Improvement Safety Council (QISC)

The UB Graduate Medical Education Quality Improvement Safety Council (QISC) is a resident-led committee that aims to improve the medical outcomes for patients in Western New York and beyond.


  • Foster quality improvement and patient safety education among UB residents and fellows
  • Foster collaboration between UB residency/fellowship programs and affiliated hospitals on QI/PS education
  • Facilitate resident/fellow participation in ongoing hospital QI/PS projects and the development of new projects
  • Encourage implementation of QI/PS processes and procedures into clinical practice
  • Develop the next generation of QI/PS leaders
  • Encourage and support resident participation in regional/national/international QI/PS meetings

The committee is open to all residents and fellows from UB-affiliated programs. No prior experience or expertise in quality improvement and/or patient safety is required for participation-only the interest and enthusiasm to contribute to the committee.

2018-2019 QISC Committee Leadership

Chairs:            Dr. Makoto Nagahama (UB Internal Medicine Program)
                        Dr. Casey White (UB Internal Medicine Program)
Vice-Chair:     Dr. Anna Miller (Pediatrics Program)
Secretary:       Dr. Andrew Nordin (General Surgery Program)

Faculty Advisor:

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