Counseling Services

Counseling services are available both on and off campus.

University Counseling Services

Services are free, voluntary and confidential. Counseling services are provided by psychologists; a consulting psychiatrist is available as needed.

JSMBS Counseling staff.

To make an appointment, please refer to the respective counselors information below:


Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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Katherine Miller, PhD

Senior Counselor

Counseling Services

955 Main Street, Room 1103, Buffalo, NY 14203


UB Counseling Services can meet with Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences medical students and graduate students at the downtown campus building on a limited basis.

Notify UB Counseling Services that you wish to meet with a counselor at the Jacobs School building during your initial assessment.

If you prefer to have services on the North or South Campus, or your availability does not match counselor availability, you may opt to meet with the counselor at one of our other locations or may opt to see a different counselor.

North Campus

University at Buffalo
120 Richmond Quadrangle, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2720; Fax: (716) 645-2175

Call to make an appointment with counselors on the North Campus.

South Campus

South Campus location closed to walk-in traffic at this time.

UBMD Psychiatry Services

The following UBMD psychiatrists are available to meet with medical students:

Adragna, Michael

Michael Adragna, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

1001 Main Street 4th Floor Conventus Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: 716-835-1246; Fax: 716-835-0396


Haak, Jennifer

Jennifer Haak, MD

Assistant Professor

1028 main street buffalo, NY 14202

Phone: 716-859-5454; Fax: 716-859-5454


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Edward Jackson, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Phone: 716-748-5549

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Sarah Punturiero, LCSW-R

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Phone: 716-259-2892

Call (716) 835-1246 and identify yourself as a UB medical student to make an appointment.

UBMD staff will schedule your first appointment. Psychiatrists will schedule follow-up appointments with you.

UB counselor Katherine Miller can assist with making any referrals when appropriate and at the wishes of the student.  

All information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with the individuals in the Offices of Medical Education without your expressed consent.


Mental Health Emergency?


  • Call University Police: 716-645-2222 
  • Call Counseling Services: 716-645-2720  (After hours: press option “2” to for the crisis counselor.)


  • Call 911
  • Crisis Services of Erie County 24-hour Hotline: 716-834-3131
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, text 988 or dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • 24-hour Crisis Text Line, text: “HOME” to 741741