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The Physician-led Steering Committee

Led by Teresa Quattrin, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of New York at Buffalo, and Pediatrician-in Chief, Chief, Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, the hospital's Physician-led Steering Committee is comprised of more than four dozen physicians, representing a broad section of the community, including university and private practice. 

A vision and mission for the ambulatory care center and new hospital has been established by the physician-led steering committee to provide direction for facility projections using market and other data.

Steering Committee

Omar Al-Ibrahim
Chief, Pediatric Critical Care, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

James Armstrong, MD
Anesthesia

JoAnn Arnold, MD
OB/GYN

Steven Awner, MD
Ophthalmology

Susan Baker, MD, PhD
Co-Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Vanessa M. Barnabei, MD, PhD Medical Director, Women's Health Services, Kaleida Health

Kathryn Bass, MD
Medical Director, Trauma, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Joseph Bernat, DDS, MS
Dentistry

Scott Bouton, MD
Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine, Kaleida Health & Director, Pediatric Trauma, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Rob Bragg
Vice President Campus Development

Martin Brecher, MD
Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Steven Buck, MD
Otolaryngology

Michael G. Caty, MD
Surgeon-in-Chief, Director of Pediatric Surgical Services, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, and Professor, Surgery & Pediatrics, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Michael E. Cain, MD
Vice President for Health Sciences, Dean, UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Vincent Callanan, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric ENT Center, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Max Chudy, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology

Mary Ellen Creighton RN, MSN
Director, Pediatrics and Critical Care, Women & Children's Hospital

Paul Creighton, MD
Pediatric Dentistry

Elsie Dawe
Executive Director, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation

Ernesto Diaz-Ordaz, MD
Otolaryngology

 

Maude Dull, MD
Pediatric Critical Care

Gil Farkash, MD, FACOG
Chief of Service, OB/GYN, Kaleida Health

Michael Ferrick, MD
Orthopedics

Renee Filip
The Children's Guild Foundation

Lorna Fitzpatrick, MD
Chief, Division of Medical Education

Robert Galpin, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Orthopedics

Peter Gambacorta, DO
Medical Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine

Aaron Hoffman, MD
Surgery

David Hughes, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Kaleida Health

Mike Hughes
VP & Chief Marketing Officer

Allegra Jaros
President, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Kirsten Johnson Moore, MSN, RN, PHRN
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Women & Children's Hospital

Cheryl Klass
Senior Vice President, Operations, Kaleida Health
President, Buffalo General Medical Center

Allan Kornberg, MD, MBA
General Pediatrics

Keith Krabill, MD
Pathology

Steven J. Lana, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Physician Outreach, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Amol Lele, MD
Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Veetai Li, MD
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Women & Children's Hospital

Donna McKinney
Senior Director of Hospital Operations

Colin J. McMahon, MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Buffalo General Medical Center

Brian Meade
Senior Director of Strategic Implementation, Buffalo General Medical Center & Gates Vascular Institute

Frank Mezzadri, MD
Med Peds

 

Paul Montgomy, MD
Radiology

Mark Nagy, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology

John Pastore, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Hospitalist Service, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Robert Perry, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Committee Chair:
Teresa Quattrin, MD

UB Distinguished Professor, A Conger Goodyear Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics State University of New York at Buffalo and Pediatrician-in-Chief, Chief, Division of Diabetes/Endocrinology, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Robert Ramsdell, MD
Anesthesia

Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD
Chief, Division of Neonatology, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Jerry Mazurkiewicz
Chair, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo Advisory Council

Frank Schreck, MD
Pediatrics

Daniel Sheehan, MD
Chief, Division of Pulmonology, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

David Sherris, MD
Otolaryngology

Beth Smith, MD
Medical Director, Children's Psychiatry Clinic

Karen Swartz
Sr. Director of Human Resources

Jonathan T. Swiatkowski, CPA
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Turkovich, MD
Pediatrics

Kaveh Vali, MD
Pediatric Surgery

Russell Vaughn, MD
Pediatrics

Arie Weinstock, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Neurology, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo