Strong Recruitment Results in Several Physician Appointments

Released: 8/27/2013
UBMD Pediatrics, the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo announce the recent appointment of several physicians.

Deepali Handa, MD, is joining the Division of Neonatology as Clinical Assistant Professor as a full-time faculty member at the University at Buffalo.  Dr. Handa is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and arrives from Long Island, NY where she completed her fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.  Her research interests are in neonatal nutrition, and she has presented her work on breast milk storage and processing at both the AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics and the Society of Pediatric Research annual meetings.  

Kristina Bradfield-McGee, DO, is joining the Division of Emergency Medicine as Clinical Assistant Professor as a faculty member at the University at Buffalo.  Dr. Bradfield-McGee recently completed her Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine here at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo where she also completed her residency in Pediatrics.  She received her osteopathy degree from the New York Institute of Technology’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Bradfield-McGee is a registered Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) instructor and also certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).

Mahmoud Kallash, MD, is joining the Division of Pediatric Nephrology as Clinical Assistant Professor and faculty member at the University at Buffalo.  Dr. Kallash is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and arrives from New Orleans, LA where he completed his fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at LSU Children’s Hospital of New Orleans and was named Chief Fellow.  He completed his Pediatric Residency at LouisianaStateUniversity’s HealthSciencesCenter in Shreveport, LA and received his medical degree from the University of Aleppo in Syria.  His main research interests are in acute kidney injury and the fetal origin of kidney diseases.

Leena Mamilly, MD, is joining the Division of General Pediatrics as Clinical Assistant Professor and a faculty member at the University at Buffalo.  Dr. Mamilly is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and comes arrives from New Orleans, LA where she completed her last year of Pediatric Residency at LSU Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.  Her first two years of residency were completed at LouisianaStateUniversity’s HealthSciencesCenter in Shreveport, LA, and received her medical degree from the University of Aleppo in Syria.  Dr. Mamilly’s main area of focus will concern well child and sick visits.  She is highly interested in growth and nutritional problems and plans to be more involved in research on type 2 diabetes within the pediatric population.

Amanda Persaud, MD, is joining the Division of General Pediatrics as Clinical Assistant Professor and faculty member at the University at Buffalo.  Dr. Persaud is also the new Medical Director of the Special Needs Clinic.  She is hoping to not only promote the health of the children here in the local community but also to educate residents and medical students and to participate in research focusing on children with special needs.  Dr. Persaud is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and recently completed her Pediatric Residency here at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo during which she was the recipient of the Teaching Award in both 2010 and 2012.  She also served as Chief Resident and Secretary of the Pediatric Residents Association.  Dr. Persaud received her medical degree from St. George’sUniversitySchool of Medicine in Grenada. 

Heather Territo, MD, is joining the Division of Emergency Medicine as Clinical Assistant Professor and faculty member at the University at Buffalo.  Dr. Territo is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and recently completed her Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo where she also completed her residency in Pediatrics.  Dr. Territo received her medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  Dr. Territo is currently the Medical Director of the Erie County Department of Health Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic and provides consultation on patient diagnosis and management as well as assists with the daily operations.  She is also a registered Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) instructor.

Danielle Goetz, MD, who is joining the Division of Pulmonology and the Lung Center, was also recently announced.

As the regional center for pediatric, obstetrical and perinatal services, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo is the as only hospital in WNY with a team of pediatric surgeons, a full panel of pediatric primary care and pediatric medical subspecialists on