George Narby, MD, Named Interim Chief Medical Officer

Updated: 2/19/2014

In our continuing efforts to keep you informed, effective immediately, George M. Narby, MD, has been named the interim Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Kaleida Health.

Dr. Narby assumes the role for Margaret Paroski, MD, who is no longer the CMO for Kaleida Health. Dr. Paroski remains a practicing neurologist with UBMD at the Buffalo General Medical Center as well as a professor of neurology and clinical course coordinator at the University at Buffalo.

On behalf of the nearly 10,000 Kaleida Health employees and 1,800 members of the medical staff, we thank Dr. Paroski for her accomplishments, her dedication and commitment, and her nearly 10 years of service with the organization.

Dr. Narby has been the CMO at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital since 2007 and has served in the same capacity for DeGraff Memorial Hospital since 2011.

As the interim CMO, Dr. Narby will be joined by a non-paid strategic medical advisory council, which will include Kevin Gibbons, MD, David Hughes, MD, Teresa Quattrin, MD, Ken Snyder, MD, Gil Farkash, MD, Brian Murray, MD, and Colin McMahon, MD.

The goal of the strategic advisory council is to work collaboratively to immediately address any physician-related issues across all Kaleida Health facilities, improve communication and performance with all physicians, and work to build stronger clinical partnerships between Kaleida Health, ECMC, the University at Buffalo, as well as the community.

Dr. Narby served in the U.S. Army from 1988 to 1995, leaving the military as a Major. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, the U.S. Department of the Army Commendation Medal and the New York State Distinguished Service Cross. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dr. Narby operated a private practice in Internal Medicine from 1997 until late 2011. He served as a Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine for several years.

Dr. Narby received both his Bachelor of Science degree and his Medical Doctorate from Georgetown University and he recently completed his MBA at the University at Buffalo School of Management.