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Announcing Chief Medical Officer Changes at Kaleida Health

Updated: 5/16/2019

David Pierce, MD, FACEP, has been named the vice president and chief medical officer for Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute and Michael Mineo, MD has been named vice president and chief medical officer (CMO) for Millard Fillmore Suburban (MFSH) and DeGraff Memorial Hospitals (DMH).

Dr. Pierce succeeds Colin McMahon, MD, who has spent the past five years in the CMO role at our downtown campus and is returning to run his private hospitalist practice.

Dr. Mineo will succeed Dr. Pierce, who has served in the same CMO role at Suburban and DeGraff Hospitals.†

"Physician leadership is a vital component to our collective success as an organization," said David Hughes, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer, Kaleida Health. "These three physicians have been instrumental as we have worked collaboratively to improve quality of care, safety, outcomes and culture. I want to congratulate Drs. Pierce and Mineo on their appointments and thank Dr. McMahon for his work and dedication. We are pleased that Dr. McMahon will still be seeing patients at Buffalo General Medical Center, as he will continue leading his hospitalist group, Dimensions of Internal Medicine and Pediatric Care" said Dr. Hughes.

The effective date of the personnel moves are June 1.

A resident of Williamsville, Dr. Pierce received his Bachelor of Science from the SUNY at Fredonia, finished his medical training at New York Medical College, and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. In 2018, he graduated with a Masterís degree in Health Care Management from Harvard University. A practicing emergency medicine physician, he is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Pierce, who will continue to practice clinically in the emergency department at BGMC/GVI, has held positions as the UB medical student clerkship director, UBMD attending physician in emergency medicine at ECMC and BGMC, adjunct teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School/Harvard Macy Institute, and assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine at UB.†

A resident of Buffalo, Dr. Mineo received his Bachelor of Science from Canisius College. He is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where he completed residency in Emergency Medicine. He too is a practicing emergency medicine physician, Board Certified and holds a Masterís Degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Mineo, senior physician for UBMD Emergency Medicine Community Division, currently serves as the Patient Safety and Quality Medical Officer for Suburban and DeGraff Hospitals.

He has been the Director of Emergency Medicine at Suburban Hospital since 2015 and serves as an assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB.