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Nine Departments Welcome New Faculty

Published January 17, 2013

Twenty-one faculty members joined the medical school in the latter half of 2012.

New faculty include:

Devinalini Misir, MD, who joined the faculty after completing her fellowship at Yale.

A clinical assistant professor, Misir specializes in addictions, behavioral pharmacology, drug abuse, emergency medicine, maternal-fetal medicine and teratology.

Michael Adragna, MD, who came to UB after completing his fellowship at Brown University.

A clinical assistant professor, Adragna is interested in autism spectrum disorders, teens’ use of social networking websites and translational medicine.

Annemarie Mikowski, DO, who joined the faculty after completing her residency at UB.

Mikowski is a clinical assistant professor.

Biswarup Ghosh, MD, who joined the faculty in July after completing his residency at UB.

Ghosh is a clinical assistant professor.

Kathleen Quinlan, MD, who came to UB in September from Olean General Hospital.

Quinlan is a clinical assistant professor.

Xiaozhong Wen, PhD, who joined the faculty after completing his fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.

An assistant professor, Wen specializes in behavioral medicine, public health and general preventive medicine.

Jayasree Nair, MD, who joined the faculty after completing her fellowship at UB.

A research assistant professor, Nair specializes in neonatal-perinatal medicine.

Indrajit Majumdar, MD, who joined the faculty after completing his fellowship at UB.

Majumdar is a clinical assistant professor.

Jeffrey Yu, MD, PhD, who joined the faculty after completing his residency at UB.

Yu is a clinical assistant professor.

Scott Stewart, MD, who came to UB from the Medical University of South Carolina.

An associate professor, Stewart has research expertise on alcoholism and alcohol-related disease. He studies the detection and treatment of such conditions in medical settings.

Carina Alfaro-Franco, MD, who came to UB in September from Kaleida Health.

A clinical assistant professor, Alfaro-Franco specializes in cardiology.

Jyotsna Bhatnagar, MD, who joined the faculty after completing her nephrology fellowship at UB.

A clinical assistant professor, Bhatnagar specializes in internal medicine.

Osman Farooq, MD, who joined the faculty after completing his neurophysiology fellowship at UB.

A clinical assistant professor, he has expertise in neuromuscular disorders, the evaluation and management of epileptic and non-epileptic seizures, electroencephalography and electromyography.

Channa Kolb, MD, who came to UB from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

An assistant professor, Kolb researches multiple sclerosis.

Amit Kandel, MBBS, who joined the faculty in August after completing his vascular neurology fellowship at UB.

Kandel is a clinical assistant professor.

Taechin Yu, MD, who came to UB in September from Kaleida Health.

Yu is a clinical associate professor.

Yijun Sun, PhD, who came to UB in August from the University of Florida.

Sun is an assistant professor in bioinformatics.

Joshua Jones, MD, who joined the faculty after completing his fellowship at UB.

A clinical assistant professor, Jones has expertise in orthopaedic surgery. His specialty is hand surgery.

James Hitt, MD, PhD, who joined the faculty in August after completing his fellowship at UB.

Hitt is a clinical assistant professor.

Otolaryngology

Michael Pizzuto, MD, who joined the faculty in November.

Pizzuto is a clinical associate professor.

Mark Nagy, MD, who joined the faculty in November.

Nagy is a clinical associate professor.