Circle of Visionaries

Circle of Visionaries.

A giving society honoring far-sighted men and women helping to sustain and build the medical school.

Join the Circle

At critical junctures in our school’s 169-year history, there have been men and women who were determined to see that the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences evolved to meet the rigorous demands of academic medicine.

Now, at the start of the 21st century, we seek a new generation of visionaries to support the expansion of the medical school and its move to downtown Buffalo, where it will anchor a modern academic health center when it opens in 2017.

In the spirit of this historic endeavor, we have established the Circle of Visionaries to recognize supporters who have made gifts of $100,000 or more toward the medical school campaign.

As a Visionary, your name will be recognized in the Main Atrium of the new building.


By joining the Circle of Visionaries, you will change medical education, treatment and discovery in Buffalo, in New York and in the nation—and put your name on this proud institution for the ages.

For more information on the Circle of Visionaries, please call 716-829-2773.

A message from our co-chairs
Charles and Ellen Niles.

“As a proud graduate, I'm excited to see our medical school grow. Please join us!”

Charles R. Niles, MD '83 and Ellen Niles
Co-chairs, Circle of Visionaries Campaign

Current members

  • Melvin M. Brothman, MD ’58, and Mrs. Elaine S. Brothman
  • Michael E. Cohen, MD ’61, and Mrs. Joan Cohen
  • Robert Einhorn, MD ’72, and Mrs. Dinah G. Einhorn
  • Thomas J. Guttuso Sr., MD ’60, and Mrs. Barbara L. Guttuso
  • Highgate Medical Group
  • Michael Lippmann, MD ’70, and Julie Lippmann
  • Robert Milch, MD ’68, and Linda Milch
  • Charles and Ellen Niles
  • Mrs. Denise Scheig
  • Rony Shimony, MD ’84, and Catherine Shimony