Paroski named 1 of 10 "Women Making History in Erie County"

By Arthur Page

Release Date: March 12, 2004 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Margaret W. Paroski, M.D., interim vice president for health affairs at the University at Buffalo and interim dean of the UB medical school, has been named one of 10 "Women Making History in Erie County" in conjunction with the observance of March as National Women's History Month.

A 1980 graduate of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Paroski is a past president of the UB Alumni Association, as well as the UB Medical Alumni Association.

A professor of neurology, she has been a member of the medical school's faculty since 1984. Prior to joining the UB medical school's administration in May 2001 as director of admissions, Paroski served as medical director of the Erie County Medical Center for five years and as clinical director of neurology at the medical center for four years.

An accomplished educator, Paroski was the 1988 recipient of the UB medical school's coveted Seigel Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition to her administrative duties, she currently teaches five medical school courses and serves as the course coordinator for the mandatory senior neurology rotation. She also has an active practice in neurology.

A native of Buffalo, Paroski earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology and psychology at Canisius College in 1976. She completed her residency training in neurology in UB's affiliated teaching hospitals and is board certified in psychiatry and adult neurology. In 2000, she completed a master's degree in medical management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.