This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.

Paroski resigns as interim VP, dean of medical school

Published: March 10, 2005

Reporter Editor

Margaret W. Paroski, interim vice president for health affairs and interim dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences since 2003, has resigned to become executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaleida Health, effective April 18.



Paroski's resignation was announced Monday by President John B. Simpson and Satish K. Tripathi, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, in an email to health sciences deans, faculty and staff, medical students and resident physicians.

"As interim vice president for health affairs and interim dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Margaret has made critical contributions to the University at Buffalo," Simpson and Tripathi said. "During her time as interim vice president and dean, the medical school earned re-accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Buffalo Graduate Medical/Dental Education Consortium, which is responsible for all of the medical specialty training in Western New York. The consortium was re-accredited for a maximum five years by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education.

"Margaret has been an outstanding teacher and will continue to serve UB and its students as a faculty member," Simpson and Tripathi continued. "As a UB alumna and advocate, she served as president of both the UB Medical Alumni Association and UB Alumni Association.

"We offer Margaret our congratulations and best wishes as she embarks on this next exciting challenge in her distinguished career."

A 1980 graduate of the UB medical school, Paroski joined the medical school's administration in May 2001 as director of admissions. She was serving as senior associate dean for academic affairs and admissions when she was named interim vice president and dean in 2003. She has been a member of the medical school faculty since 1984 and is a professor of neurology.

Prior to joining the medical school's administration, 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, she was the 1988 recipient of the UB medical school's coveted Seigel Award for Excellence in Teaching.

A native of Buffalo, Paroski earned a bachelor's degree in biology and psychology from 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.