On December 7, 2017, the Dept. of Neurology of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Univ. at Buffalo, held an event to update the community on clinical and investigative progress being made in the clinical neurosciences. In addition to brief research and educational presentations provided by several department faculty, including Drs. Michael Dwyer, Osman Farooq, Alexis Lizarraga, Robert Sawyer, Nicholas Silvestri, Kinga Szigeti, and Caila Vaughn, guests were able to tour UBMD Neurology’s new clinical space on the 4th floor of the Conventus Building and the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit on the top floor of recently opened Oishei Children’s Hospital. The event closed with dedication of the adult and pediatric multiple sclerosis clinics in honor of Dr. Lawrence Jacobs, a pioneer in the therapy of MS and a former chairman of the UB Dept. of Neurology. Several members of his family were able to attend. Dr. Gil Wolfe, Irvin and Rosemary Smith Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Neurology, served as master of ceremonies. The UB Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, spearheaded by Jennifer Seth-Cimini, assisted the department in organizing the event.
The Dept. of Neurology boasts seven physicians who have been named to the Castle Connolly Top Docs list recently published in the January 2018 issue of Buffalo Spree magazine. The recognition follows screening by a physician-led team of researchers on both the national and regional levels. These are the physicians most highly regarded by their peers. The physicians mentioned as Top Docs are:
Adult neurology: Drs. Robert Sawyer, Kinga Szigeti and Gil Wolfe
Neuro-ophthalmology: Dr. Norah Lincoff (Ophthalmology)
Child neurology: Drs. Thomas Langan, Sarah Finnegan, and Arie Weinstock