BUFFALO, N.Y. - Professional Experience
- Medical Reporter on WIVB since 1988
- Associate professor of Pathology and Neurology at UB Medical School
- Co-Director, Research Center For Stroke and Heart Disease
- Co-Founder, Kenneth Alford Medical Education Center
- Holiday stock boy at wife, Janet's store, Premier Gourmet
- Bennett High School, 1962
- SUNY at Buffalo, Psychology Major, 1962-65
- SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, MD, PhD, 1965-71
- Johns Hopkins Hospital, Residency in Pathology and Neuropathology 1971-75
- Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins, 1975-77, then University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 1977-84, before returning home as Associate Dean for Curriculum at UB Medical School.
- In 1989, relinquished administrative duties to devote more time to academic neuroscience at Buffalo General Hospital, forerunner of the Jacobs Neurological Institute.
- Named "Teacher of the Year" every year at the University of Texas
- "Distinguished Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences" at UB, 2000 Great American Smokeout Leadership Award, American Cancer Society, Eastern Division, 2000
- "Best Doctors in America," 2000-present
- Award for Outstanding CME Collaboration, Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, 2003
- "Gift of Life" Award, National Kidney Foundation, Western New York Chapter, 2004
- Awards for medical reporting from several organizations, including: American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Erie-Niagara Tobacco Free Coalition, Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Married Janet in 1967
- Three children: Lyle (married to Kim); Greg (married to Stacy); Rachel
- 3 grandchildren: Ethan (Lyle & Kim) and Sydney and Alexis (Greg & Stacy)
Hobbies and Interests
- Hunting wild mushrooms
- Playing harmonica
- Jitterbug Perfume
- 100 Years of Solitude
- The 8
- The Rebel Angels
- "A Thousand Clowns"
- "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
What I Like About Buffalo
- Buffalonians have a sincere "we're all in this together" attitude that makes them warm, generous and compassionate. We share a great secret - that this is a wonderful place to live - but we wish it weren't such a secret! Buffalo is also a great place to eat - and a great place to cook!
What I Like About WIVB
- There's a terrific professionalism and community spirit here. WIVB wanted medical reports that were believable, rather than sensational; that would inform people rather than create anxiety or panic. When I became the medical reporter, it was also with the understanding that my reports would emphasize high quality medical care and medical research in Western New York. That should be a source of pride for us, and WIVB is truly interested in boosting Buffalo.
Hundreds of workers, politicians and residents of Chautauqua County rallied in Dunkirk calling on state regulators to approve plans for NRG to convert and reopen a power plant.
Buffalo police homicide detectives have identified an Eggertsville man who was shot and killed early Saturday morning.
Seventy-two years after the attack that launched the US into World War II, Western New Yorkers remembered the fatal day at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
Volunteers at Buffalo’s Salvation Army created holiday cards and gift bags for the seniors at the Golden Age Center.
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
The abandoned puppy in the Town of Evans was actually turned in by the dog's owner.