BUFFALO, N.Y. -
- 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.