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.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around Western New York on December 11, 2013.
Investigators are making progress in the case of a Chihuahua thrown in a ditch while zipped up in a Coors Light thermal bag.
A registered nurse from Lockport has admitted concealing her knowledge of her boyfriend's drug dealing activities.
Intense Lake Snow Weakens Tonight; Strengthens & Shifts N Thur PM