Stacey Watt, MD, MBA, MHPE, FASA - President

Stacey Watt, MD, MBA, MHPE, FASA, serves as a Clinical Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University at Buffalo, while also holding the position of Chief of Service at Kaleida Health. Notably, she is the first woman to hold both Chief of Service and Chair (interim) positions in the Department of Anesthesiology at Kaleida Health and theUniversity at Buffalo, respectively. She is recognized nationally as an expert in Malignant Hyperthermia and has spearheaded initiatives to educate healthcare teams and the

the public on crisis response. Through her advocacy efforts and educational innovations, she has significantly contributed to the advancement of healthcare and STEM education, ensuring future physicians are well-trained, promoting diversity in STEM, and advocating for physician voices in healthcare decision-making.



Stacey Watt, M.D.

Chief of Service for the Dept. of Anesthesiology

Kaleida Health

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President Elect

Iris R. Danziger, M.D.


Southgate Amherst ENT  

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Immediate Past President

John Fudyma, M.D.

Internal Medicine

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Vice President

Michael Terranova, M.D.


Lancaster Depew Pediatrics

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Michael Merrill, MD, MS, MS, MBA

Internal Medicine

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Natalka Stachiw, M.D.

Executive Board


Gale Burstein, M.D., M.P.H.

Chair, Public Health

Erie County Health Commissioner

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John Gillespie, MD

Co-Chair, Nominating Committee


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Mark Jajkowski, M.D.

Councilor, 8th District Branch MSSNY; Chair, Legislative Affairs

Thoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates

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Raymond V. Paolini Jr., M.D. 

Chair, Delegates to MSSNY

Past President 


Ear, Nose & Throat Care of WNY 

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Past Presidents

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