20 New Faculty Join 9 Medical School Departments

Published November 16, 2018

Twenty faculty members with a variety of clinical and research experience — representing nine medical school departments — have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences during the past several months.

9 Different Departments Represented

Saif Aljabab

Saif A. Aljabab, MD

Saif A. Aljabab, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, completed a fellowship at the University of Washington and a residency at the University of Ottawa. He received his medical degree from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia.

Allison Binkley

Allison S. Binkley, MD

Allison S. Binkley, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, is a pediatric surgeon with a special interest in developmental hip problems. She completed a pediatric orthopedics fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

She completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at UB after receiving her medical degree from UB.

Matthew Binkley

Matthew T. Binkley, MD

Matthew T. Binkley, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, specializes in arthroplasty, elbow surgery and shoulder surgery.

He completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Johns Hopkins University and an orthopaedic surgery residency at UB. He received his medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Dacia Harris

Dacia A. Harris, MD

Dacia A. Harris, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, completed her residency in internal medicine and an internship at UB.

She earned her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine.

Candace Marr

Candace M. Marr, DO

Candace M. Marr, DO, clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, completed her fellowship training in infectious disease and her internal medicine Catholic Health System residency at UB.

She received her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Colin Moore

Colin W. Moore, PhD

Colin W. Moore, PhD, instructor in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, specializes in anatomic pathology and biomedical imaging. He is currently studying anatomical variations and their potential use as assessment tools in anatomy education.

He earned his doctoral degree in kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario.

Alison Vargovich

Alison M. Vargovich, PhD

Karl Yu

Karl O.A. Yu, MD, PhD

Karl O.A. Yu, MD, PhD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases, completed fellowship training in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

He completed his pediatrics residency and an internship at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, Hofstra/Northwell Health.

He received his medical degree and his doctoral degree in microbiology and immunology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

Varun Chowdhry, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, completed a fellowship at Harvard Medical School and a residency and internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he also earned his medical degree.

Abhijana Karunakaran, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, completed her fellowship training at Temple University.

She completed her internal medicine residency at UB and received her medical degree from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in India.

Robert W. Macek, MD, clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine, completed his residency in family medicine and an internship at the Jacobs School. He received his medical degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine.

Jeffrey P. Mullin, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, centers his clinical focus around spinal deformity and biomechanics as well as treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

He comes to the Jacobs School after having completed a fellowship in complex spine deformity at the University of Virginia. He completed an enfolded fellowship in epilepsy surgery and his general neurosurgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic.

Mullin received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and an MBA degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Kimberly E. Wooten, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, completed fellowship training in head and neck surgery and microvascular reconstruction at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

She completed an internship at the Jacobs School and received her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Andre F. Charest, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine.

Kaitlyn S. Domres, MD, clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine.

Elizabeth Gabel, MD, clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine.

Shipra Gandhi, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine.

Ankush Lahoti, MD, clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine.

Joseph Lucke, PhD, research professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

Sadik R. Panwar, MD, clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine.