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Kenneth H. Eckhert III, MD - President

 

We welcome Dr. Kenneth Eckhert III as a third generation President of the Society.  He also follows in his father and grandfather’s footsteps in the specialty of General Surgery.

Dr. Eckhert is a Board Certified General Surgeon and is in private practice at Surgical Associates of WNY, PC; specializing in general, laparoscopic and robotic surgery.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio and received his Medical Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. 

As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Buffalo - Jacobs School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Surgery at Daemen College, Dr. Eckhert is active in teaching and mentoring medical students, residents and fellows.  He is active in several professional societies and serves on several committees within the hospitals and community.  Dr. Eckhert is also actively involved with Friends of Good Samaritan (1989-present); serving as President and Lead Surgeon as well as a Board member for the Annual Expeditions to Haiti. 

As the newly elected President of the Erie County Medical Society, Dr. Eckhert is looking for your feedback, suggestions and comments.  Please share your thoughts on the changes you would like to see happen in medicine and how the Society can assist you in day-to-day challenges and operations, both professional and personally.

In order to help, Dr. Eckhert needs to hear from you.  Feel free to email him at: President@wnydocs.org. This email will bring your questions, concerns and comments directly to his attention.

Officers 2019-2020

 


 President-Elect

Stanley Pietrak, M.D.


Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology Associates


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Vice President

Chair, Health Law

Robert S. Armstrong, M.D.


General Surgery

Surgical Associates of WNY

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Secretary/Treasurer

Rose Berkun, M.D.

Anesthesiology

Northeast Ambulatory Anesthesia


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Immediate Past President

 John A. Gillespie, M.D.

Cardiology

JAG Consulting

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Executive Board 2019-2020


Chair, Ethics

Michael Licata, M.D.


Diagnostic Radiology

Southtowns Radiology Associates


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Chair, Practice Management

Gordon P. Tussing Jr., D.O. 


Internal Medicine 

Private Practice 


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Chair, Legislative Affairs

Mark Jajkowski, M.D.

Thoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates


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Chair, Public Health
Gale Burstein, M.D., M.P.H.

Pediatrics
Erie County Health Commissioner

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Chair, Medical Services

Todd Demmy, M.D.


Thoracic Surgery
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


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Chair, Delegates to MSSNY

Past President 

Raymond V. Paolini Jr., M.D. 


Otolaryngology

Ear, Nose & Throat Care of WNY 


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Chair, New Physician Practice

Iris R. Danziger, M.D.


Otolaryngology

Southgate Amherst ENT  


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Chair-Elect, Delegates to MSSNY

Past President 

Ernesto Diaz-Ordaz, M.D. 


Otolaryngology

Buffalo General Medical Center


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