Outstanding Faculty

At UB, our highly trained faculty rank among the very best in their fields. Recognized nationally and internationally as outstanding teachers, world-class scholars and dedicated mentors, they engage in research that advances existing knowledge and improves quality of life all over the world.

Partners in Your Education

Your professors are more than just lecturers, they are working experts in their field of expertise. They don't just talk about the subjects they define them. As a graduate student you won't just hear about the latest developments in your field you will be an active participant in creating them.

Physics professor John Cerne learns from his students while teaching them.

Pavani Ram's students gain a global perspective in public health.

World-renowned Scholars

Our faculty members have won such prestigious awards as the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, National Medal of Science, National Medal of Technology, MacArthur Foundation “genius award” and Guggenheim Fellowships.

While a majority of our faculty conduct research, teaching is vital to UB’s mission. More than 180 UB faculty members have been awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching — the most of any SUNY institution.

Faculty Spotlight

Anne Curtis

Anne B. Curtis, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB, has been awarded mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.

Gary Giovino

Leading tobacco researcher and UB faculty member Gary A. Giovino has been named a member of the inaugural class of fellows of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT).

David Holmes

David Holmes, clinical associate professor of family medicine and director of global health education, recently led a group of UB medical students and residents on a medical mission to Panama. The team worked with Floating Doctors, an organization that travels by boat to remote villages to provide medical care.