Buffalo, New York

Schwaitzberg Named Distinguished Professor

Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg Named Distinguished Service Professor by SUNY

Steven Schwaitzberg, MD was one of two UBMD physicians to receive the highest faculty rank by The State University of New York systems as a SUNY Distinguished Professor. 

Dr. Schwaitzberg was named a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor receiving recognition for his international prominence and his distinguished reputation within his field of surgery. This rank is bestowed to those who have contributed significantly to the advancement of their fields.

Dr. Schwaitzberg is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive surgery. He has promoted and taught minimally invasive surgical techniques in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Japan, Brazil, Poland, and France.

Dr. Schwaitzberg focuses his research on medical device development, preventing intra-abdominal adhesions, hemostasis skill acquisition in minimally invasive surgery, clinical evaluation of antibiotics, and clinical outcomes.

“This is an extraordinary honor to be recognized by the State University of New York for one’s accomplishments during their academic career,” Schwaitzberg says. “I hope to be able to pay this forward by serving as a mentor to others.”

In addition to being a professor, Dr. Schwaitzberg is the president of UBMD Surgery and department chair of Surgery at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

Gil I. Wolfe, MD, UB Distinguished Professor, and the Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair of neurology, was the other UBMD physician named a SUNY Distinguished Professor.

Read more about Dr. Schwaitzberg and Dr. Wolfe receiving SUNY’s highest honor and their achievements to earn this recognition.