Russell Salvatore plans big donation to Kaleida Health

Russell Salvatore plans big donation to Kaleida Health

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Philanthropist and local restaurateur Russell Salvatore is giving back to western New York in a big way.

He says his next big donation is going to Kaleida Health.

Salvatore told News 4 he made a promise to the organization to put $1 million toward the hospitals.

Buffalo Surgeries Mark Smart Tool Technology’s US Debut

Buffalo Surgeries Mark Smart Tool Technology’s US Debut

A new smart tool technology that allows surgeons to perform complex movements deep inside the abdomen was used for the first time in the U.S. in September during two procedures performed by Department of Surgery faculty members.

Innovation Assures Future of Medicine in Buffalo is Bright

Innovation Assures Future of Medicine in Buffalo is Bright

Experts have looked at the future of health care in Western New York and the prognosis is positive. That was the conclusion presented to more than 160 first- and second-year medical students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who attended a panel discussion centered on a reportcalled “The Future of Medicine.”

UB celebrates grand opening of Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

UB celebrates grand opening of Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

"For Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Dean Michael Cain, the completion of the school’s new downtown location is “a dream come true.”

Cain was among several UB administrators who spoke at the grand opening ceremony for the new medical campus Tuesday morning. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul also spoke at the ceremony and addressed a buzzing, excited crowd. Attendees filled every chair and standees spilled into the lobby. Onlookers could be seen looking down from every floor in the six-story atrium.

The opening of the $375 million facility comes after more than six years of planning and construction. The first phase of re-location started in November, and the building will be ready for the first day of classes on Jan. 8."

GVI partners with cardiologist to train African surgeons

GVI partners with cardiologist to train African surgeons

"The Gates Vascular Institute continues its international outreach, with two surgery cases last month broadcast live via webcast to help train physicians in 10 African countries.

The GVI partnered with the Jacobs Institute, as well as a medical device company, to share pacemaker surgeries with 30 physicians in Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The surgeries, led by electrophysiologist Dr. Chee Kim, was a step-by-step demonstration of the insertion of pacemakers, a device used to control abnormal heart rhythms."

Medical Campus parking squeeze must be dealt with

Medical Campus parking squeeze must be dealt with

"[the parking shortage on and near the Medical Campus is] a good problem to have, but it’s also one that needs to be resolved quickly.

The source of the stress once again is the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, which has been growing aggressively and isn’t done yet. That’s great news for a city that was on the skids for decades and is now in expansion mode. But with thousands of people working on the Medical Campus, conflict has arisen between nearby residents and employees on the hunt for free parking."

WNY doctor implants world's smallest pacemaker

WNY doctor implants world's smallest pacemaker

"BUFFALO, NY-- The Gates Vascular Institute announced Friday they have become one of the first hospitals in New York State to implant the world's smallest pacemaker.

Putting surgeons, researchers together is leading to world-class innovations

Putting surgeons, researchers together is leading to world-class innovations

"That cooperative approach is the driving force behind numerous research efforts now underway at a facility on the burgeoning Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The building is a partnership between UB and Kaleida Health that Hopkins helped usher into existence. The 10-story building houses Kaleida’s Gates Vascular Institute, dedicated to patient care, of which Hopkins is president, and UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC), dedicated to translational research. The juxtaposition allows for an unprecedented level of collaboration among clinical researchers, translational scientists, surgeons and engineers."