CHCB, Inc.’s Dr. Shahla Ahmad, MD, Receives Erie County Medical Society ‘Fellow of Year Award’

Dr. Shahla Ahmad, MD, a member of the Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc.’s Family Medicine provider team, has received the “Fellow of the Year Award” from the Erie County Medical Society after completing her fellowship in Geriatrics and Palliative Care. Dr. Ahmad was selected for this prestigious award from among all State University of New York Jacobs School of Medicine fellowship candidates participating in program disciplines such as Neuroscience, Cardio, Hospitalist, etc., throughout Erie County.

The “Fellow of the Year” citation recognizes Dr. Ahmad as follows:

Shahla Ahmad, MD – Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Jacobs School of Medicine

Dr. Ahmad has amply demonstrated service to the profession of medicine by her dedication to the patients in the community.  She is compassionate and has a genuine desire to improve the health and well-being of patients in her care.  She has received many honors and awards and was the number one candidate to be chosen for a Geriatric Fellowship.  She is a role model to residents and medical students and a true leader within the Geriatric Fellowship.   She has the distinction of being the first to be name Chief Fellow.  Her contribution to medicine is not only in her clinical work with the underserved and geriatric population but also in the research that she has done, including Body Mass Index among Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Surgery Residencies across the United States of America, which was presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.  Dr. Ahmad’s Fellowship Program Directors highly recommended her for the Fellow of the Year Award.

About The Erie County Medical Society

The Society was founded in September of 1821, in the home of R.M. Pomeroy at Main and Seneca Streets in the Village of Buffalo and elected Cyrenius Chapin, M.D., a veteran of the War of 1812, as the Society’s first president. Among the other charter members was Ebenezer Johnson, M.D., who became the first mayor of the City of Buffalo. At present there are over 1,450 physicians and medical students in the Medical Society of the County of Erie.

Today, the primary purposes of the Medical Society of the County of Erie are not that much different from what they were at its founding. The early mission of the Medical Society of the County of Erie was to elevate the clinical, educational, and ethical standards of the medical profession; today the Medical Society has as its primary purposes maintaining the ethical standards in the physician community, educating the public on health matters, and helping to ensure the availability of high quality health care for the citizens of Erie County and to promote and preserve the science and art of medicine in our community through advocacy for patients and physicians.

The Erie County Medical Society is the administrative organization for the 8th District Branch of the Medical Society of the State of New York.

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