Director

Dr. Pessar Photo

Linda F. Pessar, MD

Dr. Pessar is a Professor Emerita of Psychiatry at UB, and has spent the majority of her career as the Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry. She has always been interested in using arts and literature as a way of teaching medicine, and upon her recent retirement, was invited to establish and operate the Center for Medical Humanities.

University at Buffalo
34 Biomedical Education Building
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 834-2100
Email: lfp@buffalo.edu

Steering Committee


Student Advisory Committee

  • Aaron Bola
  • Aarti Agarwal
  • Angela Grassi
  • Abby Schubach
  • C. Mika Connolly
  • Charlene Liao
  • Carlos Martinez
  • Dean Sale
  • Emily Benton
  • Emily Zhou
  • Gabrielle Yee
  • Grace Trompeter
  • Hillary Pearson
  • James Lee
  • Jullie Lee
  • Kelly Coughlin
  • Kevin Isidro
  • Mattie Rosi-Schumacher
  • Mohammad Hubeishy
  • Nabiha Ahsan
  • Natash Borreo
  • Neha Sharma
  • Nina Paroff
  • Patrick Salemme
  • Ray Pak
  • Sarah-grace Carbrey
  • Shannon Schmit
  • Shannon Tierney
  • Shelby Hall
  • Alicia Supernault
  • Victoria Mustovic
  • Tom Shi