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Residency Program Faculty and Staff

The Osteopathic Family Practice Residency Program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is proud to carry on a tradition of high-quality, post-graduate medical education that dates back to mid-1970s and has graduated more than 120 family practice physicians, many of whom have remioaned in our community one of whom now directs ourprogram.

The founder of the original (allopathic) Family Practice Residency Program, Dr. Melvin B. Dyster, remains active as a faculty member and preceptor.

Our faculty includes:

Jeffrey O. Burnett, D.O.

  • Board certified primary care physician
  • Graduate of Canisius College and the University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Clinical assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo
  • In private practice since 2003, on staff at Lifetime Urgent Care since 2004
  • 2011 University at Buffalo Family Medicine Preceptor of the Year

Melvin B. Dyster, M.D.
Director Emeritus

(716) 278-4618

  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • Graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
  • Private Practice, 1954-present
  • Founder and Director of Memorial's Family Practice Residency Program, 1976-1994, 2003-2005
  • Director Emeritus, 1994-2003, 2005-present
  • Chief, Department of Family Practice, 1975-2000, 2005-present
  • Medical Director Mount St. Mary's Nursing Home, 1969-2003
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University at New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Don McLean, M.S., M.A.
Director of Behavioral Science
(716) 278-4039

Barbara Kennedy
Program Coordinator
(716) 278-4618

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