Catholic Medical Partners Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Sep 16, 2019News & PR

First Woman Appointed to Catholic Medical Partners CMO Role

BUFFALO, NY – Catholic Medical Partners (CMP), the area’s largest network of independent physicians, is pleased to announce that Margaret Paroski, MD, MMM has been named Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Paroski is the first woman Chief Medical Officer for the organization. She will officially assume her role on October 17.

A board certified neurologist, Dr. Paroski comes to CMP from University Neurology, a division of UBMD. She has held various administrative positions including Medical Director at Erie County Medical Center, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Admissions and Interim Vice President of Health Affairs & Interim Dean at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at SUNY Buffalo, and Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at Kaleida Health.

In addition to her clinical and leadership roles, Dr. Paroski has been a faculty member in the Neurology department at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for the past 35 years.

A Buffalo native, Dr. Paroski earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and psychology from Canisius College. She went on to earn her Medical Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and her Masters in Medical Management Degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

She began her medical career at the Buffalo VA Medical Center and held hospital appointments at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Kaleida Health, and Erie County Medical Center.

Dr. Paroski is also the recipient of numerous awards including, Women Making History in Erie County, the Seigel Award for Excellence in Teaching from SUNY Buffalo, Women in STEM – Buffalo’s Women’s History Month, Business First Power 200, and Business First Healthcare 50. Along with her many achievements, she has been involved with a number of academic, civic, and professional organizations.

“I am excited to welcome Dr. Paroski to our talented Catholic Medical Partners leadership team. I am confident she will do an exceptional job supporting our population health initiatives and mission, and help us continue as a leading healthcare delivery transformation organization in Western New York,” said Thomas Lawrence, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Catholic Medical Partners.