Robert Kalb, M.D.
Favorite/most memorable patient moment:
A patient with severe lifelong psoriasis who for the first time in his life could wear shorts/short sleeve shirts. A patient so happy to learn to swim because she finally could wear a bathing suit.
To me, treating people well means:
Treating patients as if they were part of your own family, having respect for their time and unique circumstances
If I Wasn't a medical professional, I would be
Giving tours in New York's Central Park
Member of BMG Since:
MD Cum Laude from Downstate Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY
Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Resident and Chief Resident, Dermatology, the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, New York
Chairperson of the Buffalo Medical Group Dermatology Department, Director of the Buffalo Medical Group Phototherapy Center, Director of the Health Volunteers Overseas Cambodia Volunteer Group, Member of the International Psoriasis Council
Recognized as a national and international expert in the treatment os psoriasis. Author of over 60 publications in peer reviewed medical journals. Invited lecturer at local, national, and international meetings. Conducts clinical trials investigating possible new treatments for psoriasis and other skin diseases.
Areas of Interest:
Psoriasis, Inflammatory Skin Disease and Phototherapy
Established the first free dermatology clinic in Downtown Buffalo with UB medical students; Volunteer at the Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) as a 15-gallon blood donor; Organizes skin cancer screening at the Amherst family health fair; Coordinates University at Buffalo 4th year medical student dermatology rotation and trains dermatology and family medicine residents on a daily basis; Health Volunteer Overseas in Cambodia; Chosen as a Western New York top doctor for seven straight years