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Brian Murray,
MD, FACP

Mandip Panesar,
MS, MD, FASN

Sunil K. Patel,
MBBS, MD, FRCSEd

James K. Farry, MD





Dr. Murray is Chief Medical Officer of ECMC, an attending physician in internal medicine and nephrology, an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University at Buffalo, and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care. He has served as preceptor, lecturer, and supervisor of clinical research projects by renal fellows and medical residents for over 25 years. In recognition of his work and achievements, Dr. Murray has received the Gift of Life Award by the National Kidney Foundation of Western New York; the Best of the Best Award—the region’s highest healthcare honor—by the Niagara Health Quality Coalition; ECMC’s Distinguished Physician Award; and was selected for Best Doctors in America. Dr. Murray has been the principal, site, or co-investigator on more than 25 research projects to study, increase understanding, and improve treatment of all aspects of chronic kidney disease including dialysis and transplant outcomes. He is the author of countless published articles, reviews, book chapters, and abstracts on a range of renal and other medical issues.

Areas of Expertise

  • Identification and management of chronic kidney disease
  • Transplant-related infections
  • Vascular access for hemodialysis patients
  • Renal bone disease

Education & Training

  • Renal Fellow – University of Minnesota Hospitals
  • Two-Year Rotation as Senior House Office in Medicine – Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital, Dublin; Our Lady of Lourdes, Drogheda, Co. Louth; Meath Hospital, Dublin; St. James Hospital, Dublin
  • Internship – Meath Hospital, Dublin
  • MB, BCh, BAO – Trinity College, University of Dublin
  • BA, Natural Science - Trinity College, University of Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Dr. Panesar is the Medical Director of the Hemodialysis Unit at the Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University at Buffalo. In addition to his clinical practice of nephrology, he is involved in all aspects of academic life from teaching medical students, residents, and nephrology fellows to his involvement in clinical and basic science research. His extensive research activities include an ongoing collaboration to development a mouse model to better understand fibrosis in kidney disease and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. He is also involved in a clinical trial investigating a potentially new treatment for polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Panesar is a former board member of the National Kidney Foundation’s Western New York Chapter, and the recipient of multiple research and clinical awards including the Erie County Medical Center Award of Excellence. Dr. Panesar is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nephrology and Internal Medicine
  • Dialysis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

Education & Training

  • Nephrology Fellowship – University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AK
  • Resident, Internal Medicine – Seton Hall University, St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ
  • MD – St. George’s University, Grenada
  • MS, Physiology – McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • BS, Physiology – McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Dr. Patel is a member of the surgical team at the Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care and is also Clinical Assistant Professor in Surgery at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Patel’s previous surgical and training appointments included the Buffalo General Hospital; the Starzl Transplant Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; the Mayo Clinic; and Lehigh Valley/Penn State University. He also served in clinical and research positions in the Netherlands and India. Active in transplantation research and the author and co-author of many published abstracts, Dr. Patel is certified in transplantation surgery by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He also received his board certification in General Surgery from the American Board of Surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (UK), and the Medical Council of India.

Areas of Expertise

  • Multiorgan transplantation
  • Hemodialysis access surgery and peritoneal dialysis access
  • Surgical parathyroidectomies
  • General surgery

Research Interest

  • Machine perfusion in organ preservation

Education & Training

  • General Surgery Resident (PGY1) – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Multiorgan Transplantation Fellowship – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • MS (Master of Surgery) – Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
  • FRCSEd (Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons) – Diploma awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
  • MD – Certification by the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates, USA
  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) – University of Pune, India

Dr. Farry is a leading member of the nephrology clinical staff at the Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care. He is Clinical Assistant Professor and also serves as Director of the Nephrology Clinical Service at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biological Sciences. Dr. Farry was formerly a clinical fellow in nephrology and hypertension at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weil Cornell Medical Center with clinical training performed at NY-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Hospital for Special Surgery, and the Rogosin Institute in New York City. Dr. Farry also served as attending physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His teaching resume includes clinical lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and graduate teaching assistant at Cornell University. While earning his master’s degree, Dr. Farry completed a graduate research practicum in Laboratory Animal Science in the Department of Molecular Biology and Psychology at Princeton University. He is the co-author of original manuscripts and abstracts and was active in renal research at Sloan-Kettering, the University of Michigan, MCP Hahnemann University, and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, and the American College of Physicians and is certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nephrology
  • Dialysis
  • Hypertension
  • Internal Medicine
  • Laboratory Animal Science

Education & Training

  • Fellow in Nephrology and Hypertension – New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Resident, Internal Medicine – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MD – State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • MS – MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
  • BS – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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