Brothers of Mercy have taken their fundraising initiative to a whole new level. Combining the elegance of the Caritas Awards dinner, with the fun and excitement of Oktoberfest, we have created.    Care-A-Thon 2020.

It will air on Buffalo’s very own WBBZ-TV Sunday, October 18th starting at 8pm. This televised event will be hosted by WBBZ’s John Discullio and WIVB’s Gabrielle Mediak and feature many special guests.

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Care-A-Thon Honorees

Doctor Kenneth Snyder

Dr. Snyder joined UBNS in 2011 after completing his fellowship training in endovascular neurosurgery with UB Neurosurgery and spent 6 months as a research fellow at the Barrow Neurological Institute under Dr. Robert Spetzler. He completed his neurosurgical residency at UB and received his Ph.D. in biophysics under the guidance of Dr. Frederick Sachs specializing in mechanoelectric transduction of cellular membranes. He is trained in all general neurosurgical procedures, including brain tumor, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery.

Dr. Snyder’s extra training in open cerebrovascular techniques as well as his endovascular fellowship give him the necessary tool set for specialization in the comprehensive management of neurovascular pathology in both the brain and spinal cord, including treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, and stroke. He has special interests and expertise in physiological imaging of the brain and its use in the evaluation and management of acute stroke patients, as well as all endovascular techniques for acute stroke intervention for both extracranial and intracranial vascular occlusive disease.

Dr. Snyder has been awarded a Congress of Neurological Surgeons Vascular Fellowship for Cerebrovascular Research, a Toshiba Stroke Imaging Research Fellowship, the Gold Humanism in Excellence in Teaching, and been named the UB Neurosurgery Resident of the Year.

Active research interests include use of CT Perfusion (CTP) for acute stroke management, application of perfusion imaging to on table angiography, glasses free 3D imaging in both the operating room and endovascular suite, as well as basic science research on the role of mechanosensitive ion channels in both aneurysm formation and vasospasm. He has published numerous articles and holds multiple patents. He is an active member of several national neurosurgical and interventional organizations and has given multiple CME lectures nationwide on the role of CTP in endovascular stroke management.

Dr. Snyder also serves as vice president of Physician Quality at Kaleida Health.

Bassam M. Deeb, Ph.D.

Bassam M. Deeb, Ph.D. became the sixth President of Trocaire College on July 9, 2012. He is the second lay president in the history of Trocaire, a private, career-oriented Catholic college founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1958.

Dr. Deeb immigrated to the United States from Lebanon at the age of 15, going on to receive his B.A. in geography and M.Ed. in Student Personnel from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis on Governance and Public Accountability from Kent State University.

Prior to working at Trocaire College, Dr. Deeb served as Vice President for Student Services and Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at Niagara County Community College; as Vice President for Student Affairs at West Liberty State University in West Virginia: and as Executive Director for Student Life and for Enrollment Management at Youngstown State University. Bassam started his career at Briar Cliff University, a private Franciscan institution in Iowa, as Director of Advisement and Retention.

Dr. Deeb has been involved in teaching throughout his professional career, especially at the graduate level in higher education programs in Ohio and New York, and currently serves as an evaluator for the Middle States Commission for Higher Education.

A member of the Western New York Consortium for Higher Education, he is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Holy Spirit in Lebanon and Maria College in Albany, NY; and the Board of Directors for the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities and the Conference for Mercy Higher Education.


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