Released: 6/20/2022 6:00:00 AM
Michael Beecher, MD, was named interim chief medical officer for Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI).
In his new role, Dr. Beecher will oversee day-to-day medical affairs at BGMC/GVI. Working with service line leaders, administration and nursing leadership, he will ensure the hospital is operating efficiently, including things such as the operating rooms, length of stay, patient access, residency programs and more.
Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Beecher was the director of hospitalist services at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital as well as chief medical officer for Infinity Medical of WNY. He has been a member of the Kaleida Health Peer Review Committee since its inception and is co-chair of the Kaleida Health Caregiver Wellness & Resiliency Committee. In addition, he served as president of Kaleida Health’s Medical/Dental Staff and as a member of the Kaleida Health Board of Directors from 2020-2022. Prior to being elected president of the Medical/Dental Staff, he spent 10 years serving as an elected member of the Medical Executive Committee.
Dr. Beecher graduated from the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1996 where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics in 2000. Dr. Beecher was the chief medical resident at Buffalo General Medical Center from 1999-2000.