OB-GYN practice adds doctors, NP

UBMD Obstetrics & Gynecology (UBMD OBGYN) recently announced the addition of two new specialists and a women’s health-certified nurse practitioner, providing general obstetrics and gynecologic care.

They are:

• Physician Suzanne Griffith, who received her medical degree from and completed her residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. She joins UBMD OBGYN from Emory Saint Joseph’s Women’s Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and was an assistant professor at Emory University. Griffith is a Western New York native, born and raised in Lancaster.

• Physician Rachelle St. Onge, who received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University and her Master of Public Health from SUNY Upstate and Syracuse University, completing her residency at the University of Rochester.

• Kari Beardsley, a women’s health nurse practitioner, has experience with low-risk and high-risk obstetrics, well-woman care and family planning. Beardsley’s previous experience includes both outpatient and inpatient care, including the labor and delivery unit of a local hospital. She received her Master of Science Degree from the University at Buffalo.

Both physicians have appointments as clinical assistant professors in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching medical students and residents.

“We are very excited to welcome these practitioners to our faculty and UBMD practice,” said physician Vanessa Barnabei, president and CEO of UBMD OBGYN and chairwoman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Jacobs School. “They each bring a unique set of talents and experiences that will benefit our patients, students and residents.”