Sucharita Paul is a physician who has made community service, disease prevention, and public health education the center of her career and a focus of her volunteer work. She is currently leading efforts to identify and advocate for vulnerable older adult patients in emergency departments throughout western New York. She also trains emergency medicine residents in exploring areas of public health including global medicine, addiction and the opiate crisis, gun violence, health disparities, and social inequities in medicine. Her interest in serving disadvantaged and low-resource communities has led her to become involved in international emergency medicine work in both Vietnam and India.
Currently an attending physician and assistant clinical professor at Buffalo General Hospital and UBMD Emergency Medicine, Dr. Paul has previously served in clinical emergency medicine roles with Emergency Medicine Physicians in Canton, Ohio and Falmouth Hospital in Massachusetts.
Dr. Paul’s previous and current board service includes: COVID-19 Working Group of Western New York (medical expert), UBMD Emergency Medicine, UBMD Emergency Medicine Women Physicians Consortium (coordinator), Gates Vascular Institute/Buffalo General Hospital (co-coordinator, Adopt-A-Family Program), the Carole Fenton Memorial Fund (founding member), and the City of Buffalo Emergency Medical Services Board.
Dr. Paul earned her bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology and a master’s degree in public health from the University at Buffalo. She earned a master’s degree in molecular biology from the University of Rochester and her medical degree from Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. The daughter of immigrants from India, Dr. Paul was born and raised in Buffalo, where she currently resides.