The Artsy Party 2017

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Please join us for an extraordinary evening of Art, Food & Friends. Beautiful works by local artists will be on display and for sale at the gallery. There will be photographs for sale by Dr. Marvin Greenbaum (, an old friend of Richard’s. The reception will feature hors d’oeuvres accompanied by a selection of fine wines. Mystery gifts from local boutiques and restaurants will be available for purchase.

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When & Where

Friday, October 20, 2017
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Vern Stein Art Gallery
5747 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
$75 per person

Proceeds will benefit the Richard T. Sarkin, M.D. Foundation for Medical Education.

Crowley Webb
Vern Stein

Marcia Sarkin
Michael Heimerl, MD
Jill Herron
Peter Martin, MD
Colleen Nugent, MD
Jeffrey Rockoff, MD

CLICK HERE To View Pictures From Previous years' Artsy Party.

Sarkin-Paroski Rounds

The Sarkin-Paroski Humanism Rounds, named in memory of two highly influential physicians, Dr. Richard Sarkin and Dr. John Paroski, occurs yearly at the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo in Alford Auditorium. The Sarkin-Paroski Humanism Rounds serve as a beacon for humanistic patient care at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. The practice and teaching of compassion and empathetic care are important to reaching this goal.

This style of rounds is a refocused outgrowth of the Schwartz Center Rounds in which caregivers and others discuss difficult emotional and social issues that arise when caring for patients. The first scheduled gathering of the Sarkin-Paroski Humanism Rounds was in 2014. It the Sarkin-Paroski Humanism Rounds now occurs every two months on the second Friday of the month at 12 noon. Lunch is provided.

All are welcome to attend the Sarkin-Paroski Humanism Rounds to learn more about its namesakes, and to share stories about these great community physicians or a mentor/teacher that significantly impacted your career.

Please contact Dr. Colleen Nugent at for more information.

Prematch Day Retreat

The Richard T. Sarkin Foundation has been proud to help support the annual Pre-Match Day Retreat for 4th year medical students at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. This annual retreat, sponsored by the Richard T. Sarkin Emeritus Faculty Chapter of Gold Humanism Honor Society, is held in the spring and attended by graduating medical students from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

This day long event unites the graduating class for one final lesson. The goal of this retreat is to remind students, and to reinforce in them, the art of human reflection, so that they may carry this with them into their future medical careers.

COMSEP Support

The Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) is dedicated to excellence in medical student education in Pediatrics. The Richard T. Sarkin Foundation is proud to provide financial support to COMSEP.

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Sarkin Memorial 5K

The Dr. Richard T. Sarkin 5K Memorial Run/Walk was held in yearly in October, with proceeds donated to support the Lighthouse Medical Clinic.

The Sarkin 5K Memorial was a USATF Certified Course sanctioned by the USATF. The course captured some of Dr. Sarkin’s favorite places in Buffalo starting behind the Albright Knox Art Gallery and passing Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo at the halfway point. This fast, flat race route was great for all types of 5K participants – record breaking enthusiasts, new joggers, families out for fun, or walkers who’d like to support the cause.

Previous Year Race Results

2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005