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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center names Nagra as its associate chief of psychiatry

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Mon, Jun 10th 2024 01:55 pm

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Balwant S. Nagra, M.D., will lead its psychiatry team as its psychiatrist and associate chief of psychiatry, beginning Aug. 1.

NFMMC stated, “Dr. Nagra brings extensive experience to the role, with a background in both child and adolescent psychiatry, and adult psychiatry.”

Balwant S. Nagra, M.D. (NFMMC photo)

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Before joining NFMMC, Nagra served as an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo’s Jacob School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Additionally, Nagra’s other notable appointments include assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Erie County Medical Center since February 2008, and medical director of Northern Erie Clinical Services from February 2013 to November 2022.

Nagra completed his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University at Buffalo from 2005-07. He also completed his residency in psychiatry at Delaware Psychiatric Center, which is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University and Temple University in Philadelphia, from 2002-05. In addition to this, he holds an M.B.B.S. degree from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

Throughout his career, Nagra has received numerous awards and honors for his dedication to psychiatry and outstanding contributions to medical education and community service. Notably, he was named "Doctor of the Year" at Erie County Medical Center in 2019, received the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the University at Buffalo in 2017, and was honored with the Bharat Gaurav Award in New Delhi in January 2016. Furthermore, he has been included in "The Leading Physician of the World" directory and received multiple awards from the India Association of Buffalo for his services to the community.

A press release added, “Dr. Nagra's dedication to providing excellent psychiatric care and his significant accomplishments in the field make him a valuable asset to our team at NFMMC. His leadership and expertise will improve our psychiatric services, ensuring Memorial maintains the highest quality of care for our patients.”

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