Erie County Legislature
June 17, 2013
Current Term Expires:
June 30, 2016
Member of Property Risk Management, Audit & Governance, Surface Transportation,
Aviation and Human Resource Committees
In his professional life Wesley L. Hicks Jr., M.D. is:
- Chairman, Department of Head & Neck/Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Professor of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery
- Professor of Neurosurgery
- Professor of Bioengineering
School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo
- Director, Head and Neck Surgical Fellowship Program
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Dr. Wesley L. Hicks, Jr. joined the staff of Roswell Park Cancer Institute in 1991,
as Attending Surgeon, Department of Head & Neck/Section of Plastic & Reconstructive
Surgery. He earned his dental degree at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN,
and his medical degree at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences. He was a resident in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the Manhattan
Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center, Memorial
Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, and completed a research fellowship
studying the in vitro growth of respiratory epithelium at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center. He then completed fellowship training in Head & Neck Surgery at Stanford
University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA.
Dr. Hicks is licensed by New York State and is certified by the National Board of
Dental Examiners, the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board
of Otolaryngology. He is a Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Professor
of Bioengineering and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo School
of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Hicks' research interests focus on tissue engineering, wound healing, and mechanisms
involved in wound repair. His laboratory is studying novel work in bioengineered
devices for enhanced wound repair and the cellular microenvironment and tissue remodeling.
Dr. Hicks is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the National
Medical Association, the National Dental Association, the Triologic Society, the
American Medical Association, the American Dental Association, the American Society
of Cell Biology, the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, the
American College of Surgeons, the American Head & Neck Society, the Society of Black
Academic Surgeons. He was a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology,
and did serve on the Editorial Board for the Laryngoscope and Journal of Clinical
Oncology. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of HealthNow Inc.
/BlueCross BlueShield of New York State, WBFO the national public radio station
in Buffalo, NY, and the Buffalo Federation of Neighborhood Centers and was chosen
as one of the top 100 physicians in the nation by Black Enterprise Magazine.
Dr. Hicks has authored or co-authored more than 195 journal publications, book chapters
and abstracts, and has been issued a number of patents related to his interest in
tissue engineering and wound healing.
Dr. Hicks is a resident of Angola NY.